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Grad Studies
MACC Researchers
Yaser Khojasteh Salkuyeh Yaser Khojasteh Salkuyeh
Supervised by Dr. Thomas Adams II

Start date
September 2011


PhD Chemical Engineering, McMaster (2015)
B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
M.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Work Experience
Process Engineer, Research Institute of Petroleum Industry, Tehran, Iran
Process Engineer, Arman Energy Maad, Tehran, Iran
Research Assistant, Delta Oil & Gas Engineering Consultant, Tehran, Iran

Research Title
Sustainable Power Generation and Liquid Fuel Production

Research Objectives
The rising price of crude oil and greenhouse gas emission challenges are motivating new efforts to find novel techniques, new feedstocks and optimization of existing approaches for the production of transportation fuels, chemical liquids and power generation with improved energy and environmental efficiencies instead of oil-based systems. In addition, attempts to reduce CO2 emissions by using traditional CO2 capture and sequestration technologies decrease the thermal efficiency and profitability of the plant significantly and yet still release some CO2 to the atmosphere. Therefore, the main goal of this project is to develop, simulate and optimize an integrated polygeneration plant that uses a mixture of feedstocks (fossil fuel and carbonless) and produces multiple products in a new zero CO2 emission approach. By integrating multiple feedstocks and production processes, the model can exploit certain synergies, which are unavailable to traditional plants, resulting in significant efficiency improvements. In addition, the large-scale, black-box optimization techniques will be implemented to drive the design to economically optimum conditions as a function of the market price changes and carbon tax. The final model will also introduce new emerging technologies that are more cost effective and have higher efficiency and lower CO2 emission such as chemical looping, nuclear heat reforming, etc.

MACC Publications

Other Publications

  • Y. Khojasteh Salkuyeh, M. Mofarahi, "Reduction of CO2 Capture Plant Energy Requirement by Selecting a Suitable Solvent and Analyzing the Operating Parameters", International Journal of Energy Research, 2012, DOI: 10.1002/er.2899
  • Y. Khojasteh Salkuyeh, M. Mofarahi, "Comparison of MEA and DGA performance for CO2 capture under different operational conditions", International Journal of Energy Research, 36, 2, 259-268, 2012
  • M. Mofarahi, Y. Khojasteh, H. Khaledi, A. Farahnak, "Design of CO2 absorption plant for recovery of CO2 from flue gases of gas turbine", Energy 33, 1311- 1319, 2008.
  • Y. Khojasteh, D. Rashtchian, "Optimization of Ammonia plant by using exergy and combined pinch and exergy methods", Iranian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (IJCCE), 2007


  • Thomas A. Adams II, Yaser Khojestah Salkuyeh, and Jake Nease, "Reactor and process design for in sustainable energy technology: Processes and Simulations for Solvent-based CO2 Capture and Syngas Cleanup", Elsevier, 2014 (In Press)
  • Y. Khojasteh Salkuyeh, A. Khanmohammadi, "Mass Transfer Test Book for Master of Science Applicants", Publisher: Kanoon Farhangi Amoozesh- Ghalamchi, 2007

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • Yaser Khojasteh Salkuyeh, Thomas A. Adams II, "Shale gas for the petrochemical industry: incorporation of novel technologies", Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Design FOCAPD 2014
  • Yaser Khojasteh Salkuyeh, Thomas A. Adams II, "Development of a new polygeneration plant based on integrated coal gasification, natural gas reforming and carbonless energy", American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Annual Meeting, 2013

  • Yaser Khojasteh Salkuyeh, Thomas A. Adams II, "Thermo-economic optimization of a novel zero carbon emission polygeneration plant based on methane oxidative coupling of shale gas and nickel-oxide combustion processes", American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Annual Meeting, 2013

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