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Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Fluidization Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and NPTEL via Swayam


This course is intended for learners who find themselves involved ranging from pure academic interest to direct industrial necessity in problems concerning the fluidized state. This course mainly covers the basic principles of fluidization phenomena and introduces the learner to the fundamental and practical aspects of basic fluidization operations for industrial application. This course may also be useful for who are doing research in multiphase system in chemical, metallurgical, and mining engineering programs.INTENDED AUDIENCE :UG and PG students of Chemical, Petroleum, Material Science and Mechanical Engineering/Engineering Physics/PhysicsINDUSTRY SUPPORT :Petroleum industries


Week - 1-2: Introduction: The phenomenon of fluidization; Advantages and disadvantages of fluidized beds; Industrial applications of fluidized bedsWeek - 3: Characteristics of solids: Classification of solids; Flow characteristics and its outline in the different types of fluidization.Week - 4-5: Flow pattern of fluidization system: Flow patter, flow pattern transition, flow pattern map, Frictional pressure drop and its model to analyze, Solid movement, mixing, segregation and stagingWeek - 6: Gas distribution: Type of gas distributors in small and large scale industries, Design of distributorWeek - 7: Bubbling fluidized beds: Gas dispersion and gas interchange in bubbling beds, mixing characteristicsWeek - 8: Entrainment and elutriation from fluidized bedsWeek - 9: Attrition: Attrition mechanism and its analysis by modelWeek - 10-11: Mass transfer phenomena: Particle to gas mass transfer phenomena and its analysis by model in two and three phase system and modelingWeek - 12: Heat Transfer phenomena: Heat transfer between fluidized beds and surfaces and modeling Design of fluidized bed reactors: Design for physical operation, catalytic and non-catalytic systems

Taught by

S. K. Majumder



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  • Anonymous
    Professor language is not clear. Very boring lecture. Coming to the subject it is very good and helful for my projects. Really hope professor changes the manner of teaching

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