Daniel Sebastia Saez

Dr Daniel Sebastia Saez


Research Fellow in Chemical Engineering
+44 (0)1483 686568

Academic and research departments

Department of Chemical and Process Engineering.

Biography

Biography

  • December 2015 - present. University of Surrey (UK). Research Fellow.
  • October 2012 - June 2016 PhD. Cranfield University (UK)
  • October 2009 - December 2011. MEng. Universitat Jaume I (Spain)
  • October 2005 - September 2009. BEng. Universitat Jaume I (Spain) and Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Brazil)

 

My publications

Publications

Book chapters

D. Sebastia-Saez et al. 2019. Advancing CCSU technologies with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD): A look at the future by linking CFD and Process Simulations. In: T. Reina, J. Odriozola, H. Arellano-Garcia (Eds.): Engineering Solutions for CO2 Conversion. Wiley, Weinheim, Germany. ISBN: 3527346392, 9783527346394. Currently being edited. To appear August 2020.

Journal articles

D. Sebastia-Saez et al. Synthesis and characterisation of n-octacosane@silica nano-capsules for thermal storage applications. International Journal of Energy Research. Article in Press.

H. Arellano-Garcia, …, D. Sebastia-Saez. The advantage of using aqueous methanol for hydrogen production via load-matched coupled solar-PEM electrolysis. Chemical Engineering and Technology 42(11):23402347 2019.

F.M. Baena-Moreno,…, D. Sebastia-Saez et al. Physicochemical comparison of precipitated calcium carbonate for different configurations of a biogas upgrading unit. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 94(7):2256–2262, 2019.

D. Sebastia-Saez et al. CFD modelling of the evaporation of biphasic (solid-liquid) individual droplets in a spray dryer. Chemical Engineering Transactions 74:421–426, 2019.

D. Sebastia-Saez et al. Numerical and experimental characterization of the hydrodynamics and drying kinetics of a barbotine slurry spray. Chemical Engineering Science 195:83–94, 2019.

D. Sebastia-Saez et al. Effect of the contact angle on the morphology, residence time distribution and mass transfer into liquid rivulets: A CFD study. Chemical Engineering Science 176:356–366, 2018.

D. Sebastia-Saez et al. On the effect of the liquid phase Froude number on the interface area of gravity-driven liquid films in structured packing. Chemical Engineering Research and Design 130:208–218, 2018.

S. Hoeser, …, D. Sebastia-Saez et al. Adaption of control structure design methods to an industrial plant engineering workflow. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 56(48):14270–14281, 2017.

D. Sebastia-Saez et al. Numerical modelling of braiding and meandering instabilities in gravity-driven liquid rivulets. Chemie Ingenieur Technik 89(11):1515–1522, 2017.

D. Sebastia-Saez, et al. Meso-scale CFD study of the pressure drop, liquid hold-up, interfacial area and mass transfer in structured packing materials. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 42:388–399, 2015.

D. Sebastia-Saez, et al. Micro-scale CFD modeling of reactive mass transfer in falling liquid films within structured packing materials. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 33:40–50, 2015.

D. Sebastia-Saez, et al. Micro-scale CFD study about the influence of operative parameters on physical mass transfer within structured packing elements. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 28:180–188, 2014.

D. Sebastia-Saez, et al. 3D modeling of hydrodynamics and physical mass transfer characteristics of liquid film flows in structured packing elements. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 19:492–502, 2013.

Peer-reviewed conference articles 

A. Al Hmoud, D. Sebastia-Saez et al. Comparative numerical analysis of different materials in photovoltaic thermal solar hybrid panels. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering 46:793–798, 2019.

N. Foster, D. Sebastia-Saez, et al. Fractal branch-like shell and tube heat exchanger: A CFD study of the shell side performance. IFAC-PapersOnLine 52(1):100–105, 2019.

S. Hajizeinalibioki, D. Sebastia-Saez et al. Dull or bright you still get electric delight: A new approach to the design of all-weather panels. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering 43:211–216, 2018.

D. Sebastia-Saez et al. A model-based approach to design miniaturised structured packings for highly efficient mass transfer in gas/liquid multiphase flows. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering 821–826, 2018.

D. Sebastia-Saez et al. CFD modelling of structured packings at small- and meso-scale. Energy Procedia 114:1601–1614, 2017.

D. Sebastia-Saez et al. Volume of fluid modeling of the reactive mass transfer of CO2 into aqueous amine solutions in structured packed elements at microscale. Energy Procedia 63:1229–1242, 2017.