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.
Week - 1-2: Introduction: The phenomenon of fluidization; Advantages and disadvantages of fluidized beds; Industrial applications of fluidized beds
Week - 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 staging
Week - 6: Gas distribution: Type of gas distributors in small and large scale industries, Design of distributor
Week - 7: Bubbling fluidized beds: Gas dispersion and gas interchange in bubbling beds, mixing characteristics
Week - 8: Entrainment and elutriation from fluidized beds
Week - 9: Attrition: Attrition mechanism and its analysis by model
Week - 10-11: Mass transfer phenomena: Particle to gas mass transfer phenomena and its analysis by model in two and three phase system and modeling
Week - 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