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Graphic element Extending fluid dynamics methodology to two-phase processes
Operations like spreading are critical in the food and household industry. New software means better precision and control.

Today's household chemical and food industry is characterised by exacting and highly technical methodology. Fluid dynamics, for example, are critical in industrial-scale processes like spreading or the production of ice-creams, mineral oils and many other products. A high level of precision and control can mean better and cheaper consumer products. Traditionally, large-scale multi-phase processes such as agglomeration, fermentation and emulsification have been a matter of trial and error.
This project developed software extending fluid dynamics methodology to two-phase processes with a particular emphasis on liquid-liquid (emulsification) and gas-liquid (aeration) processes.

New physical models of microscopic events such as droplet break-up and coalescence are now being used extensively in Europe by Brite Euram partners ICI and Unilever in the production of personal products, food products, liquid detergents and chemicals. The new processes are more efficient, resulting in material and energy savings.

Computational Dynamics, is now marketing the software in various industrial sectors, seeking new markets ranging from fermentation to water treatment and oil refining.

Cordis RCN: 4088
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