Minimum superficial fluid velocity in a gas–solid swirled fluidized bed

Kumar, Harish S and Murthy, D V R (2010) Minimum superficial fluid velocity in a gas–solid swirled fluidized bed. Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, 49 (10). pp. 1095-1100.

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A swirl flow is achieved in a bed of solids by passing air through multiple fluid inlets, which are tangentially located at the base of a flat-based circular column. The minimum superficial velocities needed to achieve swirling of the bed are measured experimentally under varied conditions. An empirical correlation for the minimum swirl velocity has been proposed. The results indicate that a stable swirling regime operation of the bed is possible. There exists an upper limit of static bed depth beyond which stable swirling of entire bed is not possible. The minimum swirl velocities are found to be 1.2–1.3 times the minimum fluidization velocities predicted for conventional fluidized beds.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Minimum swirl velocity;Phase diagrams;Swirl fluidized bed
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Chemical
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2011 10:48
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2014 10:16

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