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Combined Microwave-fluidized Bed Drying of Moist Granular Particles: CFD Modeling and Validation
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: 2012 Dallas, Texas, July 29 - August 1, 2012 121340729.(doi:10.13031/2013.41949)
Authors: Dariush Zare, Mohsen Ranjbaran
Keywords: CFD modeling; Drying; Microwaves; Fluidized bed
In the present study the drying behavior of moist spherical particles in a pilot-scale microwave-assisted fluidized bed dryer was modeled. The Eulerian multiphase model was used to simulate the hydrodynamics of fluidized bed within the framework of the commercial CFD package, Fluent 6.3.26. To expand the ability of Fluent to simulate the drying process, a C source code was written and attached to the software. The simulated results compared with some experimental data and found to have a reasonable accuracy.(Download PDF) (Export to EndNotes)