About the Project
Mechanically agitated vessels are ubiquitous in industry including the manufacture of fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals, personal/home care products, paper and pulp, polymers, food, and the formulation of products for these sectors. Their design, however, is still often as much an art as a science and for many applications, it cannot be carried out from first principles. In particular, numerous difficult mixing problems are found with particle-liquid processing. There are many important topics that either have not been studied at all or if they have, many questions still exist so that even empirical solutions are lacking in physical insight. For a number of these topics, PEPT provides ways of investigating them experimentally and of providing data that can be compared with predictions from Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) or other computational modelling techniques. It is proposed to investigate a selection of such topics during this project. The work will also address, as appropriate, theoretical/modelling aspects of the project in collaboration with the other partners, which may include numerical simulations (e.g. CFD) depending on the candidate’s background and interests.
The work includes collaboration with King’s College London and the University of Edinburgh, and there is possibility for industrial collaboration with various companies: https://gow.epsrc.ukri.org/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/R045046/1. The PhD project is available as part of this multidisciplinary EPSRC Programme Grant, which will provide a unique opportunity for the student to work alongside and interact with a number of world-leading academics and experienced postdoctoral research fellows.
The project provides a unique opportunity to train a student in advanced research techniques and equip him/her with a wide range of skills that will enhance his/her employability by a wide spectrum of industries including food, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, environmental, minerals, energy, biomedical etc.
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