Experimental investigation of axial dispersion in a horizontal rotating cylinder
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This work reports experimental measurements of the dispersion of particles during rotation in a horizontal cylinder. The axial dispersion of a pulse of approximately monodisperse black glass ballotini into a bed of clear glass ballotini of the same size is analysed. This is done using a sectioning technique, where the concentration is determined throughout the cylinder for a given rotation time and speed. The concentration profile is fitted to an appropriate solution of Fick’s second law to determine the dispersion coefficient. The dispersion coefficient is compared for various drum rotation rates and glass ballotini sizes. The cylinder was filled to 35 % by volume and rotated at a range of speeds between 5 and 20 rpm. The particle sizes vary from 1.14 to 3.15 mm. The dispersion coefficient was found to be dependent on both particle size and rotation speed. As the rotation speed, Show more
Journal / seriesGranular Matter
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SubjectAxial dispersion; Rotating cylinders; Kiln; Diffusion; Drums; Segregation; Flow
Organisational unit03865 - Müller, Christoph R. / Müller, Christoph R.
NotesIt was possible to publish this article open access thanks to a Swiss National Licence with the publisher.
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