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August 1, 2012

A Primer on Gas-Solids Fluidization

To develop suitable fluidized-bed processes for gas-solids systems, the ability to predict behavior and calculate essential operating parameters is critical. Some of the key concepts and equations are presented

Shrikant Dhodapkar The Dow Chemical Company Abdolreza Zaltash Oak Ridge National Laboratory George Klinzing University of Pittsburgh Shrikant Dhodapk

Fluidized beds are widely used in many chemical process applications to provide better heat and mass transfer between the fluid and the solid, compared to conventional packed- or moving-bed operations. This article summarizes the basic concepts of fluidized-bed technology and provides a useful collection of equations for the design and operation of gas-solids systems....

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