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2D Circulating Fluidised Bed

Shown in this animation is the operation of a circulating fluidised bed. The color shows the solids distribution within the CFB. Key features predicted by the model include clustering, solids concentration near the walls and carryover. Return of solid to the riser via the loop seal, which acts like a manometer, is also shown. On the right is a plot called a pressure loop that shows the pressure around the CFB.

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