August 25-30, 2002
Il Ciocco Conference Center

Castelvecchio Pascoli (Near Barga), Tuscany, ITALY
Tel: +39-0583-719-204 - Fax: +39-0583-723-197

Conference Chair:
Dr. H. Philip Hsieh
HPH ChemTech Consulting, USA

Conference Co-chairs:
Prof. Eckart Meiburg
University of California at Santa Barbara
Department of Mechanical and Environmental Engineering, USA
Prof. Raffaella Ocone
Heriot-Watt University
Mechanical and Chemical Engineering Department, UK

United Engineering Foundation, Inc.
Three Park Avenue, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10016
T: 1-212-591-7836 F: 1-212-591-7441

Herman Bieber (Bieber Enterprises, USA),
Prof. Clayton T. Crowe (Washington State University, USA),
Dr. Jan Ehrhard (ALSTOM AG, Switzerland),
Dr. Carlos Haertel (Institute of Fluid Dynamics at ETH, Switzerland),
Dr. I. Hayati (Borax Europe, UK),
Dr. H. Philip Hsieh (HPH ChemTech Consulting, USA),
Prof. Melany Hunt (California Institute of Technology, USA),
Prof. Eckart Meiburg (UC Santa Barbara, USA),
Dr. David Newton (BP Chemicals, UK),
Prof. Raffaella Ocone (Heriot-Watt University, UK),
Prof. Martin Olazar (Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain),
Prof. Jennifer Sinclair (Purdue University, USA),
Prof. Yutaka Tsuji (Osaka University, Japan),
Prof. Ugur Tuzun (University of Surrey , UK),
Dr. Otis Walton (Inhale Therapeutic Systems, USA)

Sunday, August 25, 2002

17:00 - 19:00 Registration

19:00 - 19:30 Welcome Reception

19:30 - 21:00 Dinner

21:00 - 22:00 Social Hour


Monday, 26 August 2002

07:30 - 08:15 Breakfast Buffet

08:15 - 08:30 Opening Remarks
H. Philip Hsieh, Conference Chair
Herman Bieber, UEF Liaison

Chairs: Raffaella Ocone and Clayton Crowe

08:30 - 09:10 Keynote Speech
Structured Particles: The Need and the Challenges Ahead
D.W. York, Proctor and Gamble, UK

09:10 - 09:50 Keynote Speech
"Small" Technology or Opportunities for Nanoscalar and Nanostructured Useful Materials through Microstructure Control
Raymond Oliver, ICI Strategic Technology Group, UK

09:50 - 10:10 Powder Rheology in Relation to Air and Water Content? An
Empirical Study
Reg Freeman, Freeman Technology, UK

10:10 - 10:30 Multiscale Fluid Flow in Air Treatment Processes
Albert Subrenat, Arnaud Delebarre, Laurence Le Coq and Marc Benesse, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France

10:30 - 10:50 Control of the Aggregate State of Particles in Liquid Using Air
Bubbles with Preset Properties
G.L. Gentsler and A.M. Sharkov, Design and Research Enterprise Sibproject, Russia

10:50 - 11:20 Coffee Break

Chairs: Igan Hayati and Martin Olazar

11:20 - 12:00 Keynote Speech
What's New in Particle System Characterization?
Reinhard Kohlus, Unilever Research and Development, Netherlands

12:00 - 12:20 On-Line Measurement of Solids Concentration in Slurries Using an
AC Frequency Response Technique
Shenggen Hu and Bruce Firth, CSIRO/Queenland Centre for Advanced Technologies, Australia

12:20 - 12:40 Methodology of Measurement of Size and Size-Distribution of
Aggregates Formed during Flocculation
Martin Pivokponsky, Libuse Benesova and Radek Pivokonsky, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic, and Silvestr Mutl, Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic

12:45 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 16:00 Ad Hoc Sessions and/or Free Time

16:00 - 16:30 Afternoon Coffee


16:30 - 17:10 Keynote Speech
Process Tomography of Particulate and Multiphase Flows
Ugur Tuzun, University of Surrey, UK

17:10 - 17:30 Application of Shadow Doppler Velocimetry to Size-Velocity
Correlation Measurements of Particles in Fluid
Kazuaki Matsuura, Minoru Komaki and Koji Ueyama, Kanomax Research Institute Co., Japan

17:30 - 17:50 Non-invasive X-Ray Imaging of Multiphase Systems: What Next after
Nearly Twenty Years?
David Newton, BP Chemicals, UK

17:50 - 18:10 A New Measuring Method for the Determination of Aerodynamic
Particle Diameters
B. Ruck, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

18:10 - 18:40 Coffee Break

18:40 - 19:00 Direct, Micro-Scale Measurement of Interparticle Forces at High
Temperatures in Relation to Defluidization
Stefaan Simons and Paolo Pagliai,University College London, UK, and Dominic Rhodes, BNFL, UK

19:00 - 19:20 Advanced Instrumentation of Gas-Particle Flow in Swirling Fluidized
Bed Combustor Cold Model for Advanced Waste Disposal
S.W. Lee, Yun Liu, Shijun Zhu and Jian Hua, Morgan State University, USA

19:20 - 19:50 Discussion

20:00 - 21:30 Dinner

21:30 - 22:30 Social Hour

Tuesday, 27 August 2002

07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast

Chairs: Melany Hunt, Yutaka Tsuji and Paola Lettieri

08:30 - 09:10 Keynote Speech
Advances in Two-Fluid Approaches for Modeling Dispersed Phase Flows
Clayton Crowe, Washington State University, USA

09:10 - 09:30 ENS of Fluid-Particle Systems-Mesoscale Phenomena and Ab Initio
Determination of Effective Properties
Mark J. Biggs, University of Edinburgh, UK, Ajoy K. Roy and Ugur Tuzun, University of Surrey, UK

09:30 - 09:50 Numerical Simulation of a Suspension Drop Settling under Gravity
Thorsten Bosse, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

09:50 - 10:10 Turbulence-Dynamics Modification in Wall-Bounded Turbulent
Flows Laden with Small Heavy Particles
V. Ferrand, L.M. Portela and R.V.A. Oliemans, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

10:10 - 10:30 Dependence of the Volume Fraction Calculation on the Particle-Fluid
Interaction in an Eulerian-Lagrangian Numerical Simulation of Dispersed Multiphase Flow
Philippe Traore, Cedric Herbreteau and Frederic Eynaud, Laboratoire d"Etudes Aerodynamiques, France

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break


11:00 - 11:20 Modeling of Gas and Multisize Particle Flow Using Kinetic Theory
Hamid Arastoopour and Hadjira Iddir, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

11:20 - 11:40 CFD Modeling of Gas and Liquid Fluidized Beds Using Different
Models Approach
Paola Lettieri, Luca Cammarata, Giorgio Micale and John Yates, University College London, UK, and Derek Colman, BP Chemicals, UK

11:40 - 12:00 Detailed Validation of a CFD Model Describing a Pseudo-2D Spout-
Fluid Bed
J.M. Link, C. Zeilstra, N.G. Deen and J.A.M. Kuipers, Twente University, Netherlands

12:00 - 12:20 DEM Simulation of Fluidized Bed of Group A Particles
Toshihiro Kawaguchi, Tomonari Kobayashi, Toshitsugu Tanaka and Yutaka Tsuji, Osaka University, Japan

12:20 - 12:40 Comparison of Lagrangian and Eulerian Statistics in Fully
Developed Turbulent Pipe Flow
M.P.B. Veenman, J.G.M. Kuerten and J.J.H. Brouwers, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

12:45 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 16:00 Ad Hoc Sessions and/or Free Time

16:00 - 16:30 Afternoon Coffee


16:30 - 16:50 Simulation of Fluid-Particle Interactions for Finite-Size Particles
Using Near-Far Field Decomposition Techniques
Luis M. Portela and Rene V.A. Oliemans, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

16:50 - 17:10 Cluster-Based Stokesian Dynamics Method for Simulations of
Ferromagnetic Colloidal Dispersions
Akira Satoh, Akita Prefectural University, Japan

17:10 - 17:30 High- Resolution Simulations of Particle-Driven Gravity Currents
Eckart Meiburgh, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA, Frieder Necker, Carlos Haertel and Leonhard Kleiser, ETH, Switzerland

17:30 - 20:00 Poster Session and Afternoon Coffee
Chairs: Eckart Meiburg and Raffaella Ocone

20:00 - 21:30 Dinner

21:30 - 22:30 Social Hour

Wednesday, 28 August 2002

07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast

Morning/Early Afternoon Excursion to Lucca, Departs at 08:30 and Returns to Il Ciocco by 15:30.

15:30 - 16:00 Afternoon Coffee


16:00 - 16:20 Discrete Element Modeling of Fluid-Particle Interaction Driven
Graham G.W. Mustoe, Colorado School of Mines, USA

16:20 - 16:40 Lagrangian-Lagrangian Simulation of an Evaporating Spray:
Accounting for Evaporation at the PDF Level
Bertrand Naud and Dirk Roekaerts, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

16:40 - 17:00 Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of the Sedimentation Process with
Non-Cohesive Particles
Efstathios E. Michaelides and Zu-Jia Xu, Tulane University, USA

17:00 - 17:20 Flow Structure Formation in Dense Gas-Fluidized Beds
Jie Li and J.A.M. Kuipers, Twente University, Netherlands
Presented by Martin van der Hoef

17:20 - 17:50 Discussion

17:50 - 20:00 Ad hoc Sessions and/or Free Time

20:00 - 21:30 Dinner

21:30 - 22:30 Social Hour

Thursday, 29 August 2002

07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast

Chairs: David Newton and Ugur Tuzun

08:30 - 09:10 Keynote Speech
Hydrodynamic Interactions between a Gas and Dispersed Solids at Moderate Stokes Numbers
Michel Louge, Haitao Xu and James Jenkins, Cornell University, USA

09:10 - 09:30 The Role of Aeration on the Incipient Failure of Powders
Diego Barletta and Giovanna Ferrari, Universita degli Studi di Salerno, Italy, Kerry Johanson, University of Florida, USA, Massimo Poletto, Universita degli Studi di Salerno, Italy, and Brian Scarlett, University of Florida, USA

09:30 - 09:50 Fluid Effects and Oblique Particle-Walled Collisions
Melany Hunt and Gustavo G. Joseph, California Institute of Technology, USA

09:50 - 10:10 The Role of Gas Phase Turbulence and Particle Interactions
in the
Flow of Suspensions in Downers
Hongbing Jian and Raffaella Ocone, Heriot-Watt University, UK

10:10 - 10:30 Homogeneous Fluidization Quality
L.G. Gibilaro , University of L'Aquila, Italy, R. Di Felice, University of Genova, Italy and P.U. Foscolo, University of L'Aquila, Italy

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:20 Bubble Coalescence Behaviour in Flotation Froths: the Influence of Surfactants, Electrolytes and Particles
Stefaan Simons and Michael Spyridopoulos, University College London, UK

11:20 - 11:40 AFM for Inter-Particle Force, Surface Roughness and Nanoindentation
Jamie Cleaver, University of Surrey, UK

11:40 - 12:00 Elastic Granular Shear Flows
Charles Campbell, University of Southern California, USA

12:45 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 16:00 Ad Hoc Sessions and/or Free Time

16:00 - 16:30 Afternoon Tea


16:30 - 16:50 Measurements of Wave Propagation in Static and Agitated Granular Beds
Christopher E. Brennen and S.R. Hostler, California Institute of Technology, USA

16:50 - 17:10 Contact Mechanics Based Collisional Operators for Kinetic Theory
Colin Thornton, Aston University, UK

17:10 - 17:30 Sedimentation of Polydisperse Suspension in Presence of 2D Compressible Convection
Konstantin V. Parchevsky, Crimean Astrophysical Observatory, Ukraine

17:30 - 18:00 Discussion

19:30 Buses Will Leave for the Banquet

20:00 - 23:00 Conference Banquet on the Mountain

Friday, 30 August 2002

07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast

Chairs: Eckart Meiburgh and Otis Walton

08:30 - 09:10 Keynote Speech
Challenges in Characterizing Dry Pharmaceutical Powders for Pulmonary Delivery
Otis Walton, Inhale Therapeutic Systems, Inc.

09:10 - 09:30 Solid Flow Patterns in Conical Spouted Beds Consisting of Particles of Different Size, Density and Shape
Martin Olazar, Maria J. San Jose, Sonia Alvarez and Javier Bilbao, University of the Basque Country, Spain

09:30 - 09:50 The Effect of Particle Size on the Flow of Fluidized Particles
M.A. Gilbertson, University of Bristol, UK, I. Eames, University College London, UK, and O. Roche, University of Bristol, UK

09:50 - 10:10 Characteristics of Solid Particle in Gas Flow in Downward Jet
Tsuneaki Ishima, Ismail M. Youssef, Waleed A. Abd-Elfadeel, Toshimichi Arai and Tomio Obokata, Gunma University, Japan

10:10 - 10:40 Coffee Break

10:40 - 12:30 Review and Closing Remarks

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 Departure - bus will leave for Lucca and Pisa

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Chairs: Eckart Meiburg and Raffaella Ocone
Tuesday 17:30 - 20:00

The Uranium Particles Sedimentation Using the Ultrasound Field
Dan P. Georgescu, Dan C. Badea and Florian Aurelian, Research and Design Institute for Rare and Radioactive Metals, Romania

The Evolution of the Velocity Field around a Sphere Colliding with a Wall
Roberto Zenit and Angel Ruiz-Angulo, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

Novel Methods to Study Interfacial Forces at the Water-Particle Boundary
Lyudmyla Pavlova, Oleg L. Alekseyev and Yurij P. Bojko, Institute of Biocolloidal Chemistry, Ukraine

PTFE Wet Agglomeration Process
Stefano Ferrero and Valeri Kapeliouchko, Ausimont S.p.a., Italy

Interactions between Mixtures of Particles in Autocatalytic Nickel Solutions
I. Apachitei and J. Duszczyk, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Fluid-Filter Interactions of Environmental Processes
Arnaud Delebarre, laurence Le Coq, Marc Benesse and Fabrice Bloyet, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France

Development of a Shear Cell with Humidity Control
Jamie Cleaver and Olu Baptist, University of Surrey, UK and Peter Sadd, RHM Technology, UK

Fluidization and Resuspension of Particles in Simple Shear Flow
Efstathios E. Michaelides and Zhi-Gang Feng, Tulane University, USA

Lift Forces in Horizontal Slurry Flows
Charles S. Campbell, University of Southern California, USA

Thermophoretic Deposition for the Continuous Removal of Diesel
Armin K. Messerer, Ulrich Poeschl and Reinhard Niessner, Technische Universitat Muenchen, Germany

Solid-Gas Drag Force Correlations for Beds of Spherical Particles
M.A. van der Hoef, R. Beetstra and J.A.M. Kuipers, University of Twente, Netherlands

An Experimental Investigation of Heterogeneous Jet with a Large Mass Loading Ratio in the Propeller Flow
Anton Tsipenko and Alexander Karpyshev, Moscow Aviation Institute, Russia

Numerical Investigation for Criteria of Compactness for Two-Phase Jets
Anton Tsipenko, Alexander Karpyshev, Moscow Aviation Institute, Russia

Outcomes of Experimental Research Gas-Water Jet and Simulation of Experiment
Anton Tsipenko, Y. Zuev, V. Reshetnikov, V. Chabanov and I. Lepeshinskiy, Moscow Aviation Institute, Russia

Control of Gas-Fluidised Beds: A Dynamical Viewpoint
Chin Nam Lim, Marc A. Gilbertson and Andrew J.L. Harrison, University of Bristol, UK

Analysis of the Particle Velocity Field Measured with a High-Speed Video Technique in a Two-Dimensional Aerated Bin
Diego Barletta, Francesca De Vito, Giorgio Donsi, Giovanna Ferrari and Massimo Poletto, Universita degli Studi di Salerno, Italy

A Study of the Particle-Particle Interactions in a Gas Fluidised Bed at Process Conditions
Giovanna Bruni, Paola Lettieri, John Yates and David Newton, University College London, UK

Studies of Interactions between Individual Drug Particles Bound by Granulating Solutions
R. Ward, S. Fitzpatrick and S.W. Booth, Merck Sharp and Dohme, UK and S.J.R. Simons and D. Rossetti, University College London, UK

CFD Modelling of Gas and Liquid Fluidized Beds
Luca Cammarata, Paola Lettieri and Giorgio Micale, University College London, UK, and Katia Galluci and Larry Gibilaro, Universita di L'Aquila, Italy

Particle Assembly Scaling by the Representative Particle Model - A Novel Method for Giga-scale DEM Simulation
Kenya Kuwagi, Okayama University of Science, Japan, Hiroshi Takeda, Rflow Co., Japan, and Masayuki Horio, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

A Model for the Prediction of Fluidized Bed Behavior
Kai Zhang, Stefano Brandani and John Yates, University College London, UK

Recent Progress in Engineering Application Study on DS Ni3Al Base Alloy IC6
Yafang Han, Chengbo Xiao, Jinxia Song and Shusuo Li, Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials, China

Application of Radioactive Radiation Methods in Investigations of Particle-fluid Interaction for Optimization of Operating and Designing Parameters of Industrial Reactors
A.F. Dolidovich, National Academy of Sciences, Belarus

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