New method to connect Aspen Plus with Ansys Fluent CFD simulations

Traditional CFD simulations have been limited by the calculation of thermodynamic properties for uncommon compounds or non-ideal operating conditions. A method of integration of Aspen Plus®, a commercial process engineering simulator, and Ansys Fluent®, a CFD simulator, has been developed. The method of integration is based in the intercommunication of both programs using Matlab® and […]

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Energy Recovery From Effluents Of Supercritical Water Oxidation Reactors

Supercritical Water Oxidation (SCWO) reactors can process waste effluents achieving high conversions without producing pollutants –apart from carbon dioxide-, but the required extreme pressure and temperature operational conditions entail high-energy operational expenditure. Because of this, it is necessary to study reasonable solutions which are able to solve this part of the process with a viable […]

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Nanoparticle project – SHYMAN Consortium Meeting – Barcelona (2014)

SHYMAN Project is devoted to the Sustainable Manufacturing of Nanoparticles using Hydrothermal Processes. The consortium meeting is taking place in Barcelona (24-26th November 2014) at the Scientific Park hosted by Endor Nanotechnologies. In this meeting, after almost 24 months, many achievements have been presented. A number of nanoparticles by Promethean Particles Inc. have been produced […]

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[Thesis] On the Development of Computational Tools for the Modeling and Simulation of SCWO Process Intensified by Hydrothermal Flames.

ChemEng. João Queiroz defends his doctoral thesis “On the Development of Computational Tools for the Modeling and Simulation of SCWO Process Intensified by Hydrothermal Flames” on Tuesday, July 29th 2014 at 11:30h, at Valladolid University “Aula Triste, Palacio de Santa Cruz” Hydrothermal flames used as internal heat source contribute to overcome many of the challenges present in supercritical water […]

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CFD Modelling for Hydrothermal Manufacturing of Nanomaterials

Nanomaterials could be manufactured through different ways, and there are two different production routes: dry and wet methods. Within wet nanomanufacturing methods, two technologies are employed: sol-gel and hydrothermal synthesis. The latter one offers unique opportunities for the synthesis of high quality nanoparticles and their formulation, but one of the main disadvantages is the scale-up […]

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[Course] SHYMAN Summer School

Course:  “Sustainable Manufacturing of Nanomaterials. Large-scale green & economical synthesis of nanoparticles and nanostructures” Place: University of Valladolid (Valladolid, Spain) Dates: 28th May to 3rd June 2014 Are you motivated enough to enroll this nanoparticle course? Nanoparticles, CFD, plant design, sustainability, patents and intellectual property… and much more. BOOK YOUR SEAT NOW!! CLICK HERE FOR […]

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CFD Modelling – Development of computational tools for modeling the behavior of supercritical water oxidation reactions working under hydrothermal flame regime

      Supercritical water oxidation (SCWO) is an useful technology for the destruction of waste. In presence of hydrothermal flames (yes, a flame in aqueous media!) complete oxidation of organics is achieved in less than 1 s. The properties of water above its critical point (374◦4 C, 22.1 MPa) make possible the destruction of […]

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SHYMAN Project reaches the midpoint. Hydrothermal synthesis of nanoparticles is for real -news-

Nanoparticles are changing the way we conceive materials, boosting novel applications by tailored design of properties. ShyMan Project (ca. 6 million euro) is developing hydrothermal technology in supercritical water by a combination of the expertise of universities (Nottingham, Valladolid, etc) and companies (Solvay, REPSOL, PPG, etc.). Valladolid university is the second biggest partner with a […]

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