Hydrodynamics and stability of slot-rectangular spouted beds - Part II: Increasing bed thickness

Freitas L., Dogan Ö. M. , Lim C., Grace J., Luo B.

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING COMMUNICATIONS, cilt.181, ss.243-258, 2000 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 181
  • Basım Tarihi: 2000
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00986440008912823
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.243-258


Tests were carried out with rectangular spouted bed columns of different thickness, i.e., front-to-back dimension, while holding the column width and air-entry slot width constant, to investigate the effects on spout stability and bed hydrodynamics. For the three sizes of glass beads and one size of polyethylene beads examined, increasing the column thickness led to three-dimensional effects, such as formation of multiple spouts, and affected such hydrodynamics variables as the minimum spouting velocity, maximum spoutable bed depth and maximum pressure drop.