Focus & Background

GLS-12 will particularly emphasize topics related to sustainable energy and water. 

The 12th International Conference on Gas–Liquid and Gas–Liquid–Solid Reactor Engineering (GLS-12) will be held in New York City from June 28 to July 1, 2015, following the success of the eleven previous conferences which were held in Columbus, OH, USA (1992), Cambridge, UK (1995), Kanazawa, Japan (1997), Delft, The Netherlands (1999), Melbourne, Australia (2001), Vancouver, Canada (2003), Strasbourg, France (2005), New Delhi, India (2007), Montreal, Canada (2009), Braga, Portugal (2011) and Seoul, Korea (2013).

The GLS conference series focuses on all aspects of fundamentals and engineering of multiphase reactors and processes, which are some of the most important and difficult areas for application and practice in the industries. GLS conferences bring together top class researchers and engineers from diverse fields every two years and have served as an exclusive international platform to exchange state-of-art findings and views. GLS-12 will particularly emphasize topics related to sustainable energy and water. The specific topics to be discussed at GLS-12 include but are not limited to: 

  • Multiphase Computational Fluid Dynamics & Multi-Scale Modeling in Chemical Reactors
  • Gas-Liquid and Gas-Liquid-Solid Transport Phenomena
  • Multiphase Interfacial Engineering
  • Reactor Dynamics and Control
  • Scale up and Step skipping for Multiphase Reactors
  • Measurements and Flow Visualization Techniques for Multiphase Systems
  • Process Intensification in Multiphase Reactors
  • Classical Multiphase Reactors: Packed and Trickle Beds, Bubble Columns, Three Phase
  • Slurry and Fluidized Bed Reactors, Stirred Tank Reactors
  • Non-conventional/Innovative Multiphase Reactors and Systems
  • Microreactors and Microsystems
  • Applications of Multiphase Reactors in Energy, Water, and Environmental Technologies
  • Biotechnology for Multiphase Systems