Introduction to Fluidized Bed Technology

Originally delivered Apr 13, 2011
Developed by: AIChE
  • Type:
    Archived Webinar
  • Level:
    Advanced
  • PDHs:
    1.00

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Fluidized beds are a very important and common process technology used for everything from roasting coffee beans and drying agricultural grains to fluid catalytic cracking and pharmaceutical granulation.This webinar explores the fundamentals of fluidization: how materials fluidize; differences in fluidization characteristics based on size and density; minimum fluidization; bubble formation, size and coalescence; and fluid bed flow regimes. In addition, practical design issues such as distributor design and configuration, level measurement, fluid bed internals and entrainment of particles out of fluid beds are discussed. Lastly, we show some common configurations for fluid beds used in plants and beyond.

Presenter(s): 

Raymond Cocco

Ray Cocco has been with PSRI for four years where he has the role of President. PSRI is a consortium-based company with 28 member companies in Canada, France, Brazil, Finland, Germany, India, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and the United States.

Before PSRI, Ray spent 17 years with The Dow Chemical Company where he led research and development efforts in numerous particle technology platforms including the production of WoodStalkTM (a particleboard made of straw) for Dow BioProducts, the production of vinyl chloride monomer and RCl oxidation using fluidized beds, the production of...Read more

Karl V. Jacob

Karl V. Jacob is Research Scientist/Technical Leader in Engineering Sciences at The Dow Chemical Company. He is also founder of the Solids Processing Lab at Dow in Midland, Michigan. For the last three decades, he has worked on a vast array of particle technology problems, with particular expertise in silo/hopper design, powder mechanics, pneumatic conveying, particle engineering and drying.   Karl Jacob is a chemical engineering graduate of Case Western Reserve University. He is a former member of the AIChE Board of Directors and a past chair of the Particle Technology Forum.Read more

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