designating, of, or having to do with a process for burning coal, garbage, etc. to produce electricity, using a rising stream of hot air to support, churn, and burn a fluidlike bed of fuel particles mixed with sand, ash, etc.
A mixture of fine particles of a solid (such as a fuel) and a pressurized fluid, used especially in power plants and chemical reactors.
(plural fluidized beds)
- An industrial unit process in which a quantity of a solid particulate substance is caused to float in a stream of a fluid (usually air or other gas) in order to create conditions in which many chemical, combustion and drying reactions take place efficiently.
- A reactor vessel or other piece of equipment in which a substance is maintained in the fluidized state. In this context, often used attributively.