Advisor

Bricka, R. Mary

Committee Member

Elmore, Billy B.

Committee Member

George, Clifford E.

Committee Member

French, W. Todd

Date of Degree

1-1-2016

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Chemical Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Department of Chemical Engineering

Abstract

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.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/17751

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