Does the Minimum Fluidization Exist?

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Arnaud Delebarre

Ecole des Mines de Nantes, La Chantrerie, BP 20722, 44307 Nantes Cedex 3, France

J. Fluids Eng 124(3), 595-600 (Aug 19, 2002) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1490377 History: Received December 08, 2000; Revised April 17, 2002; Online August 19, 2002
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Grahic Jump Location
Calculated Umf(H) by Eq. (29) (open symbols) and measured Umf (black symbols and lines) for glass beads as a function of the weight of solids per unit area of bed cross-section (after 19 and 20)
Grahic Jump Location
Minimum fluidization velocity Umf(0) as a function of the Archimede number reported to gas pressure at the bed surface and the bed inventory per unit area of bed cross-section (after Eq. (29)).
Grahic Jump Location
Two series of three thought experiments for the determination of the minimum fluidization



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