Fabio Fulchini
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About Me

Fabio was born in Avellino (Italy) on the 22/08/1989. He spent his childhood in a small village in the south of Italy called Gesualdo. After finished his Scientific studies in Liceo Scientifico Aeclanum in Mirabella Eclano (Italy) Fabio joined the bachelor of Chemical Engineering at Università degli Studi di Salerno (Fisciano, Italy) where he graduated in 2012 with a thesis about degradation of a High density Poly-Ethylene and a Poly-Styrene, using pro-degrading additives by mean a degrading chamber built ad hoc . He concluded his two years Master degree in Chemical Engineering, with full marks and honour, at the same university in 2015. Fabio conducted a five month placement during his first year of Master in Corbion (Gorinchem, The Netherlands), where he worked on the effect of some organic acids on the droplet/particle formation by spray drying a salt solution. His journey into powder technology continued at University Leeds, during his second year of Master carrying his thesis project sponsored by P&G. Here, he worked for 8 months, as a visiting student, on improving the flowability of sticky particles by using flow aids, focusing on the effect of the surface area coverage by flow aids on the flowability of the bulk solid. Currently Fabio is part of Ghadiri’s research group as a second year PhD student. His project, sponsored by Total France and IFPEn, is about attrition in circulating fluidised beds. The processes involved in his project are the Chemical Looping Combustion and the Fluid Catalytic Cracking. For such processes, Fabio is keen on developing a population balance model which is able to predict attrition at different scales, using the single particle attrition propensity and fluid dynamic model generated by CFD-DEM simulations of the main stressful regions of circulating fluidised beds, namely the jet region, the bubbling bed and the cyclone.

Research Interests

Powder flow
Particle coating
Particle attrition
circulating fluidised beds

Projects

Rendering Sticky Particles Free Flowing by the use of Flow Aids

conference proceedings

Poster presentation about “Rendering Sticky Particles Free Flowing by the Use of Flow Aids” at Powder Flow 2015: Fundamental to Applications. Tuesday 14th of April 2015. University of Leeds, Leeds (UK)

Poster presentation about “Rendering Sticky Particles Free Flowing by the Use of Flow Aids” at Partec International Congress on Particle Technology 2016, Nuremberg (Germany)

Poster presentation about “Rendering Sticky Particles Free Flowing by the Use of Flow Aids” at International Fine Particles Research Institute 2016 (IFPRI), University of Surrey, Guilford (UK)

FCC alliance AXENS-TECHNIP-IFPEN-TOTAL 2016, TOTAL, Gonfreville-l’Orcher, Le Havre (France)