Venue: Gyeong-ju

Location: Gyeong-ju, Korea, Republic of

Event Date/Time: May 16, 2010 End Date/Time: May 19, 2010
Report as Spam


Fluidization is an important field of both fundamental research and industrial applications, with extensive fundamental research carried out and wide applications in the industry for the past century. Understanding the complex fluid-particle two- and three-phase flow patterns, coupled with heat and mass transfer and chemical reactions is still insufficient for practitioners to reliably design and scale up commercial fluidized bed reactors, which possesses a great challenge in fluidization research. The past twelve Engineering Conferences' Fluidization series from 1975 to 2007 have put the emphasis on fundamental research to stimulate exchange of ideas from researchers all over the world in order to develop generic tools and theories for application.

The FLUIDIZATION XIII conference will continue the tradition of this conference series, with its focus on fundamental research on fluidization and emerging applications of fluidization and novel technologies, especially those related to new processes for the production of environment-friendly chemicals and renewable energy such as hydrogen and bio-fuels. Some key areas of fluidization and fluid-particle research and development for the new paradigm are also included.

Program Outline
The conference will be held for four days. Plenary speeches will reflect challenges, visions and opportunities. At least four 60-minute plenary lectures will be coordinated as part of the Technical Program, selected to reflect the specific conference themes.

Each session will consist of short oral presentations of refereed papers (10-15 min), combined with poster displays of these presentations and plenary sessions for poster paper discussion. Papers will be refereed and selected on the basis of the full manuscript (around 8 printed pages). There will also be workshops and other technical activities that will enhance and enrich the technical program for either foreign participants or local domestic research and industrial groups.