Hydrodynamic Study of a Gas-Liquid-Solid Fluidization System under Chemical Engineering Laboratory (CHG 4116) from the University of Ottawa. These 15 pages long lab report was updated in 2022.

  • Class Year
  • 2022
  • Number of Pages
  • 15
  • Staff Rating
  • 4.5/5

This study looks at a gas-liquid-solid fluidized bed. The gas, liquid, solid for the fluidized bed were air,

water and spherical beads particles. The objectives were to determine the relationship between water

flowrate and pressure drop; air flowrate and water minimum fluidization velocity; air flowrate and (gas

and liquid) holdups; and lastly air flowrate and drift flux. The effect of particle size was considered in

each experiment performed by using a 1.2 mm and 5 mm bead particles. For the 1.2 mm particles, the

percentage error in water minimum fluidization at an air velocity of 10 mm and 30 mm were found to be

85.2% and 78.2% respectively. For the 5 mm particles, the percentage error in water minimum

fluidization at an air velocity of 1.5 SCFM, 2 SCFM and 3 SCFM were found to be 51.9 %, 39.6% and

39.6 % respectively. The respective percentage error in gas, liquid and solid holdups were found to be

25%, % and % for the 1.2 mm particles (gas, liquid, solid) holdups. The percentage error in bed height

was 20% for the 1.2 mm particles and 2% for the 5 mm particles

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