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Interdisciplinary Research Centre


The interaction between chemical reaction, diffusion of heat and mass, and convection, in both industrial and environmental flows, ranging from the small to the large scales; with a particular interest in flows where buoyancy forces are important, arising from temperature, concentration, and chemical or phase changes. Generally, a combination of experimental techniques, such as Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), Infra-red Spectroscopy, colourimetry and densitometry is used. The processes are modelled using scaling, asymptotic and perturbation analytical techniques, complemented by computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

  • Carbon Dioxide Storage
  • Low temperature combustion
  • Convection, diffusion and phase-change/reaction in solid materials