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Associate Professor John Lucas

Associate Professor

School of Engineering (Chemical Engineering)

Career Summary

Biography

A/Prof Lucas has lead a team of researchers in the development of a novel process for the treatment of contaminated soils and polluted sediments. Based on their fundamental and applied research, Lucas and his team have designed, developed and commercialised a Thermal Desorption Treatment Process, capable of treating 30 Tonnes/hour of soils polluted with organic wastes such as tars, oils, pesticides and other environmentally hazardous chemicals. The development (over 12 years) has gone through the various phases of fundamental research, design and analysis, pilot plant trials, prototype fabrication and development to commercial ready process. The work has lead to a University Spin-Off company (Innova Soil Technology Limited) which is in the advanced` phase of commercialisation, with an Australian Stock Exchange listing planned for 2007. Highlights of the development include: AusIndustry R&D START Funding - Technology Demonstration (Lucas, 2001, $1,093,000), Recipient of Engineers Australia NATIONAL Award for Environmental Engineering Excellence (2003), US/AUS/CAN Patents granted 2006, Europe and others pending; in excess of $5 million private equity raised for the Start-Up, International interest in licensing of the technology. In addition to the contributions made to the field of advanced thermal desorption technology, Lucas has established a track record of research excellence in thermal process engineering, with particularly interests in waste processing/utilisation, coal utilisation (ignition and devolatilisation phenomena) and direct coal-iron ore reduction. In recognition of the quality and significance of his research, A/Prof Lucas received various prestigious awards; " Distinction Award for the Conference Paper Strezov V, Lucas JA, Osborn SR, Strezov L, Measurements of the Heats of Coal Devolatilisation, 16th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, October 1999. " Distinguished 2002 John Brodie Medal for the best paper at the CHEMECA 2002 for the work: McGann G, Evans T, Strezov L, Strezov V, Lucas JA, Iron Ore Characterisation during High Temperature Thermal Processing CHEMECA 2002, Christchurch, New Zealand, September 2002. " Engineers Australia (Hunter Region) Award for Engineering Excellence Innovation Award and Overall Winner (2003) for the project The Development of an Innovative Soil Remediation System " Engineers Australia National Award for Environmental Engineering Excellence (2003) for the project The Development of an Innovative Soil Remediation System

Research Expertise
* Contaminated soil remediation, metals processing, energy systems, waste minimisation * Co-founder and MD Innova Soil Technology, a start-up technology commercialisation company








Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Engineering, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Science (Chemistry/Mathematics)(Hons), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Commercialisation
  • Energy Generation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Soil Remediation
  • Waste Utilisation

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
091499Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy not elsewhere classified45
091599Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified20
090499Chemical Engineering not elsewhere classified35

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - Associate ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia

Awards

Distinction

YearAward
2003Hunter Awards for Engineering Excellence
Unknown
2003National Engineering Excellence Awards
Unknown
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Publications

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


Chapter (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Yu J, Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'The Formation of Char's Structure During the Devolatilization of Pulverized Coal', Focus on Combustion Research, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge 1-54 (2006) [B1]
Co-authorsJianglong Yu, Terry Wall

Journal article (57 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Du S-W, Yeh C-P, Chen W-H, Tsai C-H, Lucas JA, 'Burning characteristics of pulverized coal within blast furnace raceway at various injection operations and ways of oxygen enrichment', Fuel, 143 98-106 (2015)

In this research, coal combustion behavior across the regions of blowpipe, tuyere, and raceway of blast furnace are numerically examined. Three different lance configurations, including a single lance, a double air-cooled coaxial lance, and an oxy-coal lance with different oxygen enrichment patterns, are taken into consideration. The coal combustion efficiency by the double lance injection is 5.1% higher than that by single lance injection. From the calculated temperature by the oxy-coal lance, coal ignition is retarded due to the cooling effect of enriched oxygen flowing through the lance annulus, resulting in the moderation of pressure loss within the raceway. Most importantly, the enriched oxygen becomes the combustion enhancer in the downstream of coal plume after ignition is triggered. Consequently, the coal burnout under the oxy-coal lance injection is comparative to that under the double air-cooled lance injection. The performance of blast furnace may be improved with the advantages provided by the oxy-coal lance injection. Compared with the single lance injection, coal trajectories under the oxy-coal lance injection are closer to the tuyere exit due to the higher inertia force of coal particles against hot blast. This should be taken into account for the designs of the oxy-coal lance.

DOI10.1016/j.fuel.2014.11.038
2015Tahmasebi A, Jiang Y, Yu J, Li X, Lucas J, 'Solvent extraction of Chinese lignite and chemical structure changes of the residue during H2O2 oxidation', FUEL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, 129 213-221 (2015) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.fuproc.2014.09.024Author URL
Co-authorsJianglong Yu
2015Xie W, Stanger R, Wall TF, Lucas JA, Mahoney MR, 'Associations of physical, chemical with thermal changes during coking as coal heats - Experiments on coal maceral concentrates', Fuel, 147 1-8 (2015)

Dynamic measurements of physical, chemical and thermal changes in the transformation of coal maceral concentrates were made during heating at a rate of 10°C/min to 1000°C. The endothermic and exothermic processes were identified by measurements of apparent specific heat while the fluidity was indicated by the estimated thermal conductivity. Measurements of swelling and bed permeability were made, with continuous quantitative elemental analysis of gases and tars as they evolved. Data for two coal concentrates of high and moderate vitrinite indicate that the same reactions and events are occurring for the two samples, but to a greater extent for the high vitrinite sample. The research has noted the significance of evolved tars in the early events, being the lowest temperature event identified, with rapid tar evolution prior to the onset of swelling associated with permeability change. Further tar release and gas evolution is associated with a rapid swelling event, this event being substantially greater for the high vitrinite sample. The data has also quantified contraction at higher temperatures following swelling which is associated with the release of hydrogen containing gases. Evolved tars from the high vitrinite sample showed elevated H/C ratio indicating that vitrinite tars appear to be more aliphatic than those evolved from inertinite. A comparison of measured swelling with estimated volumetric flow rate of the volatiles has indicated that thermo-expansion of coal utilised up to 21% of the volatiles to drive bubble growth. This utilisation rate varied significantly across the plastic temperature range.

DOI10.1016/j.fuel.2015.01.016
Co-authorsTerry Wall
2014Tahmasebi A, Yu J, Su H, Han Y, Lucas J, Zheng H, Wall T, 'A differential scanning calorimetric (DSC) study on the characteristics and behavior of water in low-rank coals', Fuel, 135 243-252 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.fuel.2014.06.068
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsJianglong Yu, Terry Wall
2014Wang N, Yu J, Tahmasebi A, Han Y, Lucas J, Wall T, Jiang Y, 'Experimental Study on Microwave Pyrolysis of an Indonesian Low-Rank Coal', ENERGY & FUELS, 28 254-263 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1021/ef401424pAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsJianglong Yu, Terry Wall
2014Meng F, Yu J, Tahmasebi A, Han Y, Zhao H, Lucas J, Wall T, 'Characteristics of Chars from Low-Temperature Pyrolysis of Lignite', ENERGY & FUELS, 28 275-284 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1021/ef401423sAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsTerry Wall, Jianglong Yu
2014Meng F, Tahmasebi A, Yu J, Zhao H, Han Y, Lucas J, Wall T, 'Low-Temperature Oxidation Characteristics of Lignite Chars from Low-Temperature Pyrolysis', Energy & Fuels, 28 5612-5622 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1021/ef501004t
Co-authorsJianglong Yu, Terry Wall
2014Yin F, Yu J, Dou J, Gupta S, Moghtaderi B, Lucas J, 'Sulfidation of iron-based sorbents supported on activated chars during the desulfurization of coke oven gases: Effects of Mo and Ce addition', Energy and Fuels, 28 2481-2489 (2014) [C1]

Coke oven gas cleaning is an important issue in China, where it can be a source of liquefied natural gas (LNG) through the methanation process. In this study, char-supported sorbents were prepared by loading iron, cerium, and molybdenum into a Chinese lignite through co-precipitation, and the sorbents were used for dry desulfurization of coke oven gases. Desulfurization efficiency of the sorbents was examined using a fixed-bed reactor in a temperature range of 473-673 K using a simulated coke oven gas. A gas chromatograph equipped with both a flame photometric detector (FPD) and a thermal conductivity detector (TCD) was used to analyze gas composition, while X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy were used to examine chemical phases and the dispersion pattern of the active constitutes of the sorbents. The experimental results showed that the highest desulfurization efficiency and sulfur capacity appeared at 673 K. The reactivity of the nanosized active components in the char increased with increasing the desulfurization temperature in the temperature range of 473-673 K. In the case of Fe-Mo-impregnated sorbents, Fe and Mo combined together to form complex Fe-Mo oxide phases. The introduction of Mo in the sorbent is found to greatly increase the sulfur capacity and desulfurization efficiency of the Fe sorbent supported on activated chars. The addition of Ce leads to noticeable improvement of the performance of Fe sorbent during sulfidation. The mechanisms and factors influencing the sulfidation reactions have also been discussed. © 2014 American Chemical Society.

DOI10.1021/ef5004842
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsJianglong Yu, Behdad Moghtaderi
2014Liu D, Loo CE, Pinson D, Burgess S, Evans G, Lucas J, 'Understanding Coalescence in Iron Ore Sintering Using Two Bench-scale Techniques', ISIJ INTERNATIONAL, 54 2179-2188 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.2355/isijinternational.54.2179Author URL
Co-authorsBob Loo, Geoffrey Evans
2014Yu J, Jiang Y, Tahmasebi A, Han Y, Li X, Lucas J, Wall T, 'Coal Oxidation under Mild Conditions: Current Status and Applications', Chemical Engineering & Technology, 37 1635-1644 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1002/ceat.201300651
Co-authorsJianglong Yu, Terry Wall
2014Stanger R, Xie W, Wall T, Lucas J, Mahoney M, 'Dynamic measurement of coal thermal properties and elemental composition of volatile matter during coal pyrolysis', Journal of Materials Research and Technology, 3 2-8 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.jmrt.2013.10.012
CitationsScopus - 3
Co-authorsTerry Wall
2014Du SW, Chen WH, Lucas JA, 'Pretreatment of biomass by torrefaction and carbonization for coal blend used in pulverized coal injection.', Bioresour Technol, 161 333-339 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.biortech.2014.03.090Author URL
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 5
2013Xie W, Stanger R, Lucas J, Wall T, Mahoney M, 'Coal macerals separation by reflux classification and thermo-swelling analysis based on the Computer Aided Thermal Analysis', FUEL, 103 1023-1031 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.fuel.2012.07.061Author URL
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsTerry Wall
2013Stanger R, Wall T, Lucas J, Mahoney M, 'Dynamic Elemental Thermal Analysis (DETA) - A characterisation technique for the production of biochar and bio-oil from biomass resources', FUEL, 108 656-667 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.fuel.2013.02.065Author URL
Co-authorsTerry Wall
2013Stanger R, Xie W, Wall T, Lucas J, Mahoney M, 'Dynamic Elemental Thermal Analysis: A technique for continuous measurement of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen chemistry of tar species evolved during coal pyrolysis', Fuel, 103 764-772 (2013) [C1]

A novel technique is described which provides quantitative and continuous analysis of light gas and condensable tar components as they are evolved in terms of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. The technique has also been used to directly characterise the total tar sample in terms of carbon distribution and boiling point. It has been found that changes to the dynamic tar-H/C ratio correspond well with particular temperatures measured by Geiseler Plastometer for softening, maximum fluidity and re-solidification. This technique can enhance the chemical understanding of mechanisms occurring during de-polymerisation and cross-linking of coal (i.e. metaplast development and the transfer of hydrogen) while also monitoring tar evolution. A tar collection and re-vaporisation method provides a means of identifying tar groups that contribute towards the metaplast phase and temperatures at which they evolve. Both methods are unique in studying chemical aspects of coal and tar behaviour with heating, in a field based on thermo-physical techniques (e.g. H1 NMR, high temperature rheology, Geiseler plastometry, dilatation). Overall, the Dynamic Elemental Thermal Analysis (DETA) technique can give new insight into the fundamental mechanisms prevalent in coal pyrolysis and provides quantitative chemical assessment of tar nature (i) during the heating of coal and (ii) as a final (total) condensed product. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI10.1016/j.fuel.2012.06.071
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsTerry Wall
2013Stanger R, Xie W, Wall T, Lucas J, Mahoney M, 'Dynamic behaviour of coal macerals during pyrolysis-Associations between physical, thermal and chemical changes', Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 34 2393-2400 (2013) [C1]

A fundamental study on the behaviour of heating coal macerals has been undertaken using two novel thermal analysis techniques. The apparent specific heat was determined during heating using an inverse calorimetric method (computer aided thermal analysis, CATA) and combined with pressure and displacement measurements to correlate endothermic and exothermic behaviour with measurement of swelling. The second technique used a post-oxidation stage to combust the tars and gases into products which were analysed. This method was used to study the elemental character of volatiles release from coal maceral concentrates in terms of carbon and hydrogen. Extents of swelling and exothermicity during primary devolatilisation were found to be correlated with vitrinite content and were associated with tar evolution. For the highest vitrinite fraction (of 86.4% vitrinite) swelling was initiated at the same temperature range for exothermic reactions, and maximum swelling coincided with the peak release of light gases. Tar evolution was found to change in chemical character (as defined by H/C ratio) during progressive heating, initially rising in the early stages of tar formation (<430°C) to a maximum of 1.24, then gradually decreasing to a minimum of 0.64 at 550°C. © 2012 The Combustion Institute. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

DOI10.1016/j.proci.2012.07.003
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsTerry Wall
2010Du S-W, Chen W-H, Lucas JA, 'Pulverized coal burnout in blast furnace simulated by a drop tube furnace', Energy, 35 576-581 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.energy.2009.10.028
CitationsScopus - 29Web of Science - 27
2009Grezl K, Lucas JA, Ebrill N, Rodger JC, 'Science in technology and the progression of ideas through innovation', The International Journal of Science in Society, 1 71-85 (2009) [C1]
Co-authorsJohn Rodger
2008Elliott LK, Lucas JA, Happ J, Patterson J, Hurst H, Wall TF, 'Rate limitations of lime dissolution into coal ash slag', Energy & Fuels, 22 3626-3630 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1021/ef700261h
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsTerry Wall, Liza Elliott
2007Yu J, Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'Formation of the structure of chars during devolatilization of pulverized coal and its thermoproperties: A review', Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 33 135-170 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.pecs.2006.07.003
CitationsScopus - 133Web of Science - 95
Co-authorsTerry Wall, Jianglong Yu
2007Du SW, Chen WH, Lucas JA, 'Performances of pulverized coal injection in blowpipe and tuyere at various operational conditions', Energy Conversion and Management, 48 2069-2076 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.enconman.2007.01.013
CitationsScopus - 23Web of Science - 20
2005Strezov V, Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'Effect of pressure on the swelling of density separated coal particles', Fuel, 84 1238-1245 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.fuel.2004.06.035
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 10
Co-authorsTerry Wall
2005Strezov V, Lucas JA, Strezov L, 'Investigation of the swelling pressure development during slow pyrolysis of thermoplastic coals', Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 74 88-95 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.jaap.2004.11.033
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 9
2005Strezov V, Liu G, Lucas JA, Wibberley LJ, 'Computational calorimetric study of the iron ore reduction reactions in mixtures with coal', Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 44 621-626 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1021/ie030835t
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 3
2004Yu J, Lucas JA, Wall TF, Liu G, Sheng C, 'Modelling the development of char structure during the rapid heating of pulverized coal', Combustion and Flame, 136 519-532 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.combustflame.2003.12.009
CitationsScopus - 30Web of Science - 25
Co-authorsTerry Wall, Jianglong Yu
2004Liu G-S, Strezov V, Lucas JA, Wibberley LJ, 'Thermal investigations of direct iron ore reduction with coal', Thermochimica Acta, 410 133-140 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1016/S0040-6031(03)00398-8
CitationsScopus - 47Web of Science - 33
2004Strezov V, Lucas JA, Strezov L, 'Experimental and modelling of the thermal regions of activity during pyrolysis of bituminous coals', Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 71 375-392 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1016/S0165-2370(03)00123-2
CitationsScopus - 21Web of Science - 17
2004Yu J, Harris D, Lucas JA, Roberts D, Wu H, Wall TF, 'Effect of Pressure on Char Formation during Pyrolysis of Pulverized Coal', Energy & Fuels, 18 1346-1353 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1021/ef030019y
CitationsScopus - 25
Co-authorsTerry Wall, Jianglong Yu
2004Strezov V, Moghtaderi B, Lucas JA, 'Computational calorimetric investigation of the reactions during thermal conversion of wood biomass', Biomass & Bioenergy, 27 459-465 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.biombioe.2004.04.008
CitationsScopus - 24Web of Science - 24
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2004McCann G, Strezov V, Lucas JA, Evans T, Strezov L, 'Iron Ore Characterisation during High Temperature Thermal Processing', Developments in Chemical Engineering and Mineral Processing, 12(3/4) 369-382 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1002/apj.5500120412
2004Cassey JG, Strezov V, Armstrong P, Forsyth R, Lucas JA, Jones B, Farrell P, 'Influence of control variables on mannequin temperature in a paediatric operating theatre', Pediatric Anesthesia, 14 130-134 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1460-9592.2004.01156.x
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 4
2004Strezov V, Lucas JA, Evans TJ, Strezov L, 'Effect of Heating Rate on the Thermal Properties and Devolatilisation of Coal', Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 78 385-397 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1023/B:JTAN.0000046105.01273.61
CitationsScopus - 20Web of Science - 17
2003Strezov V, Lucas JA, Strezov L, 'Computer aided thermal analysis', JOURNAL OF THERMAL ANALYSIS AND CALORIMETRY, 72 907-918 (2003)
DOI10.1023/A:1025030618161Author URL
CitationsScopus - 31Web of Science - 28
2003Strezov V, Moghtaderi B, Lucas JA, 'Thermal Study of Decomposition of Selected Biomass Samples', Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 72 1041-1048 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1023/A:1025003306775
CitationsScopus - 42Web of Science - 38
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2003Yu J, Strezov V, Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'Swelling Behaviour of Individual Coal Particles in the Single Particle Reactor', Fuel, 82 1977-1987 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1016/S0016-2361(03)00159-5
CitationsScopus - 29Web of Science - 23
Co-authorsJianglong Yu, Terry Wall
2003Yu J, Lucas JA, Strezov V, Wall TF, 'Coal and Carbon Nanotube Production', Fuel, 82 2025-2032 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1016/S0016-2361(03)00189-3
CitationsScopus - 21Web of Science - 16
Co-authorsJianglong Yu, Terry Wall
2003Browning GJ, Bryant GW, Hurst HJ, Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'An Empirical Method for the Prediction of Coal Ash Slag Viscosity', Energy & Fuels, 17 731-737 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1021/ef020165o
CitationsScopus - 87Web of Science - 67
Co-authorsTerry Wall
2003Yu J, Lucas JA, Strezov V, Wall TF, 'Swelling and Char Structures from Density Fractions of Pulverized Coal', Energy & Fuels, 17 1160-1174 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1021/ef030022h
CitationsScopus - 31
Co-authorsJianglong Yu, Terry Wall
2002Yu JL, Strezov V, Lucas JA, Liu GL, Wall TF, 'A mechanistic study on char structure evolution during coal devolatilization - experiments and model predictions', Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 29 1-7 (2002) [C1]
Co-authorsTerry Wall
2002Wall TF, Liu G, Wu H, Roberts DG, Benfell KE, Lucas JA, et al., 'The effects of pressure on coal reactions during pulverised coal combustion and gasification', Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 28 405-433 (2002) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 153Web of Science - 116
Co-authorsTerry Wall
2002Strezov V, Lucas JA, Strezov L, 'In-situ observations of coking phenomena', Cokemaking International, 14, No. 1 60-64 (2002) [C1]
2002Yu J-L, Strezov V, Lucas J, Liu G-S, Wall T, 'A mechanistic study on char structure evolution during coal devolatilization - Experiments and model predictions', Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 29 I 467-473 (2002)

During coal utilization processes, such as coal combustion or gasification, coal particles first undergo a devolatilization stage. The char structure formed during devolatilization has played an important role in the subsequent processes, e.g., the char combustion or the gasification. A mathematical model was developed based on the multibubble mechanism to stimulate the char structure evolution process. The model provided predictions of heterogeneous char structures evolved during devolatilization and transient particle swelling ratios based on the ultimate and proximate data of the given coal. Experiments were performed using a single coal particle reactor and a drop tube furnace with density-separated coal samples prepared using the sink-float method. Bubble behavior was responsible for the swelling of the particles that develop plasticity on heating. The swelling ratio and porosity decreased with increasing the coal density. The final char structure of the coal particle depended on at which stage the coal particle was resolidified. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 29th International Symposium on Combustion (Sapporo, Japan 7/21-25/2002).

CitationsScopus - 17
2000Liu G, Rezaei H, Lucas JA, Harris DJ, Wall TF, 'Modelling of a pressurised entrained flow coal gasifier: the effect of reaction kinetics and char structure', Fuel, 79 1767-1779 (2000) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 49Web of Science - 42
Co-authorsTerry Wall
2000Liu G, Wu H, Gupta RP, Lucas JA, Tate AG, Wall TF, 'Modelling the fragmentation of non-uniform porous char particles during pulverised coal combustion', Fuel, 79 627-633 (2000) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 43Web of Science - 32
Co-authorsTerry Wall
2000Bryant GW, Browning GJ, Gupta SK, Lucas JA, Gupta RP, Wall TF, 'Thermomechanical analysis of coal ash: the influence of the material for the sample assembly', Energy and Fuels, 14 326-335 (2000) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 10
Co-authorsTerry Wall
2000Bryant GW, Browning GJ, Emanuel H, Gupta SK, Gupta RP, Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'The fusibility of blended coal ash', Energy and Fuels, 14 316-325 (2000) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 39Web of Science - 29
Co-authorsTerry Wall
2000Benfell KE, Liu G-S, Roberts DG, Harris DJ, Lucas JA, Bailey JG, Wall TF, 'Modeling char combustion: The influence of parent coal petrography and pyrolysis pressure on the structure and intrinsic reactivity of its char', Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 28 2233-2241 (2000)

Chars were made from four Australian coals of varying vitrinite content at pressures of 5, 10, and 15 atm. The morphology of the chars was correlated with the petrography of the parent coal. The intrinsic reaction rates of the chars at high pressures were measured, and no systematic effect of pyrolysis pressure or maceral concentration was found. It is concluded that observed variations in conversion rates under process conditions are likely to be due to char structural properties and not a result of variation in the intrinsic reactivity of the carbon in the chars. Consequently, this paper presents a char structural submodel that is integrated into an existing char combustion model to account for the combustion behavior of char particles of different morphologies. The char morphology used in the model was predicted using the developed correlation with parent coal petrography, so that a petrographic analysis as well as the proximate and ultimate analyses is required for model input. Validation of the model shows that chars produced at high pressure with a high percentage of cenospherical types burn more rapidly under process conditions than those at low pressure, with model predictions matching measurements. It is suggested that incorporating the char structural submodel into the existing char combustion model improves its predictability.

DOI10.1016/S0082-0784(00)80633-5
CitationsScopus - 19
Co-authorsTerry Wall
2000Li Y, Lucas JA, Fruehan RJ, Belton GR, 'The chemical diffusivity of oxygen in liquid iron oxide and a calcium ferrite', Metallurgical and Material Transactions, 31B 1059-1068 (2000) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 7
2000Rigby GD, Rielly CD, Sciffer SD, Lucas JA, Evans GM, Strezov L, 'Hydrodynamics of fluid flow approaching a moving boundary', Metallurgical and Material Transactions, 31B 1117-1123 (2000) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans
2000Li Y, Ratchev IP, Lucas JA, Evans GM, Belton GR, 'Rate of interfacial reaction between liquid iron oxide and CO-CO2', Metallurgical and Material Transactions, 31B 1049-1057 (2000) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 14
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans
2000Strezov V, Lucas JA, Strezov L, 'Quantifying the heats of coal devolatilization', Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, 31B 1125-1131 (2000) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 14
1999Browning GJ, Bryant GW, Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'The effects of heterogeneous slag character on viscosity and slag flow in IGCC gasifiers', IFRF Combustion Journal, 10 (1999) [C1]
Co-authorsTerry Wall
1998Sciffer SD, Evans GM, Lucas JA, 'Hydrodynamic Meniscus Profiles in Creeping Flow', Chemical Engineering Science, 53 4129-4133 (1998) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans
1998Bryant GW, Lucas JA, Gupta SK, Wall TF, 'Use of Thermomechanical Anlaysis to Quantify the Flux Additions necessary for Slag Flow in Slagging Gasifiers Fired with Coal', Energy & Fuels, 12 257-261 (1998) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 16
Co-authorsTerry Wall
1998Elliott LK, Wang S, Wall TF, Novak F, Lucas JA, Hurst H, et al., 'Dissolution of Lime into Synthetic Coal Ash Slags', Fuel Processing Technology, 56 45-53 (1998) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 11
Co-authorsLiza Elliott, Terry Wall
1994Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'Volatile matter release, particle/cloud ignition, and combustion of near-stoichiometric suspensions of pulverised coal', Symposium (International) on Combustion, 25 485-491 (1994)

The ignition characteristics of a cloud of pulverised coal flowing in a drop-tube furnace are examined.Cloud ignition is defined at the minimum gas temperature at which significant oxygen consumption occurs. This is accompanied by the generation of carbon dioxide and oxides of nitrogen, and the formation of a visual flame. Cloud ignition occurs at several hundred degrees above that for the ignition of some single coal particles. For three coals the cloud ignition temperature decreased with oxygen partial pressure, but was not sensitive to fuel equivalence ratio or particle size (as has been observed for single particles). For the three coals examined, pyrolysis measurements show the existence of a tar/light hydrocarbon/oxygenmixture at the cloud ignition temperature. On combustion the accompanying temperature increase results in coal burnoffs from 35 to 65% even though the combustible volatile matter prior to the ignition event corresponds to less than 6.5% burnoff. Different trends of tar and methane combustion and soot formation are observed in the experiments as gas temperature and oxygen levels were changed; however, significant tar combustion was always observed at cloud ignition. A mechanistic model is proposed to explain the observations. © 1994 Combustion Institute.

DOI10.1016/S0082-0784(06)80677-6
CitationsScopus - 3
Co-authorsTerry Wall
1990GUPTA RP, GURURAJAN VS, LUCAS JA, WALL TF, 'IGNITION TEMPERATURE OF PULVERIZED COAL PARTICLES - EXPERIMENTAL-TECHNIQUES AND COAL-RELATED INFLUENCES', COMBUSTION AND FLAME, 79 333-339 (1990)
DOI10.1016/0010-2180(90)90144-GAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 16Web of Science - 10
Co-authorsTerry Wall
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Conference (50 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Mahoney MR, Xie W, Stanger R, Wall T, Lucas J, 'Physical, chemical and thermal behaviours during cokemaking using CATA and DETA techniques', 10th Australian Coal Science Conference Proceedings, Brisbane (2013) [E2]
Co-authorsTerry Wall
2013Xie W, Stanger RJ, Wall TF, Lucas JA, Mahoney MR, 'Physical, Chemical and Thermal Changes in the Transformation of Coal to Coke', Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium, Perth, W.A. (2013) [E1]
Co-authorsTerry Wall
2013Wang N, Yu J, Tahmasebi A, Han Y, Lucas J, Wall TF, Sun Q, 'Products Distribution of Tar from Microwave Pyrolysis of Lignite: A Potential Pathway of Coal to Chemicals', Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium, Perth, Australia (2013) [E1]
Co-authorsJianglong Yu, Terry Wall
2012Stanger RJ, Xie W, Wall TF, Lucas JA, Mahoney MR, 'Dynamic measurement of coal thermal properties and elemental composition of volatile matter during coal pyrolysis', Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on the Science and Technology of Ironmaking, Rio de Janeiro (2012) [E2]
Co-authorsTerry Wall
2011Xie W, Stanger RJ, Lucas JA, Wall TF, Mahoney MR, 'Influence of heating rate and particle size on thermo-swelling properties of heating coal', Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium 2011, Shoal Bay (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsTerry Wall
2006Ebrill NJ, Lucas JA, Willis B, 'A Five Hundred Ton Thermal Desorption Remediation Trial of Contaminted Soil at a Former Gasworks Site', Enviro 06 Exhibition, Melbourne (2006) [E2]
2006Ebrill NJ, Lucas JA, Willis B, 'Thermal Desorption Treatment of Heavy Coal Tar Contaminated Soils - A Case Study', Enviro 06 Exhibition, Melbourne (2006) [E2]
2002Strezov V, Lucas JA, Osborn SR, Strezov L, 'In-situ observations of devolatilisation of coal', Proceedings of the IV European Coal Conference, Poland (2002) [E1]
2002Wall TF, Yu J, Wu H, Liu G, Lucas JA, Harris D, 'Effect of pressure on ash formation during pulverised coal combustion and gasification', Fuel Research & Development for the 21st Century, Boston, USA (2002) [E2]
CitationsScopus - 3
Co-authorsJianglong Yu, Terry Wall
2002Wall TF, Liu G, Wu H, Benfell K, Lucas JA, Roberts D, et al., 'Coal reactions at high pressures and temperatures - New understanding and implications for IGCC technology', Proceedings, Japan-Australia Coal Research Workshop, Tokyo (2002) [E2]
Co-authorsTerry Wall, Jianglong Yu
2002McCann G, Evans T, Strezov L, Strezov V, Lucas JA, 'Iron ore characterisation during high temperature thermal processing', Proceedings of the APCChE Congress and CHEMECA 2002, New Zealand (2002) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 2
2002Wall TF, Liu G, Wu H, Benfell K, Lucas JA, Roberts DG, et al., 'Coal reactions at high pressures and temperatures', Proceedings, 2002 Australian Symposium on Combustion and the Seventh Australian Flame Days, Adelaide (2002) [E1]
Co-authorsJianglong Yu, Terry Wall
2002Strezov V, Lucas JA, Strezov L, 'Heats of Devolatilisation of Coal', Proceedings, 2002 Australian Symposium on Combustion and the Seventh Australian Flame Days, Adelaide (2002) [E1]
2001Evans GM, Galvin KP, Wibberley LJ, Scaife PH, Lucas JA, Hooker C, 'Life cycle analysis and sustainability in the undergraduate degree course of the University of Newcastle', Proceedings, 6th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Melbourne, Australia (2001) [E1]
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans, Kevin Galvin
2001Evans GM, Lucas JA, Middlebrook PD, English B, Page A, Scaife PH, Pollard P, 'Integrated learning project for sustainability at The University of Newcastle', Proceedings of the 12th Australasian Conference on Engnerering Education, 8th Australasian Women in Engineering Forum, Brisbane, Queensland (2001) [E1]
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans
2001Lucas JA, Wibberley LJ, Kennedy EM, Dlugogorski BZ, 'Remediation of hydrocarbon contaminated soils and the development of an innovative thermal process', Proceedngs of the 2nd Australia and New Zealand Conference on Environmentl Geotechnics - Geoenvironment 2001, Newcastle (2001) [E1]
Co-authorsBogdan Dlugogorski, Eric Kennedy
2001Strezov V, Lucas JA, Strezov L, 'Swelling behaviour of coal during pyrolysis', Eighteenth Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference Proceedings, Newcastle, Australia (2001) [E2]
2001Browning GJ, Roberts DG, Lucas JA, Wall TF, Ashizawa M, Oki Y, 'The heterogeneity of slags and slag flow in coal-fired entrained-flow gasifiers', Eighteenth Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference Proceedings, Newcastle, Australia (2001) [E2]
Co-authorsTerry Wall
2001Yu J, Lucas JA, Strezov V, Wall TF, 'Coal and carbon nano-materials - a review', Eighteenth Annual International Pittsburgh Coal ConferenceProceedings, Newcastle, Australia (2001) [E2]
Co-authorsTerry Wall, Jianglong Yu
2001Yu J, Strezov V, Lucas JA, Liu G, Wall TF, 'A single particle reactor for investigating the thermoplastic behaviour of Australian coals during pyrolysis', Eighteenth Annual International Pittsburgh Coal ConferenceProceedings, Newcastle, Australia (2001) [E2]
Co-authorsTerry Wall, Jianglong Yu
2001Liu G, Strezov V, Lucas JA, Wibberley LJ, 'The role of coal in direct reduction of iron oxides', Eighteenth Annual International Pittsburgh Coal ConferenceProceedings, Newcastle, Australia (2001) [E2]
2001Wall TF, Liu G, Wu H, Benfell K, Lucas JA, Roberts DG, Harris D, 'Coal gasification and ash formation at high pressures and temperatures', Eighteenth Annual International Pittsburgh Coal ConferenceProceedings, Newcastle, Australia (2001) [E2]
Co-authorsTerry Wall
2001Liu G, Strezov V, Lucas JA, Wibberley LJ, 'Fundamental understanding of iron ore reduction in coal-ore mixtures', Proceedings of the 11th Internatinal Conference on Coal Science, San Fransisco (2001) [E2]
2001Liu G, Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'Modelling of char gasification reactivity: the effect of char structure', Proceedings of the 11th Internatinal Conference on Coal Science, San Fransisco (2001) [E2]
Co-authorsTerry Wall
2001Strezov V, Lucas JA, Strezov L, Wu CC, 'Thermal and X-ray diffraction analysis of the dehydrogenation process during coal pyrolysis', Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Coal Science, San Fransisco (2001) [E2]
2001Browning GJ, Roberts DG, Lucas JA, Wall TF, Ashizawa M, Oki Y, 'Slag flow and removal in entrained flow gasifiers', Proceedings, Australia-Japan Coal Research Workshop, University of Newcastle (2001) [E2]
Co-authorsTerry Wall
2000Benfell KE, Liu GS, Roberts DG, Harris DJ, Lucas JA, Bailey JG, Wall TF, 'Modeling char combustion: The influence of parent coal petrography and pyrolysis pressure on the structure and intrinsic reactivity of its char', PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMBUSTION INSTITUTE, UNIV EDINBURGH, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND (2000)
Author URL
CitationsScopus - 27Web of Science - 39
Co-authorsTerry Wall
2000Evans GM, Galvin KP, Lucas JA, 'Life cycle analysis in the undergraduate degree course at the University of Newcastle', 28th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Perth, WA (2000) [E1]
Co-authorsKevin Galvin, Geoffrey Evans
2000Strezov V, Lucas JA, Osborn SR, Strezov L, 'In-situ observations of devolatilisation of coal', Proceedings 4th European Coal Conference, Ustron, Poland (2000) [E2]
2000Strezov V, Lucas JA, Strezov L, 'Quantifying the heats of coal devolatilisation', The Belton Memorial Symposium Proceedings, Sydney (2000) [E1]
2000Li Y, Lucas JA, Fruehan RJ, Belton GR, 'The chemical diffusivity of oxygen in liquid iron oxide and a calcium ferrite', BELTON MEMORIAL SYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (2000)
Author URL
2000Li Y, Ratchev IP, Lucas JA, Evans GM, Belton GR, 'Rate of interfacial reaction between liquid iron oxide and CO-CO2', BELTON MEMORIAL SYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (2000)
Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans
2000Strezov V, Lucas JA, Strezov L, 'Quantifying the heats of coal devolatilisation', BELTON MEMORIAL SYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (2000)
Author URL
2000Dlugogorski BZ, Pope DM, Moghtaderi B, Kennedy EM, Lucas JA, 'A study on fire properties of Australian eucalyptus', WOOD & FIRE SAFETY, PT 1 PROCEEDINGS, STRBSKE PLESO, SLOVAKIA (2000)
Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
Co-authorsBogdan Dlugogorski, Behdad Moghtaderi, Eric Kennedy
1999Liu GS, Rezaei HR, Tate AG, Lucas JA, Harris DJ, Wall TF, 'Modelling of a pressurised entrained flow coal gasifier', PROSPECTS FOR COAL SCIENCE IN THE 21ST CENTURY, INST COAL CHEM, ST KEY LAB COAL CONVERS, TAIYUAN, PEOPLES R CHINA (1999)
Author URL
Co-authorsTerry Wall
1999Shan G, Lucas JA, Gupta RP, Tate AG, Boyd R, Wall TF, 'Effects of the pressure and particle size on coal devolatilization', 27th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Newcastle (1999) [E1]
Co-authorsTerry Wall
1999Browning GJ, Bryant GW, Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'The effects of heterogeneous slag character on viscosity', CRC Research Symposium on Entrained Flow Gasification, Brisbane (1999) [E2]
Co-authorsTerry Wall
1999Rezaei H, Liu G, Du S-W, Gupta RP, Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'CFD applcations in combustion and gasification processes', CRC Research Symposium on Entrained Flow Gasification, Brisbane (1999) [E2]
Co-authorsTerry Wall
1999Shan G, Tate AG, Gupta RP, Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'A general devolatilization model for a non-isothermal coal particle', Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Coal Combustion, Beijing (1999) [E1]
Co-authorsTerry Wall
1999Liu GS, Rezaei H, Tate AG, Lucas JA, Harris DJ, Wall TF, 'Modelling of a pressurized entrained flow coal gasifier', Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Coal Science, Taiyuan (1999) [E1]
Co-authorsTerry Wall
1999Liu GS, Roberts DG, Benfell KE, Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'Char structure and char gasification reactivity', Proceedings, 1999 Australian Symposium on Combustion and The Sixth Australian Flame Days, Newcastle (1999) [E1]
Co-authorsTerry Wall
1999Sciffer SD, Evans GM, Lucas JA, 'CFD modelling zinc vapour flows in a continuous coating line', Proceedings, Second International Conference in the Minerals and Process Industries, Melbourne (1999) [E1]
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans
1999Liu GS, Wu H, Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'The effect of char structure on burnout during pulverised coal combustion at pressure', Proceedings, Sixteenth Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh (1999) [E1]
Co-authorsTerry Wall
1999Liu GS, Rezaei H, Lucas JA, Harris DJ, Wall TF, 'Mathematical modelling of pressurized entrained flow coal gasifier: the effect of reaction kinetics and char structure', Research Symposium on Entrained-Flow Gasification, Brisbane (1999) [E2]
Co-authorsTerry Wall
1998Rigby GD, Rielly CD, Lucas JA, Evans GM, Strezov L, 'An Experimental Investigation of Fluid Flow Close to a Moving Solid Boundary', Proceedings of the 13th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Vols. I & II, Monash University, Melbourne (1998) [E1]
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans
1998Nguyen Tram Lam G, Turner DV, Lucas JA, 'A System of Solid Waste Utilisation', Proceedings of the 26th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Port Douglas, Austrlaia (1998) [E1]
1998Pope DM, Moghtaderi B, Dlugogorski BZ, Kennedy EM, Lucas JA, 'Fire Properties of Blue Gum', Proceedings of the 26th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Port Douglas, Australia (1998) [E1]
Co-authorsBogdan Dlugogorski, Eric Kennedy, Behdad Moghtaderi
1998Turner DV, Dlugogorski BZ, Kennedy EM, Lucas JA, 'Formation of Dioxins and Furans in the Sintering Process - Surface Analysis of Catalytic Materials', Proceedings of the 26th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Port Douglas, Australia (1998) [E1]
Co-authorsBogdan Dlugogorski, Eric Kennedy
1998Sciffer SD, Lucas JA, Rigby GD, Evans GM, Strezov L, 'Computational Modelling of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in a Continuous Metal Strip Coating Bath', Proceedings of the 26th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Port Douglas, Australia (1998) [E1]
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans
1998Cavanagh L, Li Y, Evans TJ, Lucas JA, Evans GM, 'Heat Transfer Modelling of Submerged Gas Injection into a Molten Metal Bath', Proceedings of the Sixth Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, Sydney, Australia (1998) [E1]
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans
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Patent (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Lucas JA, Wibberley LJ, Soil Remediation System (2006) [I1]
2006Lucas JA, Wibberley LJ, Soil Remediation System (2006) [I1]
2006Lucas JA, Wibberley LJ, Soil Remediation System (2006) [I2]

Report (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Mahoney MR, Stanger R, Xie W, Lucas J, Wall T, 'Fundamental reasons for different coking behaviour of coals from different basins - behaviour of semi-inerts', Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP), 77 (2014) [R1]
Co-authorsTerry Wall
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants42
Total funding$14,353,393

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


20133 grants / $161,187

Fundamental reasons for different coking behaviour of coals from different basins – behaviour of semi-inerts $149,187

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding bodyAustralian Coal Research Limited
Project TeamDoctor Rohan Stanger, Emeritus Professor Terry Wall, Associate Professor John Lucas, Doctor Merrick Mahoney
SchemeAustralian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1201237
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category1NS
UONY

Understanding the fundamental mechanisms of metaplast development during pyrolysis$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Terry Wall, Doctor Merrick Mahoney, Associate Professor John Lucas
SchemeNear Miss Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300465
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

2012 EIA Impact Trial travel grant$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor John Lucas
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300376
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20113 grants / $631,715

Enhancing the position of Australian iron ores through understanding and altering the coalescence phenomenon during sintering$300,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Bob Loo, Associate Professor John Lucas, Professor Geoffrey Evans, Mr Juha Heikkinen, Dr Daniel Maldonado
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1000571
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Enhancing the position of Australian iron ores through understanding and altering the coalescence phenomenon during sintering$181,715

Funding body: BHP Billiton Innovation Pty Ltd

Funding bodyBHP Billiton Innovation Pty Ltd
Project TeamProfessor Bob Loo, Associate Professor John Lucas, Professor Geoffrey Evans, Mr Juha Heikkinen, Dr Daniel Maldonado
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoGS100009
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

Enhancing the position of Australian iron ores through understanding and altering the coalescence phenomenon during sintering$150,000

Funding body: BlueScope Steel

Funding bodyBlueScope Steel
Project TeamProfessor Bob Loo, Associate Professor John Lucas, Professor Geoffrey Evans, Mr Juha Heikkinen, Dr Daniel Maldonado
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1000709
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20104 grants / $9,820,000

Ironmaking Raw Materials Collaboration$6,000,000

Funding body: BHP Billiton Innovation Pty Ltd

Funding bodyBHP Billiton Innovation Pty Ltd
Project TeamAssociate Professor John Lucas, Professor Geoffrey Evans, Mr Juha Heikkinen, Dr Daniel Maldonado, Professor Eric Kennedy, Associate Professor Michael Stockenhuber
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0900101
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

IRMC Sub-Account: BHP Billiton Coke$2,470,000

Funding body: BHP Billiton Innovation Pty Ltd

Funding bodyBHP Billiton Innovation Pty Ltd
Project TeamAssociate Professor John Lucas, Doctor Merrick Mahoney
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoGS100001
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

IRMC Sub-Account: BHP Billiton FEBE Overhead$1,000,000

Funding body: BHP Billiton Innovation Pty Ltd

Funding bodyBHP Billiton Innovation Pty Ltd
Project TeamAssociate Professor John Lucas, Emeritus Professor John Carter
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoGS100003
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

Characterisation of Pyrolytic Thermal Regions in Coal Macerals using Computer Aided Thermal Analysis$350,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamAssociate Professor John Lucas, Emeritus Professor Terry Wall
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0190039
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20061 grants / $549,282

20042 grants / $414,000

Thermal characterisation of iron ores and coals for HIsmelt operation$264,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamAssociate Professor John Lucas, Associate Professor Vladimir Strezov, Dr T Evans
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183631
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Thermal characterisation of iron ores and coals for Hismelt operation.$150,000

Funding body: HIsmelt Corporation

Funding bodyHIsmelt Corporation
Project TeamAssociate Professor John Lucas, Associate Professor Vladimir Strezov, Dr T Evans
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184029
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

20032 grants / $18,886

The production of dioxin from bushfires.$9,590

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Eric Kennedy, Associate Professor John Lucas, Conjoint Professor Bogdan Dlugogorski
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182377
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Fundamental Investigation of the Kinetics and Reactions of Iron Ore Reduction with Biomass.$9,296

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor John Lucas
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182362
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20023 grants / $307,399

A Fundamental Investigation of the Thermoplastic Behaviour and Porous Structural Evolution of Coke and Char Particles$157,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamAssociate Professor John Lucas
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181089
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Sustainable Resource processing: A pathway to innovation, research and development.$135,000

Funding body: Skye Point Innovations

Funding bodySkye Point Innovations
Project TeamProfessor Geoffrey Evans, Conjoint Professor Joe Herbertson, Associate Professor John Lucas
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0182713
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Production of dioxin and furans during combustion of waste timber$15,399

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor John Lucas, Professor Eric Kennedy, Conjoint Professor Bogdan Dlugogorski
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181309
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20014 grants / $391,764

High-Speed digital video facility for transient flow analysis.$195,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Geoffrey Evans, Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson, Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Dr Hubert Chanson, Professor Kiet Tieu, Professor Judy Raper, Professor John Reizes, Dr Rose Amal, Associate Professor John Lucas, Dr Tony Howes, Emeritus Professor Robert Antonia, Laureate Professor Kevin Galvin, Professor Simon Biggs, Associate Professor Anh Nguyen, Mr Ian Shepherd
SchemeResearch Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (RIEF)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0179621
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

Thermophysical analysis of the reaction processes at the front end of ironmaking production.$102,314

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamAssociate Professor John Lucas, Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Professor Lazar Strezov
SchemeStrategic Partnerships with Industry - Research & Training Scheme (SPIRT)
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0179644
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Thermophysical Analysis of the Reaction Processes at the Front End of Inronmaking Production.$89,450

Funding body: BHP Billiton Research Labs

Funding bodyBHP Billiton Research Labs
Project TeamAssociate Professor John Lucas, Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Professor Lazar Strezov
SchemeSPIRT Partner funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0181577
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Mechanistic Understanding of Morphological Evolution of Solid Fuel Particles during Pyrolysis$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor John Lucas
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0179966
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19992 grants / $260,000

Combustion properties of waste streams for energy recovery. 1999 SPIRT PARTNER.$160,000

Funding body: Delta Electricity

Funding bodyDelta Electricity
Project TeamConjoint Professor Bogdan Dlugogorski, Professor Eric Kennedy, Associate Professor John Lucas
SchemeSPIRT Partner funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNoG0179134
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Combustion properties of waste streams for energy recovery$100,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamConjoint Professor Bogdan Dlugogorski, Professor Eric Kennedy, Associate Professor John Lucas
SchemeStrategic Partnerships with Industry - Research & Training Scheme (SPIRT)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNoG0177891
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

19988 grants / $955,260

A Laser Facility for Diagnostics in Multiphase Flows$400,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Geoffrey Evans, Associate Professor John Lucas, Assoc. Prof A Masri, Dr T Langrish, Dr V Gomes, Professor John Reizes
SchemeLarge Equipment Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0177581
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

A technique to measure heats of devolatilisation of coal volatile matter$100,430

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamAssociate Professor John Lucas, Dr G Belton, Professor Eric Kennedy
SchemeStrategic Partnerships with Industry - Research & Training Scheme (SPIRT)
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0177142
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Metallic Coatings$100,000

Funding body: BHP Billiton Research Labs

Funding bodyBHP Billiton Research Labs
Project TeamAssociate Professor John Lucas, Professor John O'Connor, Professor Geoffrey Evans
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0178242
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Gas Metal Reactions$85,000

Funding body: BHP Community Trust

Funding bodyBHP Community Trust
Project TeamAssociate Professor John Lucas
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0178241
Type Of FundingDonation - Aust Non Government
Category3AFD
UONY

A technique to measure heats of devolatilisation of coal volatile matter. 98 SPIRT PARTNER.$82,830

Funding body: BHP Billiton Research Labs

Funding bodyBHP Billiton Research Labs
Project TeamAssociate Professor John Lucas, Dr G Belton, Professor Eric Kennedy
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0178584
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Dioxin Formation$75,000

Funding body: BHP Community Trust

Funding bodyBHP Community Trust
Project TeamAssociate Professor John Lucas, Professor Eric Kennedy, Conjoint Professor Bogdan Dlugogorski
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0178240
Type Of FundingDonation - Aust Non Government
Category3AFD
UONY

Sustainable Technology Centre$62,000

Funding body: BHP Community Trust

Funding bodyBHP Community Trust
Project TeamAssociate Professor John Lucas
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0178239
Type Of FundingDonation - Aust Non Government
Category3AFD
UONY

GDOES - Gas Discharge Optical Emission Spectrometer$50,000

Funding body: BHP Community Trust

Funding bodyBHP Community Trust
Project TeamAssociate Professor John Lucas, Professor Bruce King
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0178243
Type Of FundingDonation - Aust Non Government
Category3AFD
UONY

19974 grants / $540,500

Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer of Liquid Metal Coating Processes.1997 SPIRT PARTNER.$203,500

Funding body: BHP Billiton Research Labs

Funding bodyBHP Billiton Research Labs
Project TeamProfessor Geoffrey Evans, Associate Professor John Lucas
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNoG0179125
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer of Liquid Metal Coating Processes.$196,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Geoffrey Evans, Associate Professor John Lucas
SchemeStrategic Partnerships with Industry - Research & Training Scheme (SPIRT)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNoG0176392
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Laser Doppler Velocimetry System$134,000

Funding body: BHP Billiton Research Labs

Funding bodyBHP Billiton Research Labs
Project TeamProfessor Geoffrey Evans, Associate Professor John Lucas
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNoG0177051
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Influence of Fluid shear and Minimum Cell viability on Biprocess Design and Operation$7,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor John Lucas, Professor Geoffrey Evans
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNoG0176654
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19961 grants / $80,000

Modelling of Fluid flow, Heat and Mass Transfer in a Coating Bath.$80,000

Funding body: BHP Billiton Research Labs

Funding bodyBHP Billiton Research Labs
Project TeamProfessor Geoffrey Evans, Associate Professor John Lucas
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1996
Funding Finish1996
GNoG0176108
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

19952 grants / $117,000

Kinetics of Metallurgical Bond Formation$99,000

Funding body: BHP Billiton Research Labs

Funding bodyBHP Billiton Research Labs
Project TeamAssociate Professor John Lucas
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1995
Funding Finish1995
GNoG0175399
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

BHP LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS$18,000

Funding body: BHP Billiton Research Labs

Funding bodyBHP Billiton Research Labs
Project TeamAssociate Professor John Lucas
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1995
Funding Finish1995
GNoG0175214
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

19943 grants / $106,400

Dissolution of CaO, Fe2O3 & SiO2 into Coal ash slag$90,900

Funding body: CRA Advanced Technology Development

Funding bodyCRA Advanced Technology Development
Project TeamAssociate Professor John Lucas, Emeritus Professor Terry Wall
SchemePostgraduate Research Scholarship
RoleLead
Funding Start1994
Funding Finish1994
GNoG0175258
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

The preparation and characterisation of pyrolysis tar and its relation to coal combustion reactivity.$12,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Terry Wall, Associate Professor John Lucas
SchemeSmall Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1994
Funding Finish1994
GNoG0174828
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

Oxygen plant simulation using speedup - honors scholarship$3,500

Funding body: BHP Billiton Research Labs

Funding bodyBHP Billiton Research Labs
Project TeamAssociate Professor John Lucas
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1994
Funding Finish1994
GNoG0175476
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Study on thermoplastic properties of coals during heating
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2012Iron Ore Sintering Coalescence Mechanism
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2007Pulverised Coal Injection into Blast Furnace - A Practical Study of an Integrated Iron and Steel Works
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Characterisation of Heterogeneous Acid/Base Catalysts and their Application in the Synthesis of Fine and Intermediate Chemicals
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2013Physical, Chemical and Thermal Changes of Coals and Coal Maceral Concentrates During Coke Formation
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2010A Mechanistic Study of Coal Behaviour During Pyrolysis, Gasification and Direct Iron Reduction
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2003Measurement and Prediction of the Viscosity of Slag from Coal Ash
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2003Control of Vanadium during the Production of Electrolytic Manganese Dioxide
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Sole Supervisor
2003A Mechanistic Study of Coal Swelling And Char Structure Evolution During Pyrolysis - Experiments and Model Predictions
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
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Associate Professor John Lucas

Position

Associate Professor
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Chemical Engineering

Contact Details

Emailjohn.lucas@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4968 6773
Fax(02) 4033 9095

Office

RoomNEWL103
BuildingNewbolds NEWL
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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