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Fixed bed and fluidized bed. Ref: BSL, McCabe & Smith. Why fixed (or fluidized) bed? Expensive Catalyst enzyme (immobilized) Large Surface area Used in reaction/adsorption/ elution (for example). Goal: Expression for pressure drop, try some examples. Fixed bed . Filled with particles

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fixed bed and fluidized bed
Fixed bed and fluidized bed
  • Ref: BSL, McCabe & Smith
  • Why fixed (or fluidized) bed?
    • Expensive Catalyst
    • enzyme (immobilized)
    • Large Surface area
  • Used in reaction/adsorption/ elution (for example)
  • Goal: Expression for pressure drop, try some examples
fixed bed
Fixed bed
  • Filled with particles
  • Usually not spherical
    • To increase surface area
    • To increase void fraction
      • To decrease pressure drop
  • For analytical calculation, assume all particles are identical
    • Usable, because final formula can be modified by a constant factor (determined by experiment)
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Fixed bed
  • What are important parameters?
  • (For example, for adsorption of a protein from a broth)
    • rate of adsorption (faster is better)
    • saturation concentration (more is better)
  • From the product requirement (eg X kg per day), density and product concentration in broth ==> volumetric flow rate
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Ap,

Vp

Fixed bed
  • Assume quick adsorption (rate of adsorption is high)
  • Calculate the surface area of particles needed for operation
  • Sphericity <=> specific surface area <=> average particle diameter
  • Sphericity
    • Volume of particle = Vp
    • Surface Area of particle = Ap
    • Surface Area of sphere of same volume (Vs =Vp) = As
    • Sphericity = As/Ap
    • May be around 0.3 for particles used in packed beds
    • lower sphericity ==> larger surface area

As,

Vs

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Rings (Raschig,etc)

Tarus saddle

Pall Ring

Fixed bed
  • Specific surface area
    • = Ap /Vp
    • Minimal value for sphere
    • Some books use S to denote area (instead of A)
    • Assume all the particles are identical
      • ==> all particles have exactly same specific surface area
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Fixed bed
  • What is the pressure drop we need, to force the fluid through the column?
    • (i.e. what should be the pump spec)
  • We know the volumetric flow rate (from adsorption equations, productivity requirements etc)
  • We know the area per particle (we assume all particles are identical). And the total area for adsorption (or reaction in case of catalytic reactor).
  • Hence we can calculate how many particles are needed
  • Given a particle type (eg Raschig ring) , the approximate void fraction is also known (based on experimental results)
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Fixed bed
  • What is void fraction?
  • Volume of reactor = VR
  • Number of particles = Np
  • Volume of one particle = Vp
  • Volume of all the particles = Vp * Np = VALL-PARTICLES
  • Knowing void fraction, we can find the reactor volume needed
    • Alternatively, if we know the reactor volume and void fraction and the Vp, we can find the number of particles
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Fixed bed
  • To find void fraction experimentally
  • Prepare the adsorption column (or reactor....) and fill it with particles
  • Fill it with water
  • Drain and measure the quantity of water
  • (= void volume)
  • Calculate void fraction
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Fixed bed
  • Since we know Vp, Np, e, we can find VR
  • Choose a diameter and calculate the length (i.e. Height) of the column (for now)
    • In normal usage, both the terms ‘height’ and ‘length’ may be used interchangeably (to mean the same thing)
    • Adsorption rate, equilibrium and other parameters will also influence the determination of height & diameter
  • To calculate the pressure drop
    • Note: columns with large dia and shorter length (height) will have lower pressure drop
    • What can be the disadvantage(s) of such design ? (tutorial)
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Fixed bed
  • To calculate the pressure drop
    • You want to write it in terms of known quantities
    • Length of column, void fraction, diameter of particles, flow rate of fluid, viscosity and density
  • Obtain equations for two regimes separately (turbulent and laminar)
  • Consider laminar flow
  • Pressure drop increases with
    • velocity
    • viscosity
    • inversely proportional to radius
      • Actually, not all the reactor area is available for flow. Particles block most of the area. Flow path is not really like a simple tube
      • Hence, use hydraulic radius
fixed bed pressure drop calculation laminar flow
Fixed bed - pressure drop calculation (Laminar flow)
  • To calculate the pressure drop, use Force balance
  • Resistance : due to Shear
    • Find Contact Area
    • Find shear stress
  • Until now, we haven’t said anything about laminar flow. So the above equations are valid for both laminar and turbulent flows
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Fixed bed - pressure drop calculation (Laminar Flow)
  • Find contact area
  • To calculate the shear stress, FOR LAMINAR FLOW
  • Here V refers to velocity for flow in a tube
  • However, flow is through bed, NOT a simple tube
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Fixed bed - pressure drop calculation (Laminar Flow)
  • Find effective diameter (i.e. Use Hydraulic radius), to substitute in the formula
  • Also relate the velocity between particles to some quantity we know
  • To find hydraulic radius ( and hence effective dia)
  • Hydraulic diameter
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Fixed bed - pressure drop calculation (Laminar Flow)
  • Vavg is average velocity of fluid “in the bed”, between particles
  • Normally, volumetric flow rate is easier to find
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Fixed bed - pressure drop calculation (Laminar Flow)
  • Can we relate volumetric flow rate to Vavg ?
  • Use a new term “Superficial velocity” (V0)
  • I.e. Velocity in an ‘empty’ column, that will provide the same volumetric flow rate
  • Can we relate average velocity and superficial velocity?
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Fixed bed - pressure drop calculation (Laminar Flow)
  • Force balance: Substitute for t etc.
  • Volume of reactor (say, height of bed = L)
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Fixed bed - pressure drop calculation (Laminar Flow)
  • Pressure drop
  • Specific surface area vs “average diameter”
  • Define “average Dia” of particle as
  • Some books (BSL) use Dp
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In terms of specific surface area

In terms of average particle diameter

Fixed bed - pressure drop calculation (Laminar Flow)
  • Pressure drop
  • However, using hydraulic radius etc are only approximations
  • Experimental data shows, we need to multiply the pressure requirement by ~ 2 (exactly 100/48)
fixed bed pressure drop calculation turbulent flow

f

Re

  • However
Fixed bed - pressure drop calculation (Turbulent Flow)
  • Pressure drop and shear stress equations
  • Only the expression for shear stress changes
  • For high turbulence (high Re),
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Hence, force balance

  • Volume of reactor (say, height of bed = L)
Fixed bed - pressure drop calculation (Turbulent Flow)
  • We have already developed an expression for contact area
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In terms of average particle diameter

In terms of specific surface area

Ergun Equation for packed bed

Fixed bed - pressure drop calculation (Turbulent Flow)
  • Value of K based on experiments ~ 7/24
  • What if turbulence is not high?
  • Use the combination of laminar + turbulent pressure drops: valid for all regimes!
fixed bed pressure drop calculation laminar or turbulent flow

Ergun Equation for packed bed

Fixed bed - pressure drop calculation (Laminar OR Turbulent Flow)
  • If velocity is very low, turbulent part of pressure drop is negligible
  • If velocity is very high, laminar part is negligible
  • Some texts provide equation for friction factor
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Fixed bed - pressure drop calculation (Laminar OR Turbulent Flow)
  • For pressure drop, we multiplied the laminar part by 2 (based on data) . For the turbulent part, the constant was based on data anyway.
  • Similarly...
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Reynolds number for packed bed

Fixed bed - pressure drop calculation (Laminar OR Turbulent Flow)
  • Multiply by 3 on both sides (why?)
  • Packed bed friction factor = 3 f

Eqn in McCabe and Smith

example
Example
  • Adsorption of Cephalosporin (antibiotic)
  • Particles are made of anionic resin(perhaps resin coatings on ceramic particles)
  • void fraction 0.3, specific surface area = 50 m2/m3(assumed)
  • column dia 4 cm, length 1 m
  • feed concentration 2 mg/liter (not necessary to calculate pressure drop, but needed for finding out volume of reactor, which, in this case, is given). Superficial velocity about 2 m / hr
  • Viscosity = 0.002 Pa-s (assumed)
  • What is the pressure drop needed to operate this column?
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Fixed Bed
  • What is the criteria for Laminar flow?
  • Modified Reynolds Number
  • Turbulent flow:- Inertial loss vs turbulent loss
    • Loss due to expansion and contraction
  • Packing uniformity
    • In theory, the bed has a uniform filling and a constant void fraction
    • Practically, near the walls, the void fraction is more
  • Ergun Eqn commonly used, however, other empirical correlations are also used
  • e.g. Chilton Colburn eqn

0.8

e

0.4

0.2

Edge

Center

Edge

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Fixed Bed
  • Sphericity vs Void Fraction

1

f

~0.4

0

1

e

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Fixed Bed
  • Alternate method to arrive at Ergun equation (or similar correlations)
  • Use Dimensional analysis
fluidized bed
Fluidized bed
  • When the fluid (moving from bottom of the column to the top) velocity is increased, the particles begin to ‘move’ at (and above) a certain velocity.
  • At fluidization,
    • Weight of the particles == pressure drop (area)
    • Remember to include buoyancy
fluidized bed operation
Fluidized bed: Operation
  • Empirical correlation for porosity
  • Types of fluidization: Aggregate fluidization vs Particulate fluidization
  • Larger particles, large density difference (rSOLID - rFLUID) ==> Aggregate fluidization (slugging, bubbles, etc)
  • ==> Typically gas fluidization
    • Even with liquids, lead particles tend to undergo aggregate fluidization
  • Archimedes number
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Fluidized bed: Operation
  • Porosity increases
  • Bed height increases
  • Fluidization can be sustained until terminal velocity is reached
  • If the bed has a variety of particles (usually same material, but different sizes)
    • calculate the terminal velocity for the smallest particle
  • Range of operability = R
  • Minimum fluidization velocity = incipient velocity (min range)
  • Maximum fluidization velocity = terminal velocity (max range)
  • Other parameters may limit the actual range further
    • e.g. Column may not withstand the pressure, may not be tall enough etc
  • R = Vt/VOM
  • Theoretically R can range from 8.4 to 74
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Fluidized bed: Operation

80

  • Range of operation depends on Ar

40

R

0

100

104

108

Ar

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Fluidized bed: Operation
  • Criteria for aggregate fluidization
    • Semi empirical
  • Particulate fluidization
    • Typically for low Ar numbers
    • More homogenous mixture