Feature Presentation

Carbon capture using rotating packed beds


Dr. Jonathan LeeSenior Lecturer - Process Intensification Group - Newcastle University

Time & Location

Wednesday: 10.30 to 11.00, Stage 3

About this presentation

Despite its potential, and considerable publicity, 3D printing has not yet changed the way in which chemicals, foods, pharmaceuticals etc. are manufactured.

The Process Intensification Group (PIG) at Newcastle uses the technology across several of its research areas, and is perhaps World-leading in the diversity of 3DP use in chemical engineering and process intensification.

The PIG has developed various new process technologies using the technique, including new reactors, separators and fluidised beds, and the technology is thoroughly ’embedded’ within the group, with almost all research students in the group using 3DP. In this talk, Jonathan will discuss some of the more advanced applications of 3DP demonstrated by the PIG and summarise the key takeaways from these. Additionally, this talk will provide a perspective on how AM is likely to be exploited in the future and will outline some of the broad challenges that will arise as AM becomes more prevalent for both academic and industrial research.

‘PI’ Daily Sessions at CHEMUK

Reflecting the importance of ‘process intensification’ methods & technologies in improving unit process & chemical processing plant efficiencies  and at the same time contributing substantially to sustainability goals, CHEMUK will feature daily discussions around this key topic, through daily hosted expert sessions from the Intensification Network (PIN)  & PI Group at Newcastle University

Session format daily:

Part 1 – Introduction to Process Intensification ? – Prof. Adam Harvey, Professor of Process Intensification

Part 2 – presentation & Q&A around an a specific ‘Pi’ theme:

Day 1 (13 May)

Dr Jonathan Lee , Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering, Newcastle University  –  will talk on ‘Carbon Capture using Rotating Packed Beds’

Day 2 (14 May)

Dr Jonathan McDonough , lecturer in the Process Intensification Group (PIG) at Newcastle University) will talk on ’The role of Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) in Facilitating Process Intensification.

Speaker Bio

Jon joined CEAM in 1997 from the University of Bradford. Previously to this he had worked for Prof. Colin Ramshaw at the University of Newcastle as a Ph.D. student and research associate, on intensified liquid-liquid contactors for solvent extraction. In 1995 he went to the University of Bradford to work as a lecturer. Whilst at Bradford he carried out research on solvent extraction and electrically enhanced coalescence. He also gained expertise in computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

Since 1997 he has worked on liquid dispersion using slot nozzles, multiphase flow in micro-channels, intensified fuel cells and compact condensers. His expertise is in solvent extraction, multiphase flow in rotating process equipment, modelling intensified process equipment and computational fluid dynamics. He has industrial experience with Cargill UK, Alcan and ICI. As a result of the experience he gained in vegetable oil extraction and refining at Cargill UK, he became interested in the production of Biodiesel.