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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: A turbulent bed contactor: Energetic efficiency for particle collection
Author: Gimenes, ML
Handley, D
Silva, MGC
Abstract: Particle collection experiments were conducted in a fluidizing irrigated bed to evaluate the performance of mobile packings: 38 x 50 mm plain oblate spheroids 38 mill ID plain spheres and alternative perforated spheres with a 38 mm ID and 10% and 25% free areas were used as fluidizing media in a 0.264 in diameter and 1.20 m high turbulent bed contactor (TBC). Particle collection experiments were carried out above the minimum fluidization velocity, using as particulate test powder polysized alumina (size 1.5 to 5.5 mu m). Experimental results demonstrated that the perforated spheres performed better in collecting particles than the other packings tested. The efficiency of particle collection was analysed based on energy consumption in the TBC, using the energetic efficiency concept. It was verified that not much more energy was consumed per unit of gas flow in fluidized beds of perforated packings than in those of conventional plain sphere packings, since the perforated spheres were more energetically efficient for particle collection than plain spheres and oblate spheroid packings.
Subject: energetic efficiency
mobile packings
turbulent bed contactor
Country: Brasil
Editor: Brazilian Soc Chemical Eng
Citation: Brazilian Journal Of Chemical Engineering. Brazilian Soc Chemical Eng, v. 24, n. 1, n. 37, n. 45, 2007.
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2007
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