Venue: Gyeongju

Location: Gyeongju, Korea, Republic of

Event Date/Time: May 16, 2010 End Date/Time: May 20, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 20, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Sep 20, 2009
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Fluidization is an important field of both fundamental research and broad industrial applications. Current understanding of 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.. The past twelve ECI Fluidization Conferences, 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 applications.

The proposed Fluidization XIII conference will continue the tradition of this conference series, with its focus on fundamental research on fluidization, but it will significantly expand into emerging applications of fluidization and novel fluidization technologies, especially those related to new processes for the production of environment-friendly chemicals, pharmaceuticals and renewable and sustainable energy, such as hydrogen and bio-fuels. Some key areas of fluidization and fluid-particle research and development are:

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and its applications
Novel reactors and processes for the coming green technologies
Nano technologies and ultrafine particles utilizations
Biotech and biomedium technologies
New energy and conversion technologies
Green chemistry development and applications
Environmental friendly and pollution control technologies
Recycling and wastes treatment processes and products
The participants in the last conferences has been balanced from all over the world and from both academia and industry. The Proceedings of this Conference Series have long risen to the role of an internationally reputed key reference. They lend themselves to be a directory of qualified people and a treasure of current trends and perspective goals in fluidization research.
Program Outline
The conference will be held for four days. The Conference will consist of plenary lectures, presentations-poster combined contributions, and workshops. Plenary lectures will reflect challenges, visions and opportunities. At least four plenary lectures of 60 minute duration each will be coordinated as part of the Technical Program, selected to reflect the specific conference themes. The plenary lectures will be accompanied by short presentations of refereed papers (10-15 min), combined with poster display sessions of both these presentations and of the plenary contributions for discussion. Papers will be refereed and selected on the basis of the full manuscript (8 printed pages). There will also be workshops, a regular poster session and other technical activities that will enhance and enrich the technical program.

Scope of the Conference The key themes of Fluidization XIII are:

Theme I: Dense fluidization: Bubbling and slugging
Theme II: Turbulent fluidization
Theme III: Fast fluidization and pneumatic conveying
Theme IV: Liquid-solids and gas-liquid-solids fluidization
Theme V: Spouted beds and non-conventional fluidized beds
Theme VI: Heat and mass transfer
Theme VII: Reactor performance
Theme VIII: Novel fluidized bed reactors
Theme IX: Reactor modeling and simulation
Theme X: Applications
Selected plenary lectures
Professor John Grace, "Development of Novel Reactors and Processes based on Fluidized Beds".
Professor Jonathan Seville, "A Single Particle View of Fluidization: Tracking Experiments and Discrete Element Simulations".
Professor Robert Pfeffer, "Nano Technologies and Ultrafine Particles Utilization in Fluidized-Bed Reactors".
Professor Masayuki Horio, "Fluidization Science and Technology in the Coming Decades of Green Industrial Revolution ".