CFD Simulation of Pre-Polymer Pneumatic Conveying and Calculation of their Saltation Velocity

Document Type : Research Article


Computational Fluid Dynamics Research Laboratory, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran,I.R. IRAN


In the present study saltation velocity of particles during pneumatic conveying was calculated by Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD). The Lagrangian approach was used for particle motion. The optimum condition in pneumatic conveying is achieved by minimum energy loss. The gas and particle motion equations were solved using a finite volume discretisation and Runge-Kutta schemes respectively. The results of CFD simulations and experimental correlation for uniform particles are in good agreement (average error 17.6%). In order to study the effect of Particle Size Distribution (PSD) on saltation velocity the real PSD of injected pre- polymer into gas phase polymerization reactor was used.


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