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Bubble-Induced Inverse Gas-Liquid-Solid Fluidized Bed, Xiliang Sun Aug 2017

Bubble-Induced Inverse Gas-Liquid-Solid Fluidized Bed, Xiliang Sun

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Gas-liquid-solid fluidized beds have been widely applied in wastewater treatment, however, the current method of wastewater process has several limitations. Hence, an improved method is in demand. A 3.5 height and 0.1534m inner diameter column was used to study the hydrodynamic characteristics of a bubble-induced three-phase inverse fluidized bed. Air, water and three types of low-density particles were employed as gas, liquid and solid phases.

The hydrodynamic properties in the bubble-induced three-phase fluidized bed were investigated to provide the basic information for the industrial process, such as flow regime, bed expansion ratio and phase holdups. A flow regime ...