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MACC Researchers
Jaffer Ghouse Jaffer Ghouse
Ph.D. Recipient
Supervised by Dr. Thomas Adams II

Start date
September 2011

Email
ghousejh@mcmaster.ca

Education
B.Tech Chemical Engineering (Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals) Anna University, India (2006-2010)

Work Experience
Process & Commissioning, LNV Technology, India (January 2011 - June 2011)
Research Associate, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (August 2010 - November 2010)

Research Title
Integrated Coal Gasification and natural gas reforming for energy efficient polygeneration plants.

Research Objectives
Conventional entrained flow gasifiers (GE-Texaco) employ radiant syngas cooler to cool the hot coal-derived syngas generating steam in the process. The goal of our project is to investigate a better method to cool the hot coal-derived syngas and increase the overall efficiency at the same time. Previous work has shown promise in using the endothermic steam reforming reaction to cool the hot coal-derived syngas and produce a more valuable product, hydrogen rich syngas. The goal of the project is to develop a dynamic two dimensional, heterogeneous model of the system which would help design the new device. The dynamic model would help us understand the dynamics of such a system during start-up/shutdown conditions and would aid in designing a control strategy for the same.

MACC Publications

Other Publications

  • J.H. Ghouse and T.A. Adams II, The Use of a Rigorous First-principles based Multi-scale Model for the Design of Next Generation Hybrid Gasifiers, Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE), Fredericton, Canada 2013.
  • J.H. Ghouse and T.A. Adams II, Integrated Coal Gasification and Natural Gas Steam Reforming, International Symposium of Gasification and Applications iSGA-3, Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE), Vancouver, Canada 2012.
Patents
  • J.H. Ghouse and T.A. Adams II. Hybrid Radiant Syngas Cooler and Steam Methane Reformer. Patent disclosure filed with McMaster Industry Liaison Office. US Provisional application no. 61/944,704.

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