Moving-bed solids flow in an inclined pipe leading into a fluidized bed: Part II. The solids flow properties

Authors

  • Te-Yu Chen,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506
    Current affiliation:
    1. UOP Process Division, Drawer C, Riverside, IL 60546
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  • Walter P. Walawender,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506
    • Department of Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506
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  • L. T. Fan

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506
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Abstract

The purpose of part II of this paper is to theoretically analyze and experimentally examine moving-bed solids flow in an inclined pipe connecting a fluidized bed and a solids storage vessel. The macroscopic momentum balance equation is simplified and applied to the present system. A friction factor correlation is developed. Based on the flow curves constructed, we found that the power law model is suitable for describing moving-bed solids flow.

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