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I Joined Aston University in 2005 as an undergraduate student and after completing my MEng degree in Chemical Engineering I decided to continue in academia as a research student studying bio-energy related topics and the integration of bio-energy applications from pilot scale to full scale. Currently I am carrying out a project in collaboration with three of the biggest paper mills in the UK to investigate ways of utilising their waste fractions produced on-site for the generation of a sustainable CHP (Combined Heat and Power) system.
Qualifications & Education
- MEng with First Class Honours in Chemical Engineering, Aston University 2009
- PhD in Bio-energy, Aston University, 2009-present
Teaching undertaken includes the supervision and guidance of final year masters students completing their research projects and supervising second year undergraduate students in laboratories.
Particular areas of interest include feedstock characterisation and pre-treatment methods, thermal conversion with both (fixed bed downdraft gasification and intermediate pyrolysis systems), the quantification and analysis of bio liquids, char and gaseous products formed, the economic and environmental modelling of sustainable CHP systems and the integration of combined thermal conversion techniques for use in full scale industrial CHP applications.
Recent research funding
EPSRC, PIRA International, Aylesford Newsprint, Smurfit Kappa, Kimberly Clark
Membership of Professional Bodies
iChemE Associate Member
Sustainable Energy from Paper Industry Wastes, Ouadi M, Brammer G. J, Hornung A, 2010, Bioten Conference Paper
Waste to Power, Ouadi M, Brammer G. J, Kay M, 2011, Pulp and Paper International, TAPPI Journal