Monitoring fluidization dynamics for detection of changes in fluidized bed composition and operating conditions

J.R. Ommen, van, J.C. Schouten, C.M. Bleek, van den

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Abstract

In many industrial applications of gas-solids fluidized beds, it is worthwhile to have an on-line monitoring method for detecting changes in the hydrodynamics of the bed (due for example to agglomeration) quickly. In this paper, such a method, based on the short-term predictability of fluidized bed pressure fluctuations, is examined. Its sensitivity is shown by experiments with small step changes in the superficial gas velocity and by experiments with a gradual change in the particle size distribution of the solids in the bed. Furthermore, it is demonstrated that the method is well able to indicate if a stationary hydrodynamic state has been reached after a change in the particle size distribution (a ‘grade change’).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)887-894
JournalJournal of Fluids Engineering : Transactions of the ASME
Volume121
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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