President, Australasian Particle Technology Society
Emeritus Professor Martin’s current research and professional interest includes the following areas,
Research into circulating fluidized beds (CFBs), including hydrodynamics, heat transfer, combustion and strategies for minimising emission of nitrogen oxides during coal combustion. Fundamental modelling of flowing gas-particle suspensions.
Fluidized bed steam drying of porous materials, including low rank coals. Study of the mechanism of defluidization of fluidized beds brought about by the presence of liquid/sticky phases.
CFD-DEM simulation of gas-particle systems
Scale-up criteria for gas fluidized beds
Influence of elevated pressure on fluidized bed behaviour
The role of interparticle forces in determination of the macroscopic behaviour of particulate solids. In particular, the influence of interparticle forces in determination of fluidized bed dynamics.
The mechanisms of size and density segregation in particulate solids
Production of water-based and solid particle aerosols.
Interest in particle technology education. Director of continuing education courses Particle Technology and Gas Fluidized Beds: Design and Operation on behalf of Monash University.
Present 2 Papers, 6th International Conference on Circulating Fluidized Beds, Wurzburg, Germnay
ARC Large 1996 - Dr M Rhodes
Collier - Dr M J Rhodes
Simulation of Heat Transfer in Fluidized Beds Using a Discrete Element Method
Influence of Humidity on the Behaviour of Powders: Relating Interparticle Forces to Powder Properties
Discrete Element Method Simulation of Large-scale Fluidized Beds
Design of granule microstructure in fluidised bed granulation: Modelling & experimental realisation
The ability to engineer granule microstructure and design product properties is critical in many industries, including high value pharmaceutical and catalyst granules. This proposal aims to develop systematic, science-based design rules for controlling granule microstructure in fluidised bed granulation, using a new and unique combination of multi-scale experiments and sophisticated discrete element modeling (DEM) simulations. When combined with formulation specific properties, the design rules can be used to engineer granule microstructure including granule size, porosity and composition.
Imaging Facility for Complex Fluids
This proposal seeks to establish a modern imaging facility to support a large number of research projects on complex fluids. The research groups benefiting from this facility have a long history of collaboration and a large number of research fellows.
Lignite for sludge dewatering, drying and waste-water clean-up
The Role of Interparticle Forces in Determining Fluidized Bed Behaviour
Reducing wear on rotary coal pulverisers
Separation of Mammalian cells using FF/Splitt: Numerical Approach for Method Optimisation
Superheated steam drying of lignite
Dispersion of Micronised Drug for Respiratory Delivery