Spouted and Spout-Fluid Beds: Fundamentals and Applications

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Overview

Since the pioneering text by Mathur and Epstein over 35 years ago, much of the work on this subject has been extended or superseded, producing an enormous body of scattered literature. This edited volume unifies the subject, pulling material together and underpinning it with fundamental theory to produce the only complete, up-to-date reference on all major areas of spouted bed research and practice. With contributions from internationally renowned research groups, this book guides the reader through new developments, insights and models. The hydrodynamic and reactor models of spouted and spout-fluid beds are examined, as well as such topics as particle segregation, heat and mass transfer, mixing and scale-up. Later chapters focus on drying, particle-coating and energy-related applications based on spouted and spout-fluid beds. This is a valuable resource for chemical and mechanical engineers in research and industry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521517973
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/31/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Norman Epstein is Honorary Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia. His research areas during the past 60 years have focused on heat, mass and momentum transfer; on the fluid-particle dynamics of spouted beds; and on various aspects of heat exchanger fouling. A former President of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, and a previous Editor of the Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, he has more than 200 publications. Professor Epstein is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the Chemical Institute of Canada.

John R. Grace is Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia. He has more than 40 years of experience working on fluidized and spouted beds, fluid-particle systems and multiphase flow. His work includes reactor design, heat and mass transfer, hydrodynamics, and applications. Professor Grace has published widely, and has lectured and consulted for industry in these fields.

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Table of Contents

Preface; Common nomenclature; 1. Introduction N. Epstein and J. Grace; 2. Initiation of spouting X. Bi; 3. Empirical and analytical hydrodynamics N. Epstein; 4. Computational fluid dynamic modeling of spouted beds X. Bao, W. Du and J. Xu; 5. Conical spouted beds M. Olazar, J. Bilbao and M. J. San José; 6. Hydrodynamics of spout-fluid beds W. Zhong, B. Jin, M. Zhang and R. Xiao; 7. Spouted and spout-fluid beds with draft tubes M. H. Morgan, III, H. Littman, Z. B. Grbavčić and J. D. Paccione; 8. Particle mixing and segregation G. Rovero and N. Piccinini; 9. Heat and mass transfer A. Kmiec and S. Englart; 10. Powder-particle spouted beds T. Ishikura and H. Nagashima; 11. Drying of particulate solids M. L. Passos, E. F. Costa, Jr and A. S. Mujumdar; 12. Drying of solutions, slurries and pastes J. T. Freire, M. C. Ferreira and F. B. Freire; 13. Granulation and particle coating S. C. S. Rocha and O. P. Taranto; 14. The Wurster coater J. Seville, S. Palmer and A. Ingram; 15. Gasification, pyrolysis and combustion A. P. Watkinson and A. Lisboa; 16. Spouted bed electrochemical reactors J. W. Evans and V. Jiřičný; 17. Scale-up, slot-rectangular and multiple spouting J. Grace and C. J. Lim; 18. Mechanical spouting T. Szentmarjay, E. Pillai and Judit Tóth; 19. Catalytic reactors and their modeling G. Rovero and N. Piccinini; 20. Liquid and liquid-gas spouting Z. B. Grbavčić, H. Littman and M. H. Morgan, III; Index.

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