Dynamic Simulation of Volume Fraction and Density Solid Phase Effect on Phase Hold-Up in 3 Phase Fluidize Bed Column through CFD

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The gas-liquid-solid fluidized bed has emerged in recent years as one of the most promising devices for three-phase operation. Selection and design is one of them in parameter in the performance of three phase system. This paper focuses on volume fraction and density effect on the phases hold-up in a 3 phase fluidize bed column containing liquid phase with 100 cm height and 20 cm diameter, in this case the solid phase with 0.15, 0.25, 0.35 volume fraction and density 2470, 3000, 4000, 5000 m3 dispersion into liquid phase and the gas phase enter the column through a sparger of 2 cm diameter with 0.02 m/s velocities. The results show as the solid phase volume fraction increases from 0.02 to 0.08 m/s. The gas hold-up decreases and solid hold-up increases. Solid phase density increases, so solid phase hold-up decreases and gas hold-up decreases.

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Salehi, M. and Basiry, A. (2015) Dynamic Simulation of Volume Fraction and Density Solid Phase Effect on Phase Hold-Up in 3 Phase Fluidize Bed Column through CFD. Engineering, 7, 31-35. doi: 10.4236/eng.2015.71003.

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