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USN and SINTEF Industry together possess a powerful and unique combination of cutting edge experience in process design, process evaluation, cost engineering, and environmental impact assessments, as well as expertise in using modern tools for modelling and simulation of processes. This knowledge is utilized and extended in research on CO2 capture processes.

The project brings together USN personnel from several departments at the Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences and personnel from SINTEF Industry, in particular the Process Technology department, as well as associates.
 

USN professors in charge of the CO2 research


Morten C. Melaaen
(PhD)

Heat and mass transfer in CO2 capture equipment, including CFD simulations and experimental work on flow processes

Dag Eimer
(PhD)

Kinetics and thermodynamics of CO2 absorption, modelling and process design; process intensification

Klaus Jens
(PhD)

CO2 chemistry; CO2 adsorption/absorption mechanisms and technology; CO2 adsorbent/adsorbent development and testing

 

PhD students working on CO2

   Hassan Ali
Hassan Ali
(MSc)

Cost estimation of CO2 capture
Wathsala Jinadasa
Wathsala Jinadasa
(MSc)

Application of spectroscopy and chemometrics in speciation of CO2 capture solvents
Sumudu Karunarathne
Sumudu Karunarathne
(MSc)

Physiochemical data for amine based CO2 capture processes

 

Other USN and SINTEF Industry CO2 research personnel


Rune Bakke
(PhD)


Professor at USN

Biological degradation of amine waste from CO
2 capture systems

Dag Bjerketvedt
(PhD)

Professor at USN

CO
2 safety; Combustion of amine waste from CO2 capture systems


Terje Bråthen
(MSc)


Assoc. Prof. at USN

Process simulation of CO
2 capture systems

Nils Henrik Eldrup
(MSc)

Assist. Prof. at USN

Cost estimation of CO
2 capture plants

Britt Moldestad
(PhD)

Professor at USN

Mathematical modelling of flow around packing elements in CO
2 scrubbers; Design and construction of laboratory equipment for CO2 capture

Assoc. Prof. at USN

Application of spectroscopy and chemometrics in CO2 capture solvent speciation


Hans Aksel Haugen
(MSc)

Chief Scientist at SINTEF Industry

CO
2 value chain


Jon Hovland
(MSc)

Chief Scientist at SINTEF Industry

Handling of amine waste (biological degradation and incineration) from CO2 capture systems

Zul  Zulkifli Bin Idris
(PhD)

Assoc. Prof. at USN

Absorption equilibria; modelling of absorption equilibria; relating equilibria to structure of chemicals


Ying Jiru
(PhD)

Senior Research Scientist at SINTEF Industry

Absorption and reaction kinetics of CO2 into amine solutions


Chameera Jayarathna
(PhD)

Research Scientist at SINTEF Industry

Fully Integrated Regenerative Carbonate Cycling


Bernt Lie
(PhD)

Professor at USN


Modelling and simulation of dynamic systems applied to CO
2 capture systems; Advanced control of CO2 capture systems
  Joachim Lundberg
Joachim Lundberg
(PhD)

Assoc. Prof. at USN


Rapid CO2 phase transition and release

Anette Mathisen
(PhD)

Senior Research Scientist at SINTEF Industry

Simulation of CO2 capture processes

 
Morten Pedersen
(MSc)

Assist. Prof. at USN

Instrumentation of USN laboratory facilities CO
2 capture

  
Wilhelm Rondeel
(PhD)

Professor at USN

CO
2 value chain

  
Ragnhild Skagestad
(MSc)

Senior Research Scientist at SINTEF Industry

Biofuels as energy source in CO2 capture systems

John Arild Svendsen
John Arild Svendsen
(MSc)

Modelling and simulation of CO2 capture systems

   
Henriette Sørensen
(MSc)

Simulation of CO2 capture; Amine waste analysis


Lars Erik Øi
(PhD)


Professor at USN

Absorption column design; Process simulation of CO
2 capture systems; Energy optimization of CO2 capture systems 


Lars-André Tokheim (PhD)

Professor at USN

Capture and reduction of CO
2 from cement plants; Incineration of amine waste from CO2 capture systems; Calcium looping

In addition to those listed above, MSc and BSc students from USN contribute through student projects and theses.