Determination of thermal radiative properties of packed-bed media containing a mixture of polydispersed particles Academic Article uri icon


  • Thermal radiative characteristics of packed beds containing a mixture of polydispersed SiO2, ZnO, and C particles are determined numerically by employing the Monte Carlo technique, which is validated with the experimentally measured overall transmittance. A radiative heat transfer model is formulated for a pseudo-continuum multi-component medium of Mie-scattering particles. Good agreement is achieved by incorporating approximate phase functions that reproduce the experimentally observed preference for forward scattering. © 2008 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

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  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Jäger, K., Lipiński, W., Katzgraber, H. G., & Steinfeld, A.

citation count

  • 7

publication date

  • August 2009