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Understanding Segregation And Mixing Effects In A Riser Using The Quadrature Method Of Moments

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MPF090161

Volume

63

Pages

12

Page Range

181 - 192

Published

2009

Size

461 kb

Author(s)

A. Dutta, J. Raeckelboom, G. J. Heynderickx & G. B. Marin

Abstract

Segregation and mixing effects of particle diameter distributions are numerically investigated in the riser section of a circulating fluidized bed. A granular kinetic theory based approach, which implements the Eulerian quadrature-based moment method to describe the particle phase, is coupled to an Eulerian multi-fluid solver through a population balance model. The gas-solid multiphase flow is two-dimensional, transient and isothermal. The particle distributions fed from each side inlet of the riser have different variances, but the same mean diameter. The core-annular regime used as a numerical benchmark for riser flows is well predicted. A comparison in the homogeneity of particle mixing is made from the lower-order moments of the particle distribution obtained at various positions and at different axial lengths along the riser. It is seen that the relative standard deviation of the particle distribution varies spatially, indicating dynamic mixing inside the riser. Keywords: mixing, riser, multiphase, quadrature method of moments.

Keywords

mixing, riser, multiphase, quadrature method of moments