Fluid Mixing Processes

Webinar: Crystallisation Modelling: Mixing, CFD and Population Balance

Webinar: Crystallisation Modelling: Mixing, CFD and Population Balance
  • Date From 23rd November 2022
  • Date To 23rd November 2022
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 13:00 GMT. Duration: 1 hour.


The modelling of crystallisation and precipitation processes requires the coupling of fluid dynamics and population balance modelling. The former ‘sets the stage’ by determining the local mixing environment and supersaturation (the driving force of crystallisation) while the latter predicts the evolution of the crystal size distribution.

The webinar will discuss the fundamentals and the state of the art in modelling approaches, as well as show results from coupled computational fluid dynamics (CFD) - population balance simulations. The webinar is dedicated to the memory of the late Professor J Baldyga whose fundamental insights were pivotal for the development of this field.


Dr Stelios Rigopoulos, Reader in Thermofluids, Imperial College London

Stelios holds an MEng in chemical engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, an MSc in Environmental Technology from UMIST and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from UCL.

After conducting postdoctoral research at Imperial College London, he joined the University of Manchester as Royal Society University Research Fellow, while in 2010 he joined again Imperial College London where he is currently Reader in Thermofluids. His research focuses on advanced theoretical and computational methods, including population balance modelling, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), stochastic and machine learning methods for modelling physical and engineering problems such as reacting flows, aerosols, crystallisation, nanoparticle synthesis and environmental flows.

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenter's own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the Fluid Mixing Processes Special Interest Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.


13:00–14:00 GMT.


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