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Les Rencontres Scientifiques d’IFP Energies nouvelles: Dynamics of Evolving Fluid Interfaces [DEFI] - Gathering physico-chemical and flow properties

12-13 October 2016
Lyon, France

> The speakers presentations, the abstract volume and the conference highlights are online!

Designing industrial processes involving several fluid phases (gas or liquid) can be difficult due to the physico-chemical properties of the fluids: non-Newtonian fluids, presence of surface-active agents, contaminants, etc.

These properties govern phenomena such as breakage/coalescence of bubbles or droplets, emulsion generation, foaming and the transfer of material through interfaces that are often deformable.

Understanding and modeling these simultaneous mechanisms are major challenges for predicting their impact on the performance of subsequent multiphase processes and for developing the most effective technological solutions.

The DEFI program focus on the coupling of the different mechanisms at work in multiphase industrial flows (hydrodynamics, transfer(s), physical chemistry, etc.) by combining the disciplines concerned, in order to improve the tools and methods for developing processes. Different approaches (experimental, numerical) and different scales (micro/meso/macro) are concerned.

This international event was also a place of exchange between participants from different environments (academic and industrial), addressing applications as diverse as chemical processes, water treatment, Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), biotechnologies, energy production, plastic processing, food production and cosmetics.

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Frédéric Augier

Scientific correspondent  

Frédéric Augier
IFPEN - Process Design and Modeling Division
Tel.: +33 (0)4 37 70 21 42


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