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.


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