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Fluidization and coating of very dense powders by fluidized bed chemical vapour deposition

Rodriguez, Philippe and Caussat, Brigitte and Ablitzer, Carine and Iltis, Xavière and Brothier, Méryl Fluidization and coating of very dense powders by fluidized bed chemical vapour deposition. (2013) Chemical Engineering Research and Design, vol. 91 (n° 12). pp. 2477-2483. ISSN 0263-8762

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cherd.2012.11.007

Abstract

The hydrodynamic behaviour of a very dense tungsten powder, 75 µm in median diameter and 19,300 kg/m3 in grain density, has been studied in a fluidized bed at room temperature using nitrogen and argon as carrier gas. Even if fluidization was achieved, the small bed expansion indicated that it was imperfect. Then, the fluidization was studied at 400 °C in order to investigate the feasibility of coating this powder by Fluidized Bed Chemical Vapour Deposition (FBCVD). In particular, the influence of the H0/D ratio (initial fixed bed height to reactor diameter) on the bed thermal behaviour was analysed. It appeared that at least 1.5 kg of powder (corresponding to a H0/D ratio of 1.8) was necessary to obtain an isothermal bed at 400°C. Finally, first results about alumina coatings on the tungsten powder by FBCVD from aluminium acetylacetonate are detailed. They show that for the quite low temperatures tested, the coatings are uniform on all bed particles and are formed of amorphous carbon containing alumina. This study demonstrates the efficiency to combine fluidization (instead of spouted bed) and CVD to coat such very dense powders.

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Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux énergies alternatives - CEA (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UPS (FRANCE)
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Deposited By: Brigitte CAUSSAT-BONNANS
Deposited On:10 Sep 2013 11:06

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