Day: February 26, 2010

Application of Common Analytical Methods to Complex Transport Phenomena Problems

Friday February 26
Chem. Sci. & Engineering Room 101
10:00 a.m.

Presenter: Dr. Norman W. Loney, New Jersey Science & Technology University, Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering

Abstract: “For more than a decade, researchers and educators in engineering and science have agreed that computational and simulation engineering sciences are fundamental to the security and welfare of the United States” -National Science Foundation report (February 2006) on Simulation-Based Engineering Science (SBES).  The already diverse field of Chemical Engineering is expanding to include nano-materials, biological sciences with Pharmaceutical and Medical applications. The common language between all the different subjects is mathematics.    Traditionally, industrial type problems or applied research problems of a mathematical nature are solved using numerical analysis approaches.  However, a number of industrially relevant problems can be simplified enough to allow the application of appropriate analytical methods.  Extraction of particular information from such results will aid in further improving a process or at least help to focus on the important variables for further experimentation.     In this presentation we will review briefly some of the properties that facilitate application of analytical methods and discuss three contemporary examples. Each example provides relevant results that have been benchmarked with available independently published experimental data.