Title: Experiments support an improved model for particle transport in fluidized beds

Content: 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 which was just published in open acces in the online journal “Scientific Reports” from the publishers of Nature : http://next-csp.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Scientific-report-Particle-transport-H-Zhang-2017.pdfFigure: 3D view of the pilot multi-tube solar receiver (Credit: PROMES-CNRS), with solar cavity, refractory lined; and 16 parallel UBFB receiver tubes.