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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

Code Description Percentage
091499 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy not elsewhere classified 45
091599 Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified 20
090499 Chemical Engineering not elsewhere classified 35

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Professor University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia

Awards

Distinction

Year Award
2003 Hunter Awards for Engineering Excellence
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2003 National Engineering Excellence Awards
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2006 Yu 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-authors Jianglong Yu, Terry Wall

Journal article (64 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Stanger R, Tran QA, Xie W, Smith N, Lucas J, Yu J, et al., 'The use of LDI-TOF imaging mass spectroscopy to study heated coal with a temperature gradient incorporating the plastic layer and semi-coke', Fuel, 165 33-40 (2016)

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd.This work has used high range imaging mass spectrometry to study a coal sample that has undergone heating with a temperature gradient. A custom made hotplate ... [more]

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd.This work has used high range imaging mass spectrometry to study a coal sample that has undergone heating with a temperature gradient. A custom made hotplate was heated to 1000°C and the coal was allowed to heat naturally through conduction to produce a large thermal gradient typical of conditions in a coke oven. The sample was quenched, sectioned and analysed using laser desorption time of flight imaging mass spectrometry (LDI-TOF-IMS) to study the molecular changes that occur within the plastic layer and in the semi-coke. The raw coal was observed to have a molecular weight range between 500 and 20,000 Da with a peak occurring at 2000 Da. The plastic layer was observed to have a prevalence for increasing 500-1000 Da structures though this formed part of the larger molecular weight range. Resolidification of the plastic layer coincided with a rise in 4000 Da structures. The semi-coke spectrum had a series of repeating peaks separated by 24 Da extending from 1000 Da to 3000 Da. This was considered evidence of broad molecular ordering. A second phenomenon was observed in the semi-coke associated with low range molecular weights (50-300 Da). This appeared as high intensity signals in a molecular range typically considered as ion fragments (being too low in size to remain in the high vacuum environment). It was speculated that these low range structures may be associated with the coking of volatile tars exiting the hot-side of the plastic layer through high temperature semi-coke. Overall, this preliminary work provides a novel methodology to study the heating impacts during coking on a molecular level.

DOI 10.1016/j.fuel.2015.10.028
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Rohan Stanger, Terry Wall, Michael Stockenhuber, Eric Kennedy, Jianglong Yu
2016 Akhtar K, Tahmasebi A, Tian L, Yu J, Lucas J, 'An experimental study of direct reduction of hematite by lignite char', Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 123 1111-1118 (2016) [C1]

© 2015 Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary.In this paper, the use of lignite char as the reductant is proved to be promising in direct reduction of iron (DRI) technology. A bett... [more]

© 2015 Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary.In this paper, the use of lignite char as the reductant is proved to be promising in direct reduction of iron (DRI) technology. A better understanding of the reducing characteristics of lignite char is necessary for the development of efficient DRI technologies. The application of lignite char as reductant in direct reduction of hematite has been investigated in this study, and the results are compared with those of lignite coal and graphite. Thermogravimetric analysis was used to analyze the thermal behavior of the composite pellets. Maximum iron oxide reduction rate occurred at 865, 829.5, and 920 °C when lignite coal, lignite char, and graphite were used as reductants, respectively, indicating that iron oxide can be reduced at lower temperatures in the presence of lignite char. X-ray diffraction analysis showed that complete reduction of hematite to elemental iron was achieved with lignite char after 15-min reduction at 1000 °C. Scanning electron microscopy-energy-dispersive X-ray analysis results showed that the atomic ratio of Fe/O was increased from 0.39 in pellets before reduction to 0.51, 0.55, and 0.71 after reduction by graphite, coal, and lignite char, indicating that lignite char reduced hematite to a higher degree compared to lignite coal and graphite.

DOI 10.1007/s10973-015-5062-6
Co-authors Jianglong Yu
2016 Tran QA, Stanger R, Xie W, Lucas J, Yu J, Stockenhuber M, et al., 'Maceral separation from coal by the Reflux Classifier', FUEL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, 143 43-50 (2016)
DOI 10.1016/j.fuproc.2015.11.009
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Michael Stockenhuber, Terry Wall, Jianglong Yu, Eric Kennedy, Rohan Stanger
2016 Gai S, Yu J, Yu H, Eagle J, Zhao H, Lucas J, et al., 'Process simulation of a near-zero-carbon-emission power plant using CO2 as the renewable energy storage medium', International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 47 240-249 (2016)

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd.In this paper, process simulation of a near-zero-carbon-emission power plant using CO2 as the renewable energy storage medium was carried out. Liquid fuels th... [more]

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd.In this paper, process simulation of a near-zero-carbon-emission power plant using CO2 as the renewable energy storage medium was carried out. Liquid fuels that can be burned either in boilers or compression ignition engines to generate electricity have been the target products. The CO2 and H2O produced from combustion are recirculated back to the synthesis units, thus forming a closed cycle of "renewable energy (unstable energy supply) + CO2 + H2O ¿ liquid fuels ¿ electricity (stable supply)". This novel closed loop energy storage process integrated with a 670 MW supercritical power plant was analyzed using the Aspen Plus software package. Methanol was selected as the targeted liquid fuel through three major synthesis routes: CO + H2, CO2 + H2 and CO2 + H2O, in which CO and H2 came from the electrolysis of CO2 and H2O. The performances of the three methanol synthesis routes were thermodynamically analyzed. The results show that the optimal methanol synthesis route is the direct conversion of CO2 and H2O through electrocatalysis when CO2 conversion is above 42%, while when CO2 conversion is below 42% the best choice turned out to be the CO hydrogenation. The direct conversion of (CO2 + H2O) using electrocatalysis method was adopted as the liquid fuel synthesis route for the near-zero-carbon-emission power plant. The overall CO2 emission from the near-zero-carbon-emission power plant is 44.13 kg/MWh accounting for just 6.45% of the advanced coal fired power plant.

DOI 10.1016/j.ijggc.2016.02.001
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi, Elham Doroodchi, Jianglong Yu
2016 Tran QA, Stanger R, Xie W, Smith N, Lucas J, Wall T, 'Linking Thermoplastic Development and Swelling with Molecular Weight Changes of a Coking Coal and Its Pyrolysis Products', Energy and Fuels, 30 3906-3916 (2016)

© 2016 American Chemical Society.The thermoplastic development of an Australian coking coal was investigated by linking thermal swelling with changes in molecular weight of its p... [more]

© 2016 American Chemical Society.The thermoplastic development of an Australian coking coal was investigated by linking thermal swelling with changes in molecular weight of its pyrolysis products. Coal thermal swelling was investigated together with volatiles evolution and characterization of generated volatiles (including volatile tar and light gases). The molecular weight distributions of coal and its solvent extracts were measured by using laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectroscopy (LDI-TOF-MS). Solvent extraction (by acetone and tetrahydrofuran (THF)) was initially used on the raw coal to aid interpretation of thermoswelling by volumetric expansion measurements. The removal of ~2% solvent-soluble matter from the raw coal (the mobile phase) reduced its swelling extent during heating by up to 22% (from 86% down to 68% and 64% for acetone- and THF-residues, respectively). Volatile release after solvent treatment remained unaffected. This suggested that the majority of the coals swelling behavior could be attributed to the formation of heat-generated liquid matter (the Metaplast) during pyrolysis. Broad molecular weight changes were found in the solvent extractable component (metaplastic material extracted by acetone and THF) of the semicoke. Prior to softening (350 °C), the extractable components were composed of molecules mainly <500 Da. The upper limit in molecular weight distribution of solvent extracts increased significantly to 1800 Da at the onset of swelling (400-450 °C) and decreased back to ~500 Da at the end of swelling (500 °C). The spectra showed that the volatile tar and acetone extract (the light solvent extract) consisted of similar repeating structures separated 12-14 Da apart. As the treatment temperature increased, the molecular weight distribution of volatile tar increased in molecular mass, approaching that of the acetone extract distribution (~600 Da). The THF extract molecular weight distribution was a mixture of 12-14 and 24 Da repeating units which only became apparent at molecular weight above 600 Da. The LDI-TOF-MS analysis of the solid coal showed that it contained a distribution of molecular structures centered at 2000 Da and spanning between 500 and 7000 Da. This raw coal spectrum also contained multiple repeating mass lines every 24 Da apart. Overall, these results suggested that the coal consisted of complicated structures which subsequently degraded into smaller fragments capable of forming a complex intermediate liquid phase and a distribution of lighter volatile tar species.

DOI 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b00324
Co-authors Rohan Stanger, Terry Wall
2015 Xie W, Stanger R, Lucas J, Mahoney M, Elliott L, Yu J, Wall T, 'Thermo-swelling Properties of Particle Size Cuts of Coal Maceral Concentrates', Energy & Fuels, 29 4893-4901 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.5b01122
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Rohan Stanger, Liza Elliott, Terry Wall, Jianglong Yu
2015 Du SW, Yeh CP, Chen WH, Tsai CH, 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) [C1]

© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.In this research, coal combustion behavior across the regions of blowpipe, tuyere, and raceway of blast furnace are numerically examined.... [more]

© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.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.

DOI 10.1016/j.fuel.2014.11.038
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2015 Xie 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) [C1]

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.Dynamic measurements of physical, chemical and thermal changes in the transformation of coal maceral concentrates were made during heatin... [more]

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.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.

DOI 10.1016/j.fuel.2015.01.016
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Terry Wall, Rohan Stanger
2015 Stanger R, Borrowdale J, Smith N, Xei W, Tran QA, Lucas J, Wall T, 'Changes in Solvent-Extracted Matter for Heated Coal during Metaplast Formation Using High-Range Mass Spectrometry', Energy and Fuels, 29 7101-7113 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 American Chemical Society.A fundamental study was undertaken to characterize the changes in solvent-extracted matter formed during the thermoplastic phase of coking. Coal ... [more]

© 2015 American Chemical Society.A fundamental study was undertaken to characterize the changes in solvent-extracted matter formed during the thermoplastic phase of coking. Coal samples were heated to fixed temperatures within the pyrolytic plastic range of 400-500 °C, and the volatile material was extracted in a two-stage extraction with acetone (light extract) and then tetrahydrofuran (THF heavy extract). The extracted material was analyzed using laser desorption ionization (time-of flight) mass spectrometry (LDI-TOF-MS). The LDI-TOF-MS results showed that three extracted fractions could be broadly classified here as overlapping molecular weight ranges as volatile tars (200-450 Da), light acetone-soluble extract (250-500 Da), and heavy THF-soluble extract (300-1200 Da). A further class of compounds was identified from THF extraction of the raw coal in the range of 600-2500 Da that required higher laser powers to ionize and was not observed in the thermally generated samples. Negligible changes were observed in the composition of the acetone-soluble extracts with temperature, while the THF-soluble extract showed smaller proportions of larger molecules with higher treatment temperatures. It was observed that each molecular weight spectrum showed repeating structural units forming peaks every 12-14 Da (homologous series), with distributions of species around each peak. The volatile tar and acetone-soluble material shared common repeating structures also evident in the raw coal extract. This suggested that the material in this fraction was thermally stable over the analyzed temperature range. The repeating features of the THF-soluble extract species appeared to be structurally different. Overall, this work has indicated that development of extractable matter expected to be associated with fluidity during coking and subsequent resolidification relies on <1000 Da compounds. The results showed that >600 Da compounds are thermally sensitive. Compounds with molecular weights of <450 Da may be removed during coking, possibly as a vapor, resulting in a reduction in fluidity. There has been speculation that the thermally stable (acetone-soluble) material identified in both raw coal extract and those from thermally treated samples may be capable of undergoing a phase change to initiate plastic deformation.

DOI 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.5b01850
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Rohan Stanger, Terry Wall
2015 Tahmasebi 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]

© 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.Solvent extraction and oxidation of coal under mild conditions can assist in understanding of coal chemical structure. It can also offer ... [more]

© 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.Solvent extraction and oxidation of coal under mild conditions can assist in understanding of coal chemical structure. It can also offer a potential for conversion of coal into useful chemicals, allowing more efficient use of coal resources. In this study, a Chinese lignite was extracted by different solvents including CS2, ethanol, and acetone. The composition of the extracts was analyzed by GC-MS method. It was found that the CS2 extracts contained high amounts of aliphatic hydrocarbon. The ethanol and acetone extracts mainly contained oxygen-containing compounds. The effects of reaction temperature and residence time on coal oxidation and composition of extract residueswere also investigated. The results showed that lignite was readily oxidized in H2O2 aqueous solution at temperatures above 40 °C, and the oxidation behavior (oxidation rate, product distribution and yields) was strongly temperature dependent. Oxidation of extract residues in H2O2 solution was carried out at different temperatures. Water soluble products of oxidation were analyzed using the GC-MS. Aliphatic hydrocarbons were present in all oxidation steps. The relative content of esters in all oxidation stepswas also high. The chemical structure changes of coal, the extract residues, and the oxidation residueswere studied using FTIR technique. The results indicated that the extract residues had lower intensity of aliphatic hydrogen compared to raw coal. The aromatic carbon concentration remained relatively unchanged when oxidized at temperatures below 30 °C, then decreased slightly with increasing the oxidation temperature.

DOI 10.1016/j.fuproc.2014.09.024
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Jianglong Yu
2014 Liu 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]
DOI 10.2355/isijinternational.54.2179
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Geoffrey Evans
2014 Tahmasebi 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.fuel.2014.06.068
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Terry Wall, Jianglong Yu
2014 Wang 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]
DOI 10.1021/ef401424p
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Jianglong Yu, Terry Wall
2014 Meng 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]
DOI 10.1021/ef401423s
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 19
Co-authors Jianglong Yu, Terry Wall
2014 Meng 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]
DOI 10.1021/ef501004t
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Terry Wall, Jianglong Yu
2014 Yin 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 sorbe... [more]

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.

DOI 10.1021/ef5004842
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Jianglong Yu, Behdad Moghtaderi
2014 Yu 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]
DOI 10.1002/ceat.201300651
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Terry Wall, Jianglong Yu
2014 Stanger 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.jmrt.2013.10.012
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Terry Wall, Rohan Stanger
2014 Du 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.biortech.2014.03.090
Citations Scopus - 29Web of Science - 26
2013 Xie 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.fuel.2012.07.061
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Terry Wall, Rohan Stanger
2013 Stanger 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.fuel.2013.02.065
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Rohan Stanger, Terry Wall
2013 Stanger 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... [more]

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.

DOI 10.1016/j.fuel.2012.06.071
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Rohan Stanger, Terry Wall
2013 Stanger 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 hea... [more]

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.

DOI 10.1016/j.proci.2012.07.003
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Terry Wall, Rohan Stanger
2010 Du 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.energy.2009.10.028
Citations Scopus - 43Web of Science - 35
2009 Grezl 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-authors John Rodger
2008 Elliott 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]
DOI 10.1021/ef700261h
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Terry Wall, Liza Elliott
2007 Du 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.enconman.2007.01.013
Citations Scopus - 29Web of Science - 24
2007 Yu 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.pecs.2006.07.003
Citations Scopus - 175Web of Science - 130
Co-authors Terry Wall, Jianglong Yu
2005 Strezov V, Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'Effect of pressure on the swelling of density separated coal particles', Fuel, 84 1238-1245 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.fuel.2004.06.035
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Terry Wall
2005 Strezov 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.jaap.2004.11.033
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9
2005 Strezov 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]
DOI 10.1021/ie030835t
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 5
2004 Yu 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.combustflame.2003.12.009
Citations Scopus - 36Web of Science - 28
Co-authors Jianglong Yu, Terry Wall
2004 Strezov V, Moghtaderi B, Lucas JA, 'Computational calorimetric investigation of the reactions during thermal conversion of wood biomass', Biomass & Bioenergy, 27 459-465 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.biombioe.2004.04.008
Citations Scopus - 31Web of Science - 28
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2004 Liu G-S, Strezov V, Lucas JA, Wibberley LJ, 'Thermal investigations of direct iron ore reduction with coal', Thermochimica Acta, 410 133-140 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/S0040-6031(03)00398-8
Citations Scopus - 61Web of Science - 41
2004 Strezov 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]
DOI 10.1016/S0165-2370(03)00123-2
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 20
2004 Yu 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]
DOI 10.1021/ef030019y
Citations Scopus - 28
Co-authors Terry Wall, Jianglong Yu
2004 McCann 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]
DOI 10.1002/apj.5500120412
2004 Cassey 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1460-9592.2004.01156.x
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
2004 Strezov 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]
DOI 10.1023/B:JTAN.0000046105.01273.61
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 19
2003 Strezov V, Lucas JA, Strezov L, 'Computer aided thermal analysis', JOURNAL OF THERMAL ANALYSIS AND CALORIMETRY, 72 907-918 (2003)
DOI 10.1023/A:1025030618161
Citations Scopus - 34Web of Science - 31
2003 Strezov V, Moghtaderi B, Lucas JA, 'Thermal Study of Decomposition of Selected Biomass Samples', Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 72 1041-1048 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1023/A:1025003306775
Citations Scopus - 48Web of Science - 47
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi
2003 Yu J, Strezov V, Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'Swelling Behaviour of Individual Coal Particles in the Single Particle Reactor', Fuel, 82 1977-1987 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/S0016-2361(03)00159-5
Citations Scopus - 36Web of Science - 30
Co-authors Jianglong Yu, Terry Wall
2003 Yu J, Lucas JA, Strezov V, Wall TF, 'Coal and Carbon Nanotube Production', Fuel, 82 2025-2032 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/S0016-2361(03)00189-3
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 20
Co-authors Jianglong Yu, Terry Wall
2003 Browning 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]
DOI 10.1021/ef020165o
Citations Scopus - 95Web of Science - 75
Co-authors Terry Wall
2003 Yu J, Lucas JA, Strezov V, Wall TF, 'Swelling and Char Structures from Density Fractions of Pulverized Coal', Energy & Fuels, 17 1160-1174 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/ef030022h
Citations Scopus - 38
Co-authors Jianglong Yu, Terry Wall
2002 Yu 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-authors Terry Wall
2002 Strezov V, Lucas JA, Strezov L, 'In-situ observations of coking phenomena', Cokemaking International, 14, No. 1 60-64 (2002) [C1]
2002 Yu JL, Strezov V, Lucas J, Liu GS, Wall T, 'A mechanistic study on char structure evolution during coal devolatilization - Experiments and model predictions', Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 29 467-473 (2002)

Char structures evolved during the devolatilization process have been found to play a significant role in the subsequent processes (e.g., char combustion and gasification) and to ... [more]

Char structures evolved during the devolatilization process have been found to play a significant role in the subsequent processes (e.g., char combustion and gasification) and to influence the ash formation mechanisms. In the present paper, a mathematical model has been developed based on the multibubble mechanism to simulate the char structure evolution process. The model is the first to provide predictions of heterogenous char structures evolved during devolatilization (e.g. cenospheric char, foam structure, or dense char structure) as well as transient particle swelling ratios, based on the ultimate and proximate data of the given coal. The devolatilization process is divided into the preplastic stage, plastic stage, and resolidified stage. Bubble number conservation, mass, and force balance are formulated during the plastic stage to predict the transient swelling ratio and resultant char structures. Experiments have been conducted using a single coal particle reactor (SPR) and a drop tube furnace (DTF) with density-separated coal samples prepared using the sink-float method. The SPR experiments confirm that bubble behavior is responsible for the swelling of the particles that develop plasticity on heating. The analysis of the DTF chars shows that the swelling ratio and porosity decrease with increasing the coal density. Chars from lowdensity samples are mainly Group I chars (porosity >80%), while high-density samples yield mainly Group III chars (porosity <50%), and the medium-density samples contain a mixture. The predicted swelling ratio, porosity, and char type distribution of the chars of the density-separated samples are consistent with the experimental data.

Citations Scopus - 19
2002 Wall 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]
Citations Scopus - 183Web of Science - 137
Co-authors Terry Wall
2000 Liu 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]
Citations Scopus - 54Web of Science - 44
Co-authors Terry Wall
2000 Liu 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]
Citations Scopus - 52Web of Science - 36
Co-authors Terry Wall
2000 Bryant 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]
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Terry Wall
2000 Bryant 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]
Citations Scopus - 50Web of Science - 38
Co-authors Terry Wall
2000 Benfell 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 p... [more]

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.

DOI 10.1016/S0082-0784(00)80633-5
Citations Scopus - 19
Co-authors Terry Wall
2000 Li 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]
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
2000 Rigby 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]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Geoffrey Evans
2000 Li 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]
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Geoffrey Evans
2000 Strezov V, Lucas JA, Strezov L, 'Quantifying the heats of coal devolatilization', Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, 31B 1125-1131 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 19
1999 Browning 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-authors Terry Wall
1998 Sciffer SD, Evans GM, Lucas JA, 'Hydrodynamic Meniscus Profiles in Creeping Flow', Chemical Engineering Science, 53 4129-4133 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Geoffrey Evans
1998 Bryant 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]
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Terry Wall
1998 Elliott 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]
Citations Scopus - 12
Co-authors Liza Elliott, Terry Wall
1994 Lucas 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 significan... [more]

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.

DOI 10.1016/S0082-0784(06)80677-6
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Terry Wall
1990 GUPTA 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)
DOI 10.1016/0010-2180(90)90144-G
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Terry Wall
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Conference (51 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Mahoney 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 (2013) [E2]
Co-authors Rohan Stanger, Terry Wall
2013 Xie 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 (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Rohan Stanger, Terry Wall
2013 Wang 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 (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Terry Wall, Jianglong Yu
2012 Stanger 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 (2012) [E2]
Co-authors Terry Wall, Rohan Stanger
2011 Xie 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 (2011) [E1]
Co-authors Terry Wall, Rohan Stanger
2006 Ebrill NJ, Lucas JA, Willis B, 'A Five Hundred Ton Thermal Desorption Remediation Trial of Contaminted Soil at a Former Gasworks Site', Enviro 06 Exhibition (2006) [E2]
2006 Ebrill NJ, Lucas JA, Willis B, 'Thermal Desorption Treatment of Heavy Coal Tar Contaminated Soils - A Case Study', Enviro 06 Exhibition (2006) [E2]
2002 Strezov V, Lucas JA, Osborn SR, Strezov L, 'In-situ observations of devolatilisation of coal', Proceedings of the IV European Coal Conference (2002) [E1]
2002 Wall 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 (2002) [E2]
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Jianglong Yu, Terry Wall
2002 Wall 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 (2002) [E2]
Co-authors Jianglong Yu, Terry Wall
2002 McCann 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 (2002) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 3
2002 Wall 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 (2002) [E1]
Co-authors Terry Wall, Jianglong Yu
2002 Strezov V, Lucas JA, Strezov L, 'Heats of Devolatilisation of Coal', Proceedings, 2002 Australian Symposium on Combustion and the Seventh Australian Flame Days (2002) [E1]
2001 Evans 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 (2001) [E1]
Co-authors Geoffrey Evans, Kevin Galvin
2001 Evans 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 (2001) [E1]
Co-authors Geoffrey Evans
2001 Lucas 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 (2001) [E1]
Co-authors Bogdan Dlugogorski, Eric Kennedy
2001 Strezov V, Lucas JA, Strezov L, 'Swelling behaviour of coal during pyrolysis', Eighteenth Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference Proceedings (2001) [E2]
2001 Browning 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 (2001) [E2]
Co-authors Terry Wall
2001 Yu J, Lucas JA, Strezov V, Wall TF, 'Coal and carbon nano-materials - a review', Eighteenth Annual International Pittsburgh Coal ConferenceProceedings (2001) [E2]
Co-authors Jianglong Yu, Terry Wall
2001 Yu 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 (2001) [E2]
Co-authors Jianglong Yu, Terry Wall
2001 Liu G, Strezov V, Lucas JA, Wibberley LJ, 'The role of coal in direct reduction of iron oxides', Eighteenth Annual International Pittsburgh Coal ConferenceProceedings (2001) [E2]
2001 Wall 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 (2001) [E2]
Co-authors Terry Wall
2001 Liu 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 (2001) [E2]
2001 Liu G, Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'Modelling of char gasification reactivity: the effect of char structure', Proceedings of the 11th Internatinal Conference on Coal Science (2001) [E2]
Co-authors Terry Wall
2001 Strezov 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 (2001) [E2]
2001 Browning 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 (2001) [E2]
Co-authors Terry Wall
2000 Benfell 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 (2000)
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 44
Co-authors Terry Wall
2000 Evans GM, Galvin KP, Lucas JA, 'Life cycle analysis in the undergraduate degree course at the University of Newcastle', 28th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference (2000) [E1]
Co-authors Geoffrey Evans, Kevin Galvin
2000 Strezov V, Lucas JA, Osborn SR, Strezov L, 'In-situ observations of devolatilisation of coal', Proceedings 4th European Coal Conference (2000) [E2]
2000 Benfell 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 (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 p... [more]

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.

Citations Scopus - 54
Co-authors Terry Wall
2000 Strezov V, Lucas JA, Strezov L, 'Quantifying the heats of coal devolatilisation', The Belton Memorial Symposium Proceedings (2000) [E1]
2000 Li Y, Lucas JA, Fruehan RJ, Belton GR, 'The chemical diffusivity of oxygen in liquid iron oxide and a calcium ferrite', BELTON MEMORIAL SYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS (2000)
2000 Li Y, Ratchev IP, Lucas JA, Evans GM, Belton GR, 'Rate of interfacial reaction between liquid iron oxide and CO-CO2', BELTON MEMORIAL SYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS (2000)
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Geoffrey Evans
2000 Strezov V, Lucas JA, Strezov L, 'Quantifying the heats of coal devolatilisation', BELTON MEMORIAL SYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS (2000)
2000 Dlugogorski BZ, Pope DM, Moghtaderi B, Kennedy EM, Lucas JA, 'A study on fire properties of Australian eucalyptus', WOOD & FIRE SAFETY, PT 1 PROCEEDINGS (2000)
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Eric Kennedy, Behdad Moghtaderi, Bogdan Dlugogorski
1999 Liu 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 (1999)
Co-authors Terry Wall
1999 Shan 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 (1999) [E1]
Co-authors Terry Wall
1999 Browning GJ, Bryant GW, Lucas JA, Wall TF, 'The effects of heterogeneous slag character on viscosity', CRC Research Symposium on Entrained Flow Gasification (1999) [E2]
Co-authors Terry Wall
1999 Rezaei 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 (1999) [E2]
Co-authors Terry Wall
1999 Shan 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 (1999) [E1]
Co-authors Terry Wall
1999 Liu 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 (1999) [E1]
Co-authors Terry Wall
1999 Liu 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 (1999) [E1]
Co-authors Terry Wall
1999 Sciffer 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 (1999) [E1]
Co-authors Geoffrey Evans
1999 Liu 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 (1999) [E1]
Co-authors Terry Wall
1999 Liu 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 (1999) [E2]
Co-authors Terry Wall
1998 Rigby 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 (1998) [E1]
Co-authors Geoffrey Evans
1998 Nguyen Tram Lam G, Turner DV, Lucas JA, 'A System of Solid Waste Utilisation', Proceedings of the 26th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference (1998) [E1]
1998 Pope DM, Moghtaderi B, Dlugogorski BZ, Kennedy EM, Lucas JA, 'Fire Properties of Blue Gum', Proceedings of the 26th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference (1998) [E1]
Co-authors Behdad Moghtaderi, Bogdan Dlugogorski, Eric Kennedy
1998 Turner 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 (1998) [E1]
Co-authors Eric Kennedy, Bogdan Dlugogorski
1998 Sciffer 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 (1998) [E1]
Co-authors Geoffrey Evans
1998 Cavanagh 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 (1998) [E1]
Co-authors Geoffrey Evans
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Patent (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2006 Lucas JA, Wibberley LJ, Soil Remediation System (2006) [I1]
2006 Lucas JA, Wibberley LJ, Soil Remediation System (2006) [I1]
2006 Lucas JA, Wibberley LJ, Soil Remediation System (2006) [I2]

Report (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Mahoney 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-authors Terry Wall, Rohan Stanger
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 48
Total funding $16,730,461

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20165 grants / $729,438

Scope study of technological options for SOx treatment for CTSCo project $377,948

Funding body: Australian National Low Emissions Coal Research & Development

Funding body Australian National Low Emissions Coal Research & Development
Project Team Doctor Jianglong Yu, Emeritus Professor Terry Wall, Doctor Rohan Stanger, Associate Professor John Lucas, Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Dr Hai Yu, Dr Lianbo Liu, Dr Hongwei Niu
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1600812
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Optimising the performance of solid bowl centrifuge for tailing dewatering$125,560

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Doctor Rohan Stanger, Associate Professor John Lucas, Emeritus Professor Terry Wall, Doctor Jianglong Yu, Doctor Wei Xie
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600043
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Using high range mass spectrometry to study the link between coal structure, coke strength and thermoplastic chemistry in blends$104,240

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Doctor Rohan Stanger, Emeritus Professor Terry Wall, Associate Professor John Lucas, Doctor Jianglong Yu, Doctor Wei Xie, Doctor Merrick Mahoney
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1600044
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Concentrating coke oven sized inertinite particles to study their behaviour in targeted coking blends$91,690

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Doctor Wei Xie, Doctor Rohan Stanger, Doctor Merrick Mahoney, Emeritus Professor Terry Wall, Associate Professor John Lucas, Doctor Jianglong Yu
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1600048
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Scoping study on Matmor feed material using novel thermal analysis$30,000

Funding body: Environmental Clean Technologies Limited

Funding body Environmental Clean Technologies Limited
Project Team Doctor Rohan Stanger, Emeritus Professor Terry Wall, Associate Professor John Lucas, Doctor Wei Xie, Professor Eric Kennedy, Associate Professor Michael Stockenhuber
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600680
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20151 grants / $147,630

An in-situ study of the plastic layer formation in coking coals using a lab-scale test furnace$147,630

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Doctor Jianglong Yu, Doctor Merrick Mahoney, Doctor Rohan Stanger, Associate Professor John Lucas, Emeritus Professor Terry Wall
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1400697
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

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 body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Doctor Rohan Stanger, Emeritus Professor Terry Wall, Associate Professor John Lucas, Doctor Merrick Mahoney
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1201237
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Emeritus Professor Terry Wall, Doctor Merrick Mahoney, Associate Professor John Lucas
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300465
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

2012 EIA Impact Trial travel grant$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor John Lucas
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300376
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Bob Loo, Associate Professor John Lucas, Professor Geoffrey Evans, Mr Juha Heikkinen, Dr Daniel Maldonado
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1000571
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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 body BHP Billiton Innovation Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Bob Loo, Associate Professor John Lucas, Professor Geoffrey Evans, Mr Juha Heikkinen, Dr Daniel Maldonado
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2013
GNo GS100009
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

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

Funding body: BlueScope Steel

Funding body BlueScope Steel
Project Team Professor Bob Loo, Associate Professor John Lucas, Professor Geoffrey Evans, Mr Juha Heikkinen, Dr Daniel Maldonado
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1000709
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20104 grants / $11,320,000

Ironmaking Raw Materials Collaboration$6,000,000

Funding body: BHP Billiton Innovation Pty Ltd

Funding body BHP Billiton Innovation Pty Ltd
Project Team Associate Professor John Lucas, Professor Geoffrey Evans, Mr Juha Heikkinen, Dr Daniel Maldonado, Professor Eric Kennedy, Associate Professor Michael Stockenhuber, Professor Mark Jones
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G0900101
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

IRMC Sub-Account: BHP Billiton Iron Ore$2,500,000

Funding body: BHP Billiton Innovation Pty Ltd

Funding body BHP Billiton Innovation Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Bob Loo, Associate Professor John Lucas
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2014
GNo GS100002
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

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

Funding body: BHP Billiton Innovation Pty Ltd

Funding body BHP Billiton Innovation Pty Ltd
Project Team Associate Professor John Lucas, Doctor Merrick Mahoney
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2014
GNo GS100001
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor John Lucas, Emeritus Professor Terry Wall
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G0190039
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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 body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor John Lucas, Associate Professor Vladimir Strezov, Dr T Evans
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0183631
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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

Funding body: HIsmelt Corporation

Funding body HIsmelt Corporation
Project Team Associate Professor John Lucas, Associate Professor Vladimir Strezov, Dr T Evans
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0184029
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

20032 grants / $18,886

The production of dioxin from bushfires.$9,590

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Eric Kennedy, Associate Professor John Lucas, Conjoint Professor Bogdan Dlugogorski
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182377
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor John Lucas
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182362
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor John Lucas
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0181089
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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

Funding body: Skye Point Innovations

Funding body Skye Point Innovations
Project Team Professor Geoffrey Evans, Conjoint Professor Joe Herbertson, Associate Professor John Lucas
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182713
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor John Lucas, Professor Eric Kennedy, Conjoint Professor Bogdan Dlugogorski
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181309
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20014 grants / $391,764

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor 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
Scheme Research Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (RIEF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0179621
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor John Lucas, Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Professor Lazar Strezov
Scheme Strategic Partnerships with Industry - Research & Training Scheme (SPIRT)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0179644
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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

Funding body: BHP Billiton Research Labs

Funding body BHP Billiton Research Labs
Project Team Associate Professor John Lucas, Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Professor Lazar Strezov
Scheme SPIRT Partner Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181577
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor John Lucas
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0179966
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19992 grants / $260,000

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

Funding body: Delta Electricity

Funding body Delta Electricity
Project Team Conjoint Professor Bogdan Dlugogorski, Professor Eric Kennedy, Associate Professor John Lucas
Scheme SPIRT Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0179134
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Professor Bogdan Dlugogorski, Professor Eric Kennedy, Associate Professor John Lucas
Scheme Strategic Partnerships with Industry - Research & Training Scheme (SPIRT)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0177891
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

19988 grants / $955,260

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Geoffrey Evans, Associate Professor John Lucas, Assoc. Prof A Masri, Dr T Langrish, Dr V Gomes, Professor John Reizes
Scheme Large Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177581
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor John Lucas, Dr G Belton, Professor Eric Kennedy
Scheme Strategic Partnerships with Industry - Research & Training Scheme (SPIRT)
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0177142
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Metallic Coatings$100,000

Funding body: BHP Billiton Research Labs

Funding body BHP Billiton Research Labs
Project Team Associate Professor John Lucas, Professor John O'Connor, Professor Geoffrey Evans
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0178242
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Gas Metal Reactions$85,000

Funding body: BHP Community Trust

Funding body BHP Community Trust
Project Team Associate Professor John Lucas
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0178241
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

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

Funding body: BHP Billiton Research Labs

Funding body BHP Billiton Research Labs
Project Team Associate Professor John Lucas, Dr G Belton, Professor Eric Kennedy
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0178584
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Dioxin Formation$75,000

Funding body: BHP Community Trust

Funding body BHP Community Trust
Project Team Associate Professor John Lucas, Professor Eric Kennedy, Conjoint Professor Bogdan Dlugogorski
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0178240
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

Sustainable Technology Centre$62,000

Funding body: BHP Community Trust

Funding body BHP Community Trust
Project Team Associate Professor John Lucas
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0178239
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

GDOES - Gas Discharge Optical Emission Spectrometer$50,000

Funding body: BHP Community Trust

Funding body BHP Community Trust
Project Team Associate Professor John Lucas, Professor Bruce King
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0178243
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

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 body BHP Billiton Research Labs
Project Team Professor Geoffrey Evans, Associate Professor John Lucas
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0179125
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Geoffrey Evans, Associate Professor John Lucas
Scheme Strategic Partnerships with Industry - Research & Training Scheme (SPIRT)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0176392
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Laser Doppler Velocimetry System$134,000

Funding body: BHP Billiton Research Labs

Funding body BHP Billiton Research Labs
Project Team Professor Geoffrey Evans, Associate Professor John Lucas
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177051
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor John Lucas, Professor Geoffrey Evans
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0176654
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body BHP Billiton Research Labs
Project Team Professor Geoffrey Evans, Associate Professor John Lucas
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0176108
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

19952 grants / $117,000

Kinetics of Metallurgical Bond Formation$99,000

Funding body: BHP Billiton Research Labs

Funding body BHP Billiton Research Labs
Project Team Associate Professor John Lucas
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0175399
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

BHP LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS$18,000

Funding body: BHP Billiton Research Labs

Funding body BHP Billiton Research Labs
Project Team Associate Professor John Lucas
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0175214
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

19943 grants / $106,400

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

Funding body: CRA Advanced Technology Development

Funding body CRA Advanced Technology Development
Project Team Associate Professor John Lucas, Emeritus Professor Terry Wall
Scheme Postgraduate Research Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0175258
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Professor Terry Wall, Associate Professor John Lucas
Scheme Small Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0174828
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

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

Funding body: BHP Billiton Research Labs

Funding body BHP Billiton Research Labs
Project Team Associate Professor John Lucas
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0175476
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed7
Current2

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.23

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Study on thermoplastic properties of coals during heating
PhD (Chemical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD Iron Ore Sintering Coalescence Mechanism
PhD (Chemical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Pulverised Coal Injection into Blast Furnace - A Practical Study of an Integrated Iron and Steel Works
PhD (Chemical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Characterisation of Heterogeneous Acid/Base Catalysts and their Application in the Synthesis of Fine and Intermediate Chemicals
PhD (Chemical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Physical, Chemical and Thermal Changes of Coals and Coal Maceral Concentrates During Coke Formation
PhD (Chemical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2010 PhD A Mechanistic Study of Coal Behaviour During Pyrolysis, Gasification and Direct Iron Reduction
PhD (Chemical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2003 PhD Measurement and Prediction of the Viscosity of Slag from Coal Ash
PhD (Chemical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2003 Masters Control of Vanadium during the Production of Electrolytic Manganese Dioxide
M Engineering (Chemical) [R], Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2003 PhD A Mechanistic Study of Coal Swelling And Char Structure Evolution During Pyrolysis - Experiments and Model Predictions
PhD (Chemical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
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

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

Office

Room NEWL103
Building Newbolds NEWL
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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