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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Effect of process conditions on particle growth for spouted bed coating of urea
Author: da Rosa, GS
Rocha, SCD
Abstract: The aim of this work was to analyze the influences of operational variables on particle growth for urea coating in a conventional spouted bed (CSB). An aqueous polymeric suspension was the coating liquid sprayed on the spouted particles. The effects of inlet air temperature, coating suspension flow rate and atomizing air pressure on particle growth were analyzed by a central composite rotatable design (CCRD) of experiments. The results showed particle growth in the range of 1.1-2.6%, therefore, some results below the expected for a film coating (2-8%). A second-order polynomial model was obtained for estimating particle growth as a function of the statistically significant variables: air temperature, suspension flow rate and atomizing air pressure, with percentage of explained variation R(2) = 90.72%. The urea growth kinetics during coating was analyzed for the optimal operating condition and a linear growth coefficient of 1.13 x 10(-3) min(-1) was obtained. The volatilization analyses showed that the polymer film coating provided a decrease of the nitrogen loss in the range of 3-57%. And, SEM analyses demonstrated a total, uniform and homogeneous covering of the urea particles surface. (c) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Subject: Particle coating
Spouted bed coating
Polymer coating
Experimental design
Country: Suíça
Editor: Elsevier Science Sa
Citation: Chemical Engineering And Processing. Elsevier Science Sa, v. 49, n. 8, n. 836, n. 842, 2010.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.cep.2010.06.005
Date Issue: 2010
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