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Report Summarizes Chemical Engineering Study Findings from H.Y. Liu and Co-Researchers

April 30, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Research findings on Chemical Engineering are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting out of Quanzhou, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "Reactive kinetics coupled with population balance model (PBM) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) was implemented to simulate silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) formation in a microtubular reactor. The quadrature method of moments, multiphase model theory, and kinetic theory of granular flow were employed to solve the model, and the particle size distributions (PSD) were calculated."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research, "The simulation results were validated by synthesizing AgNPs experimentally in an actual microtubular reactor for comparison with the PSD. The results confirmed the effectiveness of the model and its applicability in predicting AgNPs formation and its PSD evolution in the microtubular system."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Finally, benefiting from its superiority, in that the influence of reactive kinetics and fluid dynamics on particle evolution could be considered separately, the model was employed to verify predictions and inferred conclusions in our previous works, which were difficult to verify through experiment."

For more information on this research see: Modeling of Silver Nanoparticle Formation in a Microreactor: Reaction Kinetics Coupled with Population Balance Model and Fluid Dynamics. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2014;53(11):4263-4270. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society -; Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting H.Y. Liu, Quanzhou Normal Univ, Coll Chem & Life Sci, Quanzhou 362002, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include J. Li, D.H. Sun, T. Odoom-Wubah, J.L. Huang and Q.B. Li.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Quanzhou, Chemical Engineering, People's Republic of China

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Source: Journal of Engineering