Some hydrodynamic aspects of 3-phase inverse fluidized bed

K. S V S R Bandaru, D. V S Murthy, K. Krishnaiah

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Abstract

Hydrodynamics of 3-phase inverse fluidized bed is studied experimentally using low density particles for different liquid and gas velocities. The hydrodynamic characteristics studied include pressure drop, minimum liquid and gas fluidization velocities and phase holdups. The minimum liquid fluidization velocity determined using the bed pressure gradient, decreases with increase in gas velocity. The axial profiles of phase holdups shows that the liquid holdup increases along the bed height, whereas the solid holdup decreases down the bed. However, the gas holdup is almost uniform in the bed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-356
Number of pages6
JournalChina Particuology
Volume5
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10-2007

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pressure gradients
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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Bandaru, K. S V S R ; Murthy, D. V S ; Krishnaiah, K. / Some hydrodynamic aspects of 3-phase inverse fluidized bed. In: China Particuology. 2007 ; Vol. 5, No. 5. pp. 351-356.
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In: China Particuology, Vol. 5, No. 5, 10.2007, p. 351-356.

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