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Investigation of the fluidization of LiF-barite binary mixtures
- Zhang, Pingyu, Xia, Wei, Yang, Xiushan, Yang, Lin, Zhang, Zhiye, Zhong, Yanjun, Han, Xiaojie, Kong, Xingjian
- Powder technology 2019 v.342 pp. 267-274
- barite, lubrication, models, particle size, powders
- This investigation focused on the effect of the operating parameters, barite content and particle size on the minimum fluidization velocity and particle agglomerate sizes of select LiF-barite binary mixtures. Experimental results showed that the relative fluidization in the bed of a binary mixture was better than the fluidization of a single component LiF bed. Results also identified two distinct regions in binary mixtures; namely the fragmentation and lubrication regions. In addition, it was found that the Zhou-Li model could be used to predict particle agglomerate sizes by explaining the forces present between agglomerate particles. The calculated results for the binary system agreed well with experimental data.