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Computational modelling of wet granular processes using the discrete element method

The aim of the project is to develop techniques to model liquid bridging during particle processes such as granulation or impregnation in laboratory scale equipment.

In processes such as impregnation or granulation, liquid is added to the powder bed. Information extrapolated from the DEM simulations such as flow patterns of solid within an operation unit, flow rate under a spraying area, flow between compartments units (shear rates and collision frequencies) will be compared to physical experiments under similar conditions in order to validate the model.

The effects of operating conditions on the final product properties will be determined. Physical experiments under similar conditions will be carried out to validate the model.


Giuseppe Raso

Biography

Masters - CHEMICAL ENGINEERING,  Department of INGEGNERIA per l'AMBIENTE e il TERRITORIO e INGEGNERIA, CHIMICA
Degree/Bachelor - CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, Universita' della Calabria Facolta' di INGEGNERIA

Contact details

Email: giuseppe.raso@matthey.com

Giuseppe Raso