National Energy Technology Laboratory

NETL’s Multiphase Flow Science (MFS) group is internationally recognized as a leader in multiphase flow research and computational multiphase flow with the widely used open source MFiX Suite and strong collaborative ties with leading researchers around the world. As part of its goal to encourage multiphase flow research and promote the exchange of ideas, NETL MFS has been hosting multiphase flow workshops since 2006, which has become an annual event since 2009.  The workshop 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.

The workshops provide an excellent source of information regarding the state-of-the-art in multiphase theory development, experimental techniques, mathematical models, including techniques and research in model verification, validation, and uncertainty quantification. There is a strong industrial and educational outreach emphasis, including industry participation with student presentations from a variety of U.S. universities.  Select papers from the Workshop on Multiphase Science are often included in a special issue of  Powder Technology.

2015 NETL-IWTU Fluidization Workshop

On March 19, 2015, DOE's Office of Fossil Energy (FE), Environmental Management (EM), National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), and Idaho National Laboratory Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU) held the NETL-IWTU Fluidization Workshop.  This workshop discussed various fluidization topics how fluidization forms the basis for many FE and EM applications.  Topics discussed included fluidization fundamentals and their applications to power plants, coal kinetics, agglomeration, filter systems, novel instrumentation, and applications of multiphase models to fluidized bed systems.

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2015 NETL Workshop on Multiphase Flow Science

Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL) 2015 Workshop on Multiphase Flow Science. This year’s workshop will take place on Wednesday, August 12 through Thursday, August 13, 2015, at Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa, 150 Lakeview
Drive, Morgantown WV 26508.

This event will bring together international leaders from industry, academia, and government laboratories 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. Industrial presenters are encouraged to attend and to share their experiences and specific applications in this area. The scope this year includes liquid-solid, gas-liquid, and gas-solid-liquid flow.

Call for Presentations:
The goal of the Workshop continues to be advancing the use of physics-based multiphase simulations to help overcome the technical barriers associated with the development of highly efficient, environmentally acceptable energy, environmental
and industrial technologies and processes. The conference will cover topics in:

  • Fundamental research in multiphase flows
  • Advancements in CFD model development for multiphase flows
  • Application of multiphase CFD to industrial systems such as fossil fuel extraction and utilization, chemical processes, etc.
  • Novel measurement techniques in multiphase flows
  • Verification, validation, and uncertainty quantification in multiphase flow simulation

You are invited to submit an abstract (around 300 words) for a 15 minute presentation, by June 30, 2015 to workshop@mfix.netl.doe.gov. Final agenda and notification to presenters will follow by July 6, 2015. Due to limited time slots available for presentation, the organizing committee will ask the author(s) to either make a presentation or provide a poster presentation.

We are also pleased to announce that this year's conference will be held in conjunction with the planned NETL Advanced Gasification Workshop, tentatively scheduled for Monday, August 10 and Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa, 150 Lakeview Drive, Morgantown, WV, 26508. Therefore, presentations dealing with multiphase flow aspects of gasification and related processes are greatly encouraged for the Multiphase Science Workshop

These Workshops will be Open to the Public. Foreign Nationals may attend the meetings. Only publically available information will be presented.

Please visit our NETL Multiphase Flow Science Website for more information on the workshop and our research program https://mfix.netl.doe.gov.

Registration:
There is a Registration Fee of $135.00. This fee will cover continental breakfast and lunch each day and refreshments for morning and afternoon breaks. Please register at the following link: www.netl.doe.gov/events/2015-multiphase

Hotel information:
We have secured a Room Block at Lakeview Golf Resort &Spa, 150 Lakeview Drive, Morgantown WV 26508. Please contact the hotel directly at (304) 594-1111 or Toll-Free at 1- 800-624-8300 to make your reservation. Please use Group Code: U.S. Department of Energy when calling. The Room Rate for this meeting is $89.00 per night, plus tax. This special rate will expire on Thursday, July 9, 2015. Lakeview provides complimentary parking for all guests.

For further information regarding the draft agenda, hotel, transportation, directions and registration visit our website at: http://www.netl.doe.gov/events/2015-multiphase.

You may access the following link for local information: http://www.tourmorgantown.com/

Additional Information:
For information regarding the program content, please contact:
William Rogers, Ph.D., P.E.
Leader, Multiphase Flow Science Team
Office of Research and Development
National Energy Technology Laboratory
U.S. Department of Energy
Phone: 304-285-4272
Email: William.Rogers@netl.doe.gov

For logistical information, please contact:
Karen Lockhart, CMP, CGMP
NETL Event Management
U.S. Department of Energy
National Energy Technology Laboratory
Phone: (412)386-4763
Email: karen.lockhart@contr.netl.doe.gov

2014 Multiphase Flow Science Workshop

2014 NETL Workshop on Multiphase Flow Science

Tuesday,  August  5, 2014 – Governors Ballroom,  Lakeview Resort

Registration (Grand Ballroom Foyer)

Break (Grand Ballroom Foyer) and Posters

Lunch (Governor Ballroom 4-6) and Posters (Foyer)

Reconvene and Afternoon Introduction (Governors Ballroom 1-3)

Break (Grand Ballroom Foyer) and Posters

Wednesday,  August  6, 2014 – Governors Ballroom,  Lakeview Resort

Reconvene and Introduction (Governors Ballroom 1-3)

Break (Grand Ballroom Foyer) and Posters

  • Numerical Simulation of Film Flow Over an Inclined Plate: effects of Solvent Properties and Contact Angle
    Rajesh Singh and Janine Carney, NETL
  • A Study of Resident Time Distributions in Riser Reactors for Upgrading Biomass Pyrolysis Vapors
    Jack Ziegler1, Sreekanth Pannala2, Ray Grout1, David Robichaud1, Mark Nimlos1, and Thomas Foust1, 1National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 2Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Trickle Bed Reactor Experiment Using Electrical Capacitance Volume Tomography
    Qussai Marashdeh1, Liang-Shih Fan2, 1Tech4Imaging LLC, 2Ohio State University

Lunch (Governor Ballroom 4-6) and Posters (Foyer)

Reconvene and Afternoon Introduction (Governors Ballroom 1-3)

 

Meeting Wrap-up and Adjourn

 

Posters (Reflections Library)

  • Characterization of the Physical Properties for Granular Materials
    Jonathan Tucker, Lawrence Shadle, Sofiane Benyahia, Joseph Mei, and Chris Guenther, NETL
  • NETL Small Scale Challenge Problem
    Balaji Gopalan, NETL
  • Modeling of Foamed Cement with MFIX
    Surya Deb, William Rogers, NETL
  • Electrostatic Charging in Gas-Solid Systems
    Jonathan Tucker, Lawrence Shadle, Sofiane Benyahia, Mark Koepke, and Chris Guenther, NETL
  • Microwave Flow Sensor Development
    Benjamin Chorpening, NETL

 

 

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Phone: (412) 386-6044
FAX: (412) 386-6486
E-mail: kimberly.yavorsky@netl.doe.gov


Disclaimer
This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government or any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof.

2013 Multiphase Flow Science Workshop

2013 NETL Workshop on Multiphase Flow Science

Tuesday,  August  6, 2013 – Governors Ballroom,  Lakeview Resort

Registration (Grand Ballroom Foyer)

  • Welcome and Introduction (Governors Ballroom)
    William Rogers, Leader - Multiphase Flow Team U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • NETL Multiphase Flow Research Overview
    Madhava Syamlal, Focus Area Leader – Computational and Basic Science Focus Area U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

Session Chair – Rahul Garg

Reconvene and Afternoon Introduction (Governors Ballroom)

Session Chair – Tingwen Li

Wednesday,  August  7, 2013 – Governors Ballroom,  Lakeview Resort

Reconvene and Introduction (Governors Ballroom)

Session Chair – Balaji Gopalan

Lunch (Reflections Ballroom) and Posters (Reflections Library)

Session Chair – Bill Rogers

Reconvene and Afternoon Introduction (Governors Ballroom)

Posters (Reflections Library)

  • Competing Bottlenecks in DEM-CFD Parallel Simulations of Bubbling Beds
    Peiyuan Liu and Christine M. Hrenya, University of Colorado
  • An Experimental Study Using High Speed Imaging of Clustered Particles for a More Accurate Drag Law in MFIX
    Ahmad Abbasi Baharanchi, Seckin Gokaltun, Norman Munroe, George Dulikravich, Florida International University
  • A Model for Two-Dimensional CFD Simulation of Pseudo-2D Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds
    Tingwen Li1, Yongmin Zhang2, Mehrdad Shahnam1, Chris Guenther1, 1NETL, 2China University of Petroleum
  • 2013 NETL Small Scale Challenge Problem
    Balaji Gopalan, NETL

National Energy Technology Laboratory

Phone: (412) 386-6044
FAX: (412) 386-6486
E-mail: kimberly.yavorsky@netl.doe.gov


Disclaimer
This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government or any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof.

NOTE: The papers listed above are in Portable Document Format (PDF). It is recommended to use the Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 or newer from Adobe Systems, Inc. to view the Proceedings.

2012 Mutliphase Flow Science Workshop

NETL 2012 Conference on Multiphase Flow Science

May 22-24, 2012

Presentations

Tuesday May 22, 2012

  • Welcome and Introduction
    Chris Guenther

Session Chair: Merdad Shahnam

  • Overview of Multiphase Flow Science at NETL
    Madhava Syamlal (DOE-NETL)
    Presentation [PDF]
  • Key Note Lecture: Heat Transfer Enhancement in Dense Suspensions of Agitated Solids
    Michael Louge (Cornell University)
    Presentation [PDF]
  • Modified Kinetic Theory for Dense Granular Flows
    Sebastian Chialvo, J. Sun and S. Sundaresan (Princeton University)
    Presentation [PDF]
  • A Proposed (k-E)2 Turbulence Theory for Multiphase Gas-Solid Flows
    Thomas O'Brien (DOE-NETL/Retired)
    Presentation [PDF]
  • Coarse-Grained Energy Balance Equation for Gas-Particle Flows
    K. Agrawal, W. Holloway and S. Sundaresan (Princeton University)
    Presentation [PDF]

Session Chair: Rahul Garg

  • OpenMP Parallelism for Fluid-particulate System
    A. Amritkar and D. Tafti (Virginia Tech)
    Presentation [PDF]
  • GPGPU Acceleration of MFIX-DEM
    J. Urbanic (Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center)
    Presentation [PDF]
  • A Massively Parallel Euler-Lagrange Strategy for Simulating Fluidized Bed ReactorsJ. Capecelatro and O. Desjardins (Cornell University)
    Presentation [PDF]

Session Chair: Jeff Dietiker

  • A Computationally Efficient Approach to Uncertainty Quantification in Multiphase Systems
    A. Donato, R. Pitchumani, M. Shahnam (Virginia Tech/DOE-NETL)
    Presentation [PDF]
  • Validaiton and Uncertainty Quantificaiton of a Multiphase Flow CFD Model
    A. Gel, M. Shahnam, C. Guenther (Alpemi Consulting LLC, URS, DOE-NETL)
    Presentation [PDF]
  • Code Verification of MFIX Baseline Governing Equations
    A. Choudhary and C.J. Roy (Virginia Tech)
    Presentation [PDF]
  • Three Dimensional Numerical Study on Droplet Formation and Cell Encapsulation Process in a T-Junction
    H. Yang, Q. Zhou, and L.S. Fan (Ohio State University)
    Presentation [PDF]
  • An Euler-Euler CFD Model for Biomass Gasification in Fluidized Bed
    Q. Xue and R. Fox (Iowa State University)
    Presentation [PDF]

Wednesday May 23, 2012

Session Chair: Mehrdad Shahnan

  • Overview of Application of Multiphase Flow in NETL's Energy Portfolio
    Douglas Straub (DOE-NETL)
    Presentation [PDF]
  • Key Note Lecure: Industrial Applications of Filtered Two-Fluid Models for Gas-Solid Flows
    Timothy Healy (ExxonMobil Research and Engineering)
    Presentation [PDF]
  • A Reaction Kinetics Model for Carbonation of a Regenerable MgO-Based Sorbent
    E. Abbasi, J. Abbasian and H. Arastoopour (Illinois Institute of Technology)
  • Carbon Dioxide Capture with Solid Carbonate Sorbents in a Fluidized Bed Riser and Regeneration in a Reduced Pressure Downer
    S. Kongkitisupchai and D. Gidaspow (Illinois Institute of Technology)
    Presentation [PDF]
  • Direct Numerical Simulation of CO2 Diffusion in Reconstructed
    Solid Sorbent Particles
    N. Krishnamurthy and D. Tafi (Virginia Tech)
    Presentation [PDF]

Session Chair: Sreekanth Pannala

  • Multiphase CFD Modeling in CCSI - Flow Dynamics of Sorbents in the Regenerator of a Carbon-Capture Unit
    A. Sarkar, W. Pan, D. Suh and X. Sun (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
    Presentation [PDF]
  • Implementation of the P1 Radiation Model in MFIX
    M.F. Modest (University of California, Merced)
    Presentation [PDF]
  • Simulation of Coal Particles in a Full Chemical Looping Combustion System
    James Parker (CPFD Software, LLC)
    Presentation [PDF]

Session Chair: Sofiane Benyahia

  • MP-PIC Implementation in MFIX
    R. Garg (URS Corporation)
    Presentation [PDF]
  • High-Fidelity Single Particle Property Measurements: Building Blocks for Particle Flow Modeling Validation
    F. Higgs (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Simulation of Fine Material Elutriation of Binary Mixture Dense Gas-Solid Fluidized Bed
    A. Konan and David Huckaby (ORISE, DOE-NETL)
    Presentation [PDF]
  • Fluidization Testing on CFB Dynamicas ans Segregation, Elutriationm and Hysteresis Behavior of Polydisperse Particles
    L. Shadle, R. Panday, J. Mei, J. Weber and J. Tucker (DOE-NETL, REM Engineering)
    Presentation [PDF]
  • Liquid and Particle Dynamics in Fluidized Beds
    R. Cocco, R. Hays, R. Karri and J. McMillan (PSRI, Syncrude Canada)
    Presentation [PDF]

Session Chair: Jordan Musser

  • The Effect of Neighboring Particles on the Dynamics of a Particle in a Viscous Fluid
    Z. Feng and G.M. Samuel (University of Texas, San Antonio)
    Presentation [PDF]
  • Electrical Capacitance Volume Tomography (ECVT) Applied to Bibbling Fluid BedsJ. Weber and J. Mei (DOE-NETL)
    Presentation [PDF]
  • CFD Simulation of Entrained-Flow Gasification with Improved Physical and Chemical Sub-Models
    J. Ma (URS Corporation)
    Presentation [PDF]

Thursday May 24, 2012

Session Chair: Janine Carney

  • Refractive Index Matched Scanning of Dense Granular Materials
    W. Losert (University of Maryland)
    Presentation [PDF]
  • High Speed Imaging of Flow Phenomena in CFB Risers
    F. Shaffer and B. Gopalan (DOE-NETL, ORISE)
    Presentation [PDF]
  • Effect of Model Parameters if Soft-Sphere Collision Scheme to the Particles-Particle Collision in a Viscous Fluid
    Z. Feng, S.G. Musong and E.E. Michaelides (Texas Christian University)
    Presentation [PDF]
  • DNS of Suspensions of Rigid Particles with Feedback
    J. McLaughlin, N. Hojjat, G. Ahmadi, J. Derken and X. Jia (Clarkson University)
    Presentation [PDF]
  • Reacting Flow Modeling with C3M
    K. Chaudhari (West Virginia University)
    Presentation [PDF]
  • Mass Transfer Effects in a Gasification Riser
    R. Breault, T. Li and P. Nicoletti (DOE-NETL, URS Corporation)
    Presentation [PDF]
  • 2D Version 3D CFD Simulations of Circulating Fluidized Bed Risers
    T. Li, S. Pannala and M. Shahnam (URS Corportation, Oak Ridge National Laboratory DOE-NETL)
    Presentation [PDF]
  • Statistical Approaches in Chemistry Sub-Models
    D.S. Mebane and K.S. Bhat (ORISE and Los Alamos National Laboratory)
    Presentation [PDF]
  • Coal and Biomass Blends Pyrolysis in Inert and Oxidized Gaseous Environments
    P. Wang, S. Hedges and C. Guenther (DOE-NETL)
    Presentation [PDF]

NETL Conference Services Information

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Disclaimer
This report was prepared as an account of
work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States
Government or any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty,
express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy,
completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process
disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.
Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name,
trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its
endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency
thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or
reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof.

2009 Mutliphase Flow Science Workshop

NETL 2009 Workshop on Multiphase Flow Science
Euro-Suites Hotel, Morgantown, WV 
April 22-23, 2009

PRESENTATIONS

NETL Conference Services Information 
National Energy Technology Laboratory 
Phone: (412) 386-6044 FAX: (412) 386-6486
E-mail: kimberly.yavorsky@netl.doe.gov

Disclaimer 

This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United
States Government. Neither the United States Government or any agency thereof, nor any
of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal
liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any
information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would
not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial
product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does
not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the
United States Government or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors
expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States
Government or any agency thereof.

NOTE: The papers listed above are in Portable Document Format (PDF). It is recommended to use the Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 or newer from Adobe Systems, Inc. to view the Proceedings.