Advanced Powder Technology, Vol.31, No.8, 3395-3407, 2020
Experimental investigation of pressure fluctuation propagation in two orthogonal directions using a clapboard-type internally circulating fluidized bed
In this work, the pressure wave propagation in the vertical and horizontal directions has been studied using a self-designed clapboard-type internally circulating fluidized bed. The effects of flow regimes and solid mixture on the pressure wave propagation characteristics were analyzed in terms of time averaged pressure, standard deviation, power spectral density, dominant frequency, propagation time delay, and attenuation. The superficial velocity ratio had a remarkable effect on the pressure wave propagation time delay in the vertical direction but had less influence on the pressure wave propagation in the horizontal direction. The particle circulation provided an extra resistance force to the horizontal pressure wave propagation and resulted in an increase in the pressure wave decay factor in the horizontal direction. The addition of glass beads and salt greatly increased the time delay and decay factor both in vertical and horizontal directions. The addition of 15% corn powder (Geldart-C group) reduced the propagation time delay but increased the decay factor. (c) 2020 The Society of Powder Technology Japan. Published by Elsevier B.V. and The Society of Powder Technology Japan. All rights reserved.