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MACC Researchers
Ikenna Okeke Ikenna Okeke
PhD Candidate
Supervised by Dr. Thomas A. Adams II

Start date
September 2016

Email
iokeke@mcmaster,ca

Education
M.Sc. BioChemical Engineering (Emphasis: Process Engineering), University of Georgia, USA. (Aug 2014 July 2016)
B.Eng. Chemical Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria. (Oct 2007 Aug 2012)

Work Experience
Research Assistant, BioEnergy Engineering Research Lab, University of Georgia, USA. (Jan 2015 - July 2016)
Infrastructure Engineer, Internet Experts Limited, Nigeria. (Nov 2012 June 2014)
Process Engineer Intern, Total Exploration & Production, Nigeria. (March 2011 Aug 2011)

Topics
New Technologies for Sustainable Liquid Fuel Production

Research Title
PhD Candidate

Research Objectives
Petroleum coke is a solid fuel (by-product) obtained from fractional distillation of heavy petroleum oil. Being a source of carbon that can be further processed to generate multi-purpose fuels and chemicals such as F-T synthesis, H2 production, steam generation, dimethyl ether, Alcohol synthesis, Ethylene production, and power generation, the optimal, efficient, and environmentally sustainable pathway to which petcoke can be subjected is explored. The specific objectives are to design, simulate, and optimize an integrated radiant petcoke-syngas cooler with an endothermic natural gas reformer giving rise to an overall syngas generation efficiency compared with other syngas cooling systems, perform a detailed design, simulation and techno-economic assessment of a power generation via hybrid gas turbine/solid oxide fuel cell systems using off-gases from petcoke gasification, and finally investigate the variant of solvent-free CO2 capture processes for oxyfuel and chemical looping power generation systems.

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