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Type: Journal article
Title: Experimental study of a liquid fluidization in a microfluidic channel
Author: Zivkovic, V.
Biggs, M.
Alwahabi, Z.
Citation: AIChE Journal, 2013; 59(2):361-364
Publisher: Amer Inst Chemical Engineers
Issue Date: 2013
ISSN: 0001-1541
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Vladimir Zivkovic, Mark J. Biggs, and Zeyad T. Alwahabi
Abstract: This study reports the first ever experimental study of true micro-fluidization: a liquid-fluidized bed of 30.5 μm micro-particles within a rectangular micro-channel of 400 × 175 μm². The failure to fluidize the micro-particles with water demonstrated the importance of surface forces for micro-fluidization. Use of ethanol instead leads to fluidization that is largely well described by conventional fluidization equations, although higher values of empirical constant (k and n) are obtained for Richardson-Zaki correlation.
Keywords: fluidization
granular materials
liquid fluidized bed
microfluidized bed
multiphase flow
Rights: Copyright © 2012 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
DOI: 10.1002/aic.13961
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