A fluidized bed adsorption laboratory experiment

Pamela R. Wright, Xue Liu, Benjamin J. Glasser

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A fluidized bed adsorption laboratory experiment to provide opportunity for students to carry out a series of experiments that approaches the real process equipment is discussed. The series starts with a study of bed expansion in a fluidized bed, goes on to residence time distribution measurement and ends with a study of a bioseperation in a fluidized bed. This allows student to built upon ideas they have already learned in fluid mechanics, mass transfer and reaction engineering. In this experiment students study the relation of the linear velocity and the buffer viscosity to the expanded bed height by simple bed operation, the flow hydrodynamics and the protein adsorption characteristics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages8
Specialist publicationChemical Engineering Education
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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