Chemical and Biochemical EngineeringWestern Engineering

Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals

  1. S MacIntyre, A Hammad, Dominic Pjontek (in press). Particle agglomeration studies in a slurry bubble column due to liquid bridging: Effects of particle size and sparger design. Chemical Engineering Science. doi: 10.1016/j.ces.2017.02.021

  2. V Parisien, D Pjontek, CA McKnight, J Wiens, A Macchi (in press). Impact of catalyst density distribution on the fluid dynamics of an ebullated bed operating at high gas holdup conditions. Chemical Engineering Science. doi: 10.1016/j.ces.2017.02.003

  3. V Parisien, A Farrell, D Pjontek, CA McKnight, J Wiens, A Macchi (2016). Bubble swarm characteristics in a bubble column under high gas holdup conditions. Chem. Eng. Sci., 157, 88-98. doi:10.1016/j.ces.2016.04.051

  4. D Pjontek, CA Mcknight, J Wiens, A Macchi (2015). Ebullated bed fluid dynamics relevant to industrial hydroprocessing. Chem. Eng. Sci. 126, 730–744. doi:10.1016/j.ces.2015.01.002

  5. D Pjontek, V Parisien, C Farrell, CA McKnight, J Wiens, A Macchi (2014). Particle agglomeration in gas-liquid-solid fluidized beds with a dispersed immiscible liquid: Study on particle size, shape and material. Powder Technol. 266, 45–60. doi:10.1016/j.powtec.2014.06.002

  6. D Pjontek, V Parisien, A Macchi (2014). Bubble characteristics measured using a monofibre optical probe in a bubble column and freeboard region under high gas holdup conditions. Chem. Eng. Sci. 111, 153–169. doi:10.1016/j.ces.2014.02.024

  7. D Pjontek, A Macchi, (2014). Hydrodynamic comparison of spherical and cylindrical particles in a gas–liquid–solid fluidized bed at elevated pressure and high gas holdup conditions. Powder Technol. 253, 657–676. doi:10.1016/j.powtec.2013.12.030

  8. D Pjontek, J Landry, CA McKnight, LP Hackman, A Macchi, (2011). Effect of a dispersed immiscible liquid phase on the hydrodynamics of a bubble column and ebullated bed. Chem. Eng. Sci. 66, 2224–2231. doi:10.1016/j.ces.2011.02.040

Conference Presentations

  1. S MacIntyre, M Atkinson, D Pjontek (2016). Agglomeration studies in a slurry bubble column: Effects of immiscible liquid loading and viscosity. Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Vancouver, Canada. Oral presentation.

  2. D Kankariya, S Tacchino, D Pjontek, F Berruti, C Briens (2016). Development of a mobile 100 kg/h plant for pyrolysis using a mechanically fluidized reactor. 5th international congress on green process engineering (GPE 2016), Mont Tremblant, Canada. Poster.

  3. G Chegini, C Briens, D Pjontek (2016). Effect of heating rate on digestate pyrolysis for biochar production using the Jiggle Bed Reactor. Advanced Biofuels Symposium, Vancouver, Canada.

  4. V. Parisien, A. Farrell, D. Pjontek, A. Macchi (2015). Comparison of monofibre optical probe and dynamic gas disengagement techniques for local and global bubble characteristics in a bubble column at high gas holdups conditions. 12th International Conference on Gas-Liquid and Gas-Liquid-Solid Reactor Engineering (GLS 12), New York, United States. Oral presentation.

  5. D. Pjontek, C. McKnight, J. Wiens, A. Macchi (2014). Ebullated bed fluid dynamics relevant to industrial hydroprocessing, 64th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Niagara Falls, Canada. Oral presentation.

  6. D. Pjontek, A. Macchi (2014). Fluid dynamic studies in support of an industrial ebullated bed hydroprocessor. International Workshop on Fluid-Particle Systems, Vancouver, Canada. Oral presentation.

  7. D. Pjontek, V. Parisien, A. Macchi (2012). Local bubble characteristics in a bubble column and ebullated bed using a monofibre optical probe at elevated pressures, 62nd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Vancouver, Canada. Oral presentation.

  8. D. Pjontek, J. Landry, C.A. McKnight, L.P. Hackman, A. Macchi (2011). Effect of a dispersed immiscible liquid phase on the hydrodynamics of a bubble column and ebullated bed. Gas-Liquid and Gas-Liquid-Solid Reactor Engineering Congress (GLS 10), Braga, Portugal. Oral presentation.