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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

 

Research interests

Energy, combustion, CCS, fluidised bed, discrete element modelling, CFD-DEM

Research

Leading the Energy Reactions and Carriers group

 

Sustainable process engineering

samuel_mixed Perovskites

Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2020.119821

Chemical looping and new energy vectors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chemical Engineering Journal, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2020.127942

Advanced modelling (percolation, CFD, DEM)

Chemical Engineering Journal, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2020.126845

New materials for energy production

International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2019.102891

 

 

 

 

Publications

Key publications: 
[1]
Jovanovic R, Marek EJ. Percolation theory applied in modelling of Fe2O3 reduction during chemical looping combustion. Chemical Engineering Journal 2021;406. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2020.126845.
[2]
Zheng Y, Marek EJ, Scott SA. H2 production from a plasma-assisted chemical looping system from the partial oxidation of CH4 at mild temperatures. Chemical Engineering Journal 2020;379. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2019.122197.
[3]
Zheng Y, Marek E, Scott SA. The effect of CO on CO2-char gasification. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proci.2020.06.245.
[4]
Redko T, Volford A, Marek EJ, Scott SA, Hayhurst AN. Measurement of the times for pyrolysis and the thermal diffusivity of a pyrolysing particle of wood and also of the resulting char. Combustion and Flame 2020;212:510–8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.combustflame.2019.10.024.
[5]
Marek EJ, Gabra S, Dennis JS, Scott SA. High selectivity epoxidation of ethylene in chemical looping setup. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 2020;262. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2019.118216.
[6]
Görke RH, Marek EJ, Donat F, Scott SA. Reduction and oxidation behavior of strontium perovskites for chemical looping air separation. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 2020;94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2019.102891.
[7]
Clarà Saracho A, Haigh SK, Hata T, Soga K, Farsang S, Redfern SAT, et al. Characterisation of CaCO3 phases during strain-specific ureolytic precipitation. Scientific Reports 2020;10. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-66831-y.
[8]
Zheng Y, Grant R, Hu W, Marek E, Scott SA. H 2 production from partial oxidation of CH 4 by Fe 2 O 3 -supported Ni-based catalysts in a plasma-assisted packed bed reactor. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 2019;37:5481–8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proci.2018.05.101.
[9]
Hu W, Marek E, Donat F, Dennis JS, Scott SA. A thermogravimetric method for the measurement of CO/CO2 ratio at the surface of carbon during combustion. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 2019;37:2987–93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proci.2018.05.040.
[10]
Marek EJ, Zheng Y, Scott SA. Enhancement of char gasification in CO2 during chemical looping combustion. Chemical Engineering Journal 2018;354:137–48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2018.07.215.
[11]
Marek E, Hu W, Gaultois M, Grey CP, Scott SA. The use of strontium ferrite in chemical looping systems. Applied Energy 2018;223:369–82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.04.090.
[12]
Chan MSC, Marek E, Scott SA, Dennis JS. Chemical looping epoxidation. Journal of Catalysis 2018;359:1–7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcat.2017.12.030.
[13]
Światkowski B, Marek E. Optimisation of pulverized coal combustion in O2/CO2/H2O modified atmosphere - Experimental and numerical study. Energy 2015;92:47–53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2015.06.064.
[14]
Marek E, ͆wiątkowski B. Reprint of “experimental studies of single particle combustion in air and different oxy-fuel atmospheres.” Applied Thermal Engineering 2015;74:61–8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2014.05.026.
[15]
Jovanović R, Marek E, Maletić S, Cvetinović D, Marković Z. Lattice Monte Carlo simulation of single coal char particle combustion under oxy-fuel conditions. Fuel 2015;151:172–81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2015.02.104.
[16]
Marek E, Świa̧tkowski B. Experimental studies of single particle combustion in air and different oxy-fuel atmospheres. Applied Thermal Engineering 2014;66:35–42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2014.01.070.
[17]
Marek E, Stańczyk K. Case Studies Investigating Single Coal Particle Ignition and Combustion. Journal of Sustainable Mining 2013;12:17–31. https://doi.org/10.7424/jsm130303.
[18]
Lewtak R, Marek E. Numerical and experimental investigations into combustion of a single biomass particle. 8th US National Combustion Meeting 2013, vol. 3, Western States Section/Combustion Institute; 2013, p. 2592–611.

Teaching and Supervisions

Teaching: 

CET IIB Energy Technology

CET IB Design project

CET 1A Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer

University lecturer

Contact Details

Office phone: 
01223 334776
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