A simplified approach to the drying of solids in a batch fluidised bed

C. Srinivasakannan, N. Balasubramanian

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Abstract

A simplified model for drying solids in the constant rate period in a batch fluidised bed was developed. It assumes the bed to be divided into dense and bubble phases with heat and mass transfer between the phases. The model predicts the constant-rate drying period, provided the fluid bed shape and material characteristics are known. The model is compared with experimental data reported in the literature covering a wide range of materials, gas flow rates, column diameters, material hold-ups, air temperatures and humidities. Model predictions compare satisfactorily with the experimental data.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)293-298
Number of pages6
JournalBrazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Drying
  • Fluidisation

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