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

201: Size spectra and source apportionment of fine particulates in tropical urban environment during southwest monsoon season

ref: Technical Report 201, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2018 by Yichen Zong, Maria Botero, Liya E. Yu, and Markus Kraft

198: Bivariate extension of the moment projection method for the particle population balance dynamics

ref: Technical Report 198, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2018 by Shaohua Wu, Casper Lindberg, Jethro Akroyd, Wenming Yang, and Markus Kraft

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

Recent Associated Presentations

Funding

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