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Other PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in Sheffield

We have 167 Other PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in Sheffield

Analysis of post-combustion CO2 capture from natural gas power plants using CFD and process co-simulation

The use of natural gas as a fuel for electricity production is expected to gradually increase in the next decades. Since it is acknowledged that large CO2 emission cuts should be achieved in the near future, it seems plausible that these systems may have to be coupled to CO2 capture schemes. Read more

Dynamic simulation of power generation plant for carbon capture and storage

The new generation of power plants should offer effective solutions to reduce emissions and implement CO2 capture and storage. However, the combination of a complex fuel-processing plant and the level of integration lead to challenging problems with respect to the dynamic/transient operation. Read more

Advanced virtual reality future power plant dynamic simulations

This project aims to combine computational fluid dynamics, chemical process modelling and virtual system simulation techniques to develop a dynamic modelling tool for power plant performance simulations. Read more

Fluidised Bed Biomass combustion

To achieve the UK’s ambitious target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 without compromising energy security, the UK’s conventional power plants must be operated in a flexible manner in terms of high efficiency, using alternative fuels (e.g. Read more

Ash Melting Behaviour and Deposition in Oxyfuel Biomass Combustion

The combustion of biomass is proposed as a “carbon neutral” alternative to fossil fuel utilisation and even a “carbon negative” technology when combined with Carbon Capture and Storage technologies such as oxyfuel combustion (Bio-CCS). Read more

Slagging and ash deposition prediction

Ash related problems such as slagging, fouling, and corrosions on the superheat-exchange tubes are significant problems of coal fired power plant, in particular when firing low grade coals, biomass and under oxyfuel conditions. Read more

Turbulence modelling of combustion using Large Eddie Simulations (LES)

Computational Fluid Dynamics modelling is a powerful tool that, due to recent advances in computational power, has become useful in aiding the design and development of advanced power generation technologies with significant climate change mitigation potential. Read more

Biomass Combustion

Biomass Combustion is an important renewable form of energy for power generation. Combined heat and power, CHP, is an efficient way of utilising this energy most effectively in units of 30 to 60 MW. Read more

Emissions and ash behaviour during the combustion of torrefied biomass

Torrefaction is a new technique of upgrading the quality of biomass as a fuel for power generation. The purpose of this research is to investigate the influence of the torrefaction on the combustion, pollutant emission and ash deposition of biomass. Read more

Advanced oxy-coal combustion modelling and optimisation

Oxy-coal combustion with recycled flue gas is an emerging technology for efficient carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) that can substantially reduce carbon emission from coal-fired power plants. Read more

Alternative Aviation Fuels Combustion Experiments

As a consequence of concern over increasing greenhouse gas emissions, along with issues of availability and security of supply of conventional fossil fuels, there is a growing pressure to consider the use of alternative fuels in the aviation sector. Read more

Alternative Aviation Fuels Kinetic Mechanism Development

Experimental investigations into alternative fuel performance, in flames and jet-stirred reactors provide a wealth of data to aid the development of chemical kinetic models of the combustion process. Read more

Comparison of entrained metal aerosol emissions from conventional fuel combustion

Metal/inorganic impurities in fuels can have detrimental impacts on combustion and downstream systems. These vary widely between fuels and there are distinct differences between conventional coal and biomasses used for UK power generation. Read more

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