Enhancement of the liquid feed distribution in gas solid fluidised beds by non-mechanically induced nozzle pulsations

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  • Rana Sabouni,

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    1. Institute for Chemical and Fuels from Alternative Resources (ICFAR), Engineering, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada, N6A 5B9
    • Institute for Chemical and Fuels from Alternative Resources (ICFAR), Engineering, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada, N6A 5B9.
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  • Cedric Briens,

    1. Institute for Chemical and Fuels from Alternative Resources (ICFAR), Engineering, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada, N6A 5B9
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  • Franco Berruti

    1. Institute for Chemical and Fuels from Alternative Resources (ICFAR), Engineering, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada, N6A 5B9
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Abstract

The effect of non-mechanically induced nozzle pulsations was investigated in the current work, and it was found that appropriately tailored spray nozzles pulsations resulted in the dramatic improvement of the liquid feed spray distribution on particles of a fluidised bed. Non-mechanically induced pulsations were imposed on the liquid spray, using liquid and gas circuits that favour the development of beneficial pulsations. The resulting effect on liquid dispersion on the fluidised bed particles was determined with a conductance method. © 2013 Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering

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