electrostatics 2015


Please note that the programme is subject to change.

The event will start with registration for early arrivals on Sunday 12 April (timings and location to be confirmed). The main conferences sessions will start at 08:45 on Monday 13 April and close at lunchtime on Thursday 16 April.

 Overview    Monday 13 April   Tuesday 14 April   Wednesday 15 April  Thursday 16 April  

Poster session 1 (Monday)
    Poster session 2 (Tuesday)

Monday 13 April


Registration and refreshments
Southampton Solent University Conference Centre

08:45 Welcome
Keith Davies, Markab Scientific Solutions, UK (Conference Chair)

Session 1: Materials, powders and fluids 1

Chair: Keith Davies, Markab Scientific Solutions, UK

Bill Bright memorial lecture

(invited)The contribution of surface potential to diverse problems in electrostatics
Mark N Horenstein, Boston University, USA


Interaction of a particle bed with a droplet under and applied electric field
Peter M Ireland, University of Newcastle, Australia


Resonant vibration of a droplet located on a super-hydrophobic surface under the vertical and horizontal AC field
Yoshio Higashiyama, Yamagata University, Japan

10:50 Refreshments

Session 2: Materials, powders and fluids

Chair: Peter Castle, University of Western Ontario, Canada


Electrostatic adhesion of polymer particles to a shaken foil electrode
Jeremy Smallwood, University of Southampton, UK


Triboelectric charging of granular materials
Daniel J Lacks, Case Western Reserve University, USA


Novel electrostatic separator for micronized mixtures of metals and plastics originating from waste electric and electronic equipment
Sara Messal, Institut P’ – CNRS – Université de Poitiers – ENSMA, France


Dust particles precipitation in AC electrostatic precipitator
Anatol Jaworek, Institute of Fluid Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

13:00 Lunch

Session 3: Hazards 1

Chair: Martin Glor, Swiss Process Safety Consulting GmbH, Switzerland


Understanding electrostatic charge behaviour in aircraft fuel systems
Jill A Ogilvy, Airbus Group Innovations, UK


Charge transferred in brush discharges
Marcin Talarek, Institute of Mining Technology KOMAG, Poland


Hazard assessment of high speed slurry blending using computer modelling of electric fields and potentials
Ian D Pavey, Chilworth Technology, UK


Poster session 1 and refreshments

Session 4: Hazards 2

Chair: Jeremy Smallwood, Electrostatics Solutions Ltd., UK


Charge generation associated with liquid spraying in tank cleaning and comparable processes - preliminary experiments
Oswald F J Losert, BG RCI, Germany


Electrostatic ignition hazards associated with dissipative dust filters
Martin Glor, Swiss Process Safety Consulting, Switzerland


Effects of magnetic fields during high voltage live-line maintenance
Bálint Németh, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

17:45 End of day one

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline (poster only):
    9 January 2015
    • Paper submission deadline:
      3 February 2015
  • Early registration deadline:
    28 February 2015
  • Registration deadline:
    1 April 2015