1st Edition

Fluid Bed Technology in Materials Processing

By C. K. Gupta, D. Sathiyamoorthy Copyright 1999
    528 Pages
    by CRC Press

    524 Pages
    by CRC Press

    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
  • Introduction Fluidlike Behavior Fluidization State Advantages of Fluidized Bed Disadvantages of Fluidized Bed Properties of Particles and the Granular Bed Particles 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 Introduction Classification Hydrodynamics Turbulent Contact Absorber (TCA) Heat Transfer Introduction Groups Models 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 Introduction Mass Transfer Steps Mass Transfer in Three Phase Fluidized Beds End Zones Grid Zone Elutriation References


    Gupta, C. K.; Sathiyamoorthy, D.