PhD Research Project: Rotating Fluidized Gas Solid Reactor for Process Intensification in CO2 Captu

United Kingdom
Oct 17, 2016
Nov 25, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time

This project will investigate using a rotating fluidized reactor (FB) to clean the syngas from biomass gasifier and capture CO2 to reduce the gas emission. The rotating fluidise technology creates centrifugal force which could exceed gravitational force significantly and generate high gas-solid slip velocities to achieve higher heat and mass transfer as compared to conventional FB, leading to Process Intensification. The objective of this project is to develop the rotating fluidized technology for CO2 capture using solid absorber. The main tasks include:
• experimentally investigate the process conditions using a rig with a rotating fluidised reactor and a biomass gasifier
• generate experimental data for the validation of the process modelling carried out by the team led by Professor Wang
• carry out CFD modelling of the flow field and develop techniques of optimizing the process conditions in the reactor
• develop scale up technology

Funding Notes

The DTG provides funds for studentships (fees + stipend for UK applicants, fees only for EU students) on a competitive basis. Applications are welcome up until the closing date. Overseas applicants will not qualify for DTG funding but self funded/externally funded applications are welcome