Fundamentals of gas-liquid-solid fluidization

Authors

  • Katsuhiko Muroyama,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210
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    • K. Muroyama is on leave from the Department of Environmental Chemistry and Technology, Tottori University, Tottori, 680, Japan. The last part of his work was completed upon returning to Japan.

  • Liang-Shih Fan

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210
    • Department of Chemical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210
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Abstract

The successful design and operation of a gas-liquid-solid fluidized-bed system depend on the ability to accurately predict the fundamental properties of the system, specifically, the hydrodynamics, the mixing of individual phases, and the heat and mass transfer properties. Identification of the flow regimes under which the system operates is crucial to an understanding of both the variations of these properties and overall system performance. This timely, comprehensive review describes in a systematic manner the status of fundamental gas-liquid-solid fluidization behavior. This review also discusses the areas in which current knowledge is deficient and further research is needed.

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