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The Hydrodynamics of a Fluidised Bed Reactor


This article presents results concerning the hydrodynamics of a reactor with a porous fluidised bed (group D according to Geldart). Pressure drops were experimentally determined by gas flow through the bed and empty column. Using equations from literature flow resistance on the bed and gas distributor, critical velocity and terminal velocity were calculated and the obtained results were compared with experimental data. The equation which best described the work of the tested fluidised bed was identified through a process of trial and error. The influence of sieve being operated on pressure drops occurring during the process was determined and its applicability in the other conditions was verified.