Dr Chunfei Wu from The University of Hull has visited Hebei University of Technology in August and September 2107. He tested a new pressurized reactor for plastic pyrolysis, which will provide extra valuable facility for this project. In addition, co-pyrolysis and co-gasification of biomass components (cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin) were tested using an advanced in-situ DRIFTs reactor.
PhD researcher Julius Gane from the University of Leeds visited Hebei University, Tianjin, China for a one month secondment July-August 2017. Julius was trained in the preparation of a novel MnTiO2 catalyst which can be used in his research into the upgrading of waste biomass pyrolysis oils to produce a gasoline like product and/or chemicals. He also gained experience in how Hebei University researchers analyse the product oils using FTIR and GC/MS. Julius also gave a presentation of his PhD research to the research group at Hebei University.
PhD researcher Kenneth Eboatu from the University of Leeds visited Tsinghua University, Beijing for a three month secondment from June 2nd to September 1st 2017. Kenneth worked on the development of a new reactor system for the catalytic pyrolysis-gasification of waste urban wood. He also gained knowledge in the preparation of a bifunctional catalyst for simultaneous syngas production with CO2 capture to enhance the concentration of hydrogen in the syngas.