Introduction to Fluidized Bed Technology
- Type: Archived Webinar
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.
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 Jacob is a Fellow in Engineering & Process Sciences at The Dow Chemical Company. He is founder of the Solids Processing Lab at Dow and for the last 30+ years 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. He is past chair of the Particle Technology Forum and was on the Board of Directors for AIChE. Karl is a chemical engineering graduate of Case Western Reserve University. He is the senior editor for the Solids Processing chapter for the ninth...Read more
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