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Dr Richard Porter
Room 232
Roberts Engineering Building
Torrington Place
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7679 3835
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  • Research Associate
  • Dept of Chemical Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering Science

Research Summary
Research Interests: CO2 Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS), Process Simulation, Techno-economic Analysis, Chemical Kinetics, Pollutant Emissions and Mitigation

I perform multi-scale modelling of integrated CCUS systems for assessment of their performance and cost. Energy intensive sectors like the iron and steel industry are large-scale emitters of CO2, requiring urgent attention for global warming mitigation. A range of viable technology options for mitigating industrial CO2 emissions through CCUS exist, which include environmentally benign future generation solutions that offer significant cost reductions compared to best available techniques. These technologies require individual assessments in order to identify forerunner solutions and develop the design specifications. Process simulation tools are used to perform systematic cost and performance analyses of the combination of operations within a CCUS system, ultimately leading to processes with optimal configurations and operating conditions. Models for CCUS processes are parameterised and validated through collaboration with experimentalists and industrial partners; notably, Johnson Matthey, Swerim, Tata Steel UK and British Steel.

Teaching Summary

CENG0043 "Advanced Process Plant Design Project"

CENG0052 "Advanced Process Design Principles"

CENG0057 "Chemical Process Engineering Research Project"

16-OCT-2017 Senior Research Associate Chemical Engineering University College London, United Kingdom
01-FEB-2016 Teaching Fellow Chemical Engineering  , United Kingdom
01-JUL-2015 – 15-OCT-2017 Research Associate Chemical Engineering University College London, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2002   Doctor of Philosophy University of Leeds
2002   Master of Engineering (Honours) University of Wales, Swansea
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