Fibre-optic sensors for industrial applications
1. QRNF, F. Cecelja (PI), Low Cost Forward Osmosis Desalination: Application in Agricultural Irrigation - awarded, $280k, (2016)
2. EPSRC-KTA, F. Cecelja (PI), M. Bussmaker, Value Chain Analysis Platform for Bio-Refining Processes – submitted, £48k ( September, 2015)
3. FP7 (Marie Curie LTN), F. Cecelja (PI), J. Sandhukan, Renewable Energy Systems Engineering, £425k, (2013 – 2017)
4. EPSRC-KTA, F. Cecelja (PI), A. Yang, Integrated decision making tool for production of sugars and lignin from cellulosic biomass – use case for Scotland and Norway, £48k (2013 – 2014)
5. FP7 (Life+), F. Cecelja (PI), A. Yang, Development of knowledge-based web services to promote and advance Industrial Symbiosis in Europe, £235k, (2010 – 2014)
6. Industrial, F. Cecelja (PI), T. Raafat, Use of Semantic Web technologies for structuring the information content of a Tourism Portal, £22k, (2012 – 2013)
7. EPSRC-KTA, A. Hosseini (PI), F Cecelja, Development of knowledge based optimization and data acquisition techniques in process industry, £65k, (2011-2012)
8. Short KTP, F. Cecelja (PI), Mobile semantic web platform £46k, (2011-2012)
9. Industrial (international KTP), F. Cecelja (PI), Semantic web enabled platform to support industrial symbiosis operation, £35k, (2008-2011)
10. Industrial (KTP), F. Cecelja (PI), Embedding Semantic Web technologies in a software developing SME, £115k, (2008-2011)
11. Industrial (KTP), F. Cecelja (PI), P. Broomhead, Design of a Data Exchange Management System, £135k, (2004 – 2007)
12. Industrial (KTP), A. McConnell (PI), F. Cecelja, Design of a Respiratory Muscle Diagnostic and Training System, £245k, (2004-2007)
With Europe’s Renewable Energy Directive stating that biofuels must account for 10% of energy production by 2020, identifying the most viable methods of biofuel production has become a necessity rather than an option for European governments.
University of Surrey will be at the forefront of research into achieving this objective, having secured a £442,000 RENESENG (Renewable Systems Engineering Grant) for a four-year project to create a structure for assessing biofuel production and setting up European PhD training facilities.
The grant is part of an overall project grant of £4.2m, awarded as an FP7 Marie Curie project ITN (Initial Training Network) to a European consortium of major universities and biofuel companies. Along with Surrey, the consortium includes the National Technical University of Athens, Imperial College, École Polytéchnique Fédérale de Lausanne and the Technical University of Denmark, along with ten bio-refining companies including Arkema (France), BPF (Netherlands) and CIMV (France).
The overall aim of the project is to develop synthesis tools, capabilities and a training network for renewable energy, with a focus on bio-refining. Surrey has been tasked with developing a comprehensive and flexible modelling tool to assess feedstock, integrating and improving existing tools. The model will take both a cross-functional approach – assessing feedstock across different criteria such as availability, quality and properties – and an LCA (lifecycle assessment) approach by considering the environmental impact of all aspects of the supply chain. In addition, Surrey will set up a pan-European PhD multi-centre. The project will be led by Primary Investigator Dr Franjo Cecelja, to which he states:
“With biofuel production currently requiring government subsidy, and conflict with food production causing further issues, it is imperative for governments and industry to have access to a reliable knowledge-base, tools and training. Already a centre of excellence for renewable energy, Surrey is proud to be part of this project. We see great potential for further research, while the introduction of the multi-centre will be of enormous benefit to the University.”
This proposed project aims to implement a pilot study based on the recent achievements for a modified Forward Osmosis (FO) desalination process using a liquefied gas draw solution (DS) with thermal-depression regeneration. The pilot plant will verify the laboratory results such as energy, water and chemical consumption, developed at the level of fully functional model for seawater desalination at the Centre for Osmosis Research and Application (CORA). The results of laboratory studies will be used to choose the material, capacity and specification of equipment that will be used in the industrial plant. The pilot study project will investigate the operating parameters to provide scale-up data for larger pilot plant study and future industrial operations. The pilot plant will address the feasibility of scaling up the modified FO process for use in industrial-scale desalination plant, commercial feasibility in terms of associated cost, quality of clean water, feed recovery, energy supply, operating conditions and related risk of pollution and materials of construction
· Energy Steering Committee, member, University of Surrey
· Coordinator of Process and Information Systems Engineering Research Centre (PRISE)
· Programme Director of 2 PG (MSc) Programmes (Renewable Energy Systems Engineering, Process and Information Systems Engineering),
· Admission tutor for 5 PG (MSc) programmes
· PG Board of Study and Board of Examiners Chair
· PG Recruitment and Admission Committee, member, University of Surrey
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F. Cecelja, and N. Trokanas, Optimising Environmental Impact of Industrial Symbiosis Networks, in 10th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, SDEWES 2015, submitted to, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2015.
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