Processes in Dispersed Media

PRODIS

Keywords: Crystallization, Granular processes, Polymerization, Emulsification, Freeze-drying, Drying, Online monitoring, Modeling

 

The “Processes in Dispersed Media” (PRODIS) team focusses on studying the processes of production, separation and shaping of solids, emulsions or polymers. These processes involve crystallization/precipitation, agglomeration, drying, freeze-drying, polymerization of liquid/gas monomers, or emulsification (in stirred vessels, static mixers, high-pressure homogenizer, ultrasound or membranes). The scope of the team extends from the study of elementary mechanisms (coupled mass and heat transfer, thermodynamic equilibria, solid phase transition, desolvation, polymorphism, free radical polymerization, breakup/coagulation and nucleation) to process monitoring and control in industrial context to achieve the desired use properties (particle / drop size distribution, polymorphic crystal form/facies, or the dispersion viscosity). Experimental tests, online monitoring, and modeling are the methods used to determine the key process factors and for process optimization, intensification, or process scale-up to industrial scale. The studied applications include specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food, biologics, polymer coatings, materials for energy storage and effluent treatment.

 

The director of PES, Nida Sheibat-Othman

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406 documents

  • Ayoub Ouarga, Noureddine Lebaz, Mohamad Tarhini, Hassan Noukrati, Allal Barroug, et al.. Towards smart self-healing coatings: Advances in micro/nano-encapsulation processes as carriers for anti-corrosion coatings development. Journal of Molecular Liquids, Elsevier, 2022, 354, pp.118862. ⟨10.1016/j.molliq.2022.118862⟩. ⟨hal-03604321⟩
  • Noureddine Lebaz, Nida Sheibat-Othman. Population balance modelling of single and double emulsions preparation using static mixers. 7th International Conference on Population Balance Modelling, May 2022, Lyon, France. ⟨hal-03668994⟩
  • Cristian Camilo Ruiz Vasquez, Noureddine Lebaz, Isabelle Ramière, Denis Mangin, Murielle Bertrand. Steady state population balance solution: application to neodymium oxalate precipitation in a vortex reactor. 7th International Conference on Population Balance Modelling, May 2022, Lyon, France. ⟨hal-03669016⟩
  • Tanmoy Kanti Deb, Noureddine Lebaz, Mahir Sinan Ozdemir, Ruxandra Govoreanu, Adel Mhamdi, et al.. Monitoring and Modeling of Creaming in Oil-in-Water Emulsions. Industrial and engineering chemistry research, American Chemical Society, 2022, 61 (13), pp.4638-4647. ⟨10.1021/acs.iecr.1c04722⟩. ⟨hal-03633657⟩
  • Nawel Afsi, Sami Othman, Toufik Bakir, Anis Sakly, Nida Sheibat-Othman. Model Predictive Control with Integrated Model Reduction for a Continuous Lactide Ring-Opening Polymerization Process. ACS Omega, ACS Publications, 2022, pp.acsomega.1c06483. ⟨10.1021/acsomega.1c06483⟩. ⟨hal-03579303⟩
  • Fouad Azizi, Walid Abou-Hweij, Noureddine Lebaz, Nida Sheibat-Othman. A numerical evaluation of flows through an SMX-Plus mixer. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Elsevier, 2022, 178, pp.382-394. ⟨10.1016/j.cherd.2021.12.030⟩. ⟨hal-03518109⟩
  • Noureddine Lebaz, Fouad Azizi, Nida Sheibat-Othman. Modeling Droplet Breakage in Continuous Emulsification Using Static Mixers in the Framework of the Entire Spectrum of Turbulent Energy. Industrial and engineering chemistry research, American Chemical Society, 2022, 61, pp.541-553. ⟨10.1021/acs.iecr.1c03529⟩. ⟨hal-03522969⟩
  • Cristian Camilo Ruiz Vasquez, Noureddine Lebaz, Isabelle Ramière, Sophie Lalleman, Denis Mangin, et al.. Fixed point convergence and acceleration for steady state population balance modelling of precipitation processes: application to neodymium oxalate. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Elsevier, 2022, 177, pp.767-777. ⟨10.1016/j.cherd.2021.11.030⟩. ⟨hal-03457230⟩
  • Sami Ghnimi, Amin Nikkhah, Sam van Haute, Vesna Jovanovic, Heejung Jung, et al.. Life cycle assessment of edible insects (Protaetia brevitarsis seulensis larvae) as a future protein and fat source. Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group, 2021, 11 (1), ⟨10.1038/s41598-021-93284-8⟩. ⟨hal-03360821⟩
  • Sami Ghnimi, Urmila Khulal, Nikola Stevanovic, Andreja Rajkovic, Tanja Cirkovic Velickovic. Aggregability and digestibility study of fruit juice fortified camel milk powder proteins. LWT – Food Science and Technology, Elsevier, 2021, 152, pp.112250. ⟨10.1016/j.lwt.2021.112250⟩. ⟨hal-03360860⟩

 

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