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Dr Elham Doroodchi

Senior Lecturer

School of Engineering (Chemical Engineering)

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Doroodchi, an early career researcher, began her PhD studies at the University of Newcastle (UoN) in 2001 after completing her undergraduate studies at the same university with a 1st Class Honours and University Medal, as well as, several other prizes including: the Newcastle University Dean's Medal, 2000, the Institution of Chemical Engineers Prize, 2000, and Deans Merit List, 1998-2000. Dr Doroodchi was awarded an APA Postgraduate Scholarship in 2001 to pursue her doctoral studies. This was followed by a Visiting Postgraduate Fellowship by the Vienna Institute of Technology (Austria) in 2004.

Upon completion of her PhD studies, Dr Doroodchi was awarded a prestigious and competitive Research Fellowship by the UoN. In 2005, the collective efforts of Dr Doroodchi and her colleagues in developing the Reflux Classifier was recognised when Prof Galvin accepted a national award on behalf of the group (National Award, 2005, Business / Higher Education Round Table). The Reflux Classifier since then has been commercialised and marketed to various national and international mineral processing companies.

Although an early career researcher (PhD October 2005), Dr Doroodchi has established a strong track record since joining the Discipline of Chemical Engineering as a Research Fellow. In collaboration with her colleagues in Chemical Engineering, she has been able to secure a total funding of $2,900,000. Also, she has been able to sustain a steady record of quality publications and managed to publish (total of 17 papers) 7 refereed journal, 10 peer reviewed conference papers and 2 patents over the past six years. Apart from her research activities, she has also actively participated in a range of consultancy projects primarily concerned with energy and combustion. Through these, Dr Doroodchi has made significant contribution in solving problems of practical importance to the local industry.

Research Expertise
Dr Doroodchi's research is underpinned by the two general areas of fluid mechanics and particle technology with the main focus being on the fundamental and applied research into multiphase systems. Specifically the research has focused on hydrodynamics of fluidized beds, and solid particle, droplet and bubble motion in fluid. The research carried out by Dr Doroodchi has involved a combination of novel and conventional experimental measurement techniques (e.g. Particle image velocimetry) and theoretical modelling (e.g. Computational fluid dynamics). In all cases, the fundamental understanding of the interaction between the phases is obtained under conditions relevant to the actual industrial-scale and subsequently has been applied to the engineering design of multiphase systems such as particle classifiers, separators and mixers.

Dr Doroodchi has recently applied her knowledge in the fields of multiphase flows and particle technology into the emerging field of microfluidics which has numerous novel applications in medicine, engineering and life sciences. The studies include processing of nano-particles in microdevices, emulsification process in micro-reactors and mixing in micro-channels. The focus is on developing techniques to enhance phase interactions at micro-sized channels. Dr Doroodchis contribution to fluid mechanics of energy systems has led to the development of a novel power cycle for generation of electricity from geothermal resources and the use of waste heat for desalination of brackish water.

Teaching Expertise
Dr Doroodchi has voluntarily contributed to the teaching activities of Chemical Engineering Discipline.

Administrative Expertise
Dr Doroodchi has been recognised as a an expert of international standing by the Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts and hence asesses a number of Discovery Projects scheme proposals each year.


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Design
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat and Mass Balance
  • Multiphase Flows
  • Particle Technology

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
091499Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy not elsewhere classified35
130299Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified5
090499Chemical Engineering not elsewhere classified60

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2015 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia
17/07/2006 - 30/11/2006Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
26/06/2015 - 26/07/2015ARC IntReaderARC (Australian Research Council)
Australia
1/06/2007 - 1/01/2013Fellow UON
UoN Research Fellowship
University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Member - Institution of Engineers, AustraliaInstitution of Engineers, Australia (IEAus)
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (44 outputs)

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2015Zhou C, Shah K, Doroodchi E, Moghtaderi B, 'Equilibrium thermodynamic analyses of methanol production via a novel Chemical Looping Carbon Arrestor process', Energy Conversion and Management, 96 392-402 (2015)

Abstract Methanol economy is considered as an alternative to hydrogen economy due to the better handling and storage characteristics of methanol fuel than liquid hydrogen. This pa... [more]

Abstract Methanol economy is considered as an alternative to hydrogen economy due to the better handling and storage characteristics of methanol fuel than liquid hydrogen. This paper is concerned about a comprehensive equilibrium thermodynamic analysis carried out on methanol production via an innovative Chemical Looping Carbon Arrestor/Reforming process being developed at the University of Newcastle in order to reduce both energy consumption and carbon emissions. The detailed simulation revealed thermodynamic limitations within the Chemical Looping Carbon Reforming process however on the other hand it also confirmed that the new concept is a low energy requirement and low emission option compared to other methanol production technologies. Specifically, the mass and energy balance study showed that the Chemical Looping Carbon Reforming process typically consumes approximately 0.76-0.77 mole methane, 0.25-0.27 mole carbon dioxide, 0.49-0.50 mole water, and 0.51 mole iron oxide (in a chemical looping manner) per mole of methanol production. Moreover, the energy efficiency of Chemical Looping Carbon Reforming process was found to be ~64-70% and its emission profile was found as low as 0.14 mole carbon dioxide per mole of methanol, which is about 82-88% less than the conventional methanol production process and well below the emission levels of other emerging methanol production technologies.

DOI10.1016/j.enconman.2015.03.008
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2015Peng Z, Doroodchi E, Alghamdi YA, Shah K, Luo C, Moghtaderi B, 'CFD-DEM simulation of solid circulation rate in the cold flow model of chemical looping systems', Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 95 262-280 (2015)

In a chemical looping combustor (CLC) system, the solid circulation rate (SCR) is a key parameter that determines the design, operating conditions and the overall efficiency of th... [more]

In a chemical looping combustor (CLC) system, the solid circulation rate (SCR) is a key parameter that determines the design, operating conditions and the overall efficiency of the system. In the present work, the gas-solid flow of a CLC cold flow model (10kWth) has been simulated by the computational fluid dynamics-discrete element method (CFD-DEM). The results showed that the SCR at different locations of the system fluctuates with time with different amplitude, and the variation of SCR is periodically stable. The turbulent gas-solid flow regime in the air reactor was found to be the main mechanism driving the fluctuation of SCR and determined the fluctuation frequency and amplitude. The SCR increased with the flow rates of air/fuel reactors and loop seals, and the total solid inventory. Changes in operating conditions directly induced the change in the mass of solids that were entrained into the riser from the air reactor and how fast the solids were transported therein. A correlation was subsequently proposed to describe the SCR as a function of solid hold-up and gas flow velocity in the riser. The particle residence time decreased in a power law as the SCR increased. Reasonable agreements were obtained between simulations and experiments in terms of solid distribution, gas-solid flow patterns, pressure drop profiles and SCR.

DOI10.1016/j.cherd.2014.11.005
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2015Shah K, Zhou C, Song H, Doroodchi E, Moghtaderi B, 'A novel hybrid chemical-looping oxy combustor process for the combustion of solid and gaseous fuels: Thermodynamic analysis', Energy and Fuels, 29 602-617 (2015)

The larger reactor volume, additional oxygen polishing unit, and carbon stripper for the separation of oxygen carriers and ash in the chemical looping combustion (CLC) and/or chem... [more]

The larger reactor volume, additional oxygen polishing unit, and carbon stripper for the separation of oxygen carriers and ash in the chemical looping combustion (CLC) and/or chemical looping oxygen uncoupling (CLOU) processes for solid fuels are anticipated not only to incur operational complexity but also to increase the capital and operating costs. As an alternative, this paper proposes a novel hybrid process, called "Chemical Looping Oxy Combustor (CLOC)". This novel process provides an integration of chemical looping air separation (CLAS) with fluidized bed oxy-fuel combustion and is expected to eliminate the need for an additional oxygen polishing unit and carbon stripper. It can be retrofitted to any existing coal circulating fluidized bed (CFB) at low cost. The other advantages of CLOC includes less solid handling issues, flexibility in handling low-grade coal with high moisture, no/less contamination of oxygen carriers, no/less slip of CO2/SOx in an air reactor, low energy penalty, etc. Also, in the CLOC process, coal combustion will occur in a separate fluidized bed combustor with relatively faster kinetics, because of the availability of high oxygen concentration (i.e., ~25-28 vol-"%), which eliminates the need for a larger fuel reactor volume. In the current paper, thermodynamic simulations of CLOC process using Cu-, Mn-, and Co-based metal oxide oxygen carriers were performed. Their performances were also compared against the conventional air-firing and oxy-firing technologies, e.g., oxy-fuel combustion integrated with cryogenic air separation unit (CASU) and CLOU. It was identified that the CLOC process needs external heat for reduction reactor provided by either direct or indirect methane combustion. Moreover, a maximum plant thermal efficiency was achieved for CLOC using Cu-based oxygen carrier. The energy penalty of the CLOC process, compared with the air-firing base case, was found to be ~2%-3%, which is ~4-5 times smaller than those of the CASU cases and only half of that of the CLOU process, indicating that CLOC offers a promising option for the combustion of solid fuels.

DOI10.1021/ef502389t
Co-authorsKalpit Shah, Behdad Moghtaderi
2015Zhang Y, Doroodchi E, Moghtaderi B, 'Reduction kinetics of Fe2O3/Al2O3 by ultralow concentration methane under conditions pertinent to chemical looping combustion', Energy and Fuels, 29 337-345 (2015)

Fe2O3/Al2O3 is found to be a suitable oxygen carrier candidate for the chemical looping combustion with ultralow methane concentration in a previous study by our team. In order to... [more]

Fe2O3/Al2O3 is found to be a suitable oxygen carrier candidate for the chemical looping combustion with ultralow methane concentration in a previous study by our team. In order to facilitate the fundamental reactor design and understand the energy consumption, the reduction kinetics mechanism of Fe2O3 (hematite) with 0.5 vol % CH4 was determined and the kinetic parameters were estimated based on the thermogravimetric analysis. Two oxygen carriers (i.e., Fe25Al and Fe45Al) were prepared and used in the TGA experiment. It was observed that the reduction of Fe2O3 was a two-steps process. Initially, Fe2O3 is transformed into Fe3O4 (magnetite) at a fast reaction rate and followed by a slow step corresponding to the reduction from Fe3O4 to FeAl2O4. A topochemical approach associated with Hancock and Sharp's method was therefore applied to determine the most suitable kinetic model for the reduction process. It was found that the initial fast step can be described by the Avrami-Erofe'ev phase change model, the A2 model for low conversion, and the A3 model for high conversion, whereas the reaction for the second step was in diffusion control. It also can be concluded that within the Fe2O3 content of 25-45 wt %, there is no difference on the reduction kinetic mechanism and similar activation energy was obtained, which can be comparable with the findings in the literature.

DOI10.1021/ef5024252
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2015Peng Z, Doroodchi E, Sathe M, Joshi JB, Evans GM, Moghtaderi B, 'A method for calculating the surface area of numerically simulated aggregates', Advanced Powder Technology, 26 56-65 (2015)

The success of many industrial processes largely depends on the structural characteristics of aggregates. In intensive aerobic digestion process for wastewater treatment applicati... [more]

The success of many industrial processes largely depends on the structural characteristics of aggregates. In intensive aerobic digestion process for wastewater treatment applications, the structural characteristics namely aggregate shape, size and therefore the aggregate surface area strongly influence the transfer of dissolved oxygen from the aeration process to aggregates of harmful contaminants/microorganisms. The aim of this study was to apply Discrete Element Modelling (DEM) techniques to the aggregation of suspended particles (microorganisms) to quantify the available surface area for convection and diffusion as a function of particles number concentration and surface charge. The simulation inputs included particle and fluid characteristics such as particle size and density, solid concentration, suspension pH and ionic strength. A post processing method based on the Go-chess concept was developed to quantify the surface area of aggregate structure. The simulation results showed that whilst an increase in connection points increases the total surface area of the aggregate, this does not necessarily translate into an increase in the surface area available for oxygen transfer as combinations of open and close pores are formed. Aggregate surface area was directly determined by aggregate structural characteristics, and increased rapidly when the coordination number was below 3.5 and the fractal dimension was less than 1.5. A correlation for prediction of aggregate external surface area was also proposed as a function of aggregate structural characteristics in terms of fractal dimension and coordination number.

DOI10.1016/j.apt.2014.08.005
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi, Geoffrey Evans
2015Zhang Y, Doroodchi E, Moghtaderi B, 'Comprehensive study of Fe2O3/Al2O3 reduction with ultralow concentration methane under conditions pertinent to chemical looping combustion', Energy and Fuels, 29 1951-1960 (2015)

An experimental study was conducted to identify the most suitable alumina-supported iron-based oxygen carrier for the abatement of ultralow concentration methane using a chemical ... [more]

An experimental study was conducted to identify the most suitable alumina-supported iron-based oxygen carrier for the abatement of ultralow concentration methane using a chemical looping approach. This was done by evaluating the performance characteristics such as reactivity, cyclic stability, and gas conversion. The experiments were carried out in a thermogravimetric analyzer and a fixed bed reactor setup under the desired conditions. Thermodynamics analysis was carried out using the commercially available software ASPENPLUS. The analysis suggested that the favorable iron-based oxygen carriers were those with the weight content of Fe2O3 less than 50 wt %. Three Fe2O3/Al2O3 samples were therefore prepared with the metal oxide contents in the range of 10-45 wt %, i.e., Fe10Al, Fe25Al, and Fe45Al. The thermogravimetric analysis experimental results showed that the reduction reactivity and stability were improved with the addition of support material compared with unsupported Fe2O3. Moreover, the reduction reactivity varied with the solid conversion range and the weight content of the parent material. For full reduction of Fe2O3 to Fe3O4, the sample Fe10Al showed the highest reduction reactivity. However, in terms of the rate of oxygen transport (which considers the combined effects of the oxygen transfer capacity and reactivity), the highest value was achieved by the Fe45Al sample. The gas conversion of CH4 to CO2 was also quite dependent on the weight content of Fe2O3. Essentially, Fe45Al delivered the longest duration on high-level conversion (i.e., complete conversion of CH4 to CO2). In summary, Fe45Al was found to be the most suitable oxygen carrier candidate in this application. The effect of operational parameters was further examined with various reaction temperatures (873-1073 K), methane concentrations (0.1-1.5 vol %), and CO2 compositions (0-50 vol %).

DOI10.1021/acs.energyfuels.5b00080
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2014Peng Z, Doroodchi E, Luo C, Moghtaderi B, 'Influence of void fraction calculation on fidelity of CFD-DEM simulation of gas-solid bubbling fluidized beds', AIChE Journal, (2014) [C1]

The correct calculation of cell void fraction is pivotal in accurate simulation of two-phase flows using a computational fluid dynamics-discrete element method (CFD-DEM) approach.... [more]

The correct calculation of cell void fraction is pivotal in accurate simulation of two-phase flows using a computational fluid dynamics-discrete element method (CFD-DEM) approach. Two classical approaches for void fraction calculations (i.e., particle centroid method or PCM and analytical approach) were examined, and the accuracy of these methodologies in predicting the particle-fluid flow characteristics of bubbling fluidized beds was investigated. It was found that there is a critical cell size (3.82 particle diameters) beyond which the PCM can achieve the same numerical stability and prediction accuracy as those of the analytical approach. There is also a critical cell size (1/19.3 domain size) below which meso-scale flow structures are resolved. Moreover, a lower limit of cell size (1.63 particle diameters) was identified to satisfy the assumptions of CFD-DEM governing equations. A reference map for selecting the ideal computational cell size and the suitable approach for void fraction calculation was subsequently developed. © 2014 American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

DOI10.1002/aic.14421
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsCaimao Luo, Behdad Moghtaderi
2014Peng Z, Ghatage SV, Doroodchi E, Joshi JB, Evans GM, Moghtaderi B, 'Forces acting on a single introduced particle in a solid-liquid fluidised bed', Chemical Engineering Science, 116 49-70 (2014) [C1]

In a liquid fluidised bed system, the motion of each phase is governed by fluid-particle and particle-particle interactions. The particle-particle collisions can significantly aff... [more]

In a liquid fluidised bed system, the motion of each phase is governed by fluid-particle and particle-particle interactions. The particle-particle collisions can significantly affect the motion of individual particles and hence the solid-liquid two phase flow characteristics. In the current work, computational fluid dynamics-discrete element method (CFD-DEM) simulations of a dense foreign particle introduced in a monodispersed solid-liquid fluidised bed (SLFB) have been carried out. The fluidisation hydrodynamics of SLFB, settling behaviour of the foreign particle, fluid-particle interactions, and particle-particle collision behaviour have been investigated. Experiments including particle classification velocity measurements and fluid turbulence characterisation by particle image velocimetry (PIV) were conducted for the validation of prediction results. Compared to those predicted by empirical correlations, the particle classification velocity predicted by CFD-DEM provided the best agreement with the experimental data (less than 10% deviation). The particle collision frequency increased monotonically with the solid fraction. The dimensionless collision frequency obtained by CFD-DEM excellently fit the data line predicted by the kinetic theory for granular flow (KTGF). The particle collision frequency increased with the particle size ratio (dP2/dP1) and became independent of the foreign particle size for high solid fractions when the fluidised particle size was kept constant. The magnitude of collision force was 10-50 times greater than that of gravitational force and maximally 9 times greater than that of drag force. A correlation describing the collision force as a function of bed voidage was developed for Stp>65 and dP2/dP1=2. A maximum deviation of less than 20% was obtained when the correlation was used for the prediction of particle collision force. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI10.1016/j.ces.2014.04.040
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans, Behdad Moghtaderi
2014Azizian R, Doroodchi E, McKrell T, Buongiorno J, Hu LW, Moghtaderi B, 'Effect of magnetic field on laminar convective heat transfer of magnetite nanofluids', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER, 68 94-109 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2013.09.011Author URL
CitationsScopus - 15Web of Science - 12
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2014Zhou C, Doroodchi E, Moghtaderi B, 'Assessment of geothermal assisted coal-fired power generation using an Australian case study', ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT, 82 283-300 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.enconman.2014.03.011Author URL
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2014Zhang Y, Moghtaderi B, Doroodchi E, 'Utilization of ventilation air methane as an oxidizing agent in chemical looping combustion', Energy Conversion and Management, (2014) [C1]

Release of fugitive methane (CH) emissions from ventilation air in coal mines is a major source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Approximately 64% of methane emissions in coal m... [more]

Release of fugitive methane (CH) emissions from ventilation air in coal mines is a major source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Approximately 64% of methane emissions in coal mine operations are the result of VAM (i.e. ventilation air methane) which is difficult for use as a source of energy. A novel ancillary utilization of VAM was thereby proposed. In this proposal, the VAM was utilized instead of air as a feedstock to a chemical looping combustion (CLC) process of coal. In this case, FeO/FeO particles were shuttled between two interconnected reactors for combustion of syngas produced by an imbedded coal gasifier. The effect of VAM flow rate and methane concentration on the performance of CLC was analyzed thermodynamically using Aspen Plus software. Results indicated that the variations of air reactor temperature with VAM flow rate and methane concentration can be minimized as expected. The effect of temperature and inlet methane concentration on the conversion of CH was examined experimentally in a fixed bed reactor with the presence of particles of FeO/AlO. Not surprisingly, the reaction temperature put a significant influence on the conversion of CH. The conversion started at the temperature about 300 °C and the temperature to achieve full conversion was around 500 °C while the temperature in empty reactor between 665 °C and 840 °C. This is due to the catalytic effect of oxygen carriers (i.e. FeO/AlO) on the conversion of methane. Moreover, it was observed that the methane conversion rate decreased with the increase in inlet methane concentration while increasing with FeO loading content. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI10.1016/j.enconman.2014.01.005
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2014Peng Z, Doroodchi E, Alghamdi YA, Shah K, Luo C, Moghtaderi B, 'CFD-DEM simulation of solid circulation rate in the cold flow model of chemical looping systems', Chemical Engineering Research and Design, (2014)

In a chemical looping combustor (CLC) system, the solid circulation rate (SCR) is a key parameter that determines the design, operating conditions and the overall efficiency of th... [more]

In a chemical looping combustor (CLC) system, the solid circulation rate (SCR) is a key parameter that determines the design, operating conditions and the overall efficiency of the system. In the present work, the gas-solid flow of a CLC cold flow model (10kWth) has been simulated by the computational fluid dynamics-discrete element method (CFD-DEM). The results showed that the SCR at different locations of the system fluctuates with time with different amplitude, and the variation of SCR is periodically stable. The turbulent gas-solid flow regime in the air reactor was found to be the main mechanism driving the fluctuation of SCR and determined the fluctuation frequency and amplitude. The SCR increased with the flow rates of air/fuel reactors and loop seals, and the total solid inventory. Changes in operating conditions directly induced the change in the mass of solids that were entrained into the riser from the air reactor and how fast the solids were transported therein. A correlation was subsequently proposed to describe the SCR as a function of solid hold-up and gas flow velocity in the riser. The particle residence time decreased in a power law as the SCR increased. Reasonable agreements were obtained between simulations and experiments in terms of solid distribution, gas-solid flow patterns, pressure drop profiles and SCR.

DOI10.1016/j.cherd.2014.11.005
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi, Caimao Luo
2014Zhang Y, Doroodchi E, Moghtaderi B, 'Chemical looping combustion of ultra low concentration of methane with Fe2O3/Al2O3 and CuO/SiO2', APPLIED ENERGY, 113 1916-1923 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.apenergy.2013.06.005Author URL
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 11
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2014Song H, Shah K, Doroodchi E, Moghtaderi B, 'Development of a Cu-Mg-Based Oxygen Carrier with SiO2 as a Support for Chemical Looping Air Separation', ENERGY & FUELS, 28 163-172 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1021/ef401485pAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsKalpit Shah, Behdad Moghtaderi
2014Song H, Shah K, Doroodchi E, Wall T, Moghtaderi B, 'Analysis on Chemical Reaction Kinetics of CuO/SiO2 Oxygen Carriers for Chemical Looping Air Separation', ENERGY & FUELS, 28 173-182 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1021/ef401487xAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 9
Co-authorsKalpit Shah, Behdad Moghtaderi, Terry Wall
2014Song H, Shah K, Doroodchi E, Wall T, Moghtaderi B, 'Reactivity of Al2O3- or SiO2-Supported Cu-, Mn-, and Co-based oxygen carriers for chemical looping air separation', Energy and Fuels, 28 1284-1294 (2014) [C1]

The chemical looping air separation (CLAS) is a novel method for producing high-purity oxygen, which can be effectively integrated to oxy-fuel power plants. CuO/Cu2O, Mn2O3/Mn3O 4... [more]

The chemical looping air separation (CLAS) is a novel method for producing high-purity oxygen, which can be effectively integrated to oxy-fuel power plants. CuO/Cu2O, Mn2O3/Mn3O 4, and Co3O4/CoO have been found to be the most thermodynamically suitable oxidation pairs for the CLAS process. In the current study, the reactivity and stability of these metal oxides were analyzed further. A total of six different oxygen carrier samples were prepared by the dry impregnation method on SiO2 and Al2O3 supports. Their redox behavior has been investigated in a thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA) at four different temperatures, i.e., 800, 850, 900, and 950 C, where the temperature-programmed oxygen release and oxidation were applied for 5 continuous cycles using nitrogen and air, respectively. The results indicate that, although relatively all oxygen carriers exhibited good reactivity, CuO/Cu2O with SiO2 and Co3O4/CoO with Al2O3 were found to be most stable. Furthermore, oxygen transport capacity (OTC) (%) and rate of oxygen transport (ROT) (% min-1) were calculated. It was found that Cu oxide with SiO 2 has the highest OTC of 4.77% as well as the highest ROT of 5.1 and 10.9% min-1 for oxygen release and oxidation, respectively, at 950 C. The CuO/SiO2 oxygen carrier also exhibited better stability for the 41 continuous cycle test, with only 10.3% loss in OTC compared to 22.3% for Co3O4/Al2O3. The grain size growth was found to be the key cause in the loss of OTC. The oxygen concentration in the outlet stream for the CuO/SiO2 oxygen carrier was measured in packed-bed experiments at different temperatures. It was observed that the oxygen concentration at the outlet of the reactor was consistent with the equilibrium values at studied temperatures. © 2014 American Chemical Society.

DOI10.1021/ef402268t
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi, Terry Wall, Kalpit Shah
2014Ghatage SV, Peng Z, Sathe MJ, Doroodchi E, Padhiyar N, Moghtaderi B, et al., 'Stability analysis in solid-liquid fluidized beds: Experimental and computational', Chemical Engineering Journal, 256 169-186 (2014) [C1]

In this study the transition from homogeneous to heterogeneous flow in a solid-liquid fluidized bed (SLFB) is examined both experimentally and numerically. The experimental appara... [more]

In this study the transition from homogeneous to heterogeneous flow in a solid-liquid fluidized bed (SLFB) is examined both experimentally and numerically. The experimental apparatus comprised a refractive index-matched SLFB, comprising 5. mm diameter borosilicate glass and sodium iodine solution, which allowed for both instantaneous particle image velocimetry of the liquid flow field and solids hold-up measurements to be undertaken for superficial liquid velocities in the range of 0.06-0.22. m/s. The motion of individual, spherical steel balls (with diameters 6, 7, 8, 9. mm) was then tracked as it settled through the fluidized bed for differing superficial liquid velocities. It was observed that, for all the steel balls covered in this work, there was a change in slope in their respective classification velocity curves at a superficial liquid velocity of 0.08. m/s. This value was very close to the critical velocity of 0.085. m/s predicted from 1-D linear stability analysis; and therefore deemed to be the critical condition that marked the transition from homogeneous to non-homogenous flow. It is proposed that the change in slope of the classification velocity curve is due to the encounter of the settling foreign particles with liquid bubbles whose presence marks the onset of heterogeneous flow. Additional computational analysis, involving both Eulerian-Eulerian (E-E) and Eulerian-Lagrangian (E-L) approaches, is used to confirm the presence of liquid bubbles at a critical liquid hold-up of 0.54, which corresponds to that predicted from 1-D linear stability analysis. In summary, the study has highlighted that experimentally the transition condition for a SLFB can be obtained simply by observing the behavior of the classification velocity of a single foreign particle at different superficial liquid velocities. This transition condition was found to agree with the 1D linear stability criterion, Eulerian-Eulerian CFD (3D) and Eulerian-Lagrangian DEM (3D) approaches. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.

DOI10.1016/j.cej.2014.06.026
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans, Behdad Moghtaderi
2013Mitra S, Sathe MJ, Doroodchi E, Utikar R, Shah MK, Pareek V, et al., 'Droplet impact dynamics on a spherical particle', CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE, 100 105-119 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.ces.2013.01.037Author URL
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans
2013Ghatage SV, Sathe MJ, Doroodchi E, Joshi JB, Evans GM, 'Effect of turbulence on particle and bubble slip velocity', CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE, 100 120-136 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.ces.2013.03.031Author URL
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans
2013Doroodchi E, Zulfiqar H, Moghtaderi B, 'A combined experimental and theoretical study on laboratory-scale comminution of coal and biomass blends', POWDER TECHNOLOGY, 235 412-421 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.powtec.2012.10.054Author URL
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2013Peng Z, Doroodchi E, Alghamdi Y, Moghtaderi B, 'Mixing and segregation of solid mixtures in bubbling fluidized beds under conditions pertinent to the fuel reactor of a chemical looping system', Powder Technology, 235 823-837 (2013) [C1]

Performance of chemical looping combustion processes can be improved drastically by enhancing the overall redox characteristics of the system through the use of binary mixtures of... [more]

Performance of chemical looping combustion processes can be improved drastically by enhancing the overall redox characteristics of the system through the use of binary mixtures of oxygen carriers. However, binary mixtures of oxygen carrier particles are often found to differ in both size and density and therefore have the tendency to segregate under certain operating conditions.In this work, a numerical study was conducted to investigate the mixing and segregation behaviour of binary mixtures of particles with different sizes and densities in a bubbling fluidized bed under conditions pertinent to the fuel reactor of a cold flow model (i.e. a non-reacting replica) of a 10kWth chemical looping combustor. The motion of particles was tracked individually by discrete element model (DEM), whilst the gas flow was modelled by computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Gas-particle interactions were considered by a two-way coupling method. Further, a modified version of Lacey's method was developed to calculate the mixing index, taking into account both the heterogeneity of solids spatial distribution and particle size differences.Results showed that the modified Lacey's method provided very consistent and stable mixing indexes, proving to be effective for an in-situ quantitative description of mixing. It was also found that as the size ratio of the binary mixture of particles reduced, the mixing index increased indicating better mixing conditions. The agreement between the DEM/CFD model predictions and the experimental data was found to be satisfactory. The optimum conditions for mixing of binary mixtures appeared to be a function of bubble size, bubble rising rate and bubbling dynamics (e.g., splitting and coalescence). Application of the DEM/CFD model for prediction of layer inversion phenomenon in gas-solid fluidized beds was also demonstrated. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.

DOI10.1016/j.powtec.2012.11.047
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2013Zhou C, Doroodchi E, Moghtaderi B, 'An in-depth assessment of hybrid solar-geothermal power generation', Energy Conversion and Management, 74 88-101 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.enconman.2013.05.014Author URL
CitationsScopus - 19Web of Science - 13
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2013Doroodchi E, Sathe M, Evans G, Moghtaderi B, 'Liquid-liquid mixing using micro-fluidised beds', Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 91 2235-2242 (2013) [C1]

This study experimentally investigates the application of a solid-liquid micro-fluidised bed as a micro-mixing device. The experiments were performed in a borosilicate capillary t... [more]

This study experimentally investigates the application of a solid-liquid micro-fluidised bed as a micro-mixing device. The experiments were performed in a borosilicate capillary tube with an internal diameter of 1.2. mm (i.e. near the upper-limit dimension of a micro-fluidic system) using borosilicate particles with a mean diameter of 98 µm. Refractive index matching technique using sodium iodide solution was employed to achieve a transparent fluidised bed. Mixing performance of the micro-fluidised bed in terms of mixing time was investigated using a dye dilution technique. Experiments were carried out in the creeping flow regime at Reynolds numbers ranging between 0.27 and 0.72. It was demonstrated that the micro-fluidised bed mixing time sharply decreases as the Reynolds number increases. That is because at relatively high Reynolds numbers, the particle oscillation is stronger creating larger disturbances in the flow. The energy dissipation rate in micro fluidised bed was estimated to be four orders of magnitude less than other passive micro mixers which operate in the turbulent regime. It was also demonstrated that the ratio of mixing time and the energy dissipation rate for fluidised bed micro-mixer was comparable to K-M, Tangential IMTEK, and interdigital micro-mixers. However, the fluidised bed micro-mixer was found to operate at much lower Reynolds numbers compared to other passive mixers, with a mixing time of the order of few seconds. © 2013 The Institution of Chemical Engineers.

DOI10.1016/j.cherd.2013.06.024
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans, Behdad Moghtaderi
2013Ismay MJL, Doroodchi E, Moghtaderi B, 'Effects of colloidal properties on sensible heat transfer in water-based titania nanofluids', Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 91 426-436 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.cherd.2012.10.005Author URL
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2013Alghamdi YA, Doroodchi E, Moghtaderi B, 'Mixing and segregation of binary oxygen carrier mixtures in a cold flow model of a chemical looping combustor', Chemical Engineering Journal, 223 772-784 (2013) [C1]

In a typical chemical looping combustion process, the oxygen for fuel combustion is supplied by circulating metal based oxygen carriers between two interconnected fluidised bed re... [more]

In a typical chemical looping combustion process, the oxygen for fuel combustion is supplied by circulating metal based oxygen carriers between two interconnected fluidised bed reactors. The redox characteristics of oxygen carriers and hence the overall performance of the process can be significantly improved by utilising binary mixtures of oxygen carrier particles. The full potential of such multi-species particle systems however can be only realised when particles segregation is minimised. This study is concerned with gaining an understanding of the mixing and segregation behaviour of binary mixtures of oxygen carrier particles with different sizes and densities in a cold flow model representing a 10. kWth chemical looping combustor. The hydrodynamics of such systems were investigated and compared with a typical chemical looping combustion process where single species are used. This was followed by investigating the solids mixing and segregation behaviour in terms of segregation intensity and species weight percentage at each reactor as a function of operating parameters. It was shown that increasing the total solid inventory, particle terminal velocity ratio, composition, and air reactor superficial velocity increases the riser pressure, solid circulation rates, and riser solid holdup. Mixing and segregation regimes of the fuel reactor and the component segregation between the two reactors were also mapped. The results showed that, for mixtures of species with low terminal velocity to high terminal velocity ratios of greater than 0.7, a good mixing in the fuel reactor can be achieved by maintaining the superficial gas velocity to the mixture minimum fluidisation velocity ratio above 5. For the tested conditions, the component segregation between the two reactors was avoided by maintaining the ratio of the riser superficial velocity to the terminal velocity of the species with a high terminal velocity between 1.25 and 2. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.

DOI10.1016/j.cej.2013.03.037
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2012Doroodchi E, Peng Z, Sathe MJ, Abbasi Shavazi E, Evans GM, 'Fluidisation and packed bed behaviour in capillary tubes', Powder Technology, 223 131-136 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans
2012Peng Z, Doroodchi E, Evans GM, 'Influence of primary particle size distribution on nanoparticles aggregation and suspension yield stress: A theoretical study', Powder Technology, 223 3-11 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans
2012Moghtaderi B, Doroodchi E, 'Performance characteristics of a miniaturised chemical looping steam reformer for hydrogen enrichment of fuels', International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 37 15164-15169 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2012Song H, Doroodchi E, Moghtaderi B, 'Redox characteristics of Fe-Ni/SiO2 bimetallic oxygen carriers in CO under conditions pertinent to chemical looping combustion', Energy & Fuels, 26 75-84 (2012) [C1]
DOI10.1021/ef201152u
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2012Azizian MR, Doroodchi E, Moghtaderi B, 'Effect of nanoconvection caused by Brownian Motion on the enhancement of thermal conductivity in nanofluids', Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 51 1782-1789 (2012) [C1]
DOI10.1021/ie201110k
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2012Cai Z, Gao Z, Bao Y, Evans GM, Doroodchi E, 'Formation and motion of conjunct bubbles in glycerol-water solutions', Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 51 1990-1996 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans
2012Peng Z, Doroodchi E, Moghtaderi B, Evans GM, 'A DEM-based analysis of the influence of aggregate structure on suspension shear yield stress', Advanced Powder Technology, 23 437-444 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi, Geoffrey Evans
2011Zhang YX, Doroodchi E, Moghtaderi B, 'Thermodynamic assessment of a novel concept for integrated gasification chemical looping combustion of solid fuels', Energy & Fuels, 26 287-295 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1021/ef201156x
CitationsScopus - 27Web of Science - 20
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2011Evans TM, Doroodchi E, Moghtaderi B, 'A response to Murshed et al., J Nanopart Res (2010) 12:2007-2010', Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 13 4395-4396 (2011) [C3]
DOI10.1007/s11051-011-0431-y
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2010Peng Z, Doroodchi E, Evans GM, 'DEM simulation of aggregation of suspended nanoparticles', Powder Technology, 204 91-102 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.powtec.2010.07.023
CitationsScopus - 18Web of Science - 15
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans
2009Doroodchi E, Evans T, Moghtaderi B, 'Comments on the effect of liquid layering on the thermal conductivity of nanofluids', Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 11 1501-1507 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s11051-008-9522-9
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2008Doroodchi E, Evans GM, Schwarz MP, Lane GL, Shah NH, Nguyen AV, 'Influence of turbulence intensity on particle drag coefficients', Chemical Engineering Journal, 135 129-134 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.cej.2007.03.026
CitationsScopus - 16Web of Science - 15
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans
2008Evans GM, Galvin KP, Doroodchi E, 'Introducing quantitative life cycle analysis into the chemical engineering curriculum', Education for Chemical Engineers, 3 E57-E65 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.ece.2008.01.003
CitationsScopus - 4
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans, Kevin Galvin
2008Evans GM, Doroodchi E, Lane GL, Koh PTL, Schwarz MP, 'Mixing and gas dispersion in mineral flotation cells', Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 86 1350-1362 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.cherd.2008.07.006
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans
2006Doroodchi E, Zhou ZQ, Fletcher DF, Galvin KP, 'Particle size classification in a fluidized bed containing parallel inclined plates', Minerals Engineering, 19 162-171 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.mineng.2005.08.001
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 13
Co-authorsKevin Galvin
2006Moghtaderi B, Shames I, Doroodchi E, 'Combustion prevention of iron powders by a novel coating method', Chemical Engineering & Technology, 29 97-103 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1002/ceat.200500244
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2005Doroodchi E, Galvin KP, Fletcher DF, 'The influence of inclined plates on expansion behaviour of solid suspensions in a liquid fluidised bed - a computational fluid dynamics study', Powder Technology, 156 1-7 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.powtec.2005.05.057
CitationsScopus - 21Web of Science - 20
Co-authorsKevin Galvin
2004Doroodchi E, Fletcher DF, Galvin KP, 'Influence of inclined plates on the expansion behaviour of particulate suspensions in a liquid fluidised bed', Chemical Engineering Science, 59 3559-3567 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.ces.2004.05.020
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 16
Co-authorsKevin Galvin
2002Galvin KP, Doroodchi E, Callen AM, Lambert N, Pratten SJ, 'Pilot plant trial of the reflux classifier', Minerals Engineering, 15 19-25 (2002) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 29Web of Science - 23
Co-authorsKevin Galvin
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Conference (39 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Paymooni K, Doroodchi E, Moghtaderi B, 'Simulation of Perovskite membrane for integration into a chemical looping air separation unit', Chemical Engineering Transactions (2014) [E1]

The Chemical Looping Air Separation (CLAS) process was developed at the University of Newcastle for tonnage oxygen production. CLAS has a much lower energy intensity than conventi... [more]

The Chemical Looping Air Separation (CLAS) process was developed at the University of Newcastle for tonnage oxygen production. CLAS has a much lower energy intensity than conventional processes, requiring only 12 % of the specific power consumption; however, there are still some energy penalties associated with the CLAS process. The most significant being the large amounts of energy consumed in the steam generation and condensation processes. The aim of this study is to increase the energy efficiency of the CLAS process via membrane integration. If a high temperature oxygen transport membrane is introduced in the reduction reactor of the CLAS system, pure oxygen is produced without the need for a steam condenser. The most attractive oxygen transport membrane is Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2 (BSCF) owing to its high oxygen permeation flux. The BSCF membrane was utilised to study the oxygen permeation flux, oxygen recovery and energy saving of the integrated process compared to the typical CLAS process. A mathematical model was developed for the BSCF disk membrane to predict the oxygen permeation flux and oxygen recovery over a range of temperatures. Constants of the model were fitted using experimental data. The modelling results showed almost 10 % and 13 % energy savings in the low and high temperature membrane integrated CLAS processes over the typical CLAS, respectively.

DOI10.3303/CET1439198
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2013Mitra SSK, Sathe MJ, Doroodchi E, Pareek V, Joshi JB, Evans GE, 'In-flight collision behaviour of droplets on a spherical particle falling under gravity', 8th World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, and Thermodynamics, Lisbon, Portugal (2013) [E1]
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans
2013Marveh F, Doroodchi E, Galvin KP, 'Experimental Validation of a Novel Model for Sediment Consolidation', Australiasian Particle Technology Society Student Conference 2013, Sunshine Coast, Australia (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsKevin Galvin
2013Peng Z, Doroodchi E, Sathe M, Joshi J, Evans G, Moghtaderi B, 'A method for calculating the surface area of numerically simulated aggregates', Chemeca 2013, Brisbane, Qld, Australia (2013) [E1]
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans, Behdad Moghtaderi
2013Forghani M, Doroodchi E, Galvin KP, 'Universal Scaling of Consolidation in Batch Settling', Chemeca 2013, Brisbane, Australia (2013) [E1]
Co-authorsKevin Galvin
2013Mitra S, Doroodchi E, Pareek V, Joshi J, Evans GM, 'Collision behaviour of a small spherical particle on a large stationary droplet', Proceedings. Chemeca 2013, Brisane, Queensland, Australia (2013) [E1]
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans
2012Mitra SS, Sathe MJ, Doroodchi E, Evans GM, 'Investigation of droplet evaporation in a bubbling fluidized bed', Ninth International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics in the Minerals and Process Industries, Melbourne, Australia (2012) [E1]
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans
2012Remoroza AI, Moghtaderi B, Doroodchi E, 'CO2-EGS in hot dry rock: Preliminary results from CO2-rock interaction experiments', Proceedings, Thirty-Seventh Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford (2012) [E2]
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2012Doroodchi E, Sathe MJ, Boyes AD, Evans GM, Moghtaderi B, 'Liquid-liquid mixing using micro-fluidised beds', Proceedings. 14th European Conference on Mixing, Warsaw, Poland (2012) [E1]
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans, Behdad Moghtaderi
2012Alghamdi YAF, Peng Z, Doroodchi E, Moghtaderi B, 'CFD-DEM simulation of particle mixing and segregation in a chemical looping combustion system under cold flow conditions', 21st International Conference on Fluidized Bed Combustion, Naples, Italy (2012) [E1]
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2011Evans GM, He Q, Doroodchi E, 'Optimisation of industrial gas-lift pumps', 12th International Conference Multiphase Flow In Industrial Plants, Ischia, Italy (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans
2011Peng Z, Doroodchi E, Evans GM, 'Influence of aggregate structure on suspension yield stress: a numerical study', Chemeca 2011: Engineering a Better World, Sydney (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans
2011Remoroza AI, Doroodchi E, Moghtaderi B, 'Modelling a complete C02-EGS power generation process', New Zealand Geothermal Workshop 2011 Proceedings, Rotorua, NZ (2011) [E2]
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2011Zhou C, Doroodchi E, Munro I, Moghtaderi B, 'A feasibility study on hybrid solar-geothermal power generation', New Zealand Geothermal Workshop 2011 Proceedings, Auckland, NZ (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2011Weir AG, Moghtaderi B, Doroodchi E, 'Improved efficiency of the carrier gas process using gases other than air', PORT2011 Proceedings, Portofino, Italy (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2011Song H, Shah KV, Doroodchi E, Moghtaderi B, 'Thermogravimetric analysis of Ni0/Si02 oxygen carriers under CO/air environment for chemical looping combustion', Proceedings of the 11th Australian Combustion Symposium, Shoal Bay, NSW (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi, Kalpit Shah
2011Remoroza AI, Moghtaderi B, Doroodchi E, 'Coupled wellbore and 3D reservoir simulation of a CO2 EGS', Proceedings: Thirty-Sixth Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford, CA (2011) [E2]
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2010Azizian MR, Doroodchi E, Moghtaderi B, 'The role of liquid layering on the enhancement of thermal conductivitiy in nanofluids', Proceedings of the 14th International Heat Transfer Conference, Washington, DC, USA (2010) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2010Peng Z, Doroodchi E, Evans GM, 'The effect of primary particle size distribution on aggregation of nanoparticles: A numerical study', Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Adelaide, Australia (2010) [E1]
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans
2010Abbasi Shavazi E, Doroodchi E, Evans GM, 'Fluidization and packed bed behaviour in capillary tubes', Chemeca 2010: Proceedings of the 40th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Adelaide, Australia (2010) [E1]
DOI10.1016/j.powtec.2011.08.011
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans
2010Remoroza AI, Doroodchi E, Moghtaderi B, 'Corrosion inhibition of acid-treated geothermal brine - Results from pilot testing in Southern Negros, Philippines', Proceedings World Geothermal Congress 2010, Bali, Indonesia (2010) [E1]
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2009Moghtaderi B, Doroodchi E, 'An overview of GRANEX technology for geothermal power generation and waste heat recovery', Proceedings of the 2009 Australian Geothermal Energy Conference, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E2]
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2009Remoroza AI, Doroodchi E, Moghtaderi B, 'Power generation potential of SC-CO2 thermosiphon for engineered geothermal systems', Proceedings of the 2009 Australian Geothermal Energy Conference, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E2]
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2009Sathe MJ, Joshi JB, Doroodchi E, Roberts RH, Evans GM, 'Stereo PIV/Shadowgraphy used to study bubble characteristics in turbulent flows', Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Particle Image Velocimetry, Melbourne, VIC (2009) [E2]
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans
2008Evans GM, Doroodchi E, Lane G, Koh P, Schwarz P, 'Mixing and gas dispersion in mineral flotation cells', Sixth International Symposium on Mixing in Industrial Process Industries: Scientific Program, Niagara Falls, ONT (2008) [E2]
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans
2007Moghtaderi B, Doroodchi E, 'Production of hydrogen by catalytic steam gasification of biomass at low temperatures', 15th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition - From Research to Market Deployment. Proceedings of the International Conference, Berlin (2007) [E1]
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2007Evans GM, Galvin KP, Doroodchi E, 'Introducing quantitative life cycle analysis into the chemical engineering curriculum', CHEMECA 2007: Academia and Industry Strengthening the Profession. Proceedings, Melbourne (2007) [E1]
Co-authorsKevin Galvin, Geoffrey Evans
2007Phan MC, Evans GM, Doroodchi E, Nguyen AV, Goodridge R, 'Breakup of a rectangular laminar jet in immiscible liquid-liquid systems', CHEMECA 2007: Academia and Industry Strengthening the Profession. Proceedings, Melbourne (2007) [E1]
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans
2006Doroodchi E, Evans GM, Schwarz MP, Lane GL, Shah NH, Nguyen AV, 'Influence of turbulence intensity on particle drag coefficients', Process Intensification and Innovation Process (PI) Conference II - Cleaner, Sustainable, Efficient Technologies for the Future, Christchurch, New Zealand (2006) [E1]
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans
2006Doroodchi E, Evans GM, Schwarz P, Lane G, Shah N, Nguyen AV, 'Particles drag coefficient in turbulent flows', Australian Workshop on Fluid Mechanics: A Complex Dynamical System, Melbourne (2006) [E2]
2004Galvin KP, Doroodchi E, Callen AM, Moghtaderi B, Fletcher DF, Zhou ZQ, 'Development of a New Fluidized Bed Containing Inclined Plates', Proceedings, 12th International Conference on Transport & Sedimentation of Solid Particles, Prague (2004) [E1]
Co-authorsKevin Galvin, Behdad Moghtaderi
2004Doroodchi E, Galvin KP, Fletcher DF, 'The Influence of Inclined Plates on Expansion Behaviour of Solid Suspensions in a Liquid Fluidised Bed - A Computational Fluid Dynamics Study', 32nd Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Sydney (2004) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsKevin Galvin
2004Doroodchi E, Zhou ZQ, Fletcher DF, Galvin KP, 'Influence of Inclined Plates on Separation Behaviour of Fluidised Suspensions - Enhanced Elutriation', Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Fluidization, Naples, Italy (2004) [E1]
Co-authorsKevin Galvin
2004Galvin KP, Callen AM, Zhou ZQ, Doroodchi E, 'Gravity Separation using a Full-Scale Reflux Classifier', Proceedings of the Tenth Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Pokolbin (2004) [E1]
Co-authorsKevin Galvin
2002Galvin KP, Belcher SM, Callen AM, Lambert N, Doroodchi E, Nguyen Tram Lam G, Pratten SJ, 'Gravity separation and hydrosizing using the reflux classifier', Proceedings of the Ninth Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Yeppoon (2002) [E1]
Co-authorsKevin Galvin
2002Doroodchi E, Fletcher DF, Galvin KP, 'Effect of inclined plates on separation behaviour of binary-solid particles in a liquid fluidised bed', Proceedings, World Congress on Particle Technology 4, Sydney (2002) [E1]
Co-authorsKevin Galvin
2001Franks GV, Doroodchi E, 'Optimisation of biopolymer based gelcasting process for the production of advanced ceramic components', Proceedings, 6th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Melbourne, Australia (2001) [E1]
2001Galvin KP, Doroodchi E, Nguyentranlam G, Callen AM, Lambert N, Pratten SJ, 'Pilot plant hydrosizing trial of the reflux classifier', Newcastle, Australia (2001) [E1]
2000Galvin KP, Doroodchi E, 'Development of a novel crystallizer', 28th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Perth (2000) [E1]
Co-authorsKevin Galvin
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Patent (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Moghtaderi B, Doroodchi E, A Method and System for Generating Power from a Heat Source (2006) [I3]
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2006Moghtaderi B, Doroodchi E, Desalination Method and Apparatus (2006) [I3]
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants24
Total funding$13,849,883

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20142 grants / $5,460,000

Chemical Looping VAM Abatement Project$2,730,000

Funding body: ACALET (ACA Low Emissions Technologies Ltd)

Funding bodyACALET (ACA Low Emissions Technologies Ltd)
Project TeamProfessor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Elham Doroodchi, Mr Jim Sandford
SchemeCOAL21 Fund
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400521
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

Chemical Looping VAM Abatement Project$2,730,000

Funding body: Australian Coal Association

Funding bodyAustralian Coal Association
Project TeamProfessor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Elham Doroodchi, Mr Jim Sandford
SchemeLow Emission Technology (ACALET)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400521
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20131 grants / $2,730,000

Chemical Looping VAM Abatement$2,730,000

Funding body: Department of Resources Energy and Tourism

Funding bodyDepartment of Resources Energy and Tourism
Project TeamProfessor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Elham Doroodchi, Mr Jim Sandford
SchemeCoal Mining Abatement Technology Support Package (CMATSP)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1201041
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

20122 grants / $30,000

3D Gamma Ray Tomography for Multiphase Flow Characterisation$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDr Vishnu Pareek, Professor Geoffrey Evans, Doctor Elham Doroodchi, Doctor Roberto Moreno-Atanasio, Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1100626
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Aeration of High Solids Concentration Wastewater Streams$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamProfessor Geoffrey Evans, Doctor Elham Doroodchi, Doctor Mayur Sathe
SchemePilot Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200354
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20112 grants / $280,000

Enhanced Carbon Removal in Secondary Steel Refining$230,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Geoffrey Evans, Doctor Elham Doroodchi
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1000973
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Advanced Multiphase Flow Characterization Facility$50,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDr Vishnu Pareek, Professor Geoffrey Evans, Professor Dongke Zhang, Assoc. Prof Aibing Yu, Professor Moses Tade, Dr Ranjeet Utikar, Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson, Laureate Professor Kevin Galvin, Doctor Elham Doroodchi
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1000460
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20107 grants / $1,738,000

High speed Particle Image Velocimetry and Laser-Induced Fluorescence Facility$495,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Geoffrey Evans, Doctor Elham Doroodchi, Laureate Professor Kevin Galvin, Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson, Professor Mark Jones, Doctor Paul Stevenson, Professor Anh Nguyen, Professor Victor Rudolph, Dr Liguang Wang, Dr Zhi Ping Xu, Dr Vishnu Pareek, Dr Chi Phan, Professor Moses Tade, Dr Ranjeet Utikar, Assoc. Prof Aibing Yu, Dr Run Yang, Professor John Ralston, Associate Professor Stephen Grano
SchemeLinkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0190414
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

Application of Tuneable Nanofluids in Regenerative Supercritical Power Generation$290,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Elham Doroodchi, Mr Ian Munro
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0900183
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Application of Tuneable Nanofluids in Regenerative Supercritical Power Generation$240,000

Funding body: Granite Power Pty Ltd

Funding bodyGranite Power Pty Ltd
Project TeamProfessor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Elham Doroodchi, Mr Ian Munro
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0900200
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Enhanced Waste Heat Recovery from Low-grade Heat Sources using a Novel Supercritical Power Cycle$228,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Elham Doroodchi, Mr Ian Munro
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0190488
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

High speed Particle Image Velocimetry and Laser-Induced Fluorescence Facility$185,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Geoffrey Evans, Doctor Elham Doroodchi, Laureate Professor Kevin Galvin, Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson, Professor Mark Jones, Doctor Paul Stevenson, Professor Anh Nguyen, Professor Victor Rudolph, Dr Liguang Wang, Dr Zhi Ping Xu, Dr Vishnu Pareek, Dr Chi Phan, Professor Moses Tade, Dr Ranjeet Utikar, Assoc. Prof Aibing Yu, Dr Run Yang, Professor John Ralston, Associate Professor Stephen Grano
SchemeLinkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Partner funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000879
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

Enhanced Waste Heat Recovery from Low-grade Heat Sources using a Novel Supercritical Power Cycle$150,000

Funding body: Granite Power Pty Ltd

Funding bodyGranite Power Pty Ltd
Project TeamProfessor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Elham Doroodchi, Mr Ian Munro
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0190508
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

High speed Particle Image Velocimetry and Laser-Induced Fluorescence Facility$150,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Geoffrey Evans, Doctor Elham Doroodchi, Laureate Professor Kevin Galvin, Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson, Professor Mark Jones, Doctor Paul Stevenson, Professor Anh Nguyen, Professor Victor Rudolph, Dr Liguang Wang, Dr Zhi Ping Xu, Dr Vishnu Pareek, Dr Chi Phan, Professor Moses Tade, Dr Ranjeet Utikar, Assoc. Prof Aibing Yu, Dr Run Yang, Professor John Ralston, Associate Professor Stephen Grano
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000875
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20082 grants / $385,300

Force Interactions inPacked andFluidised Beds at Micro-Scale Operation$380,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Geoffrey Evans, Doctor Elham Doroodchi
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0187525
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

State-of-the-Art in Power Cycles for Geothermal Applications and Bottoming Cycles$5,300

Funding body: Department of Primary Industries and Resources SA

Funding bodyDepartment of Primary Industries and Resources SA
Project TeamDoctor Elham Doroodchi
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189197
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

20076 grants / $3,169,402

A Novel Regenerator for Adapting Supercriticial Cycles to Geothermal Power Applications$2,449,000

Funding body: Newcastle Innovation

Funding bodyNewcastle Innovation
Project TeamProfessor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Elham Doroodchi
SchemeAdministered Research
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0189884
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

2007 Research Fellowship - PRCAPP$621,441

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Elham Doroodchi
SchemeResearch Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187098
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Micro-Reactor production of Explosive Emulsions$61,961

Funding body: ORICA Australia Pty Ltd

Funding bodyORICA Australia Pty Ltd
Project TeamProfessor Geoffrey Evans, Doctor Elham Doroodchi
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187402
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

2007 Research Fellowship Project Grant$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Elham Doroodchi
SchemeFellowship Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188109
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Processing of nano-particles using packed and fluidised beds$12,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team
SchemeIndependent Investigator Project Grant Scheme
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Micro-Reactor production of Explosive Emulsions$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Geoffrey Evans, Doctor Elham Doroodchi
SchemeCollaborative Research Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187302
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20062 grants / $57,181

MicroReactor Study$48,181

Funding body: ORICA Australia Pty Ltd

Funding bodyORICA Australia Pty Ltd
Project TeamProfessor Geoffrey Evans, Associate Professor Anh Nguyen, Doctor Elham Doroodchi
SchemeORICA Mining Chemicals Project
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186907
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Hydrodynamics of Liquid Fluidisation at Micro-Scales$9,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team
SchemeIndependent Investigator Project Grant Scheme
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Maximising Granulation Opportunity of Ironmaking Slag
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2014A Fundamental Study on Deflagration To Detonation Transition In Ventilation Air Methane
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2014Tuneable Nanofluids
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2013Application of Novel Calcium Looping Process for Providing CO2 and Heat to Greenhouses
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2013A Novel Ex-Situ Calcium Looping Process for Removal and Conversion of Tars Formed During Biomass Gasification
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2013Dispersion Behaviour in Binary Solid-Liquid Fluidized Beds
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2013Hydrodynamics of Two and Three Phase Microfluidised Beds
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2011Transport Characteristics of Physically Mixed Metal Oxides in Chemical Looping Combustion of Natural Gas
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2011Consolidation of Large Spherical Particles at Low Reynolds Numbers
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2011Membrane Integration into Chemical Looping Air Separation Process for High Purity Oxygen Production
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2011Droplet-Particle Interaction in a Flowing Gas Stream
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2011Direct Numerical Simulation to Capture Hydrodynamic Liquid-Solid Interactions in Fluidised Beds
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014A Fundamental Study on Hybrid Geothermal Energy Systems
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2014Utilisation of Ventilation Air Methane in Chemical Looping Systems
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2013Application of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide in Engineered Geothermal System
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2013A Fundamental Study on Heat Transfer Characteristics of Magnetite Nanofluids
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
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News

GRANEX

Revolutionary clean energy technology launched in the Hunter

April 15, 2014

A new clean energy system launched today will demonstrate cost savings in electricity generation for remote mining and industrial sites and rural communities.

Professor Behdad Moghtaderi

World First Emissions Abatement Technology

February 20, 2014

The University of Newcastle has received $30 million to develop and roll-out world-leading abatement technologies for fugitive methane emissions from underground coal mining operations. The new technologies could reduce these emissions from the sector by as much as 90 percent and reduce Australia's annual greenhouse gas output by three percent.

Dr Elham Doroodchi

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Chemical Engineering

Contact Details

Emailelham.doroodchi@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4033 9066
Fax(02) 4033 9095

Office

RoomA235
BuildingNIER
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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