Topics & Subtopics

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Particulate solids handling

Mechanics of particulate solids
Conveying and transport
Storage
Mixing and segregation
Dust safety (dust control, suppression, collection, explosions, …)
Biomass and extreme shape materials handling
Equipment design
Bulk solids technology developments

2

Particle and particulate systems characterization

Fundamentals and standards
Particle properties and effects
Particle morphology and size
Inter-particle force characterization
Electrostatics of particles
Rheological and dynamical characterization
Characterization of powders for additive manufacturing
Novel theoretical methods
Measurement techniques and instrumentation

3

Particle processing

Catalysis
Adsorption
Agglomeration, deagglomeration and dispersion
Classification and comminution
Drying
Powder compaction and tableting
Particle coating
Industrial applications

4

Particle-fluid systems: fluidization and multi-phase flow

Fundamentals of fluidization
Heat/mass transfer phenomena
Thermal conversion systems
Fluidization of irregular shapes
Chemical looping combustion
Hydrodynamics of fluids containing bubbles, drops, and particles
Mixing and reactor engineering
Measurement techniques
Industrial applications

5

Particle formation and design

Crystallization and precipitation
Encapsulation
Hydrogel and aerogel particles and applications
Pharmaceutical particles
New approaches for particle preparation

6

Particle separation

Cyclones & hydrocyclones
Filtration
Membrane technology
Hybrid processes
Industrial applications

7

Aerosol particles

Aerosol characterization
Aerosol physics and chemistry
Aerosol technology
Aerosol measurement techniques
Aerosols and health
Aerosol impact on environment and climate change
Industrial applications

8

Nanoparticles: production, charact. and applications

Characterization of nanoparticles
Organic, inorganic and hybrids nanoparticles
Graphene and nanotubes
Nanocelluloses
Nanocoating
Nanosafety
CO2 capture, utilization, and storage
Industrial applications: energy, environment, water treatment, health, …

 

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Modelling and simulation

Fundamentals and developments
Quantum computing
Extended discrete element method (XDEM)
Discrete element method and coupled simulations
Population balance, Lattice Boltzmann and molecular modelling
Euler-Euler and Euler-Lagrange approaches
Calibration methods and devices
Upscaling of particle systems
Industrial applications

10

STED in particle-based materials and products

3D/4D printing technology
Sintering and additive manufacturing
Particulate composites
Powder metallurgy
Novel techniques
Advanced materials
Equipment developments
Industrial applications (pharma, food, medicine, energy, etc.)

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