First Announcement – 13th International Conference on Fluidized Bed Technology (CFB-13)

13th International Conference on Fluidized Bed Technology (CFB-13)

May 11-15, 2020

Fluidization Research Centre

Clean Energy Research Centre

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada


Following the successful CFB-12 Conference in Krakow, Poland, we are pleased to welcome you to the 13th International Conference on Fluidized Bed Technology, CFB-13, to be held on the campus of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada between May 11-15, 2020.

The CFB-13 conference seeks to bring together prominent and young researchers, educators and practitioners of circulating fluidized bed technology to share their impactful research discoveries, achievements and practicing experiences. Since CFB-11, the conference scope has also been extended to other fields of fluidization and fluidized bed technologies such as bubbling fluidized bed, turbulent fluidized bed and spouted bed.

On behalf of the CFB-13 Organizing Committee, we cordially invite you, your colleagues, and all university postdocs and students working on fluidization science and technology to participate in this conference.

Conference Themes

The CFB-13 Conference will continue in the tradition of this conference series dating from 1985, with its focus on the fundamental research and applications of circulating fluidized bed technology. It will also incorporate other novel fluidized bed reactor technologies, especially those related to green processes, clean and renewable energy such as hydrogen and bio-fuels, and carbon capture and utilization such as chemical looping combustion/gasification. In addition to studies on fundamental and applied aspects of fluidized beds and fluidization systems, CFB-13 will also place an emphasis on fluidized bed technologies aimed at solving energy and environmental issues our society is facing.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

Hydrodynamics of gas-solid flow
Modeling and simulation
Heat and mass transfer
Scaling and scale-up
Measurements and instrumentation
Fluid catalytic cracking and other catalytic processes
Combustion, pyrolysis and gasification
Novel reactor design and assisted-fluidization
Micro-reactor and nano-particle systems

Important dates

Call for papers: April 1st, 2019
Receipt of one page abstract deadline: June 30th, 2019
Full paper submission deadline: September 15th, 2019
Receipt of final manuscript deadline: January 15th, 2020
Early bird registration deadline: February 1st, 2020
Conference: May 11-15th, 2020

Conference Organization

Local organizing Committee:

Xiaotao Bi – University of British Columbia
Cedric Briens – Western University
Junnan Chao – University of British Columbia
Naoko Ellis – University of British Columbia
John Grace – University of British Columbia
Allan Issangya – Particulate Solid Research Inc., Chicago
Eric Jia – University of British Columbia
Robert Legros – Polytechnique Montréal
Jim Lim – University of British Columbia
Andres Mahecha-Botero – NORAM Engineering & Constructors Ltd, Vancouver
Poupak Mehrani – University of Ottawa
Andrew Mezo – Coanda Research & Development Corporation, Burnaby
Jean Saayman – BC Research Inc., Vancouver
Jonathan Tyler – Parkland Refining Ltd, Burnaby
Anthony Wachs – University of British Columbia
Ziliang Wang – University of British Columbia
Michael Wormsbecker – Syncrude Canada Ltd, Edmonton
Lifeng Zhang – University of Saskatchewan
Siduo Zhang – University of British Columbia