Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 302, Issue 3, pp 1309–1313 | Cite as

Investigation of liquid–solids fluidized bed of different particle size through radioactive particle tracking techniques

  • Shubham Jain
  • Priyam Saraswat
  • Varsha Jain
  • Harish J. Pant
  • Rajesh K. Upadhyay


Radioactive particle tracking technique (RPT) has proven to be a powerful and versatile technique both in terms of the richness of information it provides as well as the variety of multiphase flow situations it has been successfully employed. This work reports the execution of RPT technique for investigation of liquid–solids fluidized bed of different particle sizes (1.2 and 0.6 mm). Experiments are performed in a 10 cm ID cylindrical column for different liquid velocities. Further, RPT experiments are performed for both the solids and effect of liquid velocity and particle size on flow behaviour of liquid–solid fluidized bed is quantified.


Fluidized bed Liquid-solids Radioactive particle tracking Velocity measurement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shubham Jain
    • 1
  • Priyam Saraswat
    • 1
  • Varsha Jain
    • 1
  • Harish J. Pant
    • 2
  • Rajesh K. Upadhyay
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology GuwahatiGuwahatiIndia
  2. 2.Isotope Applications and Radiopharmaceuticals DivisionBhabha Atomic Research CentreTrombay, MumbaiIndia

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