Dr. Saman Ilankoon

Master/PhD vacancies available: Mineral extraction from low grade ores and flow behaviour in mineral extraction systems

PhD in Minerals Processing/Fluid Dynamics (Imperial College London) - 2009-2012
B.Sc Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka - 2004-2008


tel: +60 3 55159640
fax: +60 3 55146207
Room 5-5-36

  • Ilankoon, I.M.S.K., Neethling, S.J., Huang, Z., Cheng, Z., "Improved inter-particle flow models for predicting heap leaching hydrodynamics", Minerals Engineering 111, 108-115 , 2017
  • McBride, D., Ilankoon, I.M.S.K., Neethling, S.J., Gebhardt, J.E., Cross, M., "Preferential flow behavior in unsaturated packed beds and heaps: Incorporating into a CFD model. ", Hydrometallurgy 171, 402-411, 2017
  • Chen, Z., Yang, J., Ling, D., Liu, P., Ilankoon, I.M.S.K., Huang, Z.-B., Cheng, Z.-M., "Packing size effect on the mean bubble diameter in a fixed bed under gas-liquid concurrent upflow. ", Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research , 2017
  • Ilankoon, I.M.S.K.; Neethling, S.J., "Liquid spread mechanisms in packed beds and heaps. The separation of length and time scales due to particle porosity", Minerals Engineering 86, 130-139, 2016
  • Ilankoon, I.M.S.K., Neethling, S.J., "Transient liquid holdup and drainage variations in gravity dominated non-porous and porous packed beds", Chemical Engineering Science 116, 398-405, 2014
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