Comparative study of flow structures in a circulating-turbulent fluidized bed

Haiyan Zhu, Jesse Zhu

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This paper presented a comparison of flow structures in a newly designed circulating-turbulent fluidized bed (C-TFB), which has a high solids holdup and solids flux, with two commonly used fluidized beds reactors (circulating fluidized bed (CFB) and turbulent fluidized bed (TFB)). Experimental results included instantaneous solids concentration and particle velocity, and local solids flux. Results indicated that the flow behavior in the C-TFB possessed both similarities and differences with the TFB and high-density CFB. Many distinct advantages of the C-TFB flows were found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2920-2927
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • CFB
  • High-density fluidization
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Multi-phase flow
  • New design
  • Turbulence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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