Hosted by the Department of
Chemical Engineering and Supercomputer Education and Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, INDIA
We thank all the participants of 5th International Conference on Population Balance Modelling (PBM 2013).
The great success of the first four International Conferences on
Population Balance Modeling, held at Kona (Hawaii, 2000), Valencia (Spain, 2004), Quebec (Canada, 2007), and Berlin (Germany, 2010)
has stimulated the continuation of this conference series. The high quality of contributions in each of the conferences is
documented in the special issues of Chemical Engineering Science [Vol. 57(12), 61(1), 64(4), and 70(1)] which have appeared
after the previous meetings.
The wide application of population balances in fields as diverse as disease progression and understanding of biological systems, mining, control of wastewater treatment, nanoparticle synthesis processes, and chemical processing industry with more than 50% material handled in particulate form have brought together in these conferences researchers interested in the framework of population balances, its extension to more complex systems, solution and simulation strategies, mono and multivariate size distribution dependent model based control action, etc.
The 5th International Conference on Population Balance Modeling (PBM 2013) aims to bring together researches and practitioners with diverse backgrounds to allow exchange of ideas across various sub-fields that use population balances, and to provide opportunities for researchers to identify new domains to expand into and new tools to use.
PBM 2013 - Topics
The central topic of the conference will be multidimensionality. To improve population balance models, often internal and external coordinates need to be added. Thus, papers addressing multidimensional aspects are especically welcome. Paper submission is encouraged for but not limited to the following topics: