Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, 21st International Drying Symposium

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The aggregation rate constant of the discrete population balance model in hot melt fluidized bed coating process
W. Xin, Y. Yan, X. Qing, W. Long

Last modified: 02-01-2019


During hot melt fluidized bed coating, particle agglomeration leads to non-uniform particle size. In this study, Population Balance Model (PBM) is used to establish the conservation of the size of particles in the system. In order to solve the population balance model, it is discretized. The aggregation kernel of the particles can be described by the Equi-partition of Kinetic Energy (EKE) kernel based on the gas dynamics theory. The EKE kernel is incorporated into a discrete population balance (DPB) model, and the effective aggregation rate constant is obtained by fitting with the experimental data.

Key words: Hot melt fluidized bed, PBM, DPB, EKE kernel, Aggregation rate constant.



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