Process Intensification Group


School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials [CEAM]

Newcastle University, UK

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        Prof Adam Harvey


               MEng (Cantab)

               PhD (Edinb)


         Professor of Process Intensification



1. Oscillatory Baffled Reactors

1. Mesoscale OBRs for process development

2. OBRs for biological processes

3. OBRs for Crystallization


2. Biofuels & Biorefining

1. Biodiesel

2. Bioethanol

3. Biobutanol

4. Vegetable Oil Cracking

5. Algal biofuels


3. Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV)  

1. Oscillatory flows

2. Combustion flames


4. Catalysis

1. PhD research:   reactions of sulphurous gases on automobile catalytic converters

2. Solid catalysts for the biodiesel reaction

3. Cracking catalysts, to convert vegetable oils directly to methyl esters (biodiesel)


5. Thermal Management

1. Gaining Value from Low-grade Waste Heat: development of an Expert System



1. IChemE 2002 Junior Moulton Medal for "A Mixing-Based Design Methodology for Oscillatory Flow Reactors"

2. IChemE 2008 Broughton Medal for book, "Process Intensification. Engineering for Efficiency, Sustainabilty and Flexibility"





1. Books

 Harvey AP, Reay DA & Ramshaw C, "Process Intensification. Engineering for Efficiency, Sustainabilty and Flexibility" Elsevier 978-0-7506-8941-0


2. Journals: see here.


Contact details



Tel: +44 191 208 7268

Fax: +44 191 208 5292





Last modified: 19-Jan-2016