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Characterisation of Flow Intermittency and Coherent Structures in a Gas-Solid Circulating Fluidised Bed through Electrostatic Sensing

Sun, Jingyuan, Yan, Yong (2016) Characterisation of Flow Intermittency and Coherent Structures in a Gas-Solid Circulating Fluidised Bed through Electrostatic Sensing. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 55 (46). pp. 12133-12148. ISSN 0888-5885. (doi:10.1021/acs.iecr.6b03283)

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Abstract

Flow intermittency and coherent structures are important hydrodynamic phenomena in a gas–solid circulating fluidized bed (CFB). In this work, an electrostatic measurement system based on arc-shaped sensing electrodes is designed and implemented on a CFB test rig. Cross correlation, statistical analysis, wavelet transform, and probability density function (PDF) are applied to the electrostatic signal processing, providing a comprehensive description of the solids velocity, solids holdup, flow intermittency, and coherent structure behaviors. A conditional sampling method is used to extract the coherent structure signals from the electrostatic signals. By comparing the extended self-similarity (ESS) scaling law curves before and after the extraction, the effects of coherent structures on the flow intermittency are further confirmed. Experimental results have demonstrated that the electrostatic signals contain important information about the intermittent hydrodynamic behaviors in a CFB, and the analysis of electrostatic signals through appropriate methods results in an in-depth understanding of the fluidization process.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1021/acs.iecr.6b03283
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Instrumentation, Control and Embedded Systems
Depositing User: Tina Thompson
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2016 09:20 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2019 11:53 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/58430 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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