May 1-5, 2011
The fluidization of nanoparticle agglomerates can be largely improved by using downward pointing micronozzles, creating a high-velocity jet, as experimentally shown. By discrete particle simulations – treating the agglomerates as single particles – we show that the microjet strongly reduces the amount of gas in voids.
Ruud van Ommen, David M. King, Alan Weimer, Robert Pfeffer, Berend van Wachem, Samantha Johnson, and Niels Looije, "Experiments and Modelling of Micro-Jet Assisted Fluidization of Nanopowder" in "10th International Conference on Circulating Fluidized Beds and Fluidization Technology - CFB-10", T. Knowlton, PSRI Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2013). http://dc.engconfintl.org/cfb10/43