fluid-bed process

fluid-bed process

[¦flü·əd ¦bed ′präs·əs]
(chemical engineering)
A type of process based on the tendency of finely divided powders to behave in a fluidlike manner when supported and moved by a rising gas or vapor stream; used mainly for catalytic cracking of petroleum distillates.
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of London, England, spoke of using the mixed-catalyst approach in its gas-phase, fluid-bed process to make extraordinarily tough LLDPE film resins (PT, Nov.
that it had successfully used supported metallocene catalysts in its fluid-bed process to make LLDPE in large-scale pilot-plant trials.
* "Mobil Chemical Company has successfully produced ethylene-based polymers in a pilot-plant, fluid-bed process using metallocene-based catalysts." .