159.220 Fluidization Technology
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand the basics of fluidized bed technology and to perform calculations on individual characteristic properties (e.g. fluid dynamics, heat transfer, material transfer). In addition, students can lay out and dimension simple fluidized bed systems. After attending the lecture, students can assess the feasibility of fluidized bed technology for industrial processes relatively accurately and assess the possibilities and limits.

Subject of course

Part A: Fundamentals Characterization of particles Fluid-dynamics of fluidized beds (minimum fluidization velocity, terminal velocity, flow diagrams) Design of gas distributor Two phase theory Bubbles in fluidized beds Particle mixing Entrainment and elutriation Heat transfer Mass transfer Circulating fluidized beds. Part B: Applications Drying Mixing Adsorption Agglomeration Combustion Gasification Calcination Applications in steel industry Applications in petroleum industy Applications in chemical industry

Teaching methods

Lectures on the individual chapters are supplemented by a variety of illustrative calculation examples.

Mode of examination




Examination modalities

Presentation of calculation examples by the students during the lecture
Written submission of calculated calculation examples from the script
Possibility of an oral examination

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
28.02.2021 12:00 10.03.2021 19:00



Lecture notes for this course are available. Das Skritum wird vom Vortragenden im Rahmen der Vorlesung verteilt Further literature is listed in lecture notes.

Previous knowledge

Fundamentals of fluid mechanics recommended.