Flow in Fluidized Beds

  • Octave Levenspiel
Part of the The Plenum Chemical Engineering Series book series (PCES)


Suppose we progressively increase the velocity of fluid which is flowing upward through a batch of solids. The frictional resistance increases, and eventually a point is reached where the resistance just equals the weight of solids.


Pressure Drop Discharge Tube Outlet Pressure Superficial Velocity Frictional Loss 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Octave Levenspiel
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  1. 1.Oregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA

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