Dr Woei Saw

 Position Postdoctoral Fellow
 Org Unit School of Chemical Engineering
 Email woei.saw@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 1182
 Location Floor/Room 1 04 ,  Engineering North ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    2013 – present: Research Fellow/Project Manager, School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Adelaide

    2009 – 2013: Research Fellow/Project Manager, Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Canterbury

  • Qualifications

    PhD in Mechanical Engineering, 2009, The University of Adelaide, Australia

    B.E (Hons) in Mechatronic Engineering, 2004, The University of Adelaide, Australia

  • Research Interests

    Concentrated solar thermal for power generation/thermochemical reactions

    High temperature thermal energy storage  

    Dual fluidised bed gasfication

    Torrefaction

    Liquid fuel synthesis

    Techno-economic analysis


    Current research projects

    Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative (ASTRI)

    - Node 1 (P12) Receiver Performance Project - High tempeature particle receiver

    - Node 2 (P21) Energy Storage Project - High temperature particle storage

    - Node 4 (P42) Solar Fuels - Hybrid solar gasification of carbonaceous feedstock to liquid fuel 

    Integeration of CST into the Bayer process

  • Publications

    Journal articles:

     

    ·         Davis, D, Müller, F, Saw, W, Steinfeld, A & Nathan, GJ 2017, 'Solar-driven alumina calcination for CO2 mitigation and improved product quality', Green Chemistry, DOI: 10.1039/C7GC00585G.

    ·         Guo, P., Saw, W.L., van Eyk, P.J., Stechel, E.B., de Nys, R., Ashman, P.J., Nathan, G.J., (2017) Gasification reactivity and physiochemical properties of the chars from raw and torrefied wood, grape marc and macroalgae. Energy and Fuels, 31, 2246-2259.

    ·       Guo, P., Saw, W.L., van Eyk, P.J., Stechel, E.B., Ashman, P.J., Nathan, G.J., (2017) System optimization for Fischer-Tropsch liquid fuels production via solar hybridized dual fluidized bed gasification of solid fuels. Energy and Fuels, 31, 2033-2043.

    ·       Hinkley, J.T., McNaughton, R.T., Pye, J., Saw, W., Stechel, E.B., (2016) The challenges and opportunities for integration of solar syngas production with liquid fuel synthesis. AIP Conference Proceedings 1734, 2016

    ·       Hongrapipat, J., Pang, S., Saw, W.L., (2016) Removal of NH3 and H2S from producer gas in a dual fluidised bed steam gasifier by optimisation of operation conditions and application of bed materials. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, 6, 105-113.

    ·       Guo, P., van Eyk, P.J., Saw, W.L., Ashman, P.J., Nathan, G.J., Stechel, E.B., (2015) Performance assessment of Fischer-Tropsch liquid fuels production by solar hybridized dual fluidized bed gasification of lignite. Energy and Fuels, 29, 2738-2751.

    ·       Kueh, K., Nathan, G.J., Saw, W.L., (2015) Storage capacities required for a solar thermal plant to avoid unscheduled reductions in output. Solar Energy, 118, 209-221.

    ·       Guo, P., Saw, W.L., van Eyk, P.J., Ashman, P.J., Nathan, G.J., Stechel, E.B., (2015) Fischer-Tropsch liquid fuel production by co-gasification of coal and biomass in a solar hybrid dual fluidized bed gasifier, Energy Procedia, 69, 1770-1779.

    ·       Saw, W.L., Kaniyal, A.A., van Eyk, P.J., Ashman, P.J., Nathan, G.J., (2015) Solar hybridised gasification poly-generation plants in Australia: techno-economic assessment, Energy Procedia, 69, 1819-1827.

    ·       Hongrapipat, J., Saw, W.L., Pang, S., (2015) Co-gasification of blended lignite and wood pellets in a dual fluidised bed steam gasifier: The influence of lignite to wood ratio on NH3 and H2S concentrations in the producer gas. Fuel, 139, 494-501.

    ·       Lim, M.T., Saw, W.L., and Pang, S.S., (2015) Effect of Fluidizing velocity on gas bypass and solid fraction in a dual fluidised bed gasifier and a cold model. Particuology, 18, 58-65.

    ·       Lim, M.T., Saw, W.L., and Pang, S.S., (2015) Estimation of Solids Circulation Rate from Risers at High Solids-to Gas Density Ratios. Chemical Engineering Communications, 202, 356-360.

    ·       Hongrapipat, J., Yip, A.C.K., Marshall, A.T., Saw, W.L., Pang, S., (2014) Investigation of removal of ammonia and hydrogen sulphide from producer gas in biomass gasification by titanomagnetite. Fuel, 135, 236-242.

    ·       Mwandila, G., Pang, S., Saw, W.L., (2014) Semiempirical determination of overall volumetric molar transfer coefficient for the scrubbing of gaseous tars in biodiesel. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 53, 4424-4428.

    ·       Saw, W.L., and Pang, S., (2013) Co-gasification of lignite and pine pellets in a 100kW dual fluidised bed steam gasifier: the influence of lignite on producer gas and tar content. Fuel,112, 117-124.

    ·       Saw, W.L., and Pang, S., (2012) The influence of calcite loading on producer gas composition and tar concentration of radiata pine pellets in a dual fluidised bed steam gasifier, Fuel, 102, 445-452.

    ·       Hongrapipat, J., Saw, W., Pang, S., (2012) Removal of ammonia from producer gas in biomass gasification: Integration of gasification optimisation and hot catalytic gas cleaning, Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, 2(4), 327-348.

    ·       Saw, W.L., and Pang, S.S., (2012) Influence of mean gas residence time in the bubbling fluidised bed on the performance of a 100kW dual fluidised bed steam gasifier, Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, 2(3), 197-205.

    ·       Saw, W., McKinnon, H., Gilmour, I., Pang, S., (2012) Production of hydrogen-rich syngas from steam gasification of blend of biosolids and wood using a dual fluidised bed gasifier, Fuel, 93, 473-478.

    ·       Saw, W.L., Nathan, G.J., Ashman, P.J., Hupa, M., (2010) Influence of stoichiometry on the release of atomic sodium, from a burning black liquor droplet in a flat flame with and without boron, Fuel, 89, 2608-2616.

    ·       Saw, W.L., Nathan, G.J., Ashman, P.J., Hupa, M., (2010) Influence of droplet size on the release of atomic sodium from a burning black liquor droplet in a flat flame, Fuel, 89(8), 1840-1848.

    ·       Saw, W.L., Nathan, G.J., Ashman, P.J., Hupa, M., (2010) Simultaneous measurement of the surface temperature and the release of atomic sodium from a burning black liquor droplet, Combustion and Flame,157, 769-777.

    ·       Saw, W.L., Nathan, G.J., Ashman, P.J., Alwahabi, Z. T. (2009) Assessment of the release of atomic Na from a burning black liquor droplet using quantitative PLIF, Combustion and Flame, 156, 1471-1479.

    ·       Saw, W. L., Forssén, M., Hupa, M., Nathan, G.J., Ashman, P.J., (2009) The influence of boron on the emission of sodium during black liquor combustion under oxidative conditions, Appita Journal, 62, 219-225.

     

     

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