Drag force in random arrays of mono- and bidisperse spheres

Renske Beetstra

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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    Fluid-particle contact is essential in many processes in the chemical, petrochemical, metallurgical and food processing industry. A reactor type which is particularly successful in establishing a thorough contact between fluid and particles, and has excellent heat and mass transfer properties, is the fluidised bed reactor. In these reactors the interaction between fluid and particles (drag force) balances the gravity acting on the particles, with the effect that the particles `float¿ in the reactor, which enhances mixing properties.
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    • Kuipers, J.A.M., Supervisor
    • van der Hoef, Martin A., Co-Supervisor
    Award date22 Sep 2005
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Print ISBNs90-365-2232-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2005


    • IR-50812


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