Conference Dates

May 16-21, 2010


The effect of the distributor design on the gas bypass and solids circulation was investigated for the flat, cylindrical and conical gas distributors in a cold model internal circulating fluidized bed to provide design and operating criteria for the future application of ICFB deNOx reactor. A high gas bypass ratio from the annulus to draft tube and low from the draft tube to annulus were identified for all tested distributors. The solids circulation rates increased with the increase of both annulus and draft tube gas velocities, where the conical distributor exhibited a more flexible and stable operation. The particle size and the reactor configuration exhibited significant effects on the operating characteristics of the hot model ICFB reactor.