Fluid Dynamics in Ikerlan-IK4 Pilot Plant Spouted Bed Reactor at High Temperatures

J. Makibar, A.R. Fernandez-Akarregi, I. Alava, F. Cueva & M. Olazar
This paper describes the fluid­dynamic and heat transfer performance near pyrolysis temperatures in a pilot scale conical spouted bed reactor. The spouted bed reactor is the core of a fast pyrolysis pilot plant with a continuous biomass feeding up to 25kg/h, located at Ikerlan­IK4 facilities. The aim of the project is to have a deeper understanding of the spouted bed reactor performance at pyrolysis temperatures, in order to improve heat transfer in the reactor, minimizing...