Preliminary Program

POPULATION BALANCE MODELING
OF
PARTICULATE SYSTEMS

January 23- 28, 2000
Aston Keauhou Beach Resort
78-6740 Alii Drive
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
1-808-322-3441 -- Fax: 1-808-322-3117

Conference Co-Chairs:
John A. Herbst
J.A. Herbst & Associates
Michael J. Hounslow
University of Sheffield
Dept. Of Chemical and Process Engineering
Kal V.S. Sastry
University of California
Dept. Of Material Science and Mineral Engineering

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New York, NY 10016-5902
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Sunday, January 23, 2000

17:00 - 18:30 Conference Registration

18:30 - 20:00 Welcoming Remarks and Dinner

20:00 - 21:00 Reception

Monday, January 24, 2000

07:00 - 08:15 Breakfast Buffet

Session 1 - MODELING AND SIMULATION I
Chair: R.B. Diemer, DuPont, USA

08:30 - 09:00 Ka M. Ng
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Population Balance Equations in Process Synthesis and Simulation

09:00 - 09:30 J.A. Herbst and W.T. Pate
J.A. Herbst & Associates, LLC
Dynamic Flowsheet Simulation Using Population Balance Models

09:30 - 10:00 Coffee Break

10:00 - 10:30 Michael J. Hounslow
The University of Sheffield
An Interactive Population Balance Tool: DPB

10:30 - 11:00 Costas Kiparissides
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Application of Population Balance Modeling to Particulate
Polymerization Processes

11:00 - 11:30 Brian Scarlett
Particle Technology Group, Chemical Engineering Department, Delft University of Technology
A Multi-Dimensional Population Balance for Agglomeration With an Application

11:30 - 12:15 Discussion

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 17:45 Ad hoc sessions and/or free time

18:00 - 19:00 Dinner

Session 2 - APPLICATIONS IN MINERAL SYSTEMS
Chair: J.E. Sepulveda, GS Industries, CE

19:00 - 19:30 Adrian Hinde
Mintek
Some Challenges for The Population Balance Modeling of
Minerals Processing Systems

19:30 - 20:00 V.G. Papangelakis, D.H. Rubisov and D. Filippou1
Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
University of Toronto,
1Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering
McGill University
The Population Balance Model in Transient Particulate
Aqueous Processes

20:00 - 20:30 Robin P. Gardner
Nuclear and Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University
Simultaneous Estimation of RTD and Grinding Rate Parameters
With A Linear-Nonlinear Parameter Estimation Code

20:30 - 21:00 D.W. Fuerstenau and A. De
University of California
PBM for Batch Ball Milling of High-Pressure Roll-Milled Product

21:00 - 21:30 Discussion

21:30 - 22:30 Social Hour

Tuesday, January 25, 2000

07:00 - 08:15 Breakfast Buffet

Session 3 - MODELING AND SIMULATION II
Chair: D. Ramkrishna, Purdue, USA

08:30 - 09:00 Themis Matsoukas
Penn State University
A New Monte Carlo Method for the Simulation of Particle Growth

09:00 - 09:30 T. Alan Hatton
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Monte Carlo Simulations of Self - Aggregating Systems and
Stochastic Dynamics Simulations of Micelle Dynamics

09:30 - 10:00 Coffee Break

10:00 - 10:30 Mike Hounslow
University of Sheffield
Tracer Population Balance Equations: Not Quite Two Dimensions, But Still Better Than One

10:30 - 11:00 Kal Sastry
University of California at Berkeley
Modeling and Simulation of Vibration Milling of Metal Powders

11:00 - 11:30 Konstantin Parchevsky
Crimean Astrophysical Observatory
Numerical Simulation of Polydesperse Suspension Sedimentation in the Presence of 2D Compressible Heat Driven Convection

11:30 - 12:15 Discussion

12:15 - 13:15 Lunch

13:30 - 16:30 Ad hoc sessions and/or free time

16:30 - 18:00 Discussion with Posters and Computers

18:00 - 19:00 Dinner

Session 4 - APPLICATIONS IN BIOLOGICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL
SYSTEMS
Chair: B. Scarlett, Delft University, NL

19:00 - 19:30 Martin A. Hjortsø
Louisiana State University
Deciphering The Mechanisms of Autonomous Microbial
Oscillations

19:30 - 20:00 A.S. Burbidge
School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham
Thermal and Shear Effects in The Development of Whey
Protein Size Distributions

20:00 - 20:30 Joel Ducoste
North Carolina State University
Modeling Flocculation in Water Treatment Processes: Impact of
Tank Size and Impeller Configuration

20:30 - 21:00 Catherine Biggs
Advanced Wastewater Management Centre, University of Queensland
Activated Sludge Flocculation: Modelling The Effect of Shear
Using Population Balances

21:00 - 21:30 Discussion

21:30 - 22:30 Social Hour

Wednesday, January 26, 2000

07:00 - 08:15 Breakfast Buffet

Session 5 - MODEL SOLUTION METHODOLOGIES
Chair: T. Chapman, University of Wisconsin, USA

08:30 - 09:00 R. B. Diemer
DuPont Engineering Technology
Moment Methods for Simultaneous Coagulation and Breakage
Problems

09:00 - 09:30 Sohrab Rohani
University of Saskatchewan
Solution of The Population Balance Equation for Protein
Precipitation in A Tubular Precipitator in The Presence of Particle
Breakage and Aggregation

09:30 - 10:00 Coffee Break

10:00 - 10:30 Michael Frenklach
University of California at Berkeley
Method of Moments with Interpolative Closure

10:30 - 11:00 Sanjeev Kumar
Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science
On the Solution of Population Balance Equation by Discretization.
Singular Kernels

11:00 - 11:30 Mark Niemanis
Unilever Research, Colworth
An Adaptive Finite Element Method for Solving Population Balance Equations

11:30 - 12:15 Discussion

12:15 - 13:15 Lunch

13:30 - 16:30 Ad hoc sessions and/or free time

16:30 - 18:00 Discussion with Posters and Computers

18:00 - 19:00 Dinner

Session 6 - APPLICATIONS TO ADVANCED MATERIALS
Chair: K.S. Gandhi, Indian Institute of Science, India

19:00 - 19:30 A.V. McCormick
University of Minnesota
Analysis of Nucleation Transients in Colloid Synthesis Processes

19:30 - 20:00 Sotiris E. Pratsinis
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich)
Aggregate Growth By Coagulation and Sintering

20:00 - 20:30 Toshikuni Yonemoto
Tohoku University
Population Balance Modeling of Continuous Synthesis Process of
Tio2 Particles Using Slug Flow Tubular Reactor

20:30 - 21:00 Heike Mühlenweg
Degussa-Huels AG
Comparison of Three Particle Population Balance Models

21:00 - 21:30 Discussion

21:30 - 22:30 Social Hour

Thursday, January 27, 2000

07:00 - 08:15 Breakfast Buffet

Session 7 - MODEL CALIBRATION/PARAMETER ESTIMATION
Chair: V. Papangelakis, University of Toronto

08:30 - 09:00 A.G. Jones
University College London
Analysis and Scale - Up of Precipitation Processes

09:00 - 09:30 L. Nielsen
University of Queensland
Extraction of Kinetic Parameters From Complex Population
Dynamics

09:30 - 10:00 Coffee Break

10:00 - 10:30 Doraiswami Ramkrishna
Purdue University
Solution of Inverse Problems in Population Balances

10:30 - 11:00 Dennis D. Eberl
U.S. Geological Survey
Determining Growth Mechanisms for Minerals From CSD Shape

11:00 - 11:30 Alan W. Mahoney
Purdue University
An Inverse Problem Strategy for Identification of Nucleation and Growth

11:30 - 12:00 Discussion

12:15 - 13:15 Lunch

Session 8 - APPLICATIONS IN CHEMICAL/PETROLEUM SYSTEMS
Chair: Ka M. Ng, University of Massachusetts, USA

13:30 - 14:00 Lian Xiang Liu
University of Queensland, Australia
Population Balance Modeling of Granulation with A New
Coalescence Kernel

14:00 - 14:30 Ben McCoy
University of California, Davis
Analytical Solutions for Population Balance Equations: Applications to Polymer Reactions and Fractionations

14:30 - 15:00 Aleksandar Mitrovic
University of Stuttgart
A Detailed Microscopic Population Balance Model for Application in
Crystallyzation Processes

15:00 - 15:30 Discussion

15:30 - 18:30 Ad hoc sessions and/or free time

19:00 - 21:30 Luau

Friday, January 28, 2000

07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast Buffet

08:30 - 10:00 Session 9 - RESEARCH NEEDS AND DIRECTIONS
Moderators: Kal Sastry, Mike Hounslow, John Herbst

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:15 Conference wrap-up and discussions

12:00 Lunch and Conference adjournment

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