Scale-up of fluidized-bed combustion – A review
Journal article, 2011

Methods for scaling of fluidized-bed combustors are reviewed. It is found that a general scaling methodology, including simultaneously fluid-dynamic and combustion scaling, cannot be applied in practical scaling tests. Simplifications are needed. The approach followed here is to differentiate between fluid-dynamic scaling, combustion scaling, both related to the basic equations describing the phenomena, and boiler scaling that means scale-up from one boiler size to another, where established design elements can be utilized in the scaling procedure.

Fluidized-bed combustor

Combustion scaling

Fluid dynamic scaling

Boiler design



Bo G Leckner

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Pál Szentannai

Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Franz Winter

Vienna University of Technology


0016-2361 (ISSN)

Vol. 90 10 2951-2964

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories

Energy Engineering

Areas of Advance




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