The Fluidization Research Centre (FRC) was established at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1997 with funding provided by the Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and a number of other government and industrial sponsors. The Centre recognizes the strong reputation of UBC in fluidization and fluid-particle research funding from various governmental and industrial sponsors. The FRC conducts fundamental and applied research on fluidized bed reactors, their modeling and/or applications. FRC's objective is to achieve better understanding of fluidization phenomena, develop generic fluidized bed reactor models, investigate new diagnostic methods and analysis techniques, and to improve understanding of fluidization behaviour to enable more reliable design and operation of industrial-scale fluidized bed reactors.
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