Prof. S. K. Majumder is a Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India. He has completed his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. His research interests include multiphase flow and reactor development, hydrodynamics in multiphase flow, mineral processing, process intensifications and micro-nano bubble science and technology and its applications. He is a Fellow of the International Society for Research and Development, 8A Kapteinsvigein, London, UK. He is also a recipient of various honours and awards like: Editor, Journal of Chemical Engineering Research Studies, Guest editor, American Journal of Fluid Dynamics, published by Scientific & Academic Publishing Co., CA, 91731, USA, Editorial board member of Scientific Journal of Materials Science, IIME Award on beneficiation from Indian Institute of Mineral Engineers (IIME), Editorial board Member of the Journal of Science and Technology, Scientific and Academic Publishing, USA, Advisory board member of Excelling Tech Publishers (ETP), London, UK. He is a life member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Indian Institute of Mineral Engineers, member of Institute of Engineers (India), Member of Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society (PCBEE), senior member of International Association of Engineers (IAE), Japan. He authored three books, five book chapters, and has more than 60 publications in several reputed international journals. He has completed several sponsored and consultancy projects. He has a collaboration with the Aalborg University, Denmark and University of Los Andes, Colombia. Presently he is working in the field of Microbubble science and technology and its applications in mineral beneficiation, food processing and arsenic, ammonia and dye removal and process intensifications by developing ejector-induced gas aided extraction process.
Week - 1-2: Introduction: The phenomenon of fluidization; Advantages and disadvantages of fluidized beds; Industrial applications of fluidized beds
Week - 3: Characteristics of solids: Classification of solids; Flow characteristics and its outline in the different types of fluidization.
Week - 4-5: Flow pattern of fluidization system: Flow patter, flow pattern transition, flow pattern map, Frictional pressure drop and its model to analyze, Solid movement, mixing, segregation and staging
Week - 6: Gas distribution: Type of gas distributors in small and large scale industries, Design of distributor
Week - 7: Bubbling fluidized beds: Gas dispersion and gas interchange in bubbling beds, mixing characteristics
Week - 8: Entrainment and elutriation from fluidized beds
Week - 9: Attrition: Attrition mechanism and its analysis by model
Week - 10-11: Mass transfer phenomena: Particle to gas mass transfer phenomena and its analysis by model in two and three phase system and modeling
Week - 12: Heat Transfer phenomena: Heat transfer between fluidized beds and surfaces and modeling
Design of fluidized bed reactors: Design for physical operation, catalytic and non-catalytic systems