Continuous production characteristics of liquid ice by use of fluidized bed

S. Fukusako, M. Yamada, A. Horibe, K. Hatakeyama, H. Kawabe

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This paper presents an experimental study dealing with the continuous production characteristics of liquid ice by use of a fluidized bed. Ethylene-glycol aqueous solution was cooled by a vertical circular cylinder immersed in a primary air-liquid two phase fluidized bed. Experiments were carried out for a variety of conditions of initial concentration of solution, cooled-wall temperature, and airflow rate for fluidization in order to determine the production performances of the liquid ice. It was observed that a frozen layer which formed along the vertical circular cylinder might be separated from the cooled surface owing to the fluidization motion to be the liquid ice. An operation range for continuous production of liquid ice was identified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-144
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1994 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Nov 6 1994Nov 11 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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