Attrition of a Mineral Catalyst in a Gasification Fluidized-Bed Gasification Reactor

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M. Hartman, K. Svoboda, M. Pohořelý, and M. Šyc

Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague

 

Experimental data are provided for the rate of attrition of lime particles in a batchwise fluidized-bed reactor at 850 °C. The influences of the operation time, gas velocity, and particle size were investigated. A simple empirical model is presented which describes the rate of attrition decaying exponentially with time. The attrition is viewed as a complex interplay of the hydrodynamic forces in the bed and mechanical strength of the bed material.

 

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