Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
A Master of Engineering Graduate and a full-time researcher currently undertaking my PhD candidature at The University of Adelaide. My current research project is the Effect of Catalysts on Kinetics of Hydrothermal Processing of Biomass under the supervision of Dr Philip van Eyk, Professor David Lewis and Professor Rachel Burton. My area of interest includes sustainable and renewable energy solutions, reaction mechanisms and kinetic modelling, chemical separation and analysis techniques, and process control.
Year Citation 2021 Chacón-Parra, A., Lewis, D., & van Eyk, P. (2021). The effect of ethanol as a homogeneous catalyst on the reaction kinetics of hydrothermal liquefaction of lipids. Chemical Engineering Journal, 414, 9 pages.
2021 Chacón-Parra, A., Lewis, D., & van Eyk, P. (2021). Elemental nitrogen balance, reaction kinetics and the effect of ethanol on the hydrothermal liquefaction of soy protein. Chemical Engineering Journal, 425, 130576.
My research is supported by the Australian Research Council’s Linkage Project grant (LP150101241).
Combustion Technology & Emissions Control - (teaching assistant) - 2020 / (Kiln design coordinator) - 2021
Separation processes - (teaching assistant) - 2020/2021
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