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flu·id·ized bed

 (flo͞o′ĭ-dīzd′)
n.
A mixture of fine particles of a solid (such as a fuel) and a pressurized fluid, used especially in power plants and chemical reactors.

fluidized bed

n
(Chemical Engineering) chemical engineering a bed of fluidized solids used as a heat exchanger or mass transfer medium
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Gungor, "Simulation of co-firing coal and biomass in circulating fluidized beds," Energy Conversion and Management, vol.
Li, "Magnetically stabilized fluidized beds for fine coal separation," Powder Technology, vol.
Conventional solid-liquid fluidized beds have been widely investigated since 1950 [1].
However, several researchers have concluded that the coarse-grid TFM with homogeneous drag failed to predict the hydrodynamics of bubbling fluidized beds with fine particles [18-20].
Although this method was developed for the scale-up of gas-solid fluidized beds, including bubbling beds and circulating fluidized beds [3, 53, 54], the same methodology can be extended to the liquid-solid fluidization, because of the similar governing mechanisms in fluid-solid contact, reactor construction, and operation.
At stable spouting process, spout and fountain are similar to fluidized beds where particles are dynamically suspended.
(1973) "Heat Transfer to Objects Immersed in Fluidized Beds" Powder Technology, 8, 273 - 282.
Intended for power plant operators and industrial engineers, this collection introduces fluidized bed combustion and gasification technology, particle characterization methods, the fluid dynamics of bubbling beds, heat transfer in fluidized beds, and attrition phenomena.
The air for combustion of coarse and fine coke was introduced into fluidized beds from different air boxes.
Fluidized beds can be used to form powders by grinding using small inert abrasive particles, but it is difficult to produce nanopowders in sufficient quantity to be practical.
and Herrera C.A., "Characteristics of Acoustic standing waves in fluidized beds", AIChE Journal, 48, 41-52, 1993.
Herrera, "Bubbling characteristics of sound-assisted fluidized beds", Powder Technology, Vol.