Results of the Eighth Challenge

Five entries were received from: a) Herdes, Forte, Jackson, and Muller (Imperial College); b) Gonciaruk, Runcieman, Avendano-Jimenez, and Siperstein (U. Manchester); c) Demir and Ahunbay (Istanbul Technical U.); d) Cao, Jing, and Sun (Shanghai Jiao Tong U.); and e) Sarkisov (U. Edinburgh). Their simulation results and the experimental data are summarized in the following figure:

The team of Demir and Ahunbay were named Champions of the 8th Challenge at a special session sponsored by CoMSEF at the AIChE annual meeting. In the photo below, Goktug Ahunbay is congratulated by Daniel Siderius of NIST at the IFPSC session.

The 2nd and 3rd place entries were from Sarkisov and from Cao/Jing/Sun, respectively.

Thank you to all who participated and to 3M and Quantachrome for providing the benchmark data for the Challenge. More details about the 8th Challenge and news about the upcoming 9th will be posted at and articles describing the benchmark data and entries for the 8th Challenge will be published in the journal Adsorption Science & Technology in 2015.

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