Kinetic behavior of solid particles in fluidized beds: Annual report
This report summarizes technical accomplishments for the first year in a 3-year contract project for the Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC) of the US Department of Energy (DOE) under contract number AC21-86MC23249. The objectives of the project are (1) to develop experimental techniques for measuring the forces of fluidized particles, and (2) to predict solid particle performance in fluidized beds using data analysis and mathematical modeling. During the first year, the fracture-sensitive tracer-particle method was developed and applied to investigate the effects of fluidized particle size, superficial gas velocity, bed height, bed diameter, and bed configuration on the kinetic behavior of solid particles in fluidized beds. Quantitative data and comprehensive information were obtained. A piezoresistive strain-gauge sensor and a PC data-acquisition system were also developed; these are being used to measure the force distribution in fluidized beds. The pressure fluctuation method will also be investigated in the near future. 12 refs., 24 figs., 2 tabs.
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- West Virginia Univ., Morgantown (USA). Dept. of Chemical Engineering
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- United States
- 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; FLUIDIZED BEDS; FLUID MECHANICS; PARTICULATES; KINETIC ENERGY; PARTICLE SIZE; DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS; FLUIDIZATION; PROGRESS REPORT; VELOCITY; DOCUMENT TYPES; ENERGY; MECHANICS; PARTICLES; SIZE 014000* -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Combustion
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