1995 Volume 28 Issue 5 Pages 506-510
The lateral and axial mixing of dispersed particles in a circulating fluidized bed were measured by using the phosphor tracer technique. The measured residence time distribution was satisfactorily described by a proposed two dimensional plug flow dispersion flow. Compared with that in the cocurrent downflow circulating fluidized bed (CDCFB), the dispersion Peclet numbers for lateral and axial mixing of dispersed particles is about the same value with that in CDCFB (downer). Correlations of the Peclet numbers under the operating conditions are presented.