The Application of Multiphase DEM for the Prediction of Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) Deposition in Sewer Pipe Lines

Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
Volume 39 No. 1, November 2017, Pages 9-16

Iman A. F. Husain1, Ma’an Fahmi Alkhatib1,*, Mohammed Saedi Jami1, Mohamed E. S. Mirghani2, Zaki Zainudin1, Asif Hoda3
1Bioenvironmental Engineering Research Center (BERC), Kulliyah of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2International Institute for Halal Research and Training (INHART), International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Jubail University College, Jubail Industrial City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding author: maan@iium.edu.my

KEYWORDS

ANSYS FLUENT, Multiphase, Eulerian model, DPM, Deposition, FOG, sewer pipe

ABSTRACT

Fat oil and grease (FOG) deposition into sewer pipes can block the pipes and restrict the wastewater flow causing backflows and sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs). Understanding the wastewater flow and transport of FOG particles is a key step for predicting the particles deposition and blockage formation. ANSYS FLUENT was used for simulating the flow of FOG particles and its deposition onto the sewer pipe. The multiphase Eularian-Lagrangian model with discrete Phase method (DPM) was utilized for developing the CFD model. The kinetic parameters and physical values are based on previous experimental work and literature. The CFD Eularian-DEM multiphase model has shown a good potential for simulating the wastewater flow and demonstrated the applicability of CFD to simulate and track the transport and deposition of FOG particles into the sewer pipe walls.

CITE THIS ARTICLE

MLA
Husain, Iman A. F., et al. “The Application of Multiphase DEM for the Prediction of Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) Deposition in Sewer Pipe Lines.” Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 39.1 (2017): 9-16.

APA
Husain, I. A. F., Alkhatib, M. F., Jami, M. S., Mirghani, M. E. S., Zainudin, Z., & Hoda, A. (2017). The Application of Multiphase DEM for the Prediction of Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) Deposition in Sewer Pipe Lines. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 39(1), 9-16.

Chicago
Husain, Iman A. F., Ma’an Fahmi Alkhatib, Mohammed Saedi Jami, Mohamed E. S. Mirghani, Zaki Zainudin, and Asif Hoda. “The Application of Multiphase DEM for the Prediction of Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) Deposition in Sewer Pipe Lines.” Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 39, no. 1 (2017): 9-16.

Harvard
Husain, I.A.F., Alkhatib, M.F., Jami, M.S., Mirghani, M.E.S., Zainudin, Z. and Hoda, A., 2017. The Application of Multiphase DEM for the Prediction of Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) Deposition in Sewer Pipe Lines. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 39(1), pp.9-16.

Vancouver
Husain, IAF, Alkhatib, MF, Jami, MS, Mirghani, MES, Zainudin, Z, Hoda, A. The Application of Multiphase DEM for the Prediction of Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) Deposition in Sewer Pipe Lines. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences. 2017;39(1):9-16.

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