Jinghai Li, Wei Ge, Wei Wang, Ning Yang, Wenlai Huang, Focusing on mesoscales: from the energy-minimization multiscale model to mesoscience, Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, Volume 13, August 2016, Pages 10-23, ISSN 2211-3398, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coche.2016.07.008.
Abstract: Abstract: Mesoscale phenomena represent a common challenge in chemical engineering. This article reviews three decades of related research at IPE, CAS, spanning from the energy-minimization multiscale (EMMS) model specific for gas–solid fluidization to the EMMS principle, which is probably general for all mesoscale problems. This review focuses on elucidating the following questions: Why are mesoscale problems challenging? Is there a common governing principle for mesoscale behavior? Could a common principle allow more accurate and efficient simulation of chemical processes? Finally, the concept of mesoscience is discussed, based on the potential generality of the EMMS principle.
Keywords: Fluidization, EMMS