May 13-17, 2007 - Vancouver, Canada

Editors:   Franco Berruti, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
  Xiaotao (Tony) Bi, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  Todd Pugsley, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

The articles for these proceedings are peer-reviewed.

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Title Page - Table of Contents - Preface - List of Reviewers, Xiaotao T. Bi, Franco Berruti, and Todd S. Pugsley (Article)

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Hydrodynamic Scale-Up of Circulating Fluidized Beds, Ted Knowlton, S. B. Reddy Karri, and J. S. Smith (Article)

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Analytical Multi-Scale Methodology for Fluidization Systems - Retrospect and Prospect, Jinghai Li, Wei Ge, Jiayuan Zhang, Shiqiu Gao, Wei Wang, Ning Yang, Qicheng Sun, and Jian Gao (Article)

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Measuring the Gas-Solids Distribution in Fluidized Beds - A Review, J. Ruud van Ommen and Robert F. Mudde (Article)

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Fluidized Bed Combustion for Clean Energy, Filip Johnsson (Article)

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Flow Regime Study in a High Density Circulating Fluidized Bed Riser with an Abrupt Exit, Joseph Mei, Lawrence J. Shadle, Paul C. Yue, and Esmail R. Monazam (Article)

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Radial Distribution of Local Concentration Weighted Particle Velocities in High Density Circulating Fluidized Beds, Gorkem Kirbas, Sung Won Kim, Xiaotao Bi, Jim Lim, and John R. Grace (Article)

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Liquid Feed Injection in a High Density Riser, S. Gehrke and K. E. Wirth (Article)

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Flow Structures in the Bottom Region of Riser, Haiyan Zhu and Jesse Zhu (Article)

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Friction Between Gas-Solid Suspension and Circulating Fluidized Bed Downers, Xiaobo Qi, Hui Zhang, and Jesse Zhu (Article)

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Measurement of Gas Velocities in the Presence of Solids in the Riser of a Cold Flow Circulating Fluidized Bed, James Spenik, J. Christopher Ludlow, Rex Compston, and Ronald W. Breault (Article)

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Solids Flux, Velocity and Local Solid Fraction Measurements in a CFB Riser, Ronald W. Breault and Christopher Guenther (Article)

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Modeling on Heterogeneous Structure in Acceleration Regime of Gas-Solid Riser Flows, Chao Zhu, Jun You, Dawei Wang, and Liang-Shih Fan (Article)

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Transient Characterization of Type B Particles in a Transport Riser, Lawrence J. Shadle, Esmail R. Monazam, and Joseph S. Mei (Article)

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A Computational Study of the Distribution of Particles in a Lab-Scale CFB Boiler, Kim G. Hansen, Tron Solberg, and Bjorn H. Hjertager (Article)

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An Analysis of Pressure Fluctuations in a CFB of Heavy Minerals, Adam Luckos, Quinn G. Reynolds , and Paul den Hoed (Article)

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Effect of Horizontal Passage Length on Solid Recycle Through a Loop Seal in a Circulating Fluidized Bed, James W. Butler and Prabir Basu (Article)

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Improved Standpipe Entrance for Stable High-Flux Flow, D. Rusnell, John R. Grace, Xiaotao T. Bi, C. Jim Lim, P. Ronan, and C. A. McKnight (Article)

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Throughflow Velocity Crossing the Dome of Erupting Bubbles in 2-D Fluidized Beds, J. A. Almendros-Ibáñez, C. Sobrino, S. Sánchez-Delgado, D. Santana, M. de Vega, and U. Ruiz-Rivas (Article)

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The Effects of Thermally Induced Interparticle Forces on the Expansion and Bubbling Behaviour of a Fluidized Bed, Rossella Girimonte and Bruno Formisani (Article)

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Four Approaches to Structure Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds, J. Ruud van Ommen, John Nijenhuis, and Marc-Olivier Coppens (Article)

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Tailoring Particle Mixtures for Fluidized Bed Reactors using High-Throughput Experimentation, John Nijenhuis and J. Ruud van Ommen (Article)

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Towards Filtered Gas-Solid Flow Models, Juray De Wilde (Article)

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The Fluidization Pattern of Density-Segregating Two-Solid Beds, Bruno Formisani, Rossella Girimonte, and Tiziana Longo (Article)

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Bubble Distribution in Cylindrical Fluidized Beds: The Effects of Bed Depth and Gas Speed, Anthony Croxford and Mark A. Gilbertson (Article)

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On the Presence of Particles at the Wall of Gas Fluidized Beds, Reza Zarghami, Navid Mostoufi, Rahmat Sotudeh-Gharebagh, and Jamal Chaouki (Article)

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Drying of Moist Solid Particulate in a Bubbling Fluidised Bed, Yassir Makkawi, Jamie Duncan, Marc McAndrew, and Raffaella Ocone (Article)

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Analysis of Heat Transfer between Two Particles for DEM simulations, Kenya Kuwagi, Muhammad Arif Bin Mokhtar, Toshihiro Takami, and Masayuki Horio (Article)

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Void Fraction Near Surfaces Immersed in Fluidized Beds by Heat Transfer Measurements, Francesco Di Natale, Amedeo Lancia, and Roberto Nigro (Article)

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Radiation Heat Transfer in Circulating Fluidized Beds, Leon R. Glicksman (Article)

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The Measurement of Thermal Performance for a Fluidized Bed, H. R. Goshayshi (Article)

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Scale-Up Effect on Heat Transfer in a Fluidized Bed Near the Onset of Turbulent Fluidization, A. Stefanova, John R. Grace, C. Jim Lim, Xiaotao T. Bi, K.S. Lim, and J. Sanderson (Article)

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Hydrodynamic and RTD of Sectionalized Bubble Column, Nahidh W. Mecaial and Burhan Sadik (Article)

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Numerical Modelling of Sloshing with VOF Method, Hamid Rezaei and Mohammad Javad Ketabdari (Article)

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Numerical Investigation of the Layer-Inversion Phenomenon in Binary Solid Liquid Fluidized Beds, Kevin F. Malone, Bao H. Xu, and Michael Fairweather (Article)

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Volume Contraction in Liquid Fluidization of Binary Solids Mixtures, Norman Epstein , R. Escudié, John R. Grace, and Xiaotao T. Bi (Article)

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Fluid Mechanical Phenomena of Liquid-Solid Fluidization in the Centrifugal Field, Jan Margraf and Joachim Werther (Article)

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Bubble Size and Mass Transfer in a Modified Airlift Loop Reactor with Continuous Slurry Phase, Mengxi Liu, Chunxi Lu, and Mingxian Shi (Article)

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Dynamic Simulation of Gas Hydrate Formation in an Agitated Three-Phase Slurry Reactor, Shahrzad Hashemi, Arturo Macchi , and Phillip Servio (Article)

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Flow Characteristics of Fully Wetted Binary Solid Mixtures in Gas Fluidized Beds with Inclined Gas Distributors, Yusumi Nagahashi, John R. Grace, Norman Epstein, Yutaka Asako, and Akira Yokogawa (Article)

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Development of a New Measurement Method to Evaluate the Physical Properties of Granules for Dry Powder Inhalation Produced by New Spouted Bed Type Binderless Granulator, Shigenobu Hatano, Nobuyuki Nakamura, Nobusuke Kobayashi, Yoshinori Itaya, Shigekatsu Mori, and Yasuhiro Shimada (Article)

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Mechanistic Study of Nano-Particle Fluidization, X. S. Wang, F. Rahman, and Martin J Rhodes (Article)

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Role of Sound Vibration during Aeration of Nano-Sized Powders, Paola Ammendola and Riccardo Chirone (Article)

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Improved Li-Ion Battery Performance by Coating Cathode Nano-Particles using Atomic Layer Deposition, Renske Beetstra, John Nijenhuis, Erik M. Kelder, and J. Ruud van Ommen (Article)

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The Effect of Vibrations on Fluidized Cohesive Powders, Diego Barletta, Giorgio Donsì, Giovanna Ferrari, Massimo Poletto, and Paola Russo (Article)

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Hydrodynamic Effects of Particle Chaining in Liquid-Solid Magnetofluidized Beds, Carlos F. Cruz-Fierro, Brian P. Reed, Joaquin Pinto-Espinoza, and Goran N. Jovanovic (Article)

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Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes Obtained by Fluidized Bed Pyrolysis of Virgin or Recycled Plastics, Umberto Arena and Maria Laura Mastellone (Article)

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Evaluation of Assisted Fluidization of Nanoagglomerates by Monitoring Moisture in the Gas Phase and the Influence of Gas Viscosity, Jose Quevedo, Daniel Lepek, Robert Pfeffer, and Rajesh N. Dave (Article)

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An Investigation of Carbon Nanotube Jet Grinding, Cedric Briens, Carole E. Baddour, Serge Bordere, Patrice Gaillard, and Didier Anglerot (Article)

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Fluidized Bed Polymer Particle ALD Process for Producing HDPE/Alumina Nanocomposites, Joseph A. Spencer, Xinhua Liang, Steven M. George, Karen J. Buechler, John Blackson, Charles J. Wood, John R. Dorgan, and Alan W. Weimer (Article)

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Vibro-Fluidization Characteristics for Size Arranged Agglomerates, Yoshihide Mawatari, Yuji Tatemoto, Katsuji Noda, Masato Yamamura, and Hiroyuki Kage (Article)

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Investigation of the Sources of Variability in the Wurster Coater: Analysis of Particle Cycle Times using PEPT , Sarah Palmer, Andy Ingram, Xianfeng Fan, Shaun Fitzpatrick, and Jonathan Seville (Article)

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Towards Selective Agglomeration Detection in Fluidized Beds Using Advanced Signal Analysis Methods, Malte Bartels, Bart Vermeer, John Nijenhuis, Ruud van Ommen, and Freek Kapteijn (Article)

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Multiple Particle Tracking in a Fluidised Bed, A. Ingram, Z. Yang, S. Bakalis, D. J. Parker, X. Fan, P. J. Fryer, and J. P.K. Seville (Article)

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Laser Diagnostics of Hydrodynamics and Gas-Mixing in the Splash Zone of Gas-Fluidized Beds, Roberto Solimene, Antonio Marzocchella, Raffaele Ragucci, and Piero Salatino (Article)

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Particle Size Estimation and Monitoring in a Bubbling Fluidized Bed Using Pressure Fluctuation Measurements, Clive Davies, Donal Krouse, and Alison Carroll (Article)

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Development of Electrical Capacitance Volume Tomography (ECVT) and Electrostatic Tomography (EST) for 3D Density Imaging of Fluidized Bed System, B. Du, Q. Marashdeh, W. Warsito, A.-H. A. Park, and L S Fan (Article)

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X-Ray Fluoroscopy Measurements and CFD Simulation of Hydrodynamics in a Two Dimensional Gas-Solids Fluidized Bed, Zhengxing He, Bangyou Wu, Blake Chandrasekaran, Celine Bellehumeur, and Apostolos Kantzas (Article)

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Microfluidic Velocity Measurements using Three-Dimensional Confocal Micro Particle Tracking Velocimetry (CM-PTV), Orin Hemminger, Zhao Yu, Chunhe Zhang, L. James Lee, and L .S. Fan (Article)

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Portable Positron Emission Particle Tracking (PEPT) for Industrial Use, A. Ingram, M. Hausard, X. Fan, D. J. Parker, J.P.K. Seville, N. Finn , and M. Evans (Article)

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In Situ Measurement of Dynamic Mixing in Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds Using Magnetic Resonance, D. J. Holland, P. S. Fennell, C. R. Müller, J. S. Dennis, L. F. Gladden, and A. J. Sederman (Article)

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Detection of Oversized Material in a Hydrotransport Slurry Pipe Using Non-Invasive Acoustic Method, Katherine Albion, Joesph Downey, Erin Hansuld, Derek Hartling, Lauren Briens, Franco Berruti, and Steven McDougall (Article)

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Cold Modelling of an Internally Circulating Fluidized Bed Membrane Reactor, Tony Boyd, John R. Grace, C. Jim Lim, and A. M. Adris (Article)

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Experimental and Computational Studies of Gas Mixing in Conical Spouted Beds, Zhiguo Wang, C. Jim Lim, and Xiaotao T. Bi (Article)

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Scaling Relationships of Gas-Solid Spouted Beds , Jian Xu, Ye Ji, Weisheng Wei, Xiaojun Bao, and Wei Du (Article)

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Tapered Fluidized Beds and the Role of Fluidization in Mineral Emplacement, Thomas M. Gernon, Mark A. Gilbertson, R. Stephen J. Sparks, and Matthew Field (Article)

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Numerical Simulation of Spouted Bed Reactors using Process Engineering Models: Application to Coal Gasification, Alexandra Mendes, Alain Dollet, Carine Ablitzer, Gilles Flamant, and Christophe Perrais (Article)

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Hydrodynamic Aspects and Correlations for the Design of Draft-Tube Conical Spouted Beds, H. Altzibar, S. Alvarez, M.J. San José, R. Aguado, J. Bilbao, and Martin Olazar (Article)

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Simulation of a Silicon CVD Spouted Fluidized Bed Reactor: Semi-Batch Operations, Juliana Piña, Verónica Bucalá, Susana N. Schbib, Paul Ege, and Hugo Ignacio de Lasa (Article)

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A Rotating Fluidized Bed in a Static Geometry: Experimental Proof of Concept, Juray De Wilde, Luc Wautier, Guy B. Marin, Geraldine J. Heynderickx, and Axel de Broqueville (Article)

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Treatment of VOC Emissions in a Gas-Solid Fluidized Bioreactor, Kyla Clarke, Gordon A. Hill, and Todd S. Pugsley (Article)

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Modeling Mercury Capture by Powdered Activated Carbon in a Fluidized Bed Reactor, Fabrizio Scala, Riccardo Chirone, and Amedeo Lancia (Article)

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Photocatalytic Degradation of Toluene by Nano-TIO2 in a Fluidized Bed, Xiaoping Zhang and Cong Liao (Article)

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2-D Simulation of the Catalytic Dechlorination of P-Chlorophenol in a Magnetically Stabilized Fluidized Bed, Joaquín Pinto-Espinoza, Damian Reyes-Jaquez, Adriana Martínez-Prado, and Carlos F. Cruz-Fierro (Article)

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Study of Methanol to Formaldehyde Reaction in Fluidized Bed Reactor, Jamshid Khorshidi and Mansour Kalbasi (Article)

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Time Scale Analysis of a Fluidized-Bed Catalytic Reactor Based on a Generalized Dynamic Model, Andres Mahecha-Botero, John R. Grace, Said S.E.H. Elnashaie, and C. Jim Lim (Article)

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Waste Edible Oil Fluid Catalytic Cracking in a Downer Reactor, Xiaoping Tang and Fei Wei (Article)

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Approximate Prediction of Gas-Solid Conversion in Fluidized Bed Reactors, Alberto Gómez Barea, B. Leckner, and M. Campoy (Article)

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Numerical Study of the Intrinsic and Feedback Dynamics of a Gas-Solid Fluidized Bed, F. Bonniol, C. Sierra, R. Occelli, H. Bournot, and L. Tadrist (Article)

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Effect of Particle Size Distribution on the Performance of a Catalytic Fluidized Bed Reactor, Sanjib das Sharma and Todd S. Pugsley (Article)

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Homogeneous to Bubbling Regime Transition in Gas- and Liquid-Fluidized Beds Through DEM-CFD Simulations, Alberto Di Renzo and Francesco P. Di Maio (Article)

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An Investigation of Fluidized Bed Scaling Laws by DEM Simulation, John Sanderson, Martin J Rhodes, X. Shan Wang, and K. Seng Lim (Article)

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A DEM Study of Geldart Group A Particle Bed Fluidisation Behavior Across the Regimes, Fang Yang, David K. Kafui, C. Thornton, and J.P.K. Seville (Article)

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A New Fluid Dynamic Model for the CFD Simulations of Fluidized Beds, Luca Mazzei and Paola Lettieri (Article)

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A CFD Study into the Influence of the Particle Particle Drag Force on the Dynamics of Binary Gas Solid Fluidized Beds, Olumuyiwa Owoyemi and Paola Lettieri (Article)

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Gas Fluidization and Pneumatic Conveying in Confined Beds: A Numerical Study, Yurong He, Thang Ngoc Cong, Yulong Ding, and Huilin Lu (Article)

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Dynamic Response Characteristics of Local Capacitive Measurement Devices with Application to CFD Validation, Clay R. Sutton and John Chen (Article)

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Prediction of the Dynamics of a Fluidized Bed Reactor using Artificial Neural Networks, Shayan Karimipour, Navid Mostoufi, and Rahmat Sotudeh -Gharebagh (Article)

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Comparison of Simulated and Measured Flow Patterns: Solid and Gas Mixing in a 2D Turbulent Fluidized Bed, Ulla Ojaniemi, Sirpa Kallio, Alf Hermanson, Mikko Manninen, Maiju Seppälä, and Veikko Taivassalo (Article)

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Discrete Particle Simulation of the Gas-Solid Flow in a Circulating Fluidized Bed, K. W. Chu, B. Wang, and Aibing Yu (Article)

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Simulation of a Pulsating Bed Using Eulerian Approach, Shyam Shankar Dokka and Hamid Arastoopour (Article)

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A Discrete Particle Simulation Study of Solids Mixing in a Pressurized Fluidized Bed, Willem Godlieb, Niels G. Deen, and J.A.M. Kuipers (Article)

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Influence of Bubble-Bubble Interactions on the Macroscale Circulation Patterns in a Bubbling Gas-Solid Fluidized Bed, J. A. Laverman, M. van Sint Annaland, and J.A.M. Kuipers (Article)

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Hydrodynamic Characteristics of a Fluidized Bed with Rotating Distributor, C. Sobrino, S. Sánchez-Delgado, J. A. Almendros-Ibáñez, M. de Vega, U. Ruiz-Rivas, and D. Santana (Article)

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Detection of Gas Bypassing due to Jet Streaming in Deep Fluidized Beds of Group A Particles, Allan S. Issangya, Ted Knowlton, and S. B. Reddy Karri (Article)

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Study of Horizontal Sonic Gas Jets in Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds, Matt Dawe, Cedric Briens, and Franco Berruti (Article)

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Study of High Velocity Attrition Nozzles in a Fluidized Bed, Jennifer McMillan, Cedric Briens, Franco Berruti, and Edward W. Chan (Article)

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Improving the Conversion in Fluidised Beds with Secondary Injection, Dana Christensen, John Nijenhuis, J. Ruud van Ommen, and Marc-Oliver Coppens (Article)

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Effect of the Gas-to-Liquid Ratio on the Performance of Nozzles Injecting Gas-Atomized Liquid into a Fluidized Bed, Federica Portoghese, Franco Berruti, Cedric Briens, Lorenzo Ferrante, and Edward W. Chan (Article)

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The Influence of Distributor Design on Fluidized Bed Dryer Hydrodynamics, Michael Wormsbecker, Todd S. Pugsley, and Helen Tanfara (Article)