Over 70 laboratories in the Soviet Union are engaged in fluidization research, yet their work is virtually unknown in the Western world. This book, originally published in Russian, covers thoroughly the recent work of Soviet authors in this field up to the end of 1961. Designed both as a graduate text in two-phase flow and as a reference for the practicing chemical engineer, the text proceeds logically from consideration of basic fluidized bed phenomena to application of various fluid bed techniques. Although broad in scope, the emphasis is on elucidation of the physical bases of fluidization processes and presentation of workable and reliable design equations.
Graduate students in chemical engineering and mechanical engineering, practicing engineers, and those concerned with the work of Soviet technologists will be interested in this book.