Mississippi State University
Bricka, R. Mary
Elmore, Billy B.
George, Clifford E.
French, W. Todd
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering
A cold flow model circulating fluidized bed reactor was designed and built to determine any correlation that may exist between the percentage of fine bed material in the overall reactor inventory, and both the solids circulation rate as well as the riser axial particle distribution. It was determined that for Geldart group B particles (sand), there may be a direct relationship between an increase in the percentage of fine particles and an increase in the solids circulation rate for a given riser superficial velocity. There may also be a direct relationship between the percentage of fine particles and an increase in the overall solids concentration in the upper zones of the riser for a given riser superficial velocity. It is theorized that these effects are due to a reduction in the overall mean particle size of any particle clusters formed due to the increase of the percentage of fines.
Lusk, Richard Dennis Jr, "Characterization of Hydrodynamic Properties of a Circulating Fluidized Bed Reactor through Cold Flow Model Experimentation" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 1017.