A Research Associate position is available in process modelling for energy applications, with a particular focus on improving flexibility and reducing environmental impact of thermal power plants burning biomass and coal. The post will be taken up as soon as possible and is for 18 months in the first instance, but will be extended if follow-on funding is obtained.
Prof Ying Zheng's research focuses on the development of catalytic systems for energy efficiency of industrial processes and for biomass energy utilisation.
This project concerns optimisation of petroleum coke. Delayed coking is a refinery unit operation that converts the bottom of the barrel into higher-value distillates. The major advantages are the relatively low investment cost versus the gain in value, the simplicity of the technology, and the combined emission control features.