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A Primer on Gas-Solids Fluidization

| By Shrikant Dhodapkar, The Dow Chemical Company; Abdolreza Zaltash, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; George Klinzing, University of Pittsburgh

The earliest application of the fundamental concepts of fluidization dates back to 16th century when a German scientist (Georgius Agricola) described a process to upgrade ores. However, it was not until the 1930s, with the development of the Winkler coal-gasification…