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Events 25 - 26 April 2017

Workshop Particles & Fluids: from individual particle dynamics to collective effects and fluidized beds

The main objective was to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers and students in the same event to exchange and share their experiences, ideas and research results in numerical, theoretical and experimental studies about all aspects of particulates flows

Issue 40 of Science@IFPEN
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Mix between kinetic and machine learning models

Having access to increasingly precise and robust extrapolation models to be able to predict certain propertiesa remains a major challenge for chemical processes industry. For widely used models, be
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In trickle bed reactor simulators, hydrodynamics count!

Improvements in chemical processes are regularly achieved as a result of the introduction of new internal geometries within reactors. Conventionally, fixed bed reactor models use an overly simple
Numéro 40 de Science@IFPEN
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Extrapolating ethanol-from-biomass production technologies

The industrial production of ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass was demonstrated by the Futurol™ projecta. The extrapolation and optimization of the process, along with its flexibility in terms of
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Ludovic RAYNAL

PhD. R&D Manager
Group Manager in Process Design
Ludovic Raynal graduated in 1993 from the “Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble”, France. After his PhD in Mechanical Engineering obtained from University of Grenoble, he spent one year as
Issue 39 of Science@ifpen
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Bubble fineness: the secret of successful reactions

THESIS OF LUCA GEMELLO
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Ebullated bed reactors: paths and wakes hit the headlines!

THESIS OF CLÉMENT TOUPOINT
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Frederic BLONDEL

Research engineer
Frédéric graduated with a PhD diploma in Fluid Mechanics from Ecole Centrale de Lyon in 2014. Since then, he works as a research engineer at IFPEN. Frédéric’s reasearch focuses on both the
Issue 36 of Science@ifpen
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A digital twin for in silico experiments

The catalysts developed by IFPEN are often used in fixed-bed reactors where their grains are packed randomly. For testing them in pilot units, one of the challenges is to guarantee representativity at
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CFD and 3D are causing a stir in the world of reactors

In order to develop and test new processes for the production of responsible fuels or bio-based chemical intermediates, complex and miniature reactors for IFPEN pilot units have been developed and
Science@ifpen n°35
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Power in unity: a new approach to simulate complex flows

THESIS BY MOHAMED ESSADKI