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Flow regime transition and liquid distribution in a 3D cocurrent downflow three-phase moving bed
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  • Shaoshuo Li,
  • Yaohui Wang,
  • Yao Yang,
  • Zhengliang Huang,
  • Jingyuan Sun,
  • Zuwei Liao,
  • Jingdai Wang,
  • Yang Yongrong,
  • Bing DU
Shaoshuo Li
Zhejiang University
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Yaohui Wang
Zhejiang University
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Zhengliang Huang
Zhejiang University
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Jingyuan Sun
Zhejiang University
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Zuwei Liao
Zhejiang University
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Jingdai Wang
Zhejiang University
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Yang Yongrong
zhejiang university
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Abstract

Based on a cold-flow experimental device, the transition between trickle flow and pulse flow in a 3D cocurrent downflow three-phase moving bed is investigated by the standard deviation of pressure drop and visual observations. Results show that at a constant gas flow rate, the trickle-to-pulse transition shifts to a higher liquid flow rate with the increasing solid flow rate because the particle moving inhibits the formation of local liquid blockage. Furthermore, an empirical model is proposed to fit the trickle-to-pulse transition boundary by correlating the dynamic liquid holdup at the boundary with the gas Reynolds number and the particle velocity. Finally, the effects of the particle moving on the liquid distribution is investigated, which show that the particle moving makes the liquid distribution more uniform when the solid flow rate is smaller than a certain value. But further increasing the solid flow rate, the liquid distribution becomes uneven