Characterization of mixing in fluidized bed units for conversion of high volatile fuels
Research Project , 2013 – 2016

Fluidized-bed (FB) conversion of solid fuels is characterized by high fuel flexibility and the potential to efficiently handle high volatile and low-grade fuels, such as biomass and waste fuels. However, development of FB units for biomass and difficult fuels and fuel mixtures has so far relied on industrial experience, which sets a challenge on the reliable design and scale-up of FB units for biomass conversion. This project aims to develop and apply methods for experimental characterization of the solids and gas mixing at conditions relevant for industrial FBC units. Besides the intrinsic value of the knowledge gained on the phenomena investigated, the experimental results are to be used in the formulation and implementation of a predictive model which can serve as a tool to ensure reliable design, scale and operation up of the FBC process having biomass as fuel.


David Pallarès (contact)

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Tove Karlsson

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Erik Sette

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology



Funding Chalmers participation during 2013–2015

Swedish Energy Agency

Project ID: P38347-1
Funding Chalmers participation during 2014–2016

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