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Computational Models for Polydisperse Particulate and Multiphase Systems by Daniele L. Marchisio, Rodney O. Fox

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Mesoscale description of polydisperse systems

In this chapter, the governing equations needed to describe polydisperse multiphase flows are presented without a rigorous derivation from the microscale model. (See Chapter 4 for a complete derivation.) For clarity, the discussion of the governing equations in this chapter will be limited to particulate systems (e.g. crystallizers, fluidized beds, and aerosol processes). However, the reader familiar with disperse multiphase flow modeling will recognize that our comments hold in a much more general context. Indeed, the extension of the modeling concepts developed in this chapter to many other multiphase systems is straightforward, and will be discussed in later chapters.

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