The Development of Models for Mercury Oxidation in Oxyfuel Combustion


   Department of Mechanical Engineering

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  Prof M Pourkashanian, Prof L Ma, Prof K Hughes  Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

Oxyfuel combustion is one of the leading technologies for Carbon Capture and Storage. Mercury is released to the gas-phase during oxyfuel combustion of coal and biomass and form trace species in flue-gas. Mercury compounds can pose corrosion problems for oxyfuel combustion power plants. Carbon in ash is believed to be a key driving force for reaction and absorption of mercury in power plants. A predictive model for mercury behaviour in oxyfuel power plants would help select suitable control strategies. This project aims to develop a heterogeneous chemical kinetic model for mercury reaction on carbon surfaces with the aid of molecular modelling tools such as Guassian, chemical kinetics programs like Chemkin and Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) codes such as Fluent.
Engineering (12) Materials Science (24) Mathematics (25) Physics (29)

Funding Notes

1st or 2:1 degree in Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, or other Relevant Discipline.

This project is available only for Self funded students.

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