The Use of CFD Technique in the Study of the Spouted Bed
The spouted bed has been used in drying, granulation, catalytic polymerization, residues treatment and coating of several materials. The success of its applications is attributable to the solids circulation characteristics and excellent gas-particle contact. The pattern of solid and gas flows in a spouted bed was numerically simulated using a Eulerian multiphase model. The typical flow pattern of the spouted bed was obtained in the present calculation for axisymetric gas-solid flows. The simulated velocity profiles and the voidage profiles presented a good agreement qualitative and quantitative with the experimental results obtained by He et al. .
Lucio Salgado and Francisco Ambrozio Filho
C. R. Duarte et al., "The Use of CFD Technique in the Study of the Spouted Bed", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 530-531, pp. 382-387, 2006