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CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Chairman of department: Mr D. C Evans Professor STANLEY ROBERT SIEMON

Visiting Professor HENRY REGINALD CLIVE PRATT Readers DAVID GORDON EVANS

IESTYN JAMES HARRIS WERNER STRAUSS

Senior Lecturers W I L L I A M REGINALD BULMER MARTIN DAVID GEORGE WOOD

ROBERT SELWYN YOST Lecturers GARY NORRIS KERKIN

SHENG HSIUN L I N BRIAN RALPH STANMORE DONALD GEORGE VANSELOW Tutor HOWARD ROYCE DEVLIN

Senior Research Officer FREDERICK ADRIAN BULL

Junior Research Fellow HENDRIK ADRIAAN JACOBUS BATTAERD Graduate Research Assistant JOHN MURRAY CHARLESWORTH

RESEARCH TOPICS IN PROGRESS A. FUEL ENGINEERING 3. Fluid bed combustion — Dr B. R. Stanmore.

2. Processes for dewatering brown coal — Dr B. R. Stanmore, Professor S. R. Siemon and Mr D. G. Evans.

3. Production of hard carbon from brown coal — Dr B. R. Stanmore and Professor S. R. Siemon.

4. Extrusion of brown coal — Dr B. R. Stanmore.

5. Structure of brown coal — Professor S. R. Siemon.

6. Conversion of brown coal to liquid fuels - Professor S. R. Siemon and Mr R. S. Yost.

7. Handling of solid fuels - Dr F. A. Bull.

8. Electrode grist and pitch from brown coal char - Dr F. A. Bull.

9. Identification of petroleum residues in arsons - Dr F. A. Bull.

10. Solvent extraction of brown coal — Mr D. G. Evans.

11. Interaction of ammonia with brown coal - Mr D. G. Evans.

B. BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING 12. Role of activated carbon in waste water treatment — Mr W. R. B. Martin.

13. Algae growth on sewage — Mr W. R. B. Martin.

14. Uptake of phosphorus from waste water by algae — Mr W. R. B. Martin.

15. Recovery of useful products from piggery wastes — Professor S. R. Siemon.

16. Thermal dewatering of piggery effluent - Dr D. G. Vanselow.

17. Thermal and mechanical dewatering of lucerne leaves — Dr D. G. Vanselow and Mr D. G. Evans.

18. Kinetics of phenol biodegradation — Dr D. G. Vanselow.

19. Utilization of oxygen in activated sludge plants — Dr I . J. Harris.

20. Effect of air pollutants on Australian plants — Dr W. Strauss.

21. Continuous high temperature/short time sterilization of liquid foods using steam injection — Dr D. G. Wood.

C. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA 22. Backmixing in solvent extraction — Professor I I . R. C. Pratt.

23. Droplet coalescence and breakdown in packed liquid extraction columns — Professor H. R. C. Pratt.

24. Mass transfer coefficients in multi-component vapour-liquid systems - Mr R. S. Yost.

25. Theoretical and experimental investigation into the melting of a sphere — Dr D. G. Wood 26. Condensation inside horizontal and vertical tubes — Dr D. G. Wood.

27. Pressure drop studies in annular two-phase flow — Dr D. G. Wood.

28. Thc structure of the interface during condensation iwo-phase flow — Dr D. G. Wood.

29. Correlations for two-phase.convective heat transfer — Mr D. G. Evans.

D. OTHER 30. Heat loss during anasthaesis - Dr I . J. Harris.

31. The supply and demand of Chemical Engineers in Australia — Dr D. G. Wood.

32. The effect of transportation options on urban air pollution — Dr W. Strauss.

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P U B L I S H E D W O R K

A R T I C L E S

1. BATTERHAM, R. J. and WOOD, D. G. - The Effect o f Return Bends on the Heal Transfer from an Internationally Flowing Turbulent Air Stream in Smooth Tubes. Second Australasian Conference on Heat and Mass Transfer, Sydney University, February I977. pp. 93.

2. DOWNING, P. G., STANMORE, B. R. and YOST, R. S. - An Assessment of Brown Coal as a Feed f o r Conversion to Liquid Fuels. Chemeca 77, 5th Australian Conference on Chemical Engineering, pp. 83-88.

Canberra, I977.

3. EVANS. D. G. - Oil from Coal in Australia. Session K; Energy Resources and Utilization, Section 1 — Physics, 48th ANZAAS Congress, Melbourne, 1977.

4. EVANS. D. G. — A New Approach to Convective Heat-Transfer Correlations. Second Australasian Conference on Heat and Mass Transfer, pp. 305-312, Sydney, 1977.

5. GOLDING, R. M., HARRIS, B., RALPH, B. J., RICKARD, J1. A. D. and VANSELOW, D. G. - The nature of the Passivation Film on Covellite exposed to Oxygen, in GBF (Gesselschaft f u r Biotechnologische Forschungj Monograph Series, No. 4, 1977, Braunschweig.

6. KERKIN, G. N„ BULL, F. A. (University of Melbourne) and KENNEDY, G. L. (Australian Char Pty.

Ltd.) — A Simple Routine-control Drop-shatter Test in Proceedings of an International Conference on Fracture Mechanics and Technology, eds G. C. Sih and G. L. Chow, pp. 1381-1395, Sijthoff and Noordhoff International Publishers, Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, 1977.

7. NGUYEN, K. L. and WOOD, D. G. — Filmwise Condensation of a Pure Substance inside a Horizontal Tube. Second Australasian Conference on Heat and Mass Transfer, Svdney University, February 1977.

pp. 347.

8. PRATT. H. R. C. and ANDERSON, W. J. - On Axial Mixing and the Design of Packed Extraction Columns from First Principles, Proc. Internal. Solv. Extraction Conf. (Toronto), 1977.

9. ROWNEY, J. E. and WOOD. D. G. - Melting o f a Single Body in a Hoi Gas Stream. Second Australasian Conference on Heat and Mass Transfer, Sydney University, February 1977, pp.93.

10. STANMORE, B. R. and BOYD, A. R. - Heat Transfer and Thermal Effects in Healed Cylinders of Victorian Brown Coal. Second Australasian Conference on Heat and Mass Transfer, pp. 115-120, Svdney, 1977.

11. L I N , S. H. — Consecutive Immobilized Enzymatic Reactions with and without Enzyme Denaturation, Biophysical Chemistry 7. pp. 229 (1977).

12. L I N . S. H. — Particle Deposition due to Thermal Forces in a Tube, 32, pp. 637 (1977). Applied Scientific Research.

13. L I N , S. H. — Optimal Design of Mechanical Aeration Systems for Thermally and Organically Polluted Streams, International J. of Systems Science 8, pp. I l l (1977).

14. L I N , S. H. - Analysis of Thermophoretic Deposition of Aerosol Particles from Laminar Gas Stream.

Chemical Engineering Science 32. pp. 458 (1977).

15. L I N , S. H. - Longitudinal Dispersion in Porous Media with Variable Porosity. Journal of Hvdrology 34, pp. 13 (1977).

16. L I N , S. H. — Nonlinear Adsorption in Layered Porous Media Flow. Journal of Ilvdraulics Division.

American Society o f Civil Engineers 103 (HY9), pp. 951 (1977).

17. L I N , S. H. — An Analysis of Immobilized Enzymatic Reaction in a Packed Bed Reactor with Enzyme Denaturation. Chemical Engineering Journal 14. pp. 125 (1977).

18. N G I A N . M . F„ NGIAN, K. F.. L I N , S. H. and PEARCE, G. R. - Biogasification using NaOH Treated Pig Faeces. (Technical Notes), Journal of Environmental Engineering Division, American Society o f Civil Engineers, 103, EE6.

19. SHARPE, K. and BEKTASH, R. M . - Heterogeneity and the Modelling of Bacterial Spore Death: The Case of Continuously Decreasing Death Rate, Canadian Journal o f Microbiology. 23. pp. 1501, (1977).

20 STRAUSS, W. and M A I N W A R I N G . S. J. - Report to the S.A. Dept. of Transport. A Study of Air Pollution in the North East Area Public Transportation Review (Adelaide) 53 pages.

T H E S E S P A S S E D F O R H I G H E R D E G R E E S Doctor of Philosophy

1. RADFORD, R. D. - Chemical conversion in turbulent tubular reactors Master of Engineering Science 2. PATTERSON, P. J. — 77ie reaction of brown coal with formaldehyde

3. ROBINSON, E. P. — A study ofthe effect of an anionic detergent on the performance ofa standard septic lank T H E S E S I N P R O G R E S S

PhD Theses in Progress ANDERSON, W. J. — Studies of axial mixing in liquid-liquid systems BEKTASH. R. M. — Effects of heat and pressure on bacterial spores CAM1ER, R. J. — Brown coal structure

CHIAM, H. F. - Kinetics of bacterial growth on phenol

COVEY, G. H. — Application of the parallel plate plastometer to brown coal rheology

NGIAN, K. F. — Microbial activity in a fluidized bed of carbon NGUYEN, K. L. — Condensation inside a horizontal tube OUSSA, A. R. — Interaction of ammonia with brown coal PATHAK, J. P. - Heat treatment of lucerne

PYKE, L. H. — Econometrics of residue recycling

ROWNEY, J. E. — Melting of a sphere due to convective heat transfer

SUBRAHMANIYAM, S. — Studies of the frictional pressure drop in annular two-phase flows.

TANG, T. O. — Heal loss during anaesthesis

WRIGHT, M. J. — Kinetics of chlorine dioxide sterilization

M.EngSc Theses in Progress BROWN, S. R. — The treatability of brown coal dewatering effluent DROHAN, P. J. A. - Effect of lithotype in coat dewatering FISHER, R. J. - Luxury uptake by the algae Chlorella Pyrenoidose ROYLANCE, S. J. — Oxygen utilization in an activated sludge aeration

S U B S T A N T I A L G R A N T S R E C E I V E D Grants have been received as follows:-

Esso Australia Ltd: Interfacial studies using hot film anemometers.

NCRAC: Handling properties of solid fuel NCRAC: Electrode pitch from brown-coal char.

VBCR & DC: Effect of lithotype on coal dewatering ARGC: Petroleum substitutes from coal.