Special Issue "Multiphase Flows and Particle Technology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2022) | Viewed by 20560
Interests: formulation engineering; particle technology; multiphase modelling; multiscale simulation; data analytics
Interests: geotechnical engineering; particle modelling method; tunnelling disaster control; infrastructure monitoring; smart transportation
Particulate material is ubiquitous in nature and its behavior spans a broad range of disciplines including physics, chemistry, and civil, mechanical and process engineering. Particle technology refers to the science and technology related to the formation, processing and handling of particles, drops, bubbles and powders. Knowledge of particle technology is used to improve the performance of the catalyst, reduce air pollution, prevent debris flow hazards and landslide disaster, improve energy mining efficiency and design the pharmaceutical manufacturing processes (crystallization, filtering, mixing, milling, granulation, coating and compaction), and so on. Multiphase flow is the simultaneous flow of more than one phase, which is encountered in many of our day-to-day activities and also prevalent in various industrial processes. During the last few decades, there has been a surge of studies to understand the fundamental principles of the flow dynamics of relevant processes. Numerous advances in experimental measurements, theoretical analysis and numerical modelling approaches have been made. It is manifest that this continuously updated knowledge will be immensely beneficial for the design and optimization of industrial operations.
This Special Issue aims to curate original research papers, short communications, and reviews in the fields of multiphase flows and particle technology. Particularly, recent developments and applications of experimental and computational approaches to address longstanding challenges in understanding the relevant processes are highly welcome. Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Particle characterization and formulation;
- Synthesis and processing of particles;
- Granular flows, gas-liquid flows, gas-solid flows or liquid-solid flows;
- Measurement techniques for multiphase flows;
- Multiscale model and theory development;
- Fluid-solid coupling and its applications in energy extraction;
- Coarse-grained modeling theory development and application;
- Data-driven or machine learning methods for industrial processes.