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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology


Production and purification of bio-diesel from a wide variety of feedstocks including algae using novel reactors based on oscillatory flow.

Now working in a small group looking at the development of flexible heat pipes for the communications and aerospace industries.  As this work is commercially sensitive there are no publications to date


BSc, MA, CEng, FIChemE, MIMechE, FINucI


Key publications: 

T Mohd-Ghazi & R L Skelton. The Application Of Pulsed Baffled Tube Photochemical Reactor (PBTPR) By Oscillatory Flow Mixing In Heterogeneous Photocatalysis. Proceedings of AICHE 2002 Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana U.S.A 3-8 November 2002, New Developments in Multiphase reactors session

A.P. Harvey, M.R. Mackley and R.L. Skelton. Development of an Intensified ‘Biodiesel’ Production Process. The Chemical Engineer. May 2004

Skelton, R.L., Bustnes, T.E. and Mackley, M.R.,(2005) Development of the oscillatory flow based process for the production of biodiesel transport fuel. 7th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, 10-14 July 2005, Glasgow, UK.

Berrios M and Skelton R L (2008) ‘Comparison of purification methods for biodiesel’. Chemical Engineering Journal 144(3), 459-465

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 Bob  Skelton

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