Effect of Aspect Ratio, Tubular Assembly and Materials on Minimum Fluidization Velocity in 3D-Atmospheric Fluidized Bed
minimum fluidization velocity, minimum bubbling velocity tube bank, biomass, bed height
Hydrodynamics of fluidized bed is a noteworthy factor in manipulating and analyzing the characteristics of fluidized bed. Minimum fluidization velocity is noteworthy parameter for analyzing the distinctiveness of fluidized bed. Comparison was being done on different Geldart#x2019;s particles group B (local sand) and A (rice husk) materials having densities of 1490 kg/m3 and 567 kg/m3 and same particles sizes i-e 149 #x3BC;m. In this study different height to diameter (aspect) ratios were used H/D= 0.8, 1, 1.1 along with different tubes banks of two geometries inline assembly and staggered assembly. Diameter of tubes considered to be 1.2#x201D; to understand the behavior of minimum fluidization velocity by using these tube banks inside the bed and hydrodynamic parameters were resolute for these three aspect ratios and tube banks assemblies by measuring pressure drop experimentally and theoretically by using Ergun equation. Minimum fluidization velocity reduces by using tubes inside the bed furthermore, fluidization velocity achieves earlier in triangular pitch arrangement of tubes than in square pitch.
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