Detailed investigation of granulation processes using a fibre-optical probe and discrete element simulations

S. Heinrich, N.G. Deen, M.S. Buijtenen, van, J.A.M. Kuipers, P. Tripp, M. Schonherr, M. Peglow

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Abstract

Spout fluidized beds are frequently used for the production of granules or particles through granulation, which are widely applied for example in the production of detergents, pharmaceuticals, food and fertilizers. Spout fluidized beds have a number of advantageous properties, such as high mobility of the particles preventing undesired agglomeration and enabling excellent heat transfer control. The particle growth mechanism in a spout fluidized bed as function of the particle-droplet interaction has a profound influence on the particle morphology and thus on the product quality. Nevertheless, little is known about the details of the granulation process. This is mainly due to the fact that it is not visually accessible. In this work we use fundamental, deterministic models to enable the detailed investigation of granulation behavior in a spout fluidized bed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Population Balance Modelling, 19–21 September 2007, Québec City, Canada
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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