Group Title: 7th International Conference on Multiphase Flow - ICMF 2010 Proceedings
Title: 1.3.3 - Hydrodynamic Study of Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) Stripper
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Title: 1.3.3 - Hydrodynamic Study of Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) Stripper Industrial Applications
Series Title: 7th International Conference on Multiphase Flow - ICMF 2010 Proceedings
Physical Description: Conference Papers
Creator: Veluswamy, G.K.
Upadhyay, R.K.
Utikar, R.P.
Tade, M.O.
Roy, S.
Pareek, V.K.
Publisher: International Conference on Multiphase Flow (ICMF)
Publication Date: June 4, 2010
Subject: FCC stripper
solids holdup
residence time
Abstract: This paper reports cold flow densitometry study and CFD simulation of a lab scale FCC stripper. Solids hold up was measured in a laboratory scale cold model fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) stripper with disc and donut baffles. The solid holdup was measured using a 􀀁-ray densitometry technique with a 3 􀀁Ci strength Cs-137 radioactive source. Measurements were taken at different axial levels for different chordal positions. The effect of operating conditions on the solid holdup profile was investigated in detail. 3D multiphase CFD simulations were carried out using the Eulerian-Eulerian model for the stripper geometry. The simulations were found in reasonable agreement with the experimental data. The data and the simulation results presented in this study will help in understanding these complex countercurrent operations in more detail and device novel internals.
General Note: The International Conference on Multiphase Flow (ICMF) first was held in Tsukuba, Japan in 1991 and the second ICMF took place in Kyoto, Japan in 1995. During this conference, it was decided to establish an International Governing Board which oversees the major aspects of the conference and makes decisions about future conference locations. Due to the great importance of the field, it was furthermore decided to hold the conference every three years successively in Asia including Australia, Europe including Africa, Russia and the Near East and America. Hence, ICMF 1998 was held in Lyon, France, ICMF 2001 in New Orleans, USA, ICMF 2004 in Yokohama, Japan, and ICMF 2007 in Leipzig, Germany. ICMF-2010 is devoted to all aspects of Multiphase Flow. Researchers from all over the world gathered in order to introduce their recent advances in the field and thereby promote the exchange of new ideas, results and techniques. The conference is a key event in Multiphase Flow and supports the advancement of science in this very important field. The major research topics relevant for the conference are as follows: Bio-Fluid Dynamics; Boiling; Bubbly Flows; Cavitation; Colloidal and Suspension Dynamics; Collision, Agglomeration and Breakup; Computational Techniques for Multiphase Flows; Droplet Flows; Environmental and Geophysical Flows; Experimental Methods for Multiphase Flows; Fluidized and Circulating Fluidized Beds; Fluid Structure Interactions; Granular Media; Industrial Applications; Instabilities; Interfacial Flows; Micro and Nano-Scale Multiphase Flows; Microgravity in Two-Phase Flow; Multiphase Flows with Heat and Mass Transfer; Non-Newtonian Multiphase Flows; Particle-Laden Flows; Particle, Bubble and Drop Dynamics; Reactive Multiphase Flows
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Volume ID: VID00024
Source Institution: University of Florida
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