Numerical investigation on the hydrodynamics of an LSCFB riser

Shaikh Abdur Razzak, Kapil Agarwal, Jing Xu (Jesse) Zhu, Chao Zhang

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Analysis of fluid flow in a liquid-solid circulation fluidized bed (LSCFB) is necessary to understand its behavior under different operating parameters. In this work, ample parametric studies have been carried out numerically, which provides a view how an LSCFB operates under different operating parameters, and the numerical model has been validated using the experimental data. This study aims to get an insight of the behavior of LSCFB under different operating parameters, which include solids circulation rate, primary and auxiliary liquid velocity. In addition to this task, numerical modeling has also been carried out to predict the behavior of different particles with different densities upon fluidization in an LSCFB, which resolves the problem of experimentation with a wide spectrum of new particles that might have a wide variety of applications in an LSCFB. LSCFBs always involve high Reynolds number flow and dense solids concentration, which demands for proper modeling of the turbulent flow, liquid-solid interactions and particle-particle interactions. Kinetic theory based on Eulerian-Eulerian two-phase model is used to account for particle interactions and is applied to model the solids viscosity and solids pressure, which takes into account the particle-particle collisions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-51
Number of pages10
JournalPowder Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Circulation fluidized bed
  • Liquid-solid two-phase flow
  • Numerical simulation
  • Turbulence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering


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