1. Introduction N. Epstein and J. Grace;
2. Initiation of spouting X. Bi;
3. Empirical and analytical hydrodynamics N. Epstein;
4. Computational fluid dynamic modeling of spouted beds X. Bao, W. Du and J. Xu;
5. Conical spouted beds M. Olazar, J. Bilbao and M. J. San José;
6. Hydrodynamics of spout-fluid beds W. Zhong, B. Jin, M. Zhang and R. Xiao;
7. Spouted and spout-fluid beds with draft tubes M. H. Morgan, III, H. Littman, Z. B. Grbavčić and J. D. Paccione;
8. Particle mixing and segregation G. Rovero and N. Piccinini;
9. Heat and mass transfer A. Kmiec and S. Englart;
10. Powder-particle spouted beds T. Ishikura and H. Nagashima;
11. Drying of particulate solids M. L. Passos, E. F. Costa, Jr and A. S. Mujumdar;
12. Drying of solutions, slurries and pastes J. T. Freire, M. C. Ferreira and F. B. Freire;
13. Granulation and particle coating S. C. S. Rocha and O. P. Taranto;
14. The Wurster coater J. Seville, S. Palmer and A. Ingram;
15. Gasification, pyrolysis and combustion A. P. Watkinson and A. Lisboa;
16. Spouted bed electrochemical reactors J. W. Evans and V. Jiřičný;
17. Scale-up, slot-rectangular and multiple spouting J. Grace and C. J. Lim;
18. Mechanical spouting T. Szentmarjay, E. Pillai and Judit Tóth;
19. Catalytic reactors and their modeling G. Rovero and N. Piccinini;
20. Liquid and liquid-gas spouting Z. B. Grbavčić, H. Littman and M. H. Morgan, III; Index.
Norman Epstein is Honorary Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia. His research areas during the past 60 years have focused on heat, mass and momentum transfer; on the fluid-particle dynamics of spouted beds; and on various aspects of heat exchanger fouling. A former President of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, and a previous Editor of the Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, he has more than 200 publications. Professor Epstein is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the Chemical Institute of Canada.
John R. Grace University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
John R. Grace is Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia. He has more than 40 years of experience working on fluidized and spouted beds, fluid-particle systems and multiphase flow. His work includes reactor design, heat and mass transfer, hydrodynamics, and applications. Professor Grace has published widely, and has lectured and consulted for industry in these fields.