IChemE PTSG Workshop

Tuesday 30 June and Wednesday 1 July 2009

Population balance modelling for particle processes

In this meeting international experts on population balance modelling gave an introduction to the field with emphasis on particulate processes. It was of special interest to people starting out in this area, especially postgraduate students as well as professional engineers working on particle processes.

The Workshop was opened by the head of department, Prof Lynn Gladden.

The speakers at the workshop were:

Prof Wolfgang Peukert from The University of Erlangen, Germany, discussed the application of population balance equations in comminution and precipitation processes including coupling to DNS. The content of this talk can be downloaded here.

Prof Daniele Marchisio from Politecnico di Torino, Italy, introduced the methods of moments for PBE, in particular the Quadrature Method of Moments (QMoM) and the Direct Quadrature Method of Moments (DQMoM). Both methods will be applied to nanoparticle dynamics and flame synthesis. The content of these talks can be found at the following links: [1], [2], [3].

Dr Michael Wulkow from "Dr. Michael Wulkow Computing in Technology", Germany, spoke about finite element approaches applied to crystallisation and precipitation processes within his professional program package PARSIVAL. The presentation is available here.

Dr Markus Kraft from The University of Cambridge, UK, gave a lecture on multivariate stochastic particle methods for granulation and parameter fitting. Download the talk here.


Tuesday, 30 June 2009

12.00 - 12.45 Registration, coffee and light lunch on arrival
12.45 - 13.00 Welcome from Prof. Lynn Gladden
13.00 - 15.00 Session 1:     Wolfgang Peukert
15.00 - 15.30 Tea
15.30 - 17.00 Session 2:     Markus Kraft
19.00 for 19.30 Dinner in Churchill College

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

09.00 - 12.00 Session 3:     Michael Wulkow
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch
13.00 - 15.30 Session 4:     Daniele Marchisio
15.30 - 16.00 Tea with discussion
16.00 Finish