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Computational Fluid Dynamics Modelling of Agglomeration during Spray Drying

posted on 2020-08-06, 00:37 authored by HASAN JUBAER
This research aimed to develop a CFD-model facilitating accurate prediction of the agglomeration process in spray drying at a reasonable computational expense. Besides establishing the importance of capturing droplet-shrinkage and obtaining better understanding of the flow-field inside spray dryers, a simplified mapping approach and a rigorous approach to agglomeration-modelling were proposed. The novel rigorous model tested at two distinct scales could accurately predict the trends in the final particle size distributions and distinguish agglomerate structures occurring under different conditions. This work constitutes significant progress towards estimating final powder properties and will prove useful in design of processes allowing controlled agglomeration.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Meng Wai Woo

Additional supervisor 1

Cordelia Selomulya

Additional supervisor 2

Jie Xiao

Additional supervisor 3

Nicoleta Maynard

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Chemical & Biological Engineering

Additional Institution or Organisation

Chemical Engineering


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Engineering