Mathias Gourdon

Forskare at Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemical Technology, Forest Products and Chemical Engineering

Mathias Gourdon’s research focuses on the development of industrial and energy intensive process technologies, primarily evaporation. Mathias has extensive experience of working experimentally with various issues related to the evaporation of black liquor and is responsible for the operations linked to Chalmers pilot evaporator. The research area includes topics such as heat transfer, fluid hydrodynamics, advanced surfaces, numerical modeling as well as crystallization and washing processes.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2015–2016

High-efficiency evaporation technology for pulp-mill based biorefineries

Mathias Gourdon Forest Products and Chemical Engineering
Swedish Energy Agency

2015–2018

Energy efficient falling-film evaporation through modified heating surfaces

Mathias Gourdon Forest Products and Chemical Engineering
Swedish Energy Agency

2013–2014

More efficient milk powder production through evaporation to very high solids content

Mathias Gourdon Industrial Energy Systems and Technologies
Swedish Energy Agency

2012–2012

Evaporation of milk

Mathias Gourdon Industrial Energy Systems and Technologies
Tetra Pak Cheese and Powder Systems, Inc.

2013–2015

Effektivare fallfilmsindunstare för massaindustrin och framtida bioraffinaderier

Mathias Gourdon Industrial Energy Systems and Technologies
Bo Rydin Foundation/SCA

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Publications

2017

Performance evaluation of falling film evaporators in the dairy industry

Ernesto Mura, Mathias Gourdon
Food and Bioproducts Processing: Transactions of the Institution of of Chemical Engineers, Part C. Vol. 101, p. 22-31
Journal article
2017

The Effect of Bulk Crystals on Sodium Salt Scaling in Black Liquor Evaporators

Lennart Vamling, Erik Karlsson, Mathias Gourdon
Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal. Vol. 32 (2), p. 299-308
Journal article
2017

Pressure drop in dairy evaporators: Experimental study and friction factor modelling

Ernesto Mura, Mathias Gourdon
Journal of Food Engineering. Vol. 195, p. 128-136
Journal article
2017

Hydrodynamics of vertical falling films in a large-scale pilot unit – a combined experimental and numerical study

Srdjan Sasic, F. Innings, Mathias Gourdon et al
International Journal of Multiphase Flow. Vol. 95, p. 188-198
Journal article
2016

Interfacial shear stress, heat transfer and bubble appearance in falling film evaporation

Mathias Gourdon, Ernesto Mura
Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science. Vol. 79, p. 57-64
Journal article
2016

Heat transfer for falling film evaporation of industrially relevant fluids up to very high Prandtl numbers

Erik Karlsson, F. Innings, Lennart Vamling et al
Waerme-Stoffuebertrag Thermo-Fluid Dyn. Vol. 52 (2), p. 379-391
Journal article
2016

Effect of Co-flowing Vapor during Vertical Falling-film Evaporation

Ernesto Mura, Lennart Vamling, Anders Åkesjö et al
Experimental Heat Transfer. Vol. 29 (4), p. 561-575
Journal article
2016

Separation and recirculation of bulk crystals to potentially mitigate sodium salt scaling in black liquor evaporators

Mathias Gourdon, Erik Karlsson, Lennart Vamling
Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal. Vol. 31 (4), p. 592-599
Journal article
2015

Modelling and Evaluation of Evaporator Cleaning

Lennart Vamling, Mathias Gourdon, Erik Karlsson et al
Journal of Science and Technology for Forest Products and Processes. Vol. 4 (6), p. 23-33
Journal article
2015

Qualitative investigation of the flow behaviour during falling film evaporation of a dairy product

A. Jongsma, Lennart Vamling, F. Innings et al
Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science. Vol. 60, p. 9-19
Journal article
2015

Evaporation of lignin-lean black liquor

H. Wallmo, U. Andersson, M. Wimby et al
Tappi Journal. Vol. 14 (7), p. 441-450
Journal article
2015

Modelling and Evaluation of Evaporator Cleaning

Mathias Gourdon, Lennart Vamling, Lars Olausson et al
Journal of Science and Technology for Forest Products and Processes. Vol. 4 (6), p. 23-33
Journal article
2014

Cleaning of Water-Soluble Scales in Black Liquor Evaporators – A Modeling Approach

Lennart Vamling, L. Olausson, Mathias Gourdon et al
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. Vol. 53 (50), p. 19600-19611
Journal article
2014

Black Liquor Falling Film Evaporation: Computational Model and Pilot Experiments

Cyrus Aidun, Emmanuel Doro, Lennart Vamling et al
Proceedings of International Chemical Recovery Conference, Tampere,Finland, June 8 – 13 2014, p. 389-401
Paper in proceedings
2014

Evaporation of lignin lean black liquor

Ulf Andersson, Mathias Gourdon, Martin Wimby et al
Proceedings of International Chemical Recovery Conference, Tampere,Finland, June 8 – 13 2014, p. 14-24
Paper in proceedings
2014

Modeling and evaluation of evaporator cleaning

Erik Karlsson, Mathias Gourdon, Lars Olausson et al
Proceedings of the 2014 International Chemical Recovery Conference. Vol. 1, p. 234-247
Paper in proceedings
2014

Solid Dissolution into a Vertical Falling Film under Industrial-like Conditions

Erik Karlsson, Mathias Gourdon, Lennart Vamling
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. Vol. 53 (22), p. 9478-9487
Journal article
2014

Experimental Study of the Heat Transfer in a Falling Film Evaporator: Influence of the Co-Flowing Vapor

Jongsma Alfred, Ernesto Mura, Innings Fredrik et al
10th International Conference on Heat Transfert, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics - HEFAT 2014. 14-16July 2014. Orlando, Florida, USA., p. 1938-1944
Paper in proceedings
2013

Dissolution rate of sodium salt scales in falling film evaporators

Erik Karlsson, Anna Broberg, Mathias Gourdon et al
Paper in proceedings
2013

Heat transfer for falling film evaporation of black liquor up to very high Prandtl numbers

Mathias Gourdon, Erik Karlsson, Lars Olausson et al
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. Vol. 65, p. 907-918
Journal article
2013

Crystallization fouling of sodium salts in black liquor falling film evaporators – development of experimental method and first results

Lennart Vamling, Erik Karlsson, Lars Olausson et al
Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal. Vol. 28 (4), p. 506-513
Journal article
2013

Pulp mill biorefineries

Karin Pettersson, Hanna Ljungstedt, Maryam Mahmoudkhani et al
Conference poster
2013

Crystallization fouling of sodium salts in black liquor falling film evaporators – development of experimental method and first results

Erik Karlsson, Mathias Gourdon, Lars Olausson et al
Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal. Vol. 28 (4), p. 506-513
Journal article
2012

Method and Apparatus for Controlling Incrustations in Multi Stage Evaporation Train for Black Liquor

Lars Olausson, Lennart Vamling, Mathias Gourdon et al
Patent
2011

Sodium Salt Scaling in Black Liquor Evaporators - Pilot Plant Results and Industrial Significance

Lennart Vamling, U. Andersson, L. Olausson et al
Journal of Pulp and Paper Science. Vol. 36 (3-4), p. 98-106
Journal article
2011

Evaporation of Na2CO3-Na2SO4 solutions: A method to evaluate the distribution between bulk and surface crystallization

Lennart Vamling, Mathias Gourdon, L. Olausson
Tappi Journal. Vol. 10 (3), p. 17-24
Journal article
2010

Crystallization in a pilot evaporator - Comparison between black liquor and black liquor model substances

L. Olausson, Mathias Gourdon, Lennart Vamling
Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal. Vol. 25 (1), p. 21-30
Journal article
2010

Sodium Salt Scaling in Black Liquor Evaporators – Pilot Plant Results and Industrial Significance

Lars Olausson, Lennart Vamling, Mathias Gourdon et al
Proceedings of International Chemical Recovery Conference, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA, March 29 – April 1 2010, s. 298-312. Vol. 2, p. 298-311
Paper in proceedings
2010

Crystallization in a Pilot Evaporator: Aqueous Solutions of Na2CO3 and Na2SO4

Lennart Vamling, Mathias Gourdon, U. Andersson et al
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. Vol. 49 (5), p. 2401-2409
Journal article
2010

Nya forskningsrön om inkruster i svartlutsindunstare

Mathias Gourdon
Conference contribution
2009

Sodium Salt Scaling in Black Liquor Evaporators

Mathias Gourdon
Doctoral thesis
2008

Scale formation and growth when evaporating black liquor with high carbonate to sulphate ratio

Daniel Strömblad, Lennart Vamling, Lars Olausson et al
Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal. Vol. 23 (2), p. 231-239
Journal article
2007

Fouling Layer Growth in Black Liquor Falling Film Evaporation

Lennart Vamling, Lars Olausson, Mathias Gourdon
Paper in proceedings