On August 12-13, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy – National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL) 2015 Workshop on Multiphase Flow Science was held at Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa, 150 Lakeview Drive, Morgantown, WV. Approximately 70 people attended the meeting – an increase of over 15% over 2014.
Attendees represent industry, academia and federal laboratories- both domestic and international. There were 34 presentations and 6 posters dealing with a broad range of multiphase flow topics. This regular, annual event brings together international research leaders working in the area of multiphase flow science to discuss current research projects and discuss future research and development needs in the area of multiphase flow science.
Keynote presentations were provided from MIT on Multiscale Simulation of Biomass gasification and from Particulate Solid Research, Inc. on Validation of CFD Models for Fluidization Applications. Topics for this year’s presentations include circulating fluidized bed coal combustion, biomass gasification, bubbly flows in vertical channels, rheological measurements of liquid-solid flows, and three-phase imaging using electrical capacitance volume tomography.
Day 1 of the conference highlighted applications of reacting multiphase models to gasification and combustion. Day 2 of the conference emphasized novel experimental techniques and results for use in validation. The list of attendees and the presentations have been be posted on the NETL Multiphase Flow Science website . (William Rogers, 304-285-4272, 670, Computational Science & Engineering Division)