A CFD Investigation on the Effect of IPSBR Operational Conditions on Liquid Phase Hydrodynamics

Ameera F. Mohammad, Aya A.H.I. Mourad, Jawad Mustafa, Ali H. Al-Marzouqi, Muftah H. El-Naas, Mohamed H. Al-Marzouqi, Bart Van Der Bruggen, Mabruk I. Suleiman, Mohamed Al Musharfy

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Abstract

This study used a computational fluid dynamics simulation of an inert-particle spouted-bed reactor, which consists of a cylindrical vessel with a conical base, to investigate the effect of different operational parameters on the hydrodynamics of the process. The reactor was composed of three phases, namely, air, water, and mixing particles 0.850 m high and 0.078 m in diameter. Water was the continuous phase, whereas air was the dispersed phase operating in the turbulent region. All runs were accomplished in a 2D axisymmetric, unsteady, and Eulerian model using ANSYS Fluent 15 software. The influence of feed gas velocity, orifice diameter, liquid head, mixing particles diameter, and mixing particle loading on the water velocity distribution, water volume fraction, eddy viscosities distribution, and turbulent kinetic energy was studied. Significant changes were observed when the operational parameters were examined under different ranges of conditions, indicating the extreme importance of determining the optimum conditions where the process is perfectly performed, which shall be an objective for future work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 6th International Conference on Renewable Energy
Subtitle of host publicationGeneration and Applications, ICREGA 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages153-157
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728183015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2 2021
Event6th International Conference on Renewable Energy: Generation and Applications, ICREGA 2021 - Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Feb 2 2021Feb 4 2021

Publication series

Name2021 6th International Conference on Renewable Energy: Generation and Applications, ICREGA 2021

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Renewable Energy: Generation and Applications, ICREGA 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAl Ain
Period2/2/212/4/21

Keywords

  • CFD
  • Eddies
  • Eulerian model
  • hydrodynamics
  • mixing particles
  • parametric study

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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