Fluid Mixing Processes

Webinar: Modelling of Mixing Effects on the Coprecipitation of Nickel, Manganese and Cobalt Hydroxides for Battery Applications

Webinar: Modelling of Mixing Effects on the Coprecipitation of Nickel, Manganese and Cobalt Hydroxides for Battery Applications
  • Date From 28th April 2023
  • Date To 28th April 2023
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 12:00 BST. Duration: 1 hour.


Batteries play an important role in the ongoing energy transition, as they provide an efficient way to store energy coming from intermittent sources. The current technology is mainly based on Li-ion batteries, with nickel-manganese-cobalt oxides (NMC811) as the most popular cathode material. In this webinar we will explore the relationship between the coprecipitation process conditions, particle characteristics and the final electrode performance. The model for simulating the coprecipitation is based on computational fluid dynamics and population balances (with OpenFOAM and Ansys Fluent) and accounts for imperfect micromixing, competing chemical equilibria, nucleation, growth, aggregation and breakage.


Professor Daniele Marchisio, Full Professor, Politecnico di Torino

Daniele obtained a PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2002 from Politecnico di Torino and after post-docs at Iowa State University and ETH Zurich, joined Politecnico di Torino, where he is now Full Professor at the Department of Applied Science and Technology. He has been visiting professor at University College London, CSIRO Melbourne and Beijing University of Chemical Technology. He has published approximately 200 papers resulting in 9000 citations and in a H-index of 48 (January 2023; source google scholar). His research focuses on the investigation of polydisperse multiphase systems with emphasis on the development of computational models, based on computational fluid dynamics, full-atom and coarse-grained molecular dynamics.

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed.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 Group Special Interest Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.


12:00–13:00 BST.


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