Heat transfer in a two-dimensional moving packed bed consisting of pellets surrounded by a gaseous atmosphere is numerically investigated. The governing equations are formulated based on the volume averaging method. A two-equation model, representing the solid and gas phases separately, and a one-equation model, representing both the solid and gas phases, are considered. The models take the form of partial differential equations with a set of boundary conditions, some of which were determined experimentally, and design parameters in addition to the operating conditions. We examine and discuss the parameters in order to reduce temperature differences from pellet to pellet. The calculation results show that by adopting a constant temperature along the preheater outer wall and decreasing the velocity of the pellets in the preheater, the difference in temperature from pellet to pellet is reduced from to , and the thermal efficiency of the preheater is tremendously improved.
Modeling of Heat Transfer in a Moving Packed Bed: Case of the Preheater in Nickel Carbonyl Process
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Henda, R., and Falcioni, D. J. (April 18, 2005). "Modeling of Heat Transfer in a Moving Packed Bed: Case of the Preheater in Nickel Carbonyl Process." ASME. J. Appl. Mech. January 2006; 73(1): 47–53. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1991862
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