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MACC Researchers
Ikenna J. Okeke Ikenna J. Okeke
Ph.D. Candidate
Supervised by Dr. Thomas A. Adams II

Start date
September 2016

Email
iokeke@mcmaster.ca

Topics
New Technologies for Sustainable Liquid Fuel Production
Sustainable Energy Conversion Processes

Research Title
Petroleum Coke to liquid fuel conversion.

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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