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CFB 10 Sponsorship

February 3, 2011

February 2, 2011


CPFD Software to Be Platinum Sponsor for the ECI Circulating Fluidized Beds and Fluidization Technology Conference (CFB 10)

Albuquerque, NM, USA and Sunriver, OR, USA.  February 2, 2011.

CPFD Software LLC, the creators of the Barracuda® simulation package for particle-fluid systems, today announced their agreement to become the Platinum Sponsor for the ECI Circulating Fluidized Beds and Fluidization Technology Conference (CFB 10) to be held at the beautiful Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, OR, May 1-6, 2011.  Dr. Ted Knowlton, retired President of PSRI, is the Conference Chair and PSRI is assisting with the conference organization.

The conference will include presentations on new developments and emerging applications, results of original research and development, industrial experience and application, workshops, and discussions on issues of current interest and research needs.  Subjects will include, but are not limited to, the following areas in circulating fluidized beds and fluidized systems:

  • Hydrodynamics of gas/solids flow
  • Novel processes and processes for new products
  • Heat and mass transfer
  • Fine particle systems and nanoparticle fluidization
  • Combustion, pyrolysis and gasification of coal, biomass and waste
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and modeling of fluidized bed systems
  • Metallurgical processes
  • Plant operation experience
  • Pollution control
  • Process design and scale-up
  • Equipment development
  • Particle formulation processes (agglomeration, coating, granulation, etc.)
  • FCC and other catalytic processes
  • Measurement and instrumentation
  • Economic analysis
  • Handling and disposal of ash and byproducts

“We are proud to be the primary sponsor this unique conference since it can help us fulfill our corporate Mission to provide industry with a validated CAE tool designed exclusively for the engineering of fluidization systems and components”, said Dr. Ken Williams, Co-Founder of CPFD Software.  “There is not another conference this year that is so effectively focused on fluidized beds and other fluidized systems.  We encourage anyone to attend, both in industry and in academia, who have an interest in these important systems.” 

As the Platinum Sponsor for the conference, CPFD Software is also sponsoring the closing dinner event, to be held at the High Desert Museum, the finale and a highlight of this year’s conference.

About CFB 10:  This conference is the tenth in a series of conferences that started in 1985 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.  The conference will address fundamental and applied aspects of circulating fluidized beds as well as fluidized bed systems.  A balanced participation of industrial and academic experts is a noted feature of this conference.  For further details or to register, visit 

About CPFD Software: CPFD Software LLC is an Albuquerque-based company specializing in solving particle-gas and particle-liquid problems for the power, oil & gas, petrochemical, and chemical industries.  Their Barracuda® software provides accurate simulations of lab-scale, pilot plant, and full-scale reacting fluid bed flows with full thermodynamics and chemistry.  CPFD’s clients include Global 500 oil & gas refiners, chemical manufacturers, and research organizations worldwide.  CPFD Software is a full member of PSRI.


For more information, contact:

CPFD Software, LLC
Phone: (505) 275-3849

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