Scientific productions

  1. Experiments support an improved model for particle transport in fluidized beds

The upwards flow of particles in an Upflow Bubbling Fluidized Bed (UBFB) is studied experimentally and modelled from pressure drop considerations and energy loss equations, as part of the Next-CSP project activities. The results from the project are presented in this peer-reviewed scientific publication published in open acces in the online journal “Scientific Reports” from the publishers of Nature. 

Figure: 3D view of the pilot multi-tube solar receiver (Credit: PROMES-CNRS), with solar cavity, refractory lined; and 16 parallel UBFB receiver tubes.

3D view of the pilot multi-tube solar receiver (Credit: PROMES-CNRS), with solar cavity, refractory lined; and 16 parallel UBFB receiver tubes.