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Process intensification in micro-fluidized bed systems: A review

Lookup NU author(s): Yi Zhang, Dr Kheng-Lim GohORCiD, Dr Yuen Ling Ng, Dr Vladimir Zivkovic



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Micro-fluidized bed (MFB) is a novel technology for engineering processing and screening application due to its good mixing, high mass/heat transfer, reduced reaction time and cost, but issues that remain unresolved are the low fluidization quality and scalability. In this review paper, fundamental and characteristic studies are reviewed to gain an understanding of the miniaturized fluidized bed system for rapid processing and screening. Subsequently, recent progress of the MFB applications is evaluated and compared with other types of reactors from the perspective of process intensification (PI). Finally, the challenges and prospects for this technology for PI are also discussed.

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Author(s): Zhang Y, Goh KL, Ng YL, Chow Y, Wang S, Zivkovic V

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification

Year: 2021

Volume: 164

Print publication date: 01/07/2021

Online publication date: 22/03/2021

Acceptance date: 19/03/2021

ISSN (electronic): 0255-2701


DOI: 10.1016/j.cep.2021.108397

Notes: Miniaturization micro-fluidized bed process intensification reactors applications