Session Area Descriptions
Fundamentals of Fluidization
Sessions will cover topics in all aspects of fluidization and fluid particle systems involving gas/solid, liquid/solid and gas/liquid/solid phases. Contributions will include research related to experimental, analytical and computational approaches elucidating the mechanism of reactive and non-reactive fluid-particle interactions and their effects on flow systems.
Sessions will cover topics related to the development of new modelling methodologies and the application of existing methodologies to better understand the nature of fluidization and fluid-particle system behaviour for systems composed of gas/solid, liquid/solid or gas/liquid/solid phases. Contributions will include research related to the development and application of models to elucidate the fundamental nature of reactive and non-reactive fluid-particle interactions and their effects on the flow system.
Applications of Fluidization
Contributions will focus on any application of fluidized bed technologies. For example, topics may cover, but are not limited to, experimental or computational studies related to solid motion and mixing, heat transfer in circulating fluidized beds, fluid dynamics modelling and reactive systems. In addition, any novel measurement or simulation techniques in fluid-particle systems are of interest. Submissions are encouraged in the wide range of applications of fluidization in technology and nature, from chemical manufacturing, energy and environmental processes, to geophysical flows.
Sessions in this track will discuss the professional values that are critical to building and sustaining a thriving fluidization community: educational activities, professional development (forging new collaborations, tackling new research areas, using social media, communicating effectively, building leadership skills, etc.), and DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion). Contributions describing new programs, past experiences, best practices, and research related to these and related topics are invited.