May 16-21, 2010
This paper presents an example of academic work that has been applied in industry. A case is presented of a solution to a serious operational problem involving fluidization phenomena threatening to cause structural damage to an operating chemical reactor. The process used to analyze the problem and arrive at a probable cause and design solutions are presented.
Charles O. Bolthrunis, Michael Hagan, and Waheed A. Mukaddam, "SPINNING STRAW INTO GOLD: TURNING ACADEMIC PAPERS INTO COMMERCIAL FLUIDIZED BED REACTOR SOLUTIONS" in "The 13th International Conference on Fluidization - New Paradigm in Fluidization Engineering", Sang Done Kim,Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea; Yong Kang, Chungnam National University, Korea; Jea Keun Lee, Pukyong National University, Korea; Yong Chil Seo, Yonsei University, Korea Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2010). http://dc.engconfintl.org/fluidization_xiii/47