The Indo-German Symposium

The Indo-German Symposium on “Advanced Measurements and Multiscale CFD Simulations for Intensification of Multiphase Flow Processes” was organized from October 3 to 5, as a part of the ongoing Indo-German Partnership (IGP) project between IIT Delhi and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany (FAU-Erlangen).

The Symposium was planned to discuss recent advances in experimental characterization of multiphase flows, development of computational methods to simulate multiscale multiphase flow processes i.e. from industrial-scales to the scales of individual bubbles/drops/particles and their applications to intensify industrial processes.

“Multiphase flow processes are widely used in upstream oil and gas industry, oil refining, energy/power generation, chemical process industry, fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals, biochemical, mineral processing and metallurgical, and nuclear applications. This symposium is organized as the part of the Indo-German Partnership (IGP) project between Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany (FAU-Erlangen). The Symposium was attended by several well-known researchers in this area from different institutes in India and from FAU Erlangen, and industry professionals. It has been very successful in bringing together academia and industry and identifying the way forward to sustain these interactions further ´ Vivek V. Buwa Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering who was the coordinator of the Symposium says.

The main objective of the Symposium was to bring together researchers from IIT Delhi, FAU-Erlangen, other IITs, other academic institutes, research laboratories, and industry professional/practicing engineers working on research & development, applications of multiphase flow processes.

It also served as a platform to discuss advances in experimental characterization of multiphase flow processes, development of computational models for multiscale simulations, process intensification, and development of novel/intensified reactors.