Numerical analysis of heat transfer mechanisms to pneumatically conveyed dense phase flow

Y. Zheng, John Pugh, Don McGlinchey, Liz Knight, Q. Liu

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Mass and energy balances are required in power generation, chemical, pharmaceutical, food and commodity transfer processes in order to achieve efficient utilization of energy and raw materials. There is a need for accurate, reliable, on-line, continuous and non-invasive measurement of solids' mass flow rate in many industrial processes mentioned above. Thermal flowmeters, in theory, provide a true indication of the mass flow of solids in pneumatic conveying pipelines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-236
Number of pages6
JournalPowder Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2011



  • heat transfer mechanisms
  • dense phase flow

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