Design and development of a laboratory scale fluidization column for experimentation through student internship program

Senadeera, Wijitha and Kosse, Vladis (2021) Design and development of a laboratory scale fluidization column for experimentation through student internship program. Indian Journal of Engineering, 18 (49). pp. 40-47. ISSN 2319-7757

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Abstract

At Queensland University of Technology, internships are offered for foreign students to familiarize with Australian education, culture and learn from other students under a supervision of an academic to gain a valuable undergraduate experience. Under the internship of a French student preliminary calculations carried out lead to development of an experimental test rig which was designed and developed to use for student experimentation and higher degree research at the Queensland University ofTechnology. Fluidization method is one of the technologies which saves energy in the processing industry not limited to agro-food and chemical sectors, also can be used any other industry. Drying can be regarded as one of the most important and most frequently applied unit operation in all sectors producing solid products. In drying process, water is the liquid evaporated in the form of moisture reduction and heated air is the commonly used as the medium which help the operation. Fluid bed drying has been known as a smooth drying procedure, with good mixing capabilities and lower the water content to a very low residual value with a high degree of process efficiency. This process is characterized by high moisture reduction offering higher heat transfer rates which enable easy thermal control capacity of the drying medium and contents compared with conventional drying processes.
Hence this is a sustainable operation. In order to conduct fluidized bed drying experiments, it is necessary to design a suitable laboratory scale fluidization column. This work details the design and fabrication stages of the project


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2021 06:13
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2021 06:13
Uncontrolled Keywords: fluidization, drying, column, experimentation, AFD techniques
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0908 Food Sciences > 090802 Food Engineering
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390308 Technical, further and workplace education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160102 Higher education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/41001

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