Fluid Bed Technology in Materials Processing: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Fluid Bed Technology in Materials Processing

1st Edition

By C. K. Gupta, D. Sathiyamoorthy

CRC Press

528 pages

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Hardback: 9780849348327
pub: 1998-12-28

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Fluid Bed Technology in Materials Processing comprehensively covers the various aspects of fluidization engineering and presents an elaborate examination of the applications in a multitude of materials processing techniques.

This singular resource discusses:

  • All the basic aspects of fluidization essential to understand and learn about various techniques

  • The range of industrial applications

  • Several examples in extraction and process metallurgy

  • Fluidization in nuclear engineering and nuclear fuel cycle with numerous examples

  • Innovative techniques and several advanced concepts of fluidization engineering, including use and applications in materials processing as well as environmental and bio-engineering

  • Pros and cons of various fluidization equipment and specialty of their applications, including several examples

  • Design aspects and modeling

  • Topics related to distributors effects and flow regimes

    A separate chapter outlines the importance of fluidization engineering in high temperature processing, including an analysis of the fundamental concepts and applications of high temperature fluidized bed furnaces for several advanced materials processing techniques.

    Presenting information usually not available in a single source, Fluid Bed Technology in Materials Processing serves

  • Fluidization engineers

  • Practicing engineers in process metallurgy, mineral engineering, and chemical metallurgy

  • Researchers in the field of chemical, metallurgical, nuclear, biological, environmental engineering

  • Energy engineering professionals

  • High temperature scientists and engineers

  • Students and professionals who adopt modeling of fluidization in their venture for design and scale up
  • Table of Contents


    Fluidlike Behavior

    Fluidization State

    Advantages of Fluidized Bed

    Disadvantages of Fluidized Bed

    Properties of Particles and the Granular Bed


    Granular Bed

    Grouping of Gas Fluidization

    Hydrodynamics Based Groups

    Hydrodynamics and Thermal Properties Based Groups

    Variables Affecting Fluidization

    Varieties of Fluidization

    Hydrodynamics of Two Phase Fluidization

    Minimum Fluidization Velocity

    Terminal Velocity

    Flow Phenomena

    Particulate and Aggregative Fluidization

    Regimes of Fluidization

    Three Phase Fluidization




    Turbulent Contact Absorber (TCA)

    Heat Transfer




    Predictions of Heat Transfer Coefficient

    Heat Transfer to Immersed Surfaces

    Effects of Operating Variables

    Heat Transfer in Liquid Fluidized Beds

    Heat Transfer in Three Phase Fluidized Beds

    Mass Transfer


    Mass Transfer Steps

    Mass Transfer in Three Phase Fluidized Beds

    End Zones

    Grid Zone



    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science