Saturation Carrying Capacity for Group A Particles in a Circulating Fluidized Bed

Ronald W. Breault, Justin Weber
2021 Energies  
Empirical models continue to play a significant role in the design process of multiphase chemical reactors, particularly riser reactors in circulating fluidized bed (CFB) processes. It is imperative that accurate, industrial relevant correlations are developed to aid these design efforts. Using poor correlations could result in startup issues and significant redesign work. In this work, a new correlation is proposed to predict the saturation carrying capacity of Geldart Group A particles. This
more » ... ew correlation improves upon the currently available correlations for these materials and covers a broad range of Geldart Group A particles (particle diameters from 52 to 70 µm, and Archimedes numbers ranging from 5 to 20), superficial gas velocities (1 to 4 m/s), and riser diameters (0.066 to 0.3048 m). The new correlation has an Absolute Average Percent Deviation of only 17.6%, making it the most accurate correlation for Geldart Group A particles in the current literature.
doi:10.3390/en14102809 fatcat:loenhc4tw5abrjj4xtquuqtakm