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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology


Thermochemical Energy Storage 

Chemical Looping Combustion

Fluidized Bed




PhD in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, 2023.

M.Eng. Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, 2018.


Key publications: 

Kwong, K. (2022). Fundamental Studies of Chemical Looping Combustion with Oxygen Uncoupling (CLOU) of Biomass Char (Doctoral thesis).

Kwong, KY et al. (2022) Predictions of burnout times of biomass char using experimentally determined CO to CO2 ratio. Chemical Engineering Journal. 450. 138404.

Kwong, KY et al. (2022) Chemical Looping Combustion of a Biomass Char in Fe2O3-, CuO-, and SrFeO3−δ-Based Oxygen Carriers. Energy and Fuels.

Kwong, KY and Marek, EJ (2021) Combustion of Biomass in Fluidized Beds: A Review of Key Phenomena and Future Perspectives. Energy and Fuels. 35, 20, 16303–16334.

Kwong, KY et al. (2021) Analysis of the rate of combustion of biomass char in a fluidised bed of CLOU particles. Chemical Engineering Journal. 417. 127942.

Teaching and Supervisions


Supervisor for courses: CET IIA Process dynamics and control and CET IIA Partial DIfferential Equation

Research supervision: 

Mentors for IIB research projects and students:

  1. Combustion of biomass char in fluidised bed - Erin and Joanna (2022 - 2023)
  2. Kinetics of biochar oxidation: Sam and Dhurai (2021 - 2022)
  3. Study of char combustion based on primary CO/CO2 ratio: Luke and Walid (2019 - 2020)
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Person keywords: 
chemical looping
carbon capture