Multiscale process engineering


Leeds Electronic Microscopy and Spectroscopy Centre

Facilities include: 

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

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.  

Multiscale engineering modelling facilities

A wide range of both bespoke and commercial platforms for multiphase/multiscale/multi phenomena simulations:  

Process/phenomena modelling  

  • Molecular modelling  
  • Mechanistic rate based modelling 
  • Population balance modelling  

Continuum  modelling 

  • Computational fluid dynamics 
  • Lattice-Boltzmann 
  • Finite element methods 

Multiscale Modelling 

  • Combined continuum and discreet modelling 
  • Combined continuum and phenomena modelling 
  • Process flowsheet and economic evaluation modelling 

Discrete Modelling

  • Discrete element method 
  • Packing of complex particle shapes.