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Thermal Bed Mixing in Rotary Drums for Different Operational Parameters

Aainaa Izyan, Nafsun and Herz, F. and Specht, E. and Komossa, H. and Wirtz, S. and Scherer, V. and Liu, X. (2017) Thermal Bed Mixing in Rotary Drums for Different Operational Parameters. Chemical Engineering Science, 160. pp. 346-353. ISSN 0009-2509

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The transversal thermal bed mixing was experimentally investigated in a batch rotary drum with a diameter of 0.6 m and a length of 0.45 m. The drum was filled with two fractions of granular material with different thermal conditions and the mixing temperature in the solid bed was measured with thermocouples located at different bed height. Quartz sand with a mean particle diameter of dP=0.2 mm was used as test material. The operating parameters, rotational speed and filling degree of the drum were varied in the range of n=1–6 rpm and F=10–20% respectively, whereas the influence on thermal mixing time was evaluated. The thermal mixing behavior was shown in terms of time constant, number of bed rotation, peak time and mixing number. Thermal mixing time decreases with higher rotational speed and lower filling degree. Comparison between experimental data and penetration model shows good agreement for low rotational speeds.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rotary drum; Granular material; Thermal mixing; Mixing quality
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2017 06:31
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2019 07:46
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