ISBN 9780852740552,Fluidized Bed Technology: Principles and Applications

Fluidized Bed Technology: Principles and Applications


J.R. Howard


CRC Press



CRC Press

Publication Year 1989

ISBN 9780852740552

ISBN-10 0852740557


Number of Pages 228 Pages
Language (English)


Fluidized beds have been known for over a century, yet widespread application has only occurred in the last fifty years. They are now one of the most important chemical engineering technologies. Applications range from oil refining to drying processes, solids handling systems, boilers, metallurgical heat treatment furnaces and environmental protection measures. Fluidized Bed Technology: Principles and Applications presents the essential facts about beds of solid particles when fluidized by gases, and explains how the technology has been applied to yield fluidized bed boilers, furnaces, heat recovery systems and process plants. The text is accompanied by worked examples, using elementary mathematics, to illustrated practical considerations, and contains comprehensive references for further reading. Fluidized Bed Technology: Principles and Applications will give the reader confidence to pursue the subject in greater depth and develop their own ideas. This will be a useful text for engineering students, practising professional engineers, engineering consultants, fuel technologists, R & D engineers and scientists, and any who may have to train staff in this area.