Background and activities

Teaching and Supervision

I’m particularly interested in enhancing learning by introducing active learning methods. These include case- and problem/research-based learning and flipped classrooms for smaller classes, and variations in auditorium teaching. I’m also interested in developing technologies that support student learning outside the classroom.

 

I’m currently responsible for the following courses/modules: 

 

Additionally, I’m supervising

Finally, I coordinate the specialization courses at the department of Chemical Engineering: TKP4580 - Chemical Engineering, Specialization Project and TKP4581 Chemical Engineering, Specialization Project.

 

Educational project participation

Project developing further education and part-time studies tailored for people working in the process industry. First courses to be offered in autumn 2022. 

 

Previous teaching responsibilities: TKP4852 EIT- Environmentally friendly mineral processing - is it possible? (2015) and TKP4852 EIT - CO2 capture (2012-2014) 

 

Research

My main research interest is related to acid gas removal using absorption technology. The modeling and experimental activities currently focus on developing and characterizing H2S and CO2 removal solvents. Solvent stability and solvent degradation studies have become an important research topic in recent years. Additionally, my team is working on fitting thermodynamic models, absorption kinetics modeling, and process simulations.

Project participation (ongoing projects)

  • SCOPE (Act funded) aims to remove barriers to CCUS deployment and accelerate large CO2 capture projects.
  • EU-project REALISE focuses on demonstrating a refinery-adapted cluster-integrated strategy to enable CCUS implementation. 
  • Norwegian CCS research centre supports activities on solvent degradation and modeling of reclaiming. 
  • LAUNCH-project focuses on amine degradation.
  • MORE-project studies glycol degradation. 
  • HoIE-LIB is NTNU funded project looking into different aspects of repurposing and/or recycling of lithium-ion batteries.
  • ECCSELERATE is related to the further development of ECCSEL-ERIC (proving transnational access to laboratory infrastructure). 
  • Gemini Centre CO2 Impact formalizes the collaboration between NTNU, SINTEF, and USN, focusing on chemical absorption-based CO2 capture.

 

Previous projects:

Projects Low Energy Penalty Solvents (LEPS) and Evolutionary de novo design of absorbents with optimal CO2 capturing properties (DeNOVO) developed new solvents for CO2 capture. Additionally, faculty-funded research on hybrid solvents (water lean solvents) for biogas upgrading systems increased our knowledge on the interactions between different organic solvents and amine. In 3rd Generation solvent membrane contactor – project aimed to improve the absorption process by reducing solvent losses by a membrane contactor with low mass transfer resistance for CO2 and high resistance for the solvent components. In ALIGN-CCUS and AEROSOLV –projects, we were involved in activities focusing on aerosol growth modeling in the absorber. SUBPRO and Gas Technology Centre NTNU-SINTEF (GTS) funded investigations of combined H2S is removed and hydrate control in subsea. We have also been working on different aspects of solvent development and process design in HiPERCAP, iCAP, SOLVIT SP4 Educational Programme.

 

Laboratory equipment:

Our laboratory infrastructure related to absorption studies is part of ECCSEL ERIC, providing access for researchers outside NTNU to the infrastructure. A short presentation of the laboratory equipment available for solvent characterization and development can be found here, while ECCSEL page gives a more detailed overview of the equipment.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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