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Introduction to Fluidized Bed Technology

Originally delivered Apr 13, 2011
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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.


Raymond Cocco

Ray Cocco has been with PSRI for eight years where he has the role of President and CEO. PSRI is a consortium-based company with 35 member companies headquartered in Canada, France, Brazil, Finland, Germany, India, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and the United States. Before PSRI, Ray spend 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...Read more

Karl V. Jacob

Karl Jacob is a retired Fellow in Engineering Sciences at The Dow Chemical Company. He is the founder of the Solids Processing Lab at Dow.   Presently, he teaches solids processing and assists with process design at the University of Michigan.   He is an AIChE Fellow and a graduate of Case Western Reserve University...Read more

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