Investigating binary mixtures fluidized using a porous plate

M. C. Leaper, N. Hilal, S. W. Kingman

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The aim of this study was to give a simple correlation to give a first-approximation value for the minimum fluidizing velocity of a binary system. In contrast to many previous studies into predicting the minimum fluidizing velocity of a binary system fluidized using a porous plate distributor, this investigation proposes a purely empirical correlation for estimating the values of uM uS and uFF based on plotting Archimedes' number against Reynolds' number using experimental data from a wide range of sources. This produced correlations based on the general form Ar = A ReB, which were shown to compare well with actual results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)435-446
Number of pages12
JournalAdvanced Powder Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004



  • Binary systems
  • Minimum fluidizing velocity
  • Segregation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials

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