Professor Emeritus
Electrokinetic Phenomena, Fouling, Heat Exchangers, Interfacial Phenomena, Particulate Systems, Spouted Beds
Education
New York University, 1953, Eng.Sc.D.
McGill University, 1946, M.Eng.
McGill University, 1945, B.Eng.
Research Interests

RESEARCH FOCUS (2003-2012)

  • Hydrodynamics of Liquid-Fluidized Beds (a technique for mobilizing and contacting solid particles by an upward or downward flow of liquid)
  • Dynamics of Spouted Beds (a technique for mobilizing and contacting coarse solid particles by means of an upwardly directed gas jet located at the bottom of the bed of solids)
  • Fouling of heat exchangers
Publications
  • Epstein, N. “Liquid-Solids Fluidization”, Chapter 26 in Handbook of Fluidization and Fluid-Particle Systems, W.-C. Yang, ed., pp. 705-764, Marcel Dekker Inc. (2003).
  • Epstein, N. “A Note on Particle Segregation by Size in Liquid-Solid Fluidization”, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 43, 5446-5448 (2004).
  • Epstein, N. “Teetering”, Powder Technology 151, 2-14 (2005).
  • Escudié, R., Epstein, N., Grace, J.R., Bi, H.T. “Layer Inversion Phenomenon in Binary-Solid Liquid-Fluidized Beds: Prediction of the Inversion Velocity”, Chem. Eng. Sci. 61, 6667-6690 (2006).
  • Fahiminia, F., Watkinson, A.P., Epstein, N. “Early Events in the Precipitation Fouling of Calcium Sulphate Dihydrate under Sensible Heating Conditions”, Can. J. Chem. Eng. 85, 679-691, Erratum: 948 (2007).
  • Escudié, R., Epstein, N. “Property-Averaging Applied to Determination of Volume Contraction in Binary-Solid Liquid-Fluidized Beds”, Can. J. Chem. Eng. 86, 261-266 (2008).
  • Du, W., Bi, X., Epstein, N. “Exploring a Non-Dimensional Varying Exponent Equation Relating Minimum Spouting Velocity to Maximum Spoutable Bed Depth”, Can. J. Chem. Eng. 87, 157-162 (2009).
  • Barrozo, M.A.S., Duarte, C.R., Epstein, N., Grace, J.R., Lim, C.J. “Experimental and Computational Fluid Dynamics Study of Dense-Phase, Transition Region, and Dilute-Phase Spouting”, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res.49, 5102-5109 (2010).
  • Epstein, N. “Empirical and Analytical Hydrodynamics”, Chapter 3 in Spouted and Spout-Fluid Beds: Fundamentals and Applications, N. Epstein and J.R. Grace, eds., pp. 29-56, Cambridge University Press (2011).
  • Haddou, J.V.H., Ellis, N., Bi, X., Epstein, N. “Spouting Characteristics of SPF Wood Pellets”, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 6 pages, in press (2012).
Canadian Academy of Engineering
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Chemical Institute of Canada
Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering