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Dynamic Flowsheet Simulation of Solids Processes

  • Stefan Heinrich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. New Dynamic Process Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sören Sander, Lizoel Buss, Udo Fritsching
      Pages 3-35
    3. Lennard Lindmüller, Johannes Haus, Ernst-Ulrich Hartge, Stefan Heinrich
      Pages 37-65
    4. C. Neugebauer, E. Diez, L. Mielke, S. Palis, A. Bück, E. Tsotsas et al.
      Pages 67-107
    5. Hendrik Rehage, Matthias Kind
      Pages 109-139
    6. Darius Markauskas, Harald Kruggel-Emden
      Pages 141-198
    7. Greta Fragnière, Ann-Christin Böttcher, Christoph Thon, Carsten Schilde, Arno Kwade
      Pages 199-236
    8. Mark Michaud, Michael Haderlein, Doris Segets, Wolfgang Peukert
      Pages 269-304
    9. Alexander Strobel, Benedikt Köninger, Stefan Romeis, Karl-Ernst Wirth, Wolfgang Peukert
      Pages 305-347
    10. Martin Weers, Annett Wollmann, Ulrich Teipel, Alfred P. Weber
      Pages 349-390
    11. Eduard Lukas, Christoph Roloff, Hannes Mann, Kristin Kerst, Thomas Hagemeier, Berend van Wachem et al.
      Pages 391-410
  3. Material Parameters in Solids Process Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 411-411
    2. Kai Vaupel, Tim Londershausen, Eberhard Schmidt
      Pages 413-432
  4. Algorithms and Process Simulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 433-433
    2. Simon Schiele, Tijana Kovačević, Heiko Briesen
      Pages 435-473
    3. Robin Ahrens, Zahra Lakdawala, Andreas Voigt, Viktoria Wiedmeyer, Volker John, Sabine Le Borne et al.
      Pages 475-518
    4. Gregor Kotalczyk, Frank Einar Kruis
      Pages 519-548
    5. Michele Spinola, Alexander Keimer, Doris Segets, Lukas Pflug, Günter Leugering
      Pages 549-578

About this book


This book presents the latest advances in flowsheet simulation of solids processes, focusing on the dynamic behaviour of systems with interconnected solids processing units, but also covering stationary simulation. The book includes the modelling of solids processing units, for example for comminution, sifting and particle formulation and also for reaction systems. Furthermore, it examines new approaches for the description of solids and their property distributions and for the mathematical treatment of flowsheets with multivariate population balances.


Flowsheet Simulation Dynamic Simulation Solids Processes Modeling of Solids Processing Units Mathematical Treatment of Flowsheets

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefan Heinrich
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Solids Process Engineering and Particle TechnologyHamburg University of TechnologyHamburgGermany

About the editors

Stefan Heinrich studied Process Engineering at the University of Magdeburg, and received his Diploma and Ph.D. in the field of fluidized bed spray granulation from the same university in 1996 and 2000 respectively. From 2000 to 2002, he was an Assistant Professor, and from 2002 to 2008 a Junior Professor at the University of Magdeburg, where he also received his habilitation (postdoctoral degree) and “venia legend” in Particle Technology in 2006. In 2008, he became a Professor and Director of the Institute of Solids Process Engineering and Particle Technology at the Hamburg University of Technology, Germany. From 2011–2012, he was also the Dean of the Department of Process and Chemical Engineering at the Hamburg University of Technology. In 2015, Stefan became an Honorary Doctor of the DonNTU (National University of the Ukraine).


He is an executive board member of the German Working Party on Drying and chairman of the executive board of the German Working Party on Agglomeration and Bulk Solid Materials of VDI-ProcessNet. He is also chairman of the Working Party on Agglomeration and a member of the Working Party on Mechanics of Particulate Solids of the EFCE. He is the coordinator of the German Research Foundation (DFG) Priority programme 1679 “Dynamic simulation of interconnected solids processes” and a member of the DFG Collaborative Research Centre 986 “Tailor-made multiscale materials systems,” member of the “Center of Advanced Materials (ZHM),” Hamburg, member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resources Technology, Germany, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering (RCPE) of the TU Graz, Austria. He works also as executive editor of the journal “Advanced Powder Technology” and as thematic editor of the journal “Particuology”. Stefan was the chairman of Partec 2019, an international congress on Particle Technology, in 2019.


His main research interests are fluidized bed technology, particle formulation with granulation, coating and agglomeration, drying of solids, development of particular composite materials, particle-based simulation methods (discrete element modelling, population balance modelling) and coupling with continuum approaches (CFD), contact and breakage mechanics of particles as well as steady-state and dynamic flowsheet simulation of solids processes. He received the 2015 DECHEMA-Prize, awarded by the Max Buchner Research Foundation.

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