Prof. Yaning Zhang
School of Energy Science and Engineering
Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Harbin, China
Dr. Yaning Zhang is a full professor at the School of Energy Science and Engineering of Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) in China. He ever worked as a visiting scholar (2011-2012) and postdoctoral fellow (2013) at Dalhousie University in Canada, and a postdoctor at University of Minnesota Twin Cities in the USA (2016-2018). His research interests include biomass (mainly microwave-assisted gasification and pyrolysis), thermodynamics, etc. He has published 5 books, 10 book chapters and more than 130 journal papers with a H-index of 32. He serves as an associate editor for Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, and an editorial broad member for Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, Biochar, Carbon Research, etc. He also served as a Guest Editor for Renewable Energy, Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Thermal Science, etc.
Title: Fluidization performances of particles in a microwave reactor
Abstract：Fluidized bed technology has been widely used in industrial production (such as energy production, pharmaceutical, chemical engineering, environmental protection, etc.), and has been continuously improved with the requirements of today's society. Microwave-assisted fluidized bed technology is one of the development and hot spots. In this study, a lab-scale fluidized bed system was designed and developed for microwave-assisted gasification and/or pyrolysis, and the cold fluidization characteristics of particles (silicon carbide (SiC), biomass, plastic, etc.) in the lab-scale fluidized bed were studied and presented (SiC is one kind of microwave absorbent, it has the advantages of high microwave absorption ability, low cost and easy recycling). The effects of particle size, fluidization velocity and loading on fluidization performances were also investigated and presented. Hopefully, the contents presented in this study will not only supply some experimental data for well understanding particle fluidization performances but also give insights into microwave-assisted gasification and pyrolysis of organic wastes.