Multi-Scale Multiphase Modeling of Transport Phenomena in Spray-Drying Processes Academic Article uri icon


  • Spray drying is an extensively used technology in process engineering for receiving small particles by rapid moisture evaporation from a spray of droplets. This contribution summarizes achievements and results of the comprehensive scientific research on multi-scale multiphase modeling of transport phenomena in spray-drying processes undertaken by our research group: (1) study of particle formation on the scale of an individual droplet; (2) modeling and simulation of droplet–droplet and particle–particle collisions in a spray; (3) study of gas-spray mixing; (4) 2D and 3D study of spray drying by an innovative multi-scale simulation tool coupled to a commercial CFD software. The proposed multi-scale multiphase model of transport phenomena in a spray-drying process has been developed based on a thorough analysis of previously published experimental and theoretical works. The content of this paper will be useful for both academia and industry; e.g., pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, ceramics, materials, nutrition, and other applications of spray drying.

publication date

  • January 1, 2015