Developments in the understanding of gas-solid contact efficiency in the circulating fluidized bed riser reactor: A review

Chengxiu Wang, Jesse Zhu

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Abstract

In the last several decades, circulating fluidized bed reactors have been studied in many aspects including hydrodynamics, heat and mass transfer and gas-solid two phase contacting. However, despite the abundance of review papers on hydrodynamics, there is no summary paper on gas-solid contact efficiency to date, especially on high density circulating fluidized beds (CFBs). This paper gives an introduction to, and a review of the measurement of contact efficiency in circulating fluidized bed riser. Firstly, the popular testing method of contact efficiency including the method of heating transfer experiment and hot model reaction are discussed, then previous published papers are reviewed based on the discussed methods. Some key results of the experimental work are described and discussed. Gas-solid contact efficiency is affected by the operating conditions as well as the particle size distribution. The result of the contact efficiency shows that the CFB riser is far away from an ideal plug flow reactor due to the characteristics of hydrodynamics in the riser. Lacunae in the available literature have been delineated and recommendations have been made for further work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-62
Number of pages10
JournalChinese Journal of Chemical Engineering
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Circulating fluidized bed
  • Gas-solid contacting
  • Heat transfer
  • High density
  • Ozone decomposition
  • Riser

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry (all)
  • Chemical Engineering (all)

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