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Year: 2015 | Month: December | Volume: 2 | Issue: 12 | Pages: 754-757

Fluidized Bed Contactors: A Review on Studies and Research

Sunil J. Kulkarni

Datta Meghe College of Engineering, Airoli, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.


Chemical engineering involves contacting of two phases or reactants for mass transfer or chemical reaction. Various cocurrent, countercurrent contacting patterns can be used according to requirements. For gas, liquid and solids and mass transfer among any two of these states, proper contact is important. Packed beds, tray towers, spray towers are usually used as contacting devices. Fluidized bed offers advantage of uniform temperature distribution and excellent contact between particles. It has been tried for adsorption and chemical reactions. Current review summarizes studies and research on fluidized bed contactors.

Key words: fluid, particles, contact, phase, yield.

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