Dr Thi Bang Tuyen Nguyen

Dr Thi Bang Tuyen Nguyen

Research Associate

School of Engineering

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Nguyen is a research academic working in the Discipline of Chemical Engineering at the University of Newcastle. She completed her PhD in the research group of Prof Geoffrey Evans at The University of Newcastle, with a focus on heat and mass transfer with phase change in multiphase flow systems. She has gained experience in mathematical modelling, computational fluid dynamics, and experimental work aimed at temperature and flow measurements with the aid of high-speed/thermal imaging cameras, and the subsequent image analysis techniques.

Dr Nguyen was appointed to the research group of Prof Tom Honeyands at the Centre for Ironmaking Materials Research in 2018. Her current research interests focus on the fundamental behaviour of Australian iron ore in the sintering process at laboratory scale, and the subsequent downstream impacts in ironmaking and steelmaking.

Research Areas:

  • Fundamental behaviour of Australian iron ore in the sintering process at laboratory scale. This experimental research attempts to link raw material attributes and process conditions to the structure and mineralogy of the iron ore sinter.
  • Investigating the feasibility of a novel separation process to remove phosphorus and facilitate recycling of steelmaking slag. This collaborative research combines laboratory measurements and computational fluid dynamics modelling of the solidification process.


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Da Nang University of Technology - Vietnam
  • Master of Science (Environmental Engineering), Ritsumeikan University Kyoto Japan

Keywords

  • CFD
  • Heat and mass transfer
  • Iron Ore Properties
  • Iron Ore Sinter

Languages

  • Vietnamese (Mother)
  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
401204 Computational methods in fluid flow, heat and mass transfer (incl. computational fluid dynamics) 60
401999 Resources engineering and extractive metallurgy not elsewhere classified 40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Research Associate University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia
Research Associate University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (10 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Nguyen TBT, Mitra S, Evans G, Monaghan B, Zulli P, Jang K-O, et al., 'Determining Drag Coefficient of Simplified Dendritic Particles in Metallurgical Systems', Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, (2021)
DOI 10.1007/s11661-021-06428-w
Co-authors Geoffrey Evans, Tom A Honeyands, Subhasish Mitra
2021 Nguyen TBT, Mitra S, Evans G, Monaghan BJ, Zulli P, Jang K-O, et al., 'Numerical Study into Gravity Separation of Phosphorus from BOS Slag during Solidification', ISIJ International, 61 705-714 (2021) [C1]
DOI 10.2355/isijinternational.isijint-2020-450
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Subhasish Mitra, Tom A Honeyands, Geoffrey Evans
2021 O'Connor J, Nguyen TBT, Honeyands T, Monaghan B, O'Dea D, Rinklebe J, et al., 'Production, characterisation, utilisation, and beneficial soil application of steel slag: A review', Journal of Hazardous Materials, 419 (2021)

Slags are a co-product produced by the steel manufacturing industry and have mainly been utilised for aggregates in concreting and road construction. The increased utilisation of ... [more]

Slags are a co-product produced by the steel manufacturing industry and have mainly been utilised for aggregates in concreting and road construction. The increased utilisation of slag can increase economic growth and sustainability for future generations by creating a closed-loop system, circular economy within the metallurgical industries. Slags can be used as a soil amendment, and slag characteristics may reduce leachate potential of heavy metals, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as well as contain essential nutrients required for agricultural use and environmental remediation. This review aims to examine various slag generation processes in steel plants, their physicochemical characteristics in relation to beneficial utilisation as a soil amendment, and environmental implications and risk assessment of their utilisation in agricultural soils. In relation to enhancing recycling of these resources, current and emerging techniques to separate iron and phosphorus slag compositions are also outlined in this review. Although there are no known immediate direct threats posed by slag on human health, the associated risks include potential heavy metal contamination, leachate contamination, and bioaccumulation of heavy metals in plants, thereby reaching the food chain. Further research in this area is required to assess the long-term effects of slag in agricultural soils on animal and human health.

DOI 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.126478
Co-authors Tom A Honeyands, Nanthi Bolan, Gurwinder Singh, Ajayan Vinu
2020 Nguyen TBT, Nguyen THN, Pham QT, 'Water loss due to evaporation from open reservoirs under weather conditions in Vietnam', Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, 15 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/apj.2488
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2020 Harvey T, Pownceby MI, Chen J, Webster NAS, Nguyen TBT, Matthews L, et al., 'Effect of Temperature, Time, and Cooling Rate on the Mineralogy, Morphology, and Reducibility of Iron Ore Sinter Analogues', JOM, 73 345-355 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s11837-020-04452-6
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Tom A Honeyands
2018 Nguyen TTB, Mitra S, Sathe MJ, Pareek V, Joshi JB, Evans GM, Mitra SSK, 'Evaporation of a suspended binary mixture droplet in a heated flowing gas stream', EXPERIMENTAL THERMAL AND FLUID SCIENCE, 91 329-344 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2017.10.025
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Subhasish Mitra, Geoffrey Evans
2018 Nguyen TTB, Mitra S, Pareek V, Joshi JB, Evans GM, 'Evaporation of a sessile binary droplet on a heated spherical particle', Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 99 558-571 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2018.08.014
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Subhasish Mitra, Geoffrey Evans
2016 Mitra S, Thi BTN, Doroodchi E, Pareek V, Joshi JB, Evans GM, 'On wetting characteristics of droplet on a spherical particle in film boiling regime', CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE, 149 181-203 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ces.2016.04.003
Citations Scopus - 31Web of Science - 29
Co-authors Geoffrey Evans, Subhasish Mitra, Elham Doroodchi
2016 Nguyen TBT, Mitra S, Duong VD, Nguyen VD, Evans GM, 'The effects of variable thermophysical properties on droplet evaporation in high temperature convective flow environment', Journal of Science and Technology, 6 21-24 (2016) [C1]
Co-authors Subhasish Mitra, Geoffrey Evans
2015 Nguyen TTB, Mitra S, Pareek V, Joshi JB, Evans G, 'Comparison of vaporization models for feed droplet in fluid catalytic cracking risers', Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 101 82-97 (2015) [C1]

Vaporization of atomized feedstock is one of the critical processes in fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) risers; which is more often ignored in most of the FCC riser modelling studie... [more]

Vaporization of atomized feedstock is one of the critical processes in fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) risers; which is more often ignored in most of the FCC riser modelling studies. In this study, two different vaporization mechanisms of feedstock namely homogeneous mode and heterogeneous mode were studied. Different homogeneous models duly validated for various pure component droplets were applied to predict the vaporization time of the feed droplets typically expected in FCC feed vaporization zone. A new physical model for heterogeneous vaporization considering droplet-particle collision mechanics was also developed in the present study which compared well with the other existing heterogeneous modelling approaches. Comparison of the two vaporization modes indicates that under typical operating conditions of FCC riser, vaporization time of feed droplets predicted by heterogeneous mode is always lower than the homogeneous mode at least by an order of magnitude due to significant increase in heat transfer coefficient which accounts for droplet-particle contact. It is expected that actual vaporization time of feed droplets in an industrial FCC riser should lie in the range predicted by these two vaporization mechanisms which actually set the two limiting modes of vaporization. Obtained results predicted by the models could be used to aid design of the FCC feed vaporization zone.

DOI 10.1016/j.cherd.2015.03.020
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Geoffrey Evans, Subhasish Mitra
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Conference (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Nguyen TBT, Honeyands T, Matthews L, Palanisami T, Tran TKA, O'Dea D, 'Assimilation and melting characteristic of sinter analogues', Online (2020)
Co-authors Tom A Honeyands
2019 Nguyen TBT, Manuel J, Honeyands T, Harvey T, Matthews L, 'Heat transfer in sinter analogue', 4th Australian Iron Making Materials Symposium, Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies Pullenvale, Queensland (2019)
Co-authors Tom A Honeyands
2016 Nguyen TBT, Mitra S, Pareek V, Joshi JB, Evans G, 'Modelling evaporation of mono and binary component alkane droplets in different convective flow conditions.', Proceedings of the 10th Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, 2016, Brisbane (2016) [E1]
Co-authors Geoffrey Evans, Subhasish Mitra
2015 Nguyen TBT, Mitra S, Pareek V, Joshi JB, Evans G, 'Vaporization of binary mixture droplet in hot convective environment', Guwahati, India (2015)
Co-authors Subhasish Mitra, Geoffrey Evans
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Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Nguyen TBT, Vaporisation of single and binary component droplets in heated flowing gas stream and on solid sphere, The University of Newcastle (2018)
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Dr Thi Bang Tuyen Nguyen

Position

Research Associate
Centre for Ironmaking Materials Research
School of Engineering
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Contact Details

Email thibangtuyen.nguyen@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4055 3304
Mobile 0478130768
Fax (02) 4055 3304

Office

Room NIER Building A420
Building NIER building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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