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Title: Fluidizing device for solid particulates

A flexible whip suspended in a hopper is caused to impact against fibrous and irregularly shaped particulates in the hopper to fluidize the particulates and facilitate the flow of the particulates through the hopper. The invention provides for the flow of particulates at a substantially constant mass flow rate and uses a minimum of energy.
Authors:
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OSTI Identifier:
5316743
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-77CH00178
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; PARTICULATES; FLUIDIZATION; HOPPERS; CONTAINERS; PARTICLES 420200* -- Engineering-- Facilities, Equipment, & Techniques