Modeling the Rheology of Liquid Detergents

Vincenzo Guida
R&D Process Design Principal Engineer, Procter & Gamble, Italy
Published in 2009

Outline of presentation:

  • Comsol is a very flexible platform, ideal to model rheology modification under flow
  • Analogy with reactive flows allows modeling of both thixotropy and gelation with decent level of accuracy and predictability
  • It is possible, to a certain extent, to use 1D rheology to extrapolate 3D behavior

---------------------------------- Keynote speaker's biography:

Vincenzo Guida is R&D Process Design Principal Engineer at Procter & Gamble in Italy. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Naples. Over the last 13 years, he has been working on scaling-up manufacturing process for liquid and powder detergents. He is using COMSOL to model chemico-physical transformation of industrial processes, with specific emphasis on fluid dynamics and rheology of complex fluids.

Vincenzo Guida was one of the keynote speakers at the COMSOL User's Conference, fall 2009 in Milan.