Mass Transfer in Oil Sand Fluidized Beds—A Simplified Model

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M. A. Abdrabboh, G. A. Karim

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

J. Energy Resour. Technol 110(4), 279-283 (Dec 01, 1988) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3231394 History: Received November 01, 1987; Revised May 25, 1988; Online October 22, 2009


Experimental data obtained previously relating to the behavior of single spherical particles of oil sands in hot uniform velocity oxidizing gaseous streams were employed and extended to estimate in a preliminary fashion the extent of mass transfer from oil sand fragments in a fluidized bed. This has been done through employing experimental correlations published in the literature on fluidization. A simple closed-form analytical expression was derived for estimating the transient rates of mass transfer in fluidized beds of oil sands in terms of the main controlling parameters.

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