Friday 27 Oct 2017Optimising Sedimentation Devices

Dr Shenan Grossberg - University of Exeter

Harrison 170 14:30-15:30

Abstract: Sedimentation devices are used in wastewater engineering to separate solids from wastewater. The aim of this seminar is to present a methodology for improving their design, using computational fluid dynamics and adjoint optimisation. The methodology, applied to a rectangular sedimentation tank and a hydrodynamic vortex separator, is shown to improve their performance by up to 40%.

About the speaker: Shenan Grossberg graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1990 with a first class degree in Mathematics and Statistics, but didn't know what he wanted to do with it. He tried several things, including teaching, accounting and furniture making, before finding engineering. He studied Urban Water Systems at the University of Exeter in 2009-2011, and worked at Pell Frischmann as a drainage engineer in 2010-2012. He then returned to the University of Exeter in 2012-2017 to do an Engineering Doctorate, developing a methodology to optimise sedimentation devices, and is currently working with Hydro International applying this methodology to their products.

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