Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Conference

ASME 2010 3rd Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting

Publication Date

8-2010

DOI

10.1115/FEDSM-ICNMM2010-30369

City

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Abstract

Fluidized bed technology can be used for pyrolysis and gasification of solid fuel particles such as biomass, which is important to industry because of its potential as an alternative for petroleum-based fuels. To efficiently utilize a fluidized bed reactor it is necessary, among other factors, to investigate the mixing and segregation behavior of the fuel particles with the bed material. In order to characterize the material distribution, a technique to visualize the biomass inside a fluidized bed reactor has been developed using X-ray computed tomography (CT) scans. This paper presents an image analysis procedure that can be used to quantify and characterize the local mixing and segregation in a 3D fluidized bed.

Comments

This is a conference proceeding from ASME 2010 3rd Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting 2 (2010): 275, doi:10.1115/FEDSM-ICNMM2010-30369. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

ASME

Language

en

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