Measurements of local solids concentration, heat transfer and erosion were obtained in a 152 mm diameter x 9.3 m tall circulating fluidized bed operated at room temperature with 200 μm sand particles at a superficial gas velocity of 7.0 m s-1 with different solids circulation rates. Local solids concentrations were found to be higher in the fin region than on the crests of membrane tubes. For the small heat transfer surfaces investigated, this led to higher local heat transfer coefficients in the fin region, a trend which is the reverse of that for long heat transfer surfaces. Erosion rates were higher on the tube crests than on the fins.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanical Engineering
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes