Simulations of Deposition of Barium Sulphate in Pipes with Population Balance Equation

The precipitation and crystallisation of barium sulphate scale cause inefficient processes and energy loses in oil wells and chemical engineering applications. These processes involve complex interactions between mixing at different scales (macro-, meso- and micro-). In this study, this problem has been approached by using computational fluid dynamics at macro-scale coupled with a micro-mixing model and the appropriate population balance equations at meso-scale. The simulations will be carried out in a simplified domain, herein pipes, and solid evolution through pipes for various flow configurations will be investigated.

Supervisor name: 
Dr. Ali Ozel
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James Nasmyth Building, JN2.18