Modelling and Simulation of Multidimensional Fractionation in Fine Particle Systems and their Application

For fine particle systems, a separation gap is observed for particle sizes in the range of 100nm to 10µm. In this transition region, facilities suffer from a lowered selectivity and separation efficiency. In order to be able to improve existing plants and processes, new fundamental knowledge on particle dynamics will be gained through numerical simulations in this project. It is based on a previous project in which a model for the prediction of sedimentation of arbitrarily shaped particles and distributed particle collectives was developed. In this project, the focus is on process engineering applications. For this purpose, the model is extended, such that simulations of realistic particle collectives can be carried out in real application geometries. The main goal is the elucidation of multidimensional correlations of shape and operating parameters on the process scale to improve selectivity in the size range of the separation gap.

This project is funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Project number 382064892


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DOI: 10.1016/j.camwa.2021.02.010

Trunk, R., Weckerle, T., Hafen, N., Thäter, G., Nirschl, H., Krause, M. J., Revisiting the Homogenized Lattice Boltzmann Method with Applications on Particulate Flows. Computation, 2021, 9(2), 11.
DOI: 10.3390/computation9020011 (Open Access)

Trunk, R., Bretl, C., Thäter, G., Nirschl, H., Dorn, M., Krause, M. J., A Study on Shape-Dependent Settling of Single Particles with Equal Volume Using Surface Resolved Simulations. Computation, 2021, 9(4), 40.
DOI: 10.3390/computation9040040 (Open Access)

Multidimensional fractionation KIT
Multidimensional fractionation