FEATURE SESSION:

Hosted by Process Intensification Network (PIN) & PI Group at Newcastle University

Joint Speaker

Dr. Jonathan LeeSenior Lecturer in the School of Engineering - Newcastle University

Time & Location

Wednesday: 10.30 to 11.00, Stage 3

About this presentation:

Carbon Capture using Rotating Packed Beds

(part of the Day 1 ‘Process Intensification’ feature session)

Dr Jonathan Lee will describe the process technology that has been developed at Newcastle to intensify solvent based carbon capture and present data from lab trials covering its performance and operating costs.

Daily PI’ sessions overview:

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 Process Intensification Network (PIN)  & PI Group at Newcastle University

Prof Harvey will describe what “process intensification” is, and give an overview of the diverse range of “intensified” process technologies available in the Process Intensification Group (PIG) at Newcastle. This will illustrate how “PI” can transform many chemical processes, by reducing the size, cost and environmental impact of many technologies/processes.  This will be followed (in each of the daily sessions) a feature presentation & Q&A around an a specific ‘PI’ theme.  The Group is the largest of its type in the World, with over 70 active researchers.

Day 1 (15 Sept)

  • Part 1: Introduction to Process Intensification – Prof. Adam Harvey, Professor of Process Intensification
  • Part 2: Presentation & Q&A around an a specific ‘PI’ theme:  Dr Jonathan Lee , Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering, Newcastle University  –  will talk on ‘Carbon Capture using Rotating Packed Beds’

Day 2 (16 Sept)

  • Part 1: Introduction to Process Intensification – Prof. Adam Harvey, Professor of Process Intensification
  • Part 2: Presentation & Q&A around an a specific ‘PI’ theme:  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.