Coating of Particles in Spouted Bed: Flow Regime and Stability
The coating and encapsulating of particles presents many applications in the chemical, pharmaceutical, food and agricultural products industries. Among the many applications of seeds coating, the enlargement of small seeds is included in order to facilitate the planting, the addition of herbicides, fungicides, fertilizers, micronutrients and inoculation. The spouted bed has often been used in studies related to the coating of particles, due to the cyclical motion of the material, which promotes a fast axial mixture of particles and an excellent gas-particle contact. In this work, the coating of soybean seeds with inoculum and micronutrients in spouted bed has been studied. The different flow regimes were investigated using the pressure fluctuations and power spectrum. The results of the present work showed that it was possible to identify the main flow regimes and to analyze the influence of the coating in the stability of those regimes.
Lucio Salgado and Francisco Ambrozio Filho
J.L. V. Neto et al., "Coating of Particles in Spouted Bed: Flow Regime and Stability", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 660-661, pp. 573-579, 2010