An Experimental Study of the Technics of Reducing Power Consumption in Pneumatic Conveying of Granular Materials: Effects of pulsating motion of conveying air and vibratory motion of conveying pipe

Takeshi Kano, Fumiaki Takeuchi, Yutaka Kondo, Masato Utsumi, Toshio Maeda, Koichi Takemura

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The effects of pulsating motion induced in conveying air and vibratory motion applied to a pipe wall on power consumption in pneumatic conveying of granular materisla were examined experimentally. The experiments were performed using a horizontal pipe 4.2 m in length and 52 mm in diameter and millet grain as the conveyed material. It is concluded that the application of pulsation to air and vibration to pipe are effective in reducing the power consumption. The power consumption is tolerably reduced compared to that for an ordinary dense-phase type of pneumatic conveying.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)477-481
Number of pages5
JournalKagaku Kogaku Ronbunshu
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes


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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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