“Is There a Strange Attractor in a Fluidized Bed ?”

  • S. W. Tam
  • M. K. Devine
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 208)


Fluidized beds have long been used as multiphase reactors in the chemical processing industries and as fossil-fuel combustion beds in the energy production industries.[1] They operate on the principle of fluidization in which a fluid is allowed to flow through a solid phase (usually a system of particles of varying sizes) at a velocity above a minimum value Umf at which the drag exceeds the net particle weights. At that stage the particles “fluidize,” which is a state of motion in many ways similar in a reverse manner to sedimentation. The process provides efficient mixing among the phases in the system, resulting in good mass/heat transfer characteristics.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. W. Tam
    • 1
  • M. K. Devine
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemical Technology DivisionArgonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA

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