To increase the processing gas flow rate in a fluidized bed filter, the effects of superficial velocity and fluidization state on PM filtration and combustion were examined by experiments using large bed particles (710 μm). The fluidization state at 710 μm was measured by image analysis and recurrence plot, and the superficial velocities as experimental conditions were determined to obtain almost the same fluidization state and filtration efficiency as those for small bed particles (420 μm) in previous studies. The BET-surface area of 710 μm is slightly larger than that of 420 μm, and the amount of potassium catalyst doped on large bed particles is comparable to that at 420 μm. The gas phase velocity is increased by increasing the processing gas flow rate, and the contact probability between PM and oxidizer increases. The PM combustion reaction is significantly promoted owing to the effects of the potassium catalyst and the increase in the gas phase velocity, and the minimum continuous regeneration temperature is 30 °C lower than that at 420 μm. As a result, fluidized bed filters using large bed particles can be operated in continuous regeneration mode at a bed temperature of 320 °C while maintaining a filtration efficiency of 100%.
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