A spouting bed reactor using rice straw as feedstock for further gasification purposes was studied in the present work. Experimental fluid dynamic tests were carried out in a conical square-based spouted bed reactor using a mixture of straw and silica, the latter acting as inert material. The influence of the initial bed of particles and the presence of coarse particles in the mixture on the pressure drop and minimum spouting velocity were evaluated. As a result, lower values of pressure drop along the bed were found compared to conventional fluidisation processes. Higher initial bed heights and higher percentage of straw in the mixture resulted in higher values of pressure drop and minimum spouting velocity. A new correlation for a cross section spouted bed reactor was proposed for the prediction of the minimum spouting velocity.

Experimental tests with rice straw on a square-based spouted bed reactor

MOLINER ESTOPINAN, CRISTINA ELIA;BOSIO, BARBARA;ARATO, ELISABETTA;ROVERO, GIORGIO
2015

Abstract

A spouting bed reactor using rice straw as feedstock for further gasification purposes was studied in the present work. Experimental fluid dynamic tests were carried out in a conical square-based spouted bed reactor using a mixture of straw and silica, the latter acting as inert material. The influence of the initial bed of particles and the presence of coarse particles in the mixture on the pressure drop and minimum spouting velocity were evaluated. As a result, lower values of pressure drop along the bed were found compared to conventional fluidisation processes. Higher initial bed heights and higher percentage of straw in the mixture resulted in higher values of pressure drop and minimum spouting velocity. A new correlation for a cross section spouted bed reactor was proposed for the prediction of the minimum spouting velocity.
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