Experimental and computational investigation on the macroscopic circulation patterns in a bubbling gas-solid fluidized bed

J.A. Laverman, M.J. ten Bulte, M. van Sint Annaland, J.A.M. Kuipers

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    The hydrodynamics of a freely bubbling, pseudo 2-D fluidized bed has been investigated experimentally for different bed aspect ratios at different superficial gas velocities by using Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) combined with Digital Image Analysis (DIA). Coupling of both non-invasive measuring techniques allows us to obtain information on both the bubble behavior and emulsion phase circulation patterns simultaneously. In particular, the combination of DIA with PIV allows to correct for the influence of particle raining through the roof of the bubbles on the time-averaged emulsion phase velocity profiles.
    Original languageUndefined
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, WCCE 2009: Challenges for a Changing World - Palais des Congrès de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
    Duration: 23 Aug 200927 Aug 2009
    Conference number: 8


    Conference8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, WCCE 2009
    Abbreviated titleWCCE
    OtherIncorporating the 59th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference and the 24th Interamerican Congress of Chemical Engineering


    • IR-67395

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