Fluidization behavior of glass beads under different vibration modules
Authors: Zhou, Tao; Kage, Hiroyuki; Funaoka, Shunpei; Ogura, Hironao; Matsuno, Yoshizo
Source: Advanced Powder Technology, Volume 12, Number 4, 2001 , pp. 559-575(17)
Publisher: VSP, an imprint of Brill
Abstract:The expansion of free bubbling gas fluidized beds has been investigated experimentally in a two-dimensional perspex-walled bed. Glass beads were fluidized with dried air at varying gas velocities, while the bed was vibrated at different frequencies, amplitudes and directions to study their effects on the fluidization quality. The experimental results showed that the particle flow pattern depends on the vibration direction, especially at superficial gas velocities less than the minimum fluidization velocity Umf. The effect of horizontal vibration on fluidization behavior of glass beads exists at superficial gas velocities less than Umf, while the effect of vertical vibration on fluidization behavior still exists even at higher superficial gas velocities than Umf.
Document Type: Original article
Publication date: 2001-12-01