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    • ISSN: 2010-0221
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IJCEA 2010 Vol.1(2): 123-131 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2010.V1.21

Experimental Studies on Hydrodynamics of a Cyclone Separator Employed in a Circulating Fluidized Bed

K. M. Pandey, Member, IACSIT and M. Ray

Abstract—Hydrodynamics of a cyclone separator as element of a re-circulating fluidised bed circuit has been studied experimentally. The main efforts have been addressed the solids suspension density distribution along the cyclone axis at various solids circulation rates. In general, the suspension density decreases in the downward direction and becomes least in the cyclone conical section. At the cyclone exit it starts increasing and this trend persists in the dipleg of downcomer. The suspension density decreases as the bed inventory in inlet section of cyclone is increased and the solids circulation rate in the cyclone-downcomer branch of the fluidized bed circuit. It is to be noted that use of fluidized bed keeps the environment more clean.

Index Terms—cyclone separator, suspension density, circulating fluidized bed, high solids inventory.

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Cite: K. M. Pandey and M. Ray, "Experimental Studies on Hydrodynamics of a Cyclone Separator Employed in a Circulating Fluidized Bed,"  International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 123-131, 2010. 

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