Maximum entropy estimation of the bubble size distribution in fluidized beds

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dc.contributor.author Sobrino Fernández, Celia
dc.contributor.author Almendros Ibáñez, José Antonio
dc.contributor.author Santana Santana, Domingo José
dc.contributor.author Vázquez García, María Carmen
dc.contributor.author Vega Blázquez, Mercedes de
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-09T13:42:49Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-09T13:42:49Z
dc.date.issued 2009-05-15
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Chemical Engineering Science, 2009, vol. 64, n. 10, p. 2307-2319
dc.identifier.issn 0009-2509
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/5676
dc.description.abstract This work presents a new methodology, based on the maximum entropy method, to obtain bubble characteristics in fluidized beds. The probability distributions (PDF) of bubble pierced length and velocity are obtained applying the maximum entropy principle to experimental measurements. In addition, the bubble diameter distribution has been inferred from experimental pierced length measurements. This method is applied to characterize bubbles in fluidized beds for the first time and the most general bubble geometry, a truncated spheroid, is considered. The distance between probes, s, which is the minimum pierced length that is possible to measure accurately using intrusive probes, has been introduced as a constraint in the derivation of the size distribution equation.
dc.description.abstract The maximum entropy method is applied to experimental measurements of bubble characteristics carried out using optical and pressure probes in a three-dimensional fluidized bed of Geldart B particles. Results on bubble size obtained from pressure and optical probes are very similar, although optical probes provide more local information and can be used at any position in the bed. The maximum entropy principle has been found to be a simple method that offers many advantages over other methods applied before for size distribution modeling in fluidized beds.
dc.description.sponsorship This work has been supported by the national RDI plan of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation under the project number ENE 2006-01401
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.rights © Elsevier
dc.subject.other Fluidized bed
dc.subject.other Bubble size distribution
dc.subject.other Maximum entropy method
dc.subject.other Pressure measurements
dc.subject.other Optical probes
dc.title Maximum entropy estimation of the bubble size distribution in fluidized beds
dc.type article
dc.type.review PeerReviewed
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ces.2009.01.046
dc.subject.eciencia Electrónica
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.ces.2009.01.046
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