Dispersion of Solids Using Spinning Wheel Feeders

  title={Dispersion of Solids Using Spinning Wheel Feeders},
  author={Todd Brendon Francis and Brian Stephens-Hotop and Alan W. Weimer and Christopher Gump},
A particle feeder system is used to feed particles to a fluidized bed reactor. Interparticle Vander Waal forces cause the particles to conglomerate into a larger particle size than desired. A spinning wheel was added to the feeder system to shear the particles into smaller sizes. This study proves that the system works. It has also produced a successful basic model of the system. The experimental particle sizes compared well with the model particle sizes after the shear had been applied.