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Modeling heterogeneous downward dense gas-particle flows

Andreux, Régis and Hemati, Mehrdji Modeling heterogeneous downward dense gas-particle flows. (2010) AIChE Journal, vol. 56 (n° 5). pp. 1163-1172. ISSN 0001-1541

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/AIC.12049

Abstract

A novel approach is proposed to model heterogeneous downward dense gas-particle flows. The homogeneous behavior of the flow is described by the mass and momentum transport equations of the gas and particulate phases solved using a mono-dimension finite volume method on staggered grids. The heterogeneous features of the flow are predicted simultaneously using the bubble-emulsion formalism. The gas compressibility is taken into consideration. The model is supplemented with a new correlation to account for the wall-particle frictional effects. The predictions are compared with the vertical profiles of pressure and the amount of gas that flows up and down two standpipes and a cyclone dipleg of an industrial fluid catalytic cracking unit and of a cold small-scale circulating fluidized bed. The trends are well predicted. The model gives further information and is thus an innovative starting point for downward dense gas-particle flow hydrodynamics investigation.

Item Type:Article
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT
Université de Toulouse > Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III - UPS
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Laboratoire de Génie Chimique - LGC (Toulouse, France) - Réaction, mélange & séparation (RMS)
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Deposited By: Audrey LEFEVRE
Deposited On:05 Jun 2012 08:40

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