Predicting particle behavior in air classifiers


Journal Article

A test to predict the behavior of irregularly shaped particles in a vertical air flow is developed and evaluated. The fundamental aspects of particle behavior are discussed, while irregularly shaped particles are highlighted. Dropping such particles in calm air at a height to establish a defined terminal settling velocity is the basis for the test. Meaningful comparisons are made as the same particles are injected in a vertical air flow. Conclusions point to the usefulness of the drop test for predicting particle behavior in a vertical air flow in general and organic/inorganic solid waste particles in air classifiers in particular. © 1982.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vesilind, PA; Peirce, JJ; McNabb, M

Published Date

  • January 1, 1982

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 209 - 213

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-3658

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0361-3658(82)90049-2

Citation Source

  • Scopus