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Holdups in a Three-Phase Fluidized Bed with Angled Disc Promoter

Author(s): Reddy GVSK, Ravindra Kumar K and Ramesh KV

Experiments were conducted to investigate the effect of pertinent dynamic and geometric variables on gas and liquid holdups in a three-phase fluidized bed in the presence of an angled disc promoter. The gas holdup was found to be increasing with pitch, disc diameter and disc angle. The gas holdup decreased with variation in particle diameter. The liquid holdup was found to be decreasing with an increase in pitch, particle diameter and disc angle. The liquid holdup increased with increasing disc diameter. The data on gas and liquid holdups were correlated using least squares regression analysis to obtain useful correlations

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