Dr Carolina Font Palma

Dr Carolina Font Palma

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Engineering

Qualifications

  • MEng (National Autonomous University of Mexico)
  • MSc
  • PGCert (University of Chester)
  • 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 has been part of various consortia involving research on oxy-combustion, cryogenic carbon capture, gas turbines and exhaust gas recirculation, and methanol synthesis. She led the CO2-FROST project funded by the UKCCSRC Flexible funding 2020.

Carolina was 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 Peer Review College .

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

Moving packed beds for cryogenic CO2 capture: analysis of packing material and bed precooling

Cann, D., Font-Palma, C., & Willson, P. (in press). Moving packed beds for cryogenic CO2 capture: analysis of packing material and bed precooling. Carbon Capture Science & Technology, Article 100017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccst.2021.100017

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), Article 58. 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, Article 103291. 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

Research interests

Carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS)

Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS)

Modelling and process simulation

Process integration of energy systems

Low-carbon hydrogen and ammonia production

Cryogenic carbon capture

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

Investigation of feasible routes for clean ammonia production

Funder

Net Zero Research

Grant

£40,000.00

Started

31 January 2022

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

Complete

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)

Ahmadu Usman (2022 - 2025): Investigation of feasible routes for clean ammonia production, sponsored by Net Zero Research

Past PhD students:

David Cann (2017 - 2021): Experimental exploration of cryogenic CO2 capture utilising a moving bed, at University of Chester, sponsored by ERDF and PMW Technology

Co-supervision:

Reace Edwards (2018 - 2022): Exploring the Acceleration of Sustainability Transitions: The Case of the North West UK’s Hydrogen Agenda, at University of Chester, sponsored by Costain

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

Committee/Steering group role

Advisory Council member of the UKCCSRC

2021

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

Committee member of the SIG Clean Energy Specialist (IChemE)

2020

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

Honorary position

Visiting Lecturer to Energy 2050 group

2015 - 2018

Journal editorial role

Editorial board member

2022

Editorial board member of Revista Internacional de Contaminacion Ambiental - UNAM

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

2016

Associate member of IChemE

2012