project . 2021 - 2026 . On going

PowFEct

Preventing Explosions: How do Powder Flows Electrify?
Open Access mandate for Publications European Commission
  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 947606 Call for proposal: ERC-2020-STG
  • Funded under: H2020 | ERC | ERC-STG Overall Budget: 1,471,220 EURFunder Contribution: 1,471,220 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 May 2021
    End Date
    30 Apr 2026
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
  • Open Access mandate
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Description
The electrification of powder flows is one of the most pervasive phenomena in environmental processes and of tremendous importance for technical applications. In industrial plants, excessive electrostatic charges can even lead to hazardous sparks, which have caused numerous catastrophic dust explosions in the past. However, despite its long history of investigation, it is not currently possible to predict the buildup, transport, and accumulation of charge. Starting from 2015, I developed a numerical approach with the important capability to couple the involved scientific disciplines – fluid mechanics (turbulent carrier flow), surface science (triboelectric parti...
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Description
The electrification of powder flows is one of the most pervasive phenomena in environmental processes and of tremendous importance for technical applications. In industrial plants, excessive electrostatic charges can even lead to hazardous sparks, which have caused numerous catastrophic dust explosions in the past. However, despite its long history of investigation, it is not currently possible to predict the buildup, transport, and accumulation of charge. Starting from 2015, I developed a numerical approach with the important capability to couple the involved scientific disciplines – fluid mechanics (turbulent carrier flow), surface science (triboelectric parti...
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