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Karl Jacob | Faculty

Karl Jacob

Lecturer, Chemical Engineering

3086 HH Dow


 

Short Bio

EDUCATION

Case Western Reserve University
BS Chemical Engineering, '81

Research & Teaching

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Solids Processing and Particle Technology.  Modern chemical plants consist of multiple solids processing unit operations that often operate sub-optimally or not at all.   As part of an industrial research group, I have the opportunity to explore areas which are applicable to broad range of solids processing technologies.   Recent work has focused on dense phase pneumatic conveying, flowability of powder mixtures and thermal conductivity of bulk solid systems (wet and dry).

 

COURSES TAUGHT

Undergraduate ChE Course

ChE 496, Introduction to Solids Processing

Professional Experience

The Dow Chemical Company
Engineering & Process Science
Midland, Michigan

  • Solids Processing Lab, 1982-present, Fellow

University of Michigan

Chemical Engineering Department
Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Lecturer, 2015

Honors and Awards

  • Lawrence B. Evans Award for Chemical Engineering Practice, 2015
    American Institute of Chemical Engineers 
  • PTF Award for Lifetime Achievement in Particle Technology, 2014
    American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Fellow, 2010
    American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Recent Publications

  • Jacob, K. V., “ CHoPS – Twenty Years On – Perspectives on Accomplishments in Bulk Solids Handling and the Challenges That Lie Ahead”, Proceedings for the 8th International Conference on the Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids, Tel Aviv, May 2015 (conference keynote address)
  • Jacob, K. V., Fan, Y., Brockbank, K., Freeman, T., “A Comprehensive Comparison of Two Processes for Testing of Powder Flow Properties”, Proceedings for the 8th International Conference on the Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids, Tel Aviv, May 2015
  • Lebrell, R., Kodam, M., Jacob, K., “Understanding Limiting Flow Rates During the Discharge of Bulk Solids”, Proceedings for the 8th International Conference on the Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids, Tel Aviv, May 2015
  • Kayrak-Talay, D., Horton, A., Jacob, K., “Experimental Studies in the Thermal Conductivity of Bulk Solids”, Proceedings for the 8th International Conference on the Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids, Tel Aviv, May 2015
  • Freireich, B.J., Kodam, M., Jacob, K.V., “Exploring the Interplay between Abrasive Attrition and Separation in Cyclones”, Powder Technology, 273 (2015), 210-219
  • G.E. Klinzing, J.B. Pahk, N. Vasquez, K. Jacob, “Frictional force measurements for multiple plugs in dense phase pneumatic conveying of polymer particles; an industry application” Proceedings of 14th IFPS Meeting, Madrid, Spain, June, 2011, ISBN 978-84-96398-42-9
  • Hall, M., Koblinski, B. Jacob, K.V. “New Hypromellose Excipient for Direct Compression” –  April 2009 Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Vasquez, N.A., Jacob, K.V., Dhodapkar, S.V., “Visual analysis of particle bouncing and its effect on pressure drop in dilute phase pneumatic conveying”, Powder Tech., 179(3),
  • Vasquez, N.A. Jacob, K.V., “Effect of elbow geometry on pressure drop in upstream straight sections during dilute phase pneumatic conveying”, Proceedings of Relpowflo IV, Tromso, Norway, 2008
  • Theuerkauf, J., Dhodapkar, S.V., Jacob, K.V., “Modeling Granular Flow using Discrete Element Method – From Theory to Practice”, Chemical Engineering, April 2008
  • Theuerkauf, J., Dhodapkar, S.V., Manjunath, K., Jacob, K.V., Steinmetz, T., “Applying the Discrete Element Method in Process Engineering”, Chem. Eng. & Tech., 26(2), 157-162