Publications and Presentations

André Bakker


Shao X., Lynd L., Bakker A., LaRoche R., Wyman C. (2009). Reactor scale up for biological conversion of cellulosic biomass to ethanol. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering August 2009. Abstract. Purchasing link.

Cokljat D., Slack M., Vasquez S.A., Bakker A., Montante G. (2006). Reynolds-Stress Model for Eulerian Multiphase. Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An International Journal 2006 - Vol. 6, No.1/2/3  pp. 168 - 178.

Montante G., Bakker A., Paglianti A., Magelli F. (2006) Effect of the shaft eccentricity on the hydrodynamics of unbaffled stirred tanks. Chemical Engineering Science 61. pp. 2807-2814.

Bakker A. (2005) Having Fun While Studying CFD. Fluent Newsletter, Summer 2005, page 26-27.

Bakker A., Marshall E.M. (2004) Computational Fluid Dynamics. Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing. Editor Prof. Sunggyu Lee. Marcel Dekker Inc. New York.

Bakker A., Oshinowo L.M. (2004). Modelling of Turbulence in Stirred Vessels Using Large Eddy Simulation. Trans IChemE Vol. 82 Issue A9 Special issue: In Honour of Professor Alvin W. Nienow. September 2004. pp. 1169-1178.

Montante G., Bakker A. (2004) Stirring Up the Phases in Tall Tanks, Fluent Newsletter, Fall 2004, page 8-9.

Montante G., Bakker A. (2004) Solid-Liquid Multiphase Flow Validation in Tall Stirred Vessels with Multiple Impeller Systems. Fluent Inc. Technical Note TN253.

Agrawal M., Bakker A., Prinkey M.T. (2004) Macroscopic Particle Model - Tracking Big Particles in CFD. AIChE 2004 Annual Meeting. Particle Technology Forum - Paper 268b. November 7-12, Austin, Texas, USA. 13 page paper available on request.

Schwartz K., Quinlin T., Koutsavdis E.K., LaRoche R.D., Bakker A. (2004) High Explosive Recrystallization Model and User Interface Development. AIChE 2004 Spring Meeting. April 25-29, 2004. New Orleans, USA. 9 page paper available on request.

Bakker A. (2004) Modeling Turbulence in FloWizard, Fluent Newsletter, Fall 2004, page 38. See also: CFD Without Borders Using FloWizard, FloWizard V2: Calculating at a Distance, and FloWizard to Help Design Engineers.

Bakker A. (2003) Ivy League CFD Simulations, Fluent Newsletter, Fall 2003, page 38-39.

Agrawal M., Bakker A., Prinkey M.T. (2003) Tracking Big Particles, Fluent Newsletter, Fall 2003, page 11.

Bakker A., Haidari A.H., Marshall E.M. (2001) Design reactors via CFD, Chemical Engineering Progress, December 2001, Vol. 97, No. 12, page 30-39.

Oshinowo L.M., Bakker A., Marshall E.M. (2001) Virtual Efficiency - Simulating Mixing Impellers Using Computational Fluid Dynamics, Flow Control, July 2001, Vol. VII, No. 7, page 28-33.

Bakker A., Haidari A.H., Oshinowo L.M. (2001) Realize Greater Benefits from CFD, Chemical Engineering Progress, March 2001, Vol. 97, No. 3, page 45-53.

Bakker A., Marshall E.M. (2001) Laces Play an Important Role in Footbal Flight, Fluent Newsletter Fall 2001.

Slack M.D., Prasad R.O., Bakker A., Boysan F. (2000) Advances in Cyclone Modelling Using Unstructured Grids, TransIChemE, Vol. 78, Part A, November 2000, page 1098-1104.

Pinelli D., Magelli F., Bakker A., Myers K.J., Reeder M.F. (2000) Some Features of a Novel Gas Dispersion Impeller in a Dual-Impeller Configuration, Proceedings of the 14th Int. Congr. of Chem. and Process Eng., CHISA, Prague, Czechoslovakia, August 27-31, 2000, Paper E 4.1. Also published in TransIChemE (2003).

Bakker A., Oshinowo L.M., Marshall E.M. (2000) The Use of Large Eddy Simulation to Study Stirred Vessel Hydrodynamics, Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Mixing, Delft, The Netherlands, July 2-5, 2000, page 247-254.

Lehn M., Myers K.J., Bakker A. (1999) Agitator Design for Solids Suspension under Gassed Conditions, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, Vol. 77, October 1999, page 1065-1071.

Pacek A.W., Chamsart S., Nienow A.W., Bakker A. (1999) The Influence of Impeller Type on Mean Drop Size and Drop Size Distribution in an Agitated Vessel, Chem. Eng. Sci., Oct. 1999, Vol. 54, page 4211-4222.

Myers K.J., Thomas A.J., Bakker A., Reeder M.F. (1999) Performance of a Gas Dispersion Impeller with Vertically Asymmetric Blades, Trans IChemE, Vol. 77, Part A, November 1999, page 728-730.

Myers K.J., Bakker A. (1998) Solids Suspension with Up-Pumping Pitched-Blade and High-Efficiency Impellers, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, Vol. 76, June 1998, page 433-440.

Bakker A. (1998) Impeller Assembly with Asymmetric Concave Blades. US Patent 5791780.

Bouwmans I., Bakker A., Van den Akker H.E.A. (1997) Blending Liquids of Differing Viscosities and Densities in Stirred Vessels, Trans IChemE, Vol. 75, Part A, November 1997, page 777-783.

Myers K.J., Bakker A., Ryan D. (1997) Static Mixer Fundamentals and Applications. Chemical Engineering Progress, Vol. 93, No. 6, page 28-38.

Myers K.J., Reeder M.F., Bakker A., Dickey D.S. (1997) A Parametric Study of the Performance of the Prochem Maxflo T Impeller. Recents Progres en Genie des Procedes, Vol. 11, No. 52,  page 115-122.

Bakker A., LaRoche R.D., Wang M.H., Calabrese R.V. (1997) Sliding Mesh Simulation of Laminar Flow in Stirred Reactors, Trans IChemE, Vol. 75, Part A., January 1997, page 42-44.

Myers K.J., Ward R.W., Bakker A. (1997) A Digital Particle Image Velocimetry Investigation of Flow Field Instabilities of Axial Flow Impellers, Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 119, No. 3, page 623-632.

Myers K.J., Bakker A., Corpstein R.R. (1996) The Effect of Flow Reversal on Solids Suspension in Agitated Vessels, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, Vol. 74, No. 6, page 1028-1033.

Myers K.J., Russell M.I., Bakker A. (1997) Gassed Power Draw of Mixed Impeller Systems, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, Vol. 75, June 1997, page 620-625.

Hicks M.T., Myers K.J., Bakker A. (1997) Cloud Height in Solids Suspension Agitation, Chem. Eng. Comm., Vol. 160, page 137-155.

Tosun G., Bakker A. (1997) A Study of Macrosegregation in Low-Density Polyethylene Autoclave Reactors by Computational Fluid Dynamic Modeling, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., Vol. 36, No. 2, page 296-305.

Myers K.J., Reeder M.F., Bakker A., Rigden M. (1996) Agitating for Success. The Chemical Engineer, October 1996, pp 39-42

Bakker A., Myers K.J., Ward R.W., Lee C.K. (1996) The Laminar and Turbulent Flow Pattern of a Pitched Blade Turbine. TransIChemE, Vol. 74, Part A., May 1996, page 485-491.

Bakker A., Gates L.E. (1995) Viscous Mixing. Chemical Engineering Progress, December 1995, Vol. 91, No. 12, page 25-34. Also published in: "Practical Engineering Perspectives - Plant Operation and Optimization", Ed. Gail F. Nalven, page 243-252, Published by the AIChE, New York, ISBN 0-8169-0710-2, 1996. Also published in "Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design", Ed. John J. McKetta, Vol. 63, pp. 87-104. Marcel Dekker Inc. ISBN: 0-8247-2614-6. 1998.

Bakker A., Myers K.J., Smith J.M. (1994) How to Disperse Gases in Liquids. Chemical Engineering, December 1994, 5 pages.

Benz G.T., Bakker A. (1994) Computational Fluid Mixing for Corn Wet Milling Applications, Proceedings of the 1994 Scientific Conference of the Corn Refiners Association Inc., September 19-21, 1994, Oakbrook, Illinois, page 185-192.

Bakker A., Cathie N., LaRoche R. (1994) Modeling of the Flow and Mixing in HEV Static Mixers. 8th European Conference on Mixing, September 21-23, 1994, Cambridge, U.K. IChemE Symposium Series No. 136, ISBN 0 85295 329 1, page 533-540.

Myers K.J., Fasano J.B., Bakker A. (1994) Gas Dispersion Using Mixed High-Efficiency/Disc Impeller Systems. 8th European Conference on Mixing, September 21-23, 1994, Cambridge, U.K. IChemE Symposium Series No. 136, ISBN 0 85295 329 1, page 65-72.

Bakker A., Fasano J.B., Myers K.J. (1994) Effects of Flow Pattern on the Solids Distribution in a Stirred Tank. 8th European Conference on Mixing, September 21-23, 1994, Cambridge, U.K. IChemE Symposium Series No. 136, ISBN 0 85295 329 1, page 1-8.

Fasano J.B., Bakker A., Penney W.R. (1994) Advanced Impeller Geometry Boosts Liquid Agitation. Chemical Engineering, August 1994, 7 pages.

Bakker A., Van den Akker H.E.A. (1994) Gas-Liquid Contacting with Axial Flow Impellers. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, TransIChemE Vol. 72, Number A4, July 1994, page 573-582.

Bakker A., Van den Akker H.E.A. (1994) Single-Phase Flow in Stirred Reactors. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, TransIChemE Vol. 72, Number A4, July 1994, page 583-593.

Bakker A., Van den Akker H.E.A. (1994) A Computational Model for the Gas-Liquid Flow in Stirred Reactors. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, TransIChemE Vol. 72, Number A4, July 1994, page 573-582.

Bakker A., Morton J.R., Berg G.M. (1994) Computerizing the Steps of Mixer Selection. Chemical Engineering, March 1994, page 120-129 (6 pages)

Bakker A., Fasano J.B., Leng D.E. (1994) Pinpoint Mixing Problems with Lasers and Simulation Software. Chemical Engineering, January 1994, page 94-100.

Bakker A., LaRoche R. (1993) Flow and Mixing with Kenics Static Mixers. Cray Channels, Volume 15, Number 3, page 25-28.

Myers K.J., Corpstein R.R., Bakker A., Fasano J.B. (1993) Solids Suspension Agitator Design with Pitched-Blade High-Efficiency Impellers. Annual AIChE Meeting, November 1993, St. Louis, Missouri. AIChE Symposium Series 299, Volume 90, 1993, page 186-190.

Bakker A., Fasano J.B. (1993) Time Dependent, Turbulent Mixing and Chemical Reaction in Stirred Tanks. Annual AIChE Meeting, November 1993, St. Louis, Missouri. AIChE Symposium Series 299, Volume 90, 1993, page 71-78.

Bakker A., Fasano J.B. (1993) A Computational Study of the Flow Pattern in an Industrial Paper Pulp Chest with a Side Entering Impeller. Annual AIChE Meeting, November 1992. AIChE Symposium Series 293, Volume 89, 1992, page 118-124.

Bakker A., Marshall E.M. (1992) Laminar Mixing with Kenics In-Line Mixers. Proceedings of the Fluent Inc.'s Users Group Meeting, October 13-15, 1992, Burlington, Vermont, page 126-146.

Bakker A. (1992) Hydrodynamics of Stirred Gas-Liquid Dispersions. Ph.D. Dissertation, February 1992, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.

Bakker A., Van den Akker H.E.A. (1991) A Computational Study on Dispersing Gas in a Stirred Reactor. Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Mixing, September 18-20, 1991, Brugge, Belgium, page 199-208. Paper also published in: "Fluid Mechanics of Mixing: Modeling, Operations and Experimental Techniques", R. King (ed.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 1992, ISBN 0-7923-1720-3, page 37-45.

Bakker A., Van den Akker H.E.A. (1990) The Use of Profiled Axial Flow Impellers in Gas-Liquid Reactors. Fluid Mixing IV, IChemE, 11-13 September 1990, Bradford, U.K., symposium series 121, page 153-166.

Frijlink J.J., Bakker A., Smith J.M. (1990) Suspension of Solid Particles with Gassed Impellers. Chem.Eng.Science, Vol. 45(7), 1990, page 1703-1718.

Bakker A., Frijlink J.J. (1989) The Drawdown and Dispersion of Floating Solids in Aerated and Unaerated Stirred Vessels. Chem.Eng.Res.Des., Vol 67, March 1989, 208-210.


Selected Presentations

Hannon J.R., Bakker A., Lynd L.R., Wyman C.E. (2007). Comparing the Scale-Up of Anaerobic and Aerobic Processes. Presented by Hannon at the Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 8, 2007.

Bakker A. (2006) The Future of CFD in Engineering Design. Presented at the Design Engineering Conference. The 16th National Manufacturing Week. Rosemont, IL, USA, March 20-23, 2006.

Bakker A., Wyman C.E., Lynd L.R., Mielenz J. (2004) Fermentation Modeling - Cellulosic Biomass Conversion. Presented by Bakker at ISMIP 5. The 5th International Symposium on Mixing in Industrial Processes. Seville, Spain, June 1-4, 2004.

Bakker A. (2004). Modeling Turbulence In  Stirred Vessels: A Review and Recent Developments. Presented at 5th International Bi-Annual ASME/JSME Symposium on Computational Technology for Fluid / Thermal / Chemical / Stressed Systems With Industrial Applications. July 25-29, 2004, San Diego, USA.

Shao X., Fan Z., Hebert C., Lynd L.R., Wyman C.E., Bakker A. (2003) Kinetic Modeling of Cellulosic Biomass Processing Featuring Enzymatic Hydrolysis with Anticipation of
Incorporation into a CFD Framework
. Presented by Shao at the 2003 AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA, Nov 21, 2003.

Montante G., Rondini D., Bakker A., Magelli F. (2002) CFD Predictions of Solid Concentration Distributions in a Baffled Stirred Vessel Agitated With Multiple PBT Impellers. Presented by Montante at CHISA 2002, Prague, August 25-29, 2002.

Bakker A., Dhanasekharan K., Haidari A.H., Kim S.E. (2002) Modeling of turbulence in stirred vessels using large eddy simulations. Presented by Bakker at CHISA 2002. August 25-29, Prague, Czech Republic.

Oshinowo L.M., Bakker A., (2001) CFD Modeling of solids Suspensions in Stirred Tanks. Presented by Oshinowo at the Symposium on Computational Modeling of Metals, Minerals and Materials, TMS Annual Meeting, February 17-21, 2002, Seattle, WA.

Bakker A., Haidari A. Marshall E.M. (2001) Modeling Stirred Vessel Hydrodynamics Using Large Eddy Simulaton. Presented by Bakker at Mixing XVIII, June 24-29, 2001, Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania, USA.

Oshinowo L.M., Marshall E.M., Bakker A., Haidari A. (2000) Benefits of CFD in Modeling Solids Suspension in Stirred Vessels. Presentation by Oshinowo at Session 174: Computational Fluid Mixing. AIChE Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, California, November 12-17, 2000.

Oshinowo L., Bakker A., Marshall E.M. (1999) Mixing Time - A CFD Approach. Presented by Oshinowo at Mixing XVII, August 15-20, 1999, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Prasad R.O., Bakker A., Marshall E.M. (1998) Numerical Modeling of Mixing Processes - What Can LES Offer? Presented by Bakker at the 1998 Annual Meeting of the AIChE, Session 238, Nov. 15-20, 1998, Miami Beach.

Reeder M.F., Bakker A., Janz E., Myers K.J. (1997) Experimental Investigation of Viscosity Ratio Effects on the Performance of Kenics Static Mixers. Presented by Reeder at Mixing XVI, June 22-27, 1997, Williamsburg VA, USA.

Bakker A., Benz G.T. (1996) Mixing in Industrial Fermenters. 10th International Biotechnology Symposium, August 25-30, 1996, Sydney, Australia. Presented by Bakker. 

Myers K.J., Bakker A. (1996) The Performance of Multiple Impeller Systems in Solids Suspension, Presented by Myers at the 1996 Annual AIChE Meeting, Session on Industrial Mixing and Scaleup, November 13, Chicago, USA.

Wang M.H., Calabrese R.V., Bakker A. (1995) Effect of Reynolds No. on the Flow Generated by Pitched Blade and High Efficiency Turbines. Poster presentation at Mixing XV, 15th Biennial North American Mixing Conference, June 18-23, 1995, Banff, Canada. Also presented at the 45th CSChE Conference, Quebec City, October 15-18, 1995.

Myers K.J., Bakker A., Fasano J.B. (1994) Simulation and Experimental Verification of Liquid-Solid Agitation Performance. Presented at the 1994 Annual AIChE Meeting, San Francisco, November 13-18, 1994, Paper Number 188a. Also published in AIChE Symposium Series 305, Vol. 91, 1995, pp. 139-145, Industrial Mixing Fundamentals and Applications, Edited by Tatterson et al.

Cathie N., Willis S., Bakker A. (1994) Optimisation of Kenics Static Mixers for Textile Fibre Melt Processing. Presented by Cathie at the World Textile Conference. Organized by the Department of Textiles, University of Huddersfield, July 1994, Huddersfield, U.K. 

Hicks M.T., Myers K.J., Corpstein R.R., Bakker A., Fasano J.B. (1993). Cloud Height, Fillet Volume, and the Effect of Multiple Impellers in Solids Suspension. Presented by Myers at the MIXING XIV Conference, June 20-25, 1993, Santa Barbara, California. 

Bakker A., Van den Akker H.E.A. (1990) Gas-Liquid Contacting with the Lightnin A315 Impeller, Effects of Flow Pattern. Presented by Bakker at the AIChE Annual Meeting, November 11 to 16, 1990, Chicago, Session on Industrial Mixing and Scale-Up.


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