Thermal-fluid characteristics on near wall of gas-solid fluidized bed reactor

Hokyu Moon, Seungyeong Choi, Yong Ki Park, Hyung Hee Cho

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Gas-solid circulating fluidized beds (CFBs) are for carbon capture process because of their remarkable heat and mass transfer characteristics in the target reactor. Bed-to-wall heat transfer is an important issue in designing a reactor to satisfy the required conditions. Bed-to-wall heat transfer is characterized by near-wall particle behavior. Thus, in this study, local bed-to-wall heat transfer and near-wall particle dynamic characteristics were measured in a lab-scale CFB riser. The clustered particle behavior near the wall was investigated primarily using a non-intrusive method, particle-imaging velocimetry (PIV), within the CFB riser. To determine the effects of bed instability on the clustered particle behavior at the wall, bed instability was controlled. Bed instability was estimated by the degree of pressure fluctuation in the riser, and the fluctuation effect was compared, depending on the fluidization regime. Ultimately, the clustered particle behavior on the adjacent wall was compared depending on the pressure fluctuations using the PIV system. We estimated the clustered particle behavior on the adjacent wall of the CFB riser considering fluidization instability. Detailed analysis of the relationship between the bed-to-wall heat transfer and the particle behavior was conducted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)852-865
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Korea CCS R&D Center (Korea CCS 2020 Project) grant funded by the Korea government (Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning) in 2017 (KCRC-2014M1A8A1049330). This work also was supported by the Human Resources Development program (No. 20144030200560) of the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) grant funded by the Korea government Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.

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© 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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