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Packing fixed bed reactors with cylinders: influence of particle length distribution

Dorai, Ferdaous and Rolland, Matthieu and Wachs, Anthony and Marcoux, Manuel and Climent, Éric Packing fixed bed reactors with cylinders: influence of particle length distribution. (2012) In: 20th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering - CHISA 2012, 25 August 2012 - 29 August 2012 (Prague, Czech Republic).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2012.07.525


In this work, we are interested in a better understanding of the local packing structure of fixed bed reactors made of cylindrical pellets packed in cylindrical tubes. Packing of cylindrical particles is simulated using Grains3D DEM code and results are analyzed in terms of void fraction using 3D analysis tools. With tube diameter as a secondary parameter, we investigate the porous structure depending on the pellet length distribution: average porosity, radial porosity, orientation of the pellets and variability of those indicators when repeating the numerical experiments.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The original PDF can be found at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877705812029323
HAL Id:hal-00990268
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > IFP Energies Nouvelles - IFPEN (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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