A note on a transverse magnetic field controlled co-current bubble column Original scientific paper

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Jordan Y. Hristov
Radojica D. Pešić


An experimental study has been carried out investigating the fluidization behavior of a bubble column with a bottom magnetic particle bed controlled by an external transverse magnetic field. The magnetization-first/gas-scanning mode was applied, at up to 45 kA m-1 field intensity, with liquid superficial velocities of up to 20 mm s-1 and with a gas flowrate of up to 8 m3 h-1. Particle fractions of two different sizes of up to 1 mm were used. The focus has been both on the three-phase magnetic particle bed expansion playing the role of a gas distributor and the gas holdup of the abovepositioned two-phase section, as well as related column parameters. Piezometric measurements have been performed that provided detection of the position of the interface between the two column sections without visual observation, as well as the gas holdup in the two-phase zone. The bed expansion was strongly affected by the bed state created by the initially established liquid flow rate. The results showed that the intensity of the field applied to the magnetic solids allows control both of bed expansion and internal bed structure, so the applicability of magnetically assisted three-phase beed as a gas distributor in bubble column seems promising.


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Hristov, J. Y. ., & Pešić, R. D. (2024). A note on a transverse magnetic field controlled co-current bubble column : Original scientific paper. HEMIJSKA INDUSTRIJA (Chemical Industry). https://doi.org/10.2298/HEMIND230621010H
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