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Flow phenomena

We develop specialized models and methods related to the flow of gases and liquids, and which is unavailable in commercial software. We have several in-house 1D and 3D CFD codes. Furthermore, we take part in the design of laboratory set-ups to be used for model development. We deliver data, analyses of models and methods, or software.

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We work within these areas:

  • CO2 transport and injection – essential to safe and efficient CO2 capture and storage (CCS)
    • Depressurization and pressure-wave propagation
    • Coupling between thermo and fluid dynamics
    • The effect of impurities on the thermophysical properties and the flow
    • Coupled fluid-structure model to predict running-ductile fracture in CO2-transport pipelines (collaboration with SINTEF Industry)
    • Heat transfer through pipes and wells
  • Detailed flow modelling for LNG heat exchangers
  • Oil-water separation, including advanced modelling of drop dynamics in an electric field (electrocoalescence)
  • Heat transfer using magnetic nanofluids, including pumping without moving parts
  • Supervision of PhD and master candidates in collaboration with NTNU

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Our researchers have their background from energy and environmental engineering, physics and mathematics, chemistry and nanotechnology. We strive to achieve a high quality of work, and we have developed our proper code development and testing system.

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Compact Separation by Electrocoalescence

Compact Separation by Electrocoalescence

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Industrial challenges - Oil wells produce a lot of water (e.g. 30%), while customers specify the water content to be below a certain limit (e.g. 0.5%). One technique for separating water from the crude oil is so-called gravity separators; large tanks...

NordiCCS - Nordic CCS Competence Centre

NordiCCS - Nordic CCS Competence Centre

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NORDICCS is a virtual carbon capture and storage (CCS) networking platform aiming for increased CCS deployment in the five Nordic countries. The success of NORDICCS is dependent on active involvement from industrial partners.

Enabling Low-Emission LNG Systems

Enabling Low-Emission LNG Systems

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It is essential for improving the existing units and processes, or developing new and more efficient ones, to have a thorough insight in the underlying physical behaviour of the fluid streams involved. Hence, fundamentals for multilevel modelling of...

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