An Introduction of Population Balance Modeling for Particulate Processes Originally delivered May 14, 2014 Developed by: AIChE Type: Archived WebinarLevel: Advanced Duration: 1 hour PDHs: 1.00 Share This Post: Preview Webinar: As demands on both product quality and production efficiency for particulate materials have increased, modeling of the processes which produce these materials has taken on increased importance. Toward addressing these problems, chemical engineers are masters of mass, mole, energy, and momentum balances. Inarguably, these tools are absolutely indispensable for process design and/or troubleshooting. In this talk we outline yet another tool for this tool box: population balance (PB) modeling. The PB modeling tool allows an engineer to understand how distributed quantities are balanced in a system. In many solids processing systems, understanding the evolution of the particle size distribution is paramount to design and/or troubleshooting. PB is the tool that guides this understanding. This webinar provides a first look at how to model solids processing flow sheets using the PB technique. Building on the pioneering work of Hulburt and Katz, Randolph and Larsen, Austin and Klimpel, Ramkrishna, etc., we introduce the PB concept and show how it can be applied to unit operations such as fluidized beds, size reduction, agglomeration, classification, recycle, etc. In particular, emphasis will be placed on the conceptual development rather than detailed mathematics. Presenter(s): Ben Freireich Ben Freireich is an Associate Research Scientist in Engineering Sciences at The Dow Chemical Company in the Solids Processing Lab. He obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University studying manufacturing processes involving solid mate-rials (particles, powders, etc). At Dow he has been involved in many products and processes, with expertise on powder flowability, fluidization, size enlargement, attrition, etc.Read more Karl V. Jacob Karl V. Jacob is Research Scientist/Technical Leader in Engineering Sciences at The Dow Chemical Company. He is also founder of the Solids Processing Lab at Dow in Midland, Michigan. For the last three decades, he has worked on a vast array of particle technology problems, with particular expertise in silo/hopper design, powder mechanics, pneumatic conveying, particle engineering and drying. Karl Jacob is a chemical engineering graduate of Case Western Reserve University. He is a former member of the AIChE Board of Directors and a past chair of the Particle Technology Forum.Read more Once the content has been viewed and you have attested to it, you will be able to download and print a certificate for PDH credits. If you have already viewed this content, please click here to login. Checkout Checkout Do you already own this? Log In for instructions on accessing this content. Pricing AIChE Member Credits 1 AIChE Members $69.00 AIChE Undergraduate Student Members Free AIChE Graduate Student Members Free Non-Members $99.00 Webinar content is available with the kind permission of the author(s) solely for the purpose of furthering AIChE’s mission to educate, inform and improve the practice of professional chemical engineering. All other uses are forbidden without the express consent of the author(s).