My research focuses on biomass energy, in the area of fundamental characterization of biomass fuels, development and optimization of biomass thermochemical processes, and energy-effective applications of biomass energy in industry or energy sectors, targeting to produce heat & power, syngas, bio-oil, and solid fuels by means of thermochemical conversion technologies, i.e. combustion, gasification, pyrolysis, and torrefaction. The research work is supported by both modelling and experimental studies.
I have expertise in CFD modelling of ignition and flame properties, multiphase interactions, reacting progress, and heat transfer, and emissions formations. Experimental studies, at high temperatures and high heating rates conditions, are used to characterize the biomass fuel on its inherent properties, kinetics, and performances of thermochemical processes.
CP206: Chemical Engineering Practice 1
CP414: Particle Technology & Advanced Reactors
CP407: Design Project
CP533: Clean Combustion Technologies
- Development of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methods of thermal/chemical processes.
- Biomass characterization:fuel properties, kinetics, ignition, thermal conversion behaviour.
- Biomass combustion & co-firing: large percentage biomass substitutions; ash related problems and aerosol formations.
- Second generation biofuels production & upgrading by torrefaction, pyrolysis, gasification, and synthesis.
- Integrated energy systems: biomass and solar system combination; co-processing biomass/bio-oil in oil refinery; advanced clean combustion technologies
- Ash related challenges: release mechanism and kinetics of alkali metals; removal of inherent alkali metals at fuel processing stage.
- Innovation in gasification & CHP Technology Workshop
- ChemEngUKDay 2017
- First ETP heat theme meeting
- University Energy Strategic Theme Workshop
- PhD Viva at Aston University
- External Examiner
- Archives of Industrial Biotechnology (Journal)
- Peer reviewer
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Chemical and Process Engineering
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