Advanced Powder Technology, Vol.30, No.10, 2076-2082, 2019
Effect of pressure on transport velocity in gas fluidized-beds
The effect of pressure (100-700 kPa in absolute pressure) on the transport velocity in gas fluidized-beds was investigated with changing particle properties in diameter (0.067-0.637 mm) and apparent density (1647-4175 kg/m(3)) at atmospheric temperature. The emptying time method was used to determine the transport velocity. The transport velocity decreased as the pressure increased. The correlation of Kim et al. that incorporated the correlation of the particle entrainment rate with the absolute value of local slope as the criterion for locating the transport velocity in the relationship between dimensionless velocity (U/U-t) and the reciprocal of the entrainment rate (1/K-i*(+)) agreed best to measured transport velocities. The correlation of Perales et al. was useful in reasonable accuracy for estimation of transport velocity among the simple relationships between Re-tr and Ar. (C) 2019 The Society of Powder Technology Japan. Published by Elsevier B.V. and The Society of Powder Technology Japan. All rights reserved.