A gamma -ray technique is described for measuring the distribution of fractional voidage in the fountaion of an air spouted bed. Experimental data on fountain voidage are presented. For the relatively shallow, 160 mm diameter, conical spouted bed studied, fountain fractional voidage is quite high, 0. 88 and upwards. Generally voidage increases with height up the fountain, apart from a plateau or slight fall part way up. This trend differs from a theoretical model for a deeper cylindrical spouted bed. Fountain voidage is shown to depend on air flow rate and on particle size distribution.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1986|