Mathias Gourdon

Forskare at Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 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 Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Forest Products and Chemical Engineering
Swedish Energy Agency

2015–2018

Energy efficient falling-film evaporation through modified heating surfaces

Mathias Gourdon Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Forest Products and Chemical Engineering
Swedish Energy Agency

2013–2014

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

Mathias Gourdon Department of Energy and Environment, Industrial Energy Systems and Technologies
Swedish Energy Agency

2012–2012

Evaporation of milk

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

2013–2015

Effektivare fallfilmsindunstare för massaindustrin och framtida bioraffinaderier

Mathias Gourdon Department of Energy and Environment, Industrial Energy Systems and Technologies
Bo Rydin Foundation/SCA

There might be more projects where Mathias Gourdon participates, but you have to be logged in as a Chalmers employee to see them.

Publications

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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

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

Erik Karlsson, Mathias Gourdon, Lennart Vamling et al
Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal. Vol. 31 (4), p. 592-599
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

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

Ernesto Mura, Mathias Gourdon,
Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science. Vol. 79, p. 57-64
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

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

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

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

Mathias Gourdon, Erik Karlsson, F. Innings et al
Heat and Mass Transfer. Vol. 52 (2), p. 379-391
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Modelling and Evaluation of Evaporator Cleaning

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

Evaporation of lignin-lean black liquor

H. Wallmo, U. Andersson, Mathias Gourdon et al
TAPPI Journal. Vol. 14 (7), p. 441-450
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

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

Mathias Gourdon, F. Innings, A. Jongsma et al
Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science. Vol. 60, p. 9-19
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

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

Erik Karlsson, Mathias Gourdon, Lennart Vamling et al
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. Vol. 53 (50), p. 19600–19611
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

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

Ernesto Mura, Anders Åkesjö, Jongsma Alfred et al
10th International Conference on Heat Transfert, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics - HEFAT 2014. 14-16July 2014. Orlando, Florida, USA., p. 1938-1944
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

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

Erik Karlsson, Mathias Gourdon, Lennart Vamling et al
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. Vol. 53 (22), p. 9478-9487
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

Modeling and evaluation of evaporator cleaning

Erik Karlsson, Lennart Vamling, Mathias Gourdon et al
Proceedings of the 2014 International Chemical Recovery Conference. Vol. 1, p. 234-247
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Black Liquor Falling Film Evaporation: Computational Model and Pilot Experiments

Aaron Howell, Emmanuel Doro, Cyrus Aidun et al
Proceedings of International Chemical Recovery Conference, Tampere,Finland, June 8 – 13 2014, p. 389-401
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Evaporation of lignin lean black liquor

Henrik Wallmo, Ulf Andersson, Mathias Gourdon et al
Proceedings of International Chemical Recovery Conference, Tampere,Finland, June 8 – 13 2014, p. 14-24
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Pulp mill biorefineries

Mathias Gourdon, Johan Isaksson, Erik Karlsson et al
International Process Integration Jubilee Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, March 18-20 2013
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 & Paper Research Journal. Vol. 28 (4), p. 506-513
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Dissolution rate of sodium salt scales in falling film evaporators

Erik Karlsson, Anna Broberg, Anders Åkesjö et al
Conference Proceeding, Heat Exchanger Fouling and Cleaning, June 09-14, Budapest
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

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

Erik Karlsson, Mathias Gourdon, Lars Olausson et al
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. Vol. 65, p. 907-918
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2011

The Effects of Flow Velocity on Crystallization Fouling in Falling Film Black Liquor Evaporators

Mathias Gourdon,
Heat Exchanger Fouling and Cleaning - 2011
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2011

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

Mathias Gourdon, Lennart Vamling, U. Andersson et al
Journal of Pulp and Paper Science. Vol. 36 (3-4), p. 98-106
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2011

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

Mathias Gourdon, L. Olausson, Lennart Vamling et al
Tappi Journal. Vol. 10 (3), p. 17-24
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

Nya forskningsrön om inkruster i svartlutsindunstare

Mathias Gourdon,
ÅFs Industrikonferensen 2010 - Indunstning Gashantering Kausticering
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2010

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

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

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

Mathias Gourdon, L. Olausson, Lennart Vamling et al
Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal. Vol. 25 (1), p. 21-30
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

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

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

Mathias Gourdon, Daniel Strömblad, Lars Olausson et al
Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal . Vol. 23 (2), p. 231-239
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2007

Fouling Layer Growth in Black Liquor Falling Film Evaporation

Mathias Gourdon, Lennart Vamling, Lars Olausson et al
Proceedings of the International Chemical Recovery Conference 2007, May 29-June 1, 2007, Quebec City, Canada , s. 473-477
Conference paper - peer reviewed