Dr.-Ing. Simeon Pesch


Research

Project

Center for the Integrated Modeling and Analysis of Gulf Ecosystems (C-IMAGE II, C-IMAGE III):

Experimental investigation and modeling of multiphase flow phenomena under extreme environmental conditions in relation to the deep-sea oil spill 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

        

 

C-IMAGE II: 2015-2018, GoMRI RFP IV.

C-IMAGE III: 2018-2020, GoMRI RFP VI.

Official C-IMAGE webpage: http://www.marine.usf.edu/c-image/.

 

 

This research is made possible by a grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI).

ResearchGate

Project partners

  • University of South Florida, College of Marine Science – Lead Institution.
  • University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science – Integrated modeling of hydrodynamics and oil fate.
  • University of Calgary, PRG – Partitioning of hydrocarbons.
  • University of Western Australia, School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering – Gas hydrate formation.
  • Texas A&M University, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering – Near-field modeling of deep-sea blowouts.
  • Eurotechnica GmbH – Physical properties of hydrocarbons under high pressure.
  • TUHH, Institute of Product Development and Mechanical Engineering Design – Construction and application of high-pressure laboratory facilities.
  • TUHH, Institute of Technical Biocatalysis – Biodegradation of hydrocarbons under high pressure.

Awards

  • GoMRI Scholar. The GoMRI Scholars Program recognizes outstanding graduate students and the vital research they contribute to improve understanding about the damage, response and recovery following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
  • VDI Hamburg Award, awarded to Lena Viviane Bühre for her bachelor thesis, 1st place, The Association of German Engineers (VDI), 2018.
  • Outstanding Poster Presentation Award, 3rd International Symposium on Multiscale Multiphase Process Engineering (MMPE 2017), Toyama, Japan, 2017.
  • C-IMAGE Student of the Month, July 2016.

Publications

Journal Papers

  • Pesch, S.; Knopf, R.; Radmehr, A.; Paris, C.B.; Aman, Z.M.; Hoffmann, M.; Schlüter, M.: Experimental Investigation, Scale-Up and Modeling of Droplet Size Distributions in Turbulent Multiphase Jets. Multiphase Science and Technology, 32(2), 2020, pp. 113–136, DOI: 10.1615/MultScienTechn.2020031347.
  • Malone, K.; Pesch, S.; Schlüter, M.; Krause, D.: Oil Droplet Size Distribution in Deep-Sea Blowouts: Influence of Pressure and Dissolved Gases. Environmental Science and Technology, 52(11), 2018, pp. 6326–6333, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b00587.
  • Pesch, S.; Jaeger, P.; Jaggi, A.; Malone, K.; Hoffmann, M.; Krause, D.; Oldenburg, T.B.P.; Schlüter, M.: Rise Velocity of Live-Oil Droplets in Deep-Sea Oil Spills, Environmental Engineering Science, 35(4), 2018, pp. 289–299, DOI: 10.1089/ees.2017.0319.

Books and Book Chapters

  • Pesch, S.: Experimental Analysis and Modeling of Oil Droplet Formation and Rise Behavior under Deep-Sea Conditions, Berichte aus dem Institut für Mehrphasenströmungen, Band 7, Dissertation, Cuvillier Verlag Göttingen, ISBN (print): 978-3736972773, ISBN (e-book): 978-3736962774.
  • Pesch, S.; Schlüter, M.; Aman, Z.M.; Malone, K.; Krause, D.; Paris, C.B.: Behavior of Rising Droplets and Bubbles: Impact on the Physics of Deep-Sea Blowouts and Oil Fate, in: Murawski S.A.; Ainsworth, C.H.; Gilbert, S.; Hollander, D.J.; Paris, C.B.; Schlüter, M.; Wetzel, D.L. (eds.): Deep Oil Spills - Facts, Fate, and Effects, Springer Nature Switzerland, 2020, pp. 65–82, ISBN: 978-3-030-11604-0, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-11605-7_5.
  • Malone, K.; Aman, Z.M.; Pesch, S.; Schlüter, M.; Krause, D.: Jet Formation at the Spill Site and Resulting Droplet Size Distributions, in: Murawski S.A.; Ainsworth, C.H.; Gilbert, S.; Hollander, D.J.; Paris, C.B.; Schlüter, M.; Wetzel, D.L. (eds.): Deep Oil Spills - Facts, Fate, and Effects, Springer Nature Switzerland, 2020, pp. 43–64, ISBN: 978-3-030-11604-0, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-11605-7_4.
  • Oldenburg, T.B.P.; Jaeger, P.; Gros, J.; Socolofsky, S.A.; Pesch, S.; Radović, J.; Jaggi, A.: Physical and Chemical Properties of Oil and Gas Under Reservoir and Deep-Sea Conditions, in: Murawski S.A.; Ainsworth, C.H.; Gilbert, S.; Hollander, D.J.; Paris, C.B.; Schlüter, M.; Wetzel, D.L. (eds.): Deep Oil Spills - Facts, Fate, and Effects, Springer Nature Switzerland, 2020, pp. 25–42, ISBN: 978-3-030-11604-0, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-11605-7_3.
  • Rüttinger, S.; Pesch, S.; Möller, C.-O.; Schlüter, M. (2015): Application of the endoscopic PIV measurement technique in bubbly flows – comparison with state-of-the-art PIV measurements, in: Czarske, J. (ed.): Lasermethoden in der Strömungsmesstechnik: 23. Fachtagung, 8.–10. September 2015, Dresden, Germany, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Laser-Anemometrie GALA e.V., pp. 55-1–55-10, ISBN: 978-3-9816764-1-9.

Oral Presentations

  • Pesch, S.; Knopf, R.; Maly, M.; Radmehr, A.; Paris, C.B.; Perlin, N.; Vaz, A.C.; Hoffmann, M.; Schlüter, M.: Experimental Investigation, Scale-Up, and Modeling of Droplet Dispersion and Distribution with Regard to Deep-Sea Oil Spills, 1st Hamburg-Bochum Multiphase Symposium, Bochum/Hamburg, Germany, 2020.
  • Pesch, S.; Radmehr, A.; Knopf, R.; Maly, M.; Paris, C.B.; Perlin, N.; Vaz, A.C.; Aman, Z.M.; Hoffmann, M.; Schlüter, M.: Investigation of Droplet Dispersion and Distribution in Experiments and Modeling: Relevant Findings for Decision-Making and Dispersant Use, 8th Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, Tampa (FL), USA, 2020.
  • Paris, C.B.; Perlin, N.; Vaz, A.C.; Pesch, S.; Faillettaz, R.; Schlüter, M.; Aman, Z.M.; Murawski, S.M.: Modeling degassing in multiphase oil droplets rising from deep-sea blowouts settles the droplet size debate, 8th Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, Tampa (FL), USA, 2020.
  • Perlin, N.; Paris, C.B.; Vaz, A.C.; Pesch, S.; Faillettaz, R.; Aman, Z.M.; Schlüter, M.: Advances in oil transport and fate modeling for deep-sea oil spills using the oil application of the Connectivity Modeling System (oil-CMS), 8th Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, Tampa (FL), USA, 2020.
  • Pesch, S.; Paris, C.B.; Perlin, N.; Vaz, A.C.; Knopf, R.; Maly, M.; Radmehr, A.; Aman, Z.M.; Jaeger, P.; Hoffmann, M.; Schlüter, M.: How Energy Dissipation and Degassing Determine Oil Dispersion and Distribution in Submarine Oil Spills, 3rd Symposium on Deep-Sea Oil Spills, Hamburg, Germany, 2019.
  • Paris, C.B.; Perlin, N.; Vaz, A.C.; Failletaz, R.; Aman, Z.M.; Pesch, S.; Schlüter, M.: Ultra-Deep Oil Spill Modeling: Advances from Ten Years of Deepwater Horizon Science, 3rd Symposium on Deep-Sea Oil Spills, Hamburg, Germany, 2019.
  • Pesch, S.; Paris, C.B.; Aman, Z.M.; Jaeger, P.; Hoffmann, M.; Schlüter, M.: Investigating Deep-Sea Oil Spills: Transfer of Engineering Methods to an Environmental Issue in Experiments and Modeling, 12th European Congress of Chemical Engineering (ECCE 12), Florence, Italy, 2019.
  • Pesch, S.; Jaeger, P.; Malone, K.; Paris, C.B.; Aman, Z.M.; Krause, D.; Hoffmann, M.; Schlüter, M.: Experimental Investigation of Deep-Sea Oil Spills under In-Situ Conditions: Influence of High Pressure and Turbulent Multiphase Flow, 10th International Conference on Multiphase Flow (ICMF 2019), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2019, oral presentation and conference paper.
  • Pesch, S.; Knopf, R.; Aman, Z.M.; Paris, C.B.; Hoffmann, M.; Schlüter, M.: Experimental Investigation and Prediction of Droplet Size Distributions in Turbulent Oil-in-Water Jets: Scale-up from Lab to Large Scale, 7th Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, New Orleans (LA), USA, 2019.
  • Schlüter, M.; Aman, Z.M.; Paris, C.B.; Oldenburg, T.B.P.; Pesch, S.; Malone, K.; Krause, D.; Jaggi, A.; Jaeger, P.: The Pressure is On: Understanding Deep Oil Spills in the Ultra-Deep Environment, 7th Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, New Orleans (LA), USA, 2019.
  • Maly, M.; Pesch, S.; Schlüter, M.: Die Tiefsee im Labor - Wie eine Ölkatastrophe an der TUHH erforscht wird, 2. Maritime Nacht an der TUHH, Hamburg, Germany, 2018.
  • Pesch, S.; Maly, M.; Jaeger, P.; Malone, K.; Krause, D.; Schlüter, M.: Experimental Investigation of the Rise Behavior of Live-Oil Droplets during Deep-Sea Oil Spills, Advancing Oil Spill Research, Part 2, webinar, Marine Technology Society (MTS), 2018, online presentation.
  • Malone, K.; Pesch, S.; Schlüter, M.; Krause, D.: The Effect of Pressure and Dissolved Gas on Oil Droplet Sizes: An Experimental Study, 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland (OR), USA, 2018.
  • Pesch, S.; Maly, M.; Jaeger, P.; Malone, K.; Krause, D.; Schlüter, M.: Experimental Investigation of the Rise Behavior of Gas-Saturated Crude-Oil Droplets under High Pressure, 6th Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, New Orleans (LA), USA, 2018.
  • Aman, Z.M.; Schmid, N.; Pesch, S.; Paris, C.B.; Schlüter, M.: High-Pressure Oil-in-Water Droplet Size Distribution Measurements, 6th Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, New Orleans (LA), USA, 2018.
  • Malone, K.; Pesch, S.; Schlüter, M.; Krause, D.: Experimental Study of Oil Droplet Size Distribution of Deep-Sea Blowouts: Effects of Reservoir Pressure and Phase Changes, 6th Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, New Orleans (LA), USA, 2018.
  • Schlüter, M.; Pesch, S.; Jaeger, P.; Malone, K.; Krause, D.; Hackbusch, S.; Bubenheim, P.; Noirungsee, N.; Viamonte, J.; Liese, A.: High pressure experiments to mimic conditions in the deep sea and how oil droplets behave at pressure, Underwater Intervention (UI2018), New Orleans (LA), USA, 2018.
  • Schlüter, M.; Malone, K.; Pesch, S.; Krause, D.; Paris, C.B.; Aman, Z.; Jaggi, A.; Oldenburg, T.B.P.; Jaeger, P.: Implications of Pressure and Temperature Conditions on the Behavior of Deep Blowouts, AAAS Annual Meeting 2017, Boston (MA), USA, 2017.
  • Pesch, S.; Bühre, L.; Malone K.; Kenne, G.; Jaeger, P.; Jaggi, A.; Oldenburg, T.B.P.; Hoffmann, M; Krause, D.; Schlüter, M.: Gas Saturation Effects on the Rise Behavior of Oil Droplets Under Deep-Sea Conditions, 5th Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, New Orleans (LA), USA, 2017.
  • Malone, K.; Pesch, S.; Oldenburg, T.B.P.; Schlüter, M.; Krause, D.: Emulsification by Rapid Decompression – Influence of Dissolved Gases and Pressure Drop on Drop Size Distributions, 5th Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, New Orleans (LA), USA, 2017.
  • Malone, K.; Pesch, S.; Krause, D.; Schlüter, M.: Influence of dissolved methane on oil droplet formation and rise velocity during a deep-sea blowout, 2nd Symposium on Deep-Sea Oil Spills, Hamburg, Germany, 2016.
  • Malone, K.; Pesch, S.; Oldenburg, T.B.P.; Schlüter, M.; Krause, D.: Experimental Determination of Oil Droplet Size Distribution in "Live Oil" under Artificial Deep-Sea Conditions, 4th Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, Tampa (FL), USA, 2016.
  • Schlüter, M.; Laqua, K.; Pesch, S.; Malone, K.; Hoffmann, M.; Krause, D.: Particle Size Distribution in Oil and Gas Jets under Deep-Sea Conditions, 4th Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, Tampa (FL), USA, 2016.
  • Schlüter, M.; Laqua, K.; Pesch, S.; Malone, K.; Krause, D.: Rising Behavior of Methane Bubbles and Oil Droplets Caused by Deep-Sea Blowouts, 4th Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, Tampa (FL), USA, 2016.

Poster Presentations

  • Paris, C.B.; Perlin, N.; Vaz, A.C.; Pesch, S.; Failletaz, R.; Schlüter, M.; Aman, Z.M.: Advances in modeling ultra deep-sea oil spills, Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020, San Diego (CA), USA, 2020.
  • Pesch, S.; Paris, C.B.; Knopf, R.; Maly, M.; Radmehr, A.; Perlin, N.; Vaz, A.C.; Aman, Z.M.; Hoffmann, M.; Schlüter, M.: Deep-Sea Oil Spills: Investigating Droplet Size Distributions and Oil Fate in Experiments and Modeling, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2019, San Francisco (CA), USA, 2019.
  • Hollander D.J.; Murawski, S.A.; Schlüter, M.; Schwing, P.T.; Paris, C.B.; Pesch, S.; Oldenburg, T.B.P.; Larter, S.; Romero, I.; Hu, C.: New Visions for Oil Spill Preparedness from the Perspective of the Deepwater Horizon Blowout, the Sediment Slumping at Taylor Energy, and Continued Ultra-Deep Oil Exploration and Production in Frontier Regions, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2019, San Francisco (CA), USA, 2019.
  • Pesch, S.; Malone, K.; Hackbusch, S.; Noirungsee, N.; Viamonte, J.; Jaeger, P.; Bubenheim, P.; Schmidt, J.; Hoffmann, M.; Liese, A.; Krause, D.; Schlüter, M.: High-Pressure Laboratory Facilities for Deep-Sea Research at Hamburg University of Technology, Marine Technology Society (MTS), TechSurge Meeting, New Orleans (LA), USA, 2018.
  • Pesch, S.; Jaeger, P.; Oldenburg, T.B.P.; Hoffmann, M.; Schlüter, M.: Experimental Investigation of Live-Oil Behavior under Artificial Deep-Sea Conditions, Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Multiscale Multiphase Process Engineering (MMPE 2017), Toyama, Japan, 2017, poster presentation and conference paper, pp. 235-238, awarded the Outstanding Poster Presentation Award.

  • Pesch, S.; Laqua, K.; Hoffmann, M.; Malone, K.; Krause, D.; Oldenburg, T.B.P.; Paris, C.B.; Aman, Z.; Schlüter, M.: Fluid Dynamic Behavior of Methane-Saturated Oil Jets under Deep-Sea Conditions, 4th Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, Tampa (FL), USA, 2016.

  • Pesch, S.; Laqua, K.; Hoffmann, M.; Malone, K.; Krause, D.; Schlüter, M.: Particle Size Distribution in Two-Phase Oil and Gas Jets under Deep-Sea Conditions, 4th Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, Tampa (FL), USA, 2016.


Supervised Theses

  • Experimental Analysis of Droplet Sizes in Large-Scale Multiphase Jets, Anahita Radmehr, bachelor thesis, 2019.
  • Experimental Analysis of Physical Properties and Phase Behavior of Live Crude Oil under High PressureKatarina Müller, bachelor thesis, 2019.
  • Experimental Analysis of the Droplet Size Distribution in Turbulent Multiphase JetsRebecca Knopf, master thesis, 2019.
  • Experimental Investigation of the Influence of Outflow Parameters on the Specific Energy Dissipation Rate inside a Round Turbulent JetMax Curjar, master thesis, 2018.
  • Experimental Investigation of Gas-Saturated Crude Oil Droplets under Consideration of Bubble NucleationMarc Maly, master thesis, 2018.
  • Experimental Investigation of Droplet Size Distributions in Oil-in-Water Systems under Consideration of the Energy Dissipation RateNathali del Carmen Schmid, project thesis, 2018.
  • Hydrodynamic Characterization of a Counter-Current Flow Module for the Experimental Investigation of Rising Oil DropletsCajetan Maishu Ndzedzeka, bachelor thesis, 2017.
  • Experimental Investigation of the Rise Behavior of Gas-Saturated Crude-Oil Droplets under Deep-Sea Conditions, Lena Viviane Bühre, bachelor thesis, 2017, awarded the VDI Hamburg Award 2018, 1st place.
  • Activation and Modification of a High-Pressure Screening Cell and Investigation of Rising Crude-Oil Droplets under Deep-Sea ConditionsGilbert Kenne Kanouo, master thesis, 2017.


Selected Outreach Activities

 


Education

Graduate teaching assistant

  • Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics / Fluid Mechanics I
  • Module Transport Processes including Multiphase Flows and Heat & Mass Transfer
  • Problem Based Learning: Reactor Desing using Local Transport Processes

Organization of the ACHEMA Student Excursion 2018.