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Experimental and CFD Investigation the Effect of Solid Particle Height in Water-Solid Flow in Fluidized Bed Column
International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Applications
Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2015, Pages: 37-45
Received: May 22, 2015; Accepted: Jun. 3, 2015; Published: Jun. 17, 2015
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Riyadh S. Al-Turaihi, Mechanical Department, College of Engineering, Babylon University, Babylon, Iraq
Sarah H. Oleiwi, Mechanical Department, College of Engineering, Babylon University, Babylon, Iraq
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The liquid solid fluidized beds have been usually used in catalytic cracking, ion exchange, crystallization, and particle classification. Fluidized bed column has investigated experimentally and numerically. A numerical investigation has been done by using computational fluid dynamic software ANSYS Fluent 15.0. In this study, a spherical stainless steel has used as solid particle fluidized continuously by water. Three different values of water flow rate (10, 15, 20 l/min) have used with three different values of static head of the solid particles (2, 2.5, 3 cm). The pressure of the fluidized bed has been measured at four different location of the test section 20 cm apart and the flow behavior at the test section has monitored by using AOS high speed camera. The experimental data has compared with numerical solution and a good agreement has been found. It can be observed that the expansion of the solid particles and the pressure inside the bed increased as the water flow rate and static bed height increased.
Fluidized Bed, Two Phase Flow, CFD, Ansys Fluent
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Riyadh S. Al-Turaihi, Sarah H. Oleiwi, Experimental and CFD Investigation the Effect of Solid Particle Height in Water-Solid Flow in Fluidized Bed Column, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Applications. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2015, pp. 37-45. doi: 10.11648/j.ijmea.20150303.12
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