Dr Carolina Font Palma

Dr Carolina Font Palma

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Engineering

Qualifications

  • MSc
  • PhD (University of Manchester)

Summary

Dr Font Palma is Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering and joined the department of Engineering in January 2021, where she works on process simulation, process integration of energy systems, low-carbon energy and hydrogen, and cryogenic carbon capture. She previously worked at the University of Chester.

She has a PhD in biomass gasification from the University of Manchester and post-doctoral experience in carbon capture at the University of Leeds. She worked on the OxyPROP (Oxygen Penalty Reduction Options Programme) jointly with Costain, the Universities of Leeds and Edinburgh, and funded by DECC CCS Innovation Programme.

She was co-I of the Advanced Cryogenic Carbon Capture (A3C) project (Ref. 132957) funded by Innovate UK, and led the CO2-FROST project funded by the UKCCSRC Flexible funding 2020.

Carolina has recently been awarded the prestigious RAEng/The Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship 2020/2021. She has numerous publications on carbon capture and is a member of the EPSRC Associate Peer Review College.

Professional memberships:

Committee member of the Clean Energy Specialist Interest Group from the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)

Advisory Council member of the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC)

Recent outputs

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Conference Proceeding

Comparison of performance of alternative post combustion carbon capture processes for a biogas fueled micro gas turbine

Font-Palma, C., Lychnos, G., Somehsaraei, H. N., Willson, P., & Assadi, M. (2021). Comparison of performance of alternative post combustion carbon capture processes for a biogas fueled micro gas turbine. In ASME Turbo Expo 2020: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Expositionhttps://doi.org/10.1115/GT2020-15558

Journal Article

Review of Cryogenic Carbon Capture Innovations and Their Potential Applications

Font-Palma, C., Cann, D., & Udemu, C. (2021). Review of Cryogenic Carbon Capture Innovations and Their Potential Applications. C - An Open Access Journal of Carbon Research, 7(3), https://doi.org/10.3390/c7030058

Experimental analysis of CO2 frost front behaviour in moving packed beds for cryogenic CO2 capture

Cann, D., Font-Palma, C., & Willson, P. (2021). Experimental analysis of CO2 frost front behaviour in moving packed beds for cryogenic CO2 capture. International journal of greenhouse gas control, 107, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2021.103291

Techno-environmental analysis of the use of green hydrogen for cogeneration from the gasification of wood and fuel cell

Font-palma, C., Díaz-Herrera, P., Gonzalez-Diaz, M. O., Jiang, L., Sánchez Ladrón de Guevara, J. C., & Gonzalez-Diaz, A. (2021). Techno-environmental analysis of the use of green hydrogen for cogeneration from the gasification of wood and fuel cell. Sustainability, 13(6), https://doi.org/10.3390/su13063232

The status of hydrogen technologies in the UK: A multi-disciplinary review

Edwards, R. L., Font-Palma, C., & Howe, J. (2021). The status of hydrogen technologies in the UK: A multi-disciplinary review. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments an international journal, 43, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seta.2020.100901

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Hydrogen Production with Carbon Capture

Funder

Net Zero Research

Grant

£39,276.00

Started

1 February 2021

Status

Ongoing

Project

ICED: Integrated Cryogenic separation for CO2 Emissions Decrease

Funder

Royal Academy of Engineering

Grant

£63,789.00

Started

1 September 2020

Status

Ongoing

Project

Investigation of feasible routes for clean ammonia production

Funder

Net Zero Research

Grant

£40,000.00

Started

1 September 2021

Status

Ongoing

Postgraduate supervision

Current PhD supervision:

Chinonyelum Udemu (2021 - 2024): Investigation of combined hydrogen production with carbon capture, sponsored by Biomass and Fossil Fuels Research Alliance (BF2RA)

If you would like to know more about PhD project opportunities, feel free to contact me.