Complex systems and processes

Facilities

Facilities include:

Measurement facilities:

  • A wide range of analytical laboratory systems
  • Process equipment laboratories 
  • In-process measurement systems
  • Spectroscopy, scattering, 2D/3D imaging, tomography
  • The Leeds Electron Microscopy and Spectroscopy Centre
  • A wide range of surfaces, particles and particulate systems characterisation equipment 
  • Multiphase systems characterisation techniques
  • X-ray analysis and monitoring methods, in collaboration with Diamond Light Source

Manufacturing facilities:

  • Solids handling, transportation and storage (mixing, packing, segregation, fluidisation, milling and grinding, compaction and tabletting, granulation, crystallisation and precipitation)
  • Filtration and drying
  • Colloidal and suspension formulation
  • Supercritical CO2 processing
  • Nanoparticle synthesis, manipulation and manufacturing
  • Emulsions and emulsification

Modelling Facilities:

A wide range of both non-commercial and commercially linked codes for multiphase/multiscale simulations including: 

  • Process flowsheet and economic evaluation modelling
  • Molecular modelling 
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Population balance modelling
  • Discrete element method
  • Combined continuum and discrete modelling
  • Multiscale modelling
  • Lattice-Boltzmann
  • Finite element methods
  • Packing of complex particle shapes