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CUED Division A

Energy, Fluids and Turbomachinery


Dr Scott is a lecturer in sustainable energy and a fellow of Girton College.


Dr Scott's research is focussed on the alernative ways of using solid
fuels, which reduced their impact on the environment. In recent years
concern has grown about the use of fossil fuels and the effect of the CO2
they produce on the climate. Biomass and biofuels could be potentially
carbon neutral, but there are issues such as land area and lifecycle CO2
emmision which limit their contribution. Fossils fuels will continue to
supply the majority of the world's power for the foreseable future.
Ways of mitigating their impact include capturing the CO2
ready for sequestration. Research in this area includes using
alternative oxygen carriers (i.e. solids) to burn fuels, rather than
air, in a process known as chemical looping and capturing the CO2 using solid sorbents.

A second strand of work aims to model fluidised systems. In these
systems complex two-phase flows of particles and a gas exist. Aside from
a fundamental interest in granular flow, these system are often used
for to process solid fuels, e.g. gasifiers or combustors.

Dr Stuart  Scott

Contact Details

University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
+44 (0)1223 332645
Takes PhD students
Not available for consultancy


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