Fei Wang, M.S.
PhD Thesis, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2010
ABSTRACT: Fluidized beds provide good mass and heat transfer characteristics, temperature homogeneity, high flowability of particles, and high mixing rates between solid particles and gas. Gas-solid fluidized beds have been employed extensively in chemical, petrochemical, metallurgical, food, and pharmaceutical industries. A comprehensive understanding of the complex hydrodynamics and transport phenomena in gas-solid fluidized beds are required for successful application of these systems in industry