Course Details

Title Development of ion-exchange materials to remove inorganic contaminants in biooil for advanced biofuel
Field of Study Natural science
Professor Byong-Hun Jeon (bhjeon@hanyang.ac.kr)
Type Research project
Delivery Method Offline (100% offline course):
Credits 3
Contact hours 80
Schedule
Course code TBA
Course number 00000
Description
  • Research Topic

Development of ion-exchange materials to remove inorganic contaminants in biooil for advanced biofuel

  • Research Activities

– Bio-oil production using fast pyrolysis from lignocellulosic biomass.

– Synthesis of ion-exchange resin to remove inorganic contaminants.

– Evaluation of removal efficiency of inorganic contaminants using ion exchange resin.

– Optimization of various parameters such as operating temperature, ion selectivity, reaction rate, regeneration efficiency, exchange capacity, partial regeneration of resin, etc..

– Selection of the suitable resin for industrial-level application for effective inorganic contaminants removal.

  • Achievement (Publications / Awards / Corporate Project / Government Project)

– Prof. Jeon has published more than 304 SCI(E) journal articles with a citation of 11766 and an h-index of 59.

– 1) Selected as the top researcher at Hanyang University in 2017-2020, 2) Selected 5 times by BRIC (People Who Lighted Korea), 3) Brain Pool project excellence selection in 2013, 2017, 4) Awarded by the Ministry of Environment in the environmental engineering in 2009, 5) Various media reports (YTN TV Science), 6) Performed numerous invitational presentations at the American Chemical Society National Meeting.

– He is running more than 10 government and corporate-funded research projects including BK21 PLUS.

Objective

This research aims to develop an ion-exchange resin that can effectively remove inorganic contaminants in bio-oil. The removal efficiency of inorganic contaminants will be evaluated using Inductively Coupled Plasma.

  • Literature survey to understand the basic of engineering.
  • Experimental set up, handling different analytical instruments, and result interpretation.

Report writing using the experimental results.

Preparations
  • Academic Background

– Bioenergy, Environmental biogeochemistry

 

  • Relevant Experience

-Basic understanding in environmental engineering

 

  • Language

-Proficient English speaking and writing

Materials
Evaluation
Attendance
10%
Final
25%
Group Project
25%
Participation
20%
Presentation
20%
Lesson Plan
Class 1: - Laboratory safety and ethics training.
Class 2: - Literature survey for research
Class 3: - Bio-oil production through pyrolysis from coffee grounds, wood waste, rice straw, and pine sawdust.
Class 4: - Preparation of various sulfonic acid-functionalized styrene backboned polymeric resins for the removal of inorganic contaminants.
Class 5: - Evaluation of inorganic contaminant removal rate using various ion-exchange resins, polymer resins with acid functional groups (carboxylic, phosphonic, sulfonic acids), Amberlite XAD-16 with chloro-sulfonic acid functional groups, and ion- exchange fibers.
Class 6: - Evaluation of ion-exchange capacity and selectivity coefficient of various resins according at various pH change to provide maximum ion-exchange capacity and improve kinetics.
Class 7: - Evaluation of inorganic contaminants removal efficiency using various ion-exchange resins with acid functional groups (carboxylic, phosphonic, sulfonic acids), Amberlite XAD-16 with chloro-sulfonic acid functional groups, and ion-exchange fibers.
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Last Updated December 28, 2021
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