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dc.contributor.advisorMujtaba, Iqbal M.
dc.contributor.authorSteele, John E.
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-14T12:32:56Z
dc.date.available2022-06-14T12:32:56Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/18994
dc.description.abstractThe research in this thesis considers novel innovative developments in established industrial processes that involve the use of recyclable polymeric particles as a partial replacement for aqueous media and chemicals. The application of the technology typically leads to water savings of over 80% and chemical savings of over 25%. These industrial processes may be characterised in that are considered inefficient and wasteful but nevertheless are considered economically vital. These diverse industries including laundry cleaning, leather manufacturing, textile garment processing, effluent treatment and metal beverage can manufacture. The outcomes of this research have made significant contributions to industrial best practice in such industries. In terms of academic research, the knowledge created in this thesis provides the basis for the application of CFD-DEM modelling to understand complex multi-phase and multi-component systems. In particular, the thesis advocates the application of the Free Surface Lattice Boltzmann Method for creating highly accurate simulations of multi-phase flow. In addition, the thesis offers opportunities for further research in novel plasma micro-reactors and their applications in diverse fields such as chemical synthesis, chemical engineering and biotechnology. The nature of the research is multi-disciplinary, and involved investigations across several fields including applied mathematics, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, and engineering. The projects also involved scale up from laboratory, pilot plant and full commercial scale production trials. Primary objectives were investigated through a series of six published patents. The three patents relating to the development of novel leather and textile processes were solely conceived and executed by the author. The patent related to the development of the plasma micro-reactor for ozone synthesis was conceived and executed jointly by the author and Professor Will Zimmerman (Sheffield University). The two patents related to the development of a novel metal cleaning and treatment process was conceived and executed jointly by the author and Dr. Robert Bird (Xeros Technology Group Limited).en_US
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dc.rights<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src="http://i.creativecommons.org/l/by-nc-nd/3.0/88x31.png" /></a><br />The University of Bradford theses are licenced under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/">Creative Commons Licence</a>.eng
dc.subjectDiscrete element methoden_US
dc.subjectFluid mechanicsen_US
dc.subjectMicrobubblesen_US
dc.subjectPlasma micro-reactoren_US
dc.subjectLaundryen_US
dc.subjectLeatheren_US
dc.subjectTextilesen_US
dc.subjectTanningen_US
dc.subjectDyeingen_US
dc.subjectDetergentsen_US
dc.subjectEnzymesen_US
dc.subjectPolymer particlesen_US
dc.subjectRecyclable polymeric particlesen_US
dc.subjectIndustrial processesen_US
dc.titleThe Application Of Polymer Particles In Industrial Processesen_US
dc.type.qualificationleveldoctoralen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Bradfordeng
dc.publisher.departmentChemical Engineering, School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Informatics.en_US
dc.typeThesiseng
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen_US
dc.date.awarded2019
refterms.dateFOA2022-06-14T12:32:56Z


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