Drying of Particulate Materials in Continuous Spouted Beds
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Cezar Augusto da Rosa and José Teixeira Freire
Spouted beds are largely used due to their high heat and mass transfer rates and good mixing
of solids. Specially, spouted beds are applied to deal with large particles (dp>1 mm), where fluidized
beds are not efficient. In the literature there are several experimental and simulation studies using batch
spouted beds. However, little information can be found regarding continuous spouted beds. The
continuous operation has some important advantages such as higher production capacity and lower
operating costs. The objective of this chapter is to introduce some concepts in transport phenomena
applied to continuous spouted beds, as well as, discuss different modeling and simulating approaches.
Fluid dynamic, simulation, CFD, heat transfer, mass transfer.
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