Particle Processes

A major area of research within the Computational Modelling Group is into modelling particulate processes. Such process are of immense importance across a wide range of industries, from food and pharmaceuticals to detergents and catalysts.

The interests in the group can be split into two broad classes: modelling industrial particle processes; and developing new computational techniques for representing associated phenomena. In the first catagory, there are active collaborations with various companies, developing models for such systems as spray-drying towers for washing powder manufacture and granulation units for production of laundry tablets. There is even research into the perfect crumble topping! In the development of new computational techniques, members of this theme work closely with those in the CoMo Group's Nanoparticles Theme, investigating ways of solving the population balance models which can be used to descibe many of the particle processes of interest.

Recent Associated Preprints

196: Emerging applications of nanocatalysts synthesized by flame aerosol processes

ref: Technical Report 196, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2018 by Yuan Sheng, Markus Kraft, and Rong Xu

195: Analysing the effect of screw configuration using a stochastic twin-screw granulation model

ref: Technical Report 195, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2018 by Andrew D McGuire, Sebastian Mosbach, Gavin Reynolds, Robert I. A. Patterson, Eric J. Bringley, Nick A. Eaves, Jochen Dreyer, and Markus Kraft

194: Sooting characteristics of polyoxymethylene dimethyl ether blends with diesel in a diffusion flame

ref: Technical Report 194, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2017 by Yong Ren Tan, Maria Botero, Yuan Sheng, Jochen Dreyer, Rong Xu, Wenming Yang, and Markus Kraft

Recent Associated Presentations


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