Characterisation of spouted fluidisation of raw sugar

Sheehan, M.E., and Schneider, P.A. (2003) Characterisation of spouted fluidisation of raw sugar. In: Proceedings of the 25th Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists Conference (25), pp. 1-8. From: 25th Annual Conference Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, 6-9 May 2003, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

An experimental apparatus capable of fluidising sugar under both spouted and standard fluidising regimes was designed and commissioned. The apparatus was operated under spouting conditions using dry raw sugar and dry sand. The general characteristics of the apparatus and the design procedure for sizing this unit have been outlined in the paper. Minimum spouting velocities over a range of dry sugar bed heights (80- 220 mm) were determined for dry raw sugar and qualitative examination of the effect of sugar moisture content on fluidisation was undertaken. The advantages of fluidised bed drying have been presented and the potential application of this drying technology has been discussed.

Item ID: 7755
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: drying; experimental dryer design; fluidisation; fluidised beds; spouted beds
ISSN: 0726-0822
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2010 01:40
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091504 Fluidisation and Fluid Mechanics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 86 MANUFACTURING > 8601 Processed Food Products and Beverages (excl. Dairy Products) > 860199 Processed Food Products and Beverages (excl. Dairy Products) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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