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  Dr Jonathan Lee
MEng (University of Cambridge)
PhD (University of Edinburgh)

Senior Lecturer
 
       
 

Bio

Jon joined CEAM in 1997 from the University of Bradford. Previously to this he had worked for Prof. Colin Ramshaw at the University of Newcastle as a Ph.D. student and research associate, on intensified liquid-liquid contactors for solvent extraction. In 1995 he went to the University of Bradford to work as a lecturer. Whilst at Bradford he carried out research on solvent extraction and electrically enhanced coalescence. He also gained expertise in computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

Since 1997 he has worked on liquid dispersion using slot nozzles, multiphase flow in micro-channels, intensified fuel cells and compact condensers. His expertise is in solvent extraction, multiphase flow in rotating process equipment, modelling intensified process equipment and computational fluid dynamics. He has industrial experience with Cargill UK, Alcan and ICI. As a result of the experience he gained in vegetable oil extraction and refining at Cargill UK, he became interested in the production of Biodiesel.

 

Research Interests

1. Rotating Packed Beds

2. Biofuel and chemical production from algae

3. Algae Harvesting

4. Computational Fluid Dynamics

 

Current Work

1. Intensification of solvent based post combustion carbon capture using rotating packed beds

2. Hydrodynamics of co current and counter current multiphase flows in rotating systems

3. Harvesting of marine micro algae using a foam column

4. Selective removal of ciliates from algal culture using a foam column particle production in a foam column

5. Catalytic pyrolysis of micro algae.

6. Catalytic cracking of vegetable oil.

 

 
 

Publications

A full list of publications can be found here.

 

Contact details

Email: j.g.m.lee@ncl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 191 208 5201

Fax: +44 191 208 5292

 

 

 

 Last modified: 04-Aug-2017