Dr Kok Siew Ng and Dr Jhuma Sadhukhan Awarded the IChemE Junior Moulton Medal

Dr Kok Siew Ng and Dr Jhuma Sadhukhan Awarded the IChemE Junior Moulton Medal
Dr Jhuma Sadhukhan (left) and Dr Kok Siew Ng (right) receive their award from the IChemE

Dr Kok Siew Ng and Dr Jhuma Sadhukhan received the prestigious Junior Moulton Medal for year 2011 by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) for their paper entitled "Heat Integration and Analysis of Decarbonised IGCC Sites". The award was presented during the IChemE Annual General Meeting held in London in May 2012.

The Junior Moulton Medal is awarded to the authors of the most meritorious paper published by IChemE during the last year, who has graduated within the last 10 years (excluding career breaks) at the time of submission of the paper. In the award of the Moulton Medals, IChemE is looking to reward papers that are forward-looking in topic areas that will be important in the future, as well as papers on more traditional themes that will appeal to readers who are not experts in the subjects covered.

The paper, entitled "Heat Integration and Analysis of Decarbonised IGCC Sites", published in Chemical Engineering Research and Design, was jointly authored by Dr Kok Siew Ng, his MEng and PhD supervisor Dr Jhuma Sadhukhan, his colleagues Dr Grant Campbell and Ms. Yadira Lopez. This paper explored the strategies in designing a highly efficient Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC), which based on combined heat and power (CHP) / cogeneration concept through Pinch technique. IGCC integrated with carbon capture and storage (CCS) has been seen to be a cleaner way in generating electricity from a range of feedstocks, however it is facing great challenge due to its high capital investment. In the study, thermodynamic and economic comparisons between IGCC sites with and without CCS and a trade-off between the degree of decarbonisation and the cost of electricity (COE) from the heat integrated IGCC sites have been established.

For more information about the Moulton Medal, see Moulton Medals

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