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

183: A New Iterative Scheme For Solving The Discrete Smoluchowski Equation

ref: Technical Report 183, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2017 by Alastair J. Smith, Clive G. Wells, and Markus Kraft

177: On the milling behaviour of flame synthesised titania particles

ref: Technical Report 177, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2016 by Casper Lindberg, Jethro Akroyd, and Markus Kraft

176: Detailed Population Balance Modelling of TiO2 Synthesis in an Industrial Reactor

ref: Technical Report 176, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2016 by Astrid Boje, Jethro Akroyd, Stephen Sutcliffe, John Edwards, and Markus Kraft

Recent Associated Presentations

Funding

Funding has generously been provided by EPSRC, P&G and AstraZeneca.