Effect of electrostatic and capillary forces on the elutriation of fine particles from a fluidized bed

Authors
Citation
Jl. Li et K. Kato, Effect of electrostatic and capillary forces on the elutriation of fine particles from a fluidized bed, ADV POW TEC, 12(2), 2001, pp. 187-205
Citations number
33
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Chemical Engineering
Journal title
ADVANCED POWDER TECHNOLOGY
ISSN journal
0921-8831 → ACNP
Volume
12
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
187 - 205
Database
ISI
SICI code
0921-8831(2001)12:2<187:EOEACF>2.0.ZU;2-J
Abstract
The elutriation of fine particles (group C or A particles) from a fluidized bed of fine-coarse particle mixtures was investigated in a steady state. A lumina particles were used as fine; PVC, alumina, SiC and silica sand parti cles (group A or B particles) were used as coarse particles. The effect of the relative humidity on the elutriation rate constant was investigated for different elutriated particle sizes and bed particles. There were three di fferent zones between the elutriation rate constant and the relative humidi ty. At the lower relative humidity, the elutriation rate constant increased with increasing relative humidity. When the relative humidity reached a ce rtain value, the elutriation rate constant was not affected by the relative humidity. We defined this relative humidity as the electrostatic relative humidity (RHe). In the middle relative humidity region, the elutriation rat e constant was not affected by the relative humidity. When the relative hum idity increased and reached a certain higher value, the elutriation rate co nstant decreased with an increase of relative humidity. We defined this rel ative humidity as the capillary relative humidity (RHc). When the relative humidity is smaller than RHe, the elutriation rate constant is affected by the electrostatic forces of the bed particles and the elutriation rate cons tant increased with an increase of relative humidity. When the relative hum idity is higher than RHc, the elutriation rate constant is affected by the capillary forces of the bed particles and the elutriation rate constant dec reased with an increase of relative humidity.