|Dr. Heindel’s research interests are in the areas of convective transport phenomena (i.e., fluid mechanics and convective heat/mass transfer). Past projects include various transport phenomena topics such as: forced convection channel flows; nucleate boiling, incipience, and critical heat flux; jet impingement heat transfer; heat transfer enhancement; natural convection flows; transport in porous media; bubble-particle interactions; fiber suspension flows; flotation separation; multiphase bubble column flows; mixing in stirred-tank reactors; and concentric pipe mixing. His current research interests involve transport phenomena in gas-liquid and gas-liquid-solid systems, with a focus on bubble column and fluidized bed hydrodynamics, gas-liquid mass transfer, and multiphase flow visualization and characterization. These multiphase fluid systems are applicable to many process industries including chemical processing, food processing, agricultural waste management, pulp and paper processing, mineral processing, petrochemical refining, and water treatment.
Bubble Column and Fluidized Bed Hydrodynamics
X-Ray Flow Visualization
Gas-Liquid Mass Transfer