Hydrodynamics plays a crucial role in process engineering. CFD simulations are nowadays an effective and inexpensive tool for simulating complicated flow systems. At the same time, they allow important parameters, e.g. velocity and phase boundary shape of the flow, to be determined and these findings to be used for more accurate equipment design.
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) also makes it possible to resolve local phenomena (dead zones, residence time, vortex formation, phase contact), which are sometimes difficult to measure or often cannot be detected during operation. Investigations on the PC can minimize investment costs as well as operating costs. CFD also makes a significant contribution to the digitization of equipment, since uncertainties in the formation of correlations can be minimized.