From 30 November to 4 December 2009, the world renown von Karman Institute in Belgium (www.vki.ac.be) is the host for a brand new lecture series on Transport Phenomena in Electrochemical Processes.
The objective of this lecture series is to present a state-of-the-art review of on-going activities in electrochemical processes and to outline current research directions.
Introductory lectures on the fundamentals of multiscale transport phenomena, in particular for electrochemical processes, are followed by up-to-date reviews on numerical modelling and experimental results in single and two-phase flows. The role of mass transfer, gas evolution and heat transfer are discussed in depth throughout the program. The lecturers will also give an appraisal of the future challenges and perspectives in the domain.
This lecture series will be presented by world recognized specialists in the field. The setting at the von Karman Institute allows for plenty of time for questions and discussions with the lecturers during lunches and health breaks.
Both Professor Johan Deconinck, chairman of the board of Elsyca, and Dr. Gert Nelissen, Research and Technology development manager at Elsyca, have agreed to participate as lecturers to this advanced lecture program.
Discover the full program and practical information on the VKI web site http://www.vki.ac.be under 'Latest Events'.
Transport Phenomena in Electrochemical Processes
From November 30 to December 4, 2009
von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Rhode-St-Genèse, Belgium
The objective of this Lecture Series on Transport Phenomena in electrochemical systems is to present the state-of-the-art review of on-going activities in Electrochemical processes and to outline current research directions. Introductory lectures on the fundamentals of multi-scale transport phenomena, in particular for electrochemical processes, are followed by up-to-date reviews on numerical modeling and experimental results in single and two-phase flows. The lecturers will also give an appraisal of the future challenges and perspectives in the domain.
The director of the lecture series are Prof. J. Deconinck and Prof. A. Hubin from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium. The local coordinator is Jeroen van Beeck of the von Karman Institute (VKI).
For details about participation to this course please consult the practical information.
Monday November 30, 2009
09:00 Welcome Address
09:30 General introduction in electrochemical systems, transport phenomena and anodizing processes
Prof. A. Hubin, Prof. J. Deconinck, Prof. H. Terryn, VUB, Belgium
Tuesday December 1, 2009
The role of mass transfer
09:00 Turbulence modeling for heat and mass transfer in electrochemical processes
Prof. E. Dick, UGent, Belgium
14:00 Mass transport measurements
Prof. J. Fransaer, KULeuven, Belgium
15:45 Advanced mass transport models
Dr. S. Van Damme, VUB, Belgium
Wednesday December 2, 2009
The role of gas evolution
09:00 The action of gas evolution at electrodes on mass transfer – An introduction
Prof. H. Vogt, Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Germany
14:00 Fundamentals of bubble evolution
Dr. S. Lubetkin, Dow Elanco Ltd, United Kingdom
Thursday December 3, 2009
The role of gas evolution (Continued)
09:00 Coalescence and role of charge in gas evolution
Prof. G. Kelsall, Imperial College, United Kingdom
11:00 Two-phase flow modeling in CFD
Dr. T. Nierhaus, Evonik Energy Services, Germany
14:00 Measuring bubble generation at electrodes with optical techniques
Ir. F. Tomasoni, VKI, Belgium
15:45 Effect of bubble formation on electrode processes, and simulation
Ir. H. Van Parys, VUB, Belgium
Friday December 4, 2009
The role of heat transfer
09:00 Role of heat transfer in electrochemical systems
Dr. N. Smets, VUB, Belgium
11:00 Heat problems in anodizing processes
Ir. T. Aerts, VUB, Belgium
14:00 Simulations of industrial electrochemical processes
Dr. G. Nelissen, Elsyca, Belgium