Dominic Davis

Mr Dominic Davis

Postgraduate Student

School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences


My PhD research investigates vortex-based solar particle receivers for the solar sensible heating of particles or for solar thermochemistry applications.

As part of my research I have:

  • Investigated the technical feasibility of the solar calcination of alumina in a laboratory-scale solar vortex receiver.
  • Systematically assessed thermal performance of vortex-based solar particle receivers for sensible heating of particles with a numerical heat transfer model I have developed.
  • Developed a method of directly measuring particle residence time distributions in a laboratory-scale cold-flow solar vortex receiver.
  • Systematically assessed the influence of key operational parameters on particle residence time distributions within a vortex-based solar particle receiver.
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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Davis, D., Jafarian, M., Chinnici, A., Saw, W., & Nathan, G. (2019). Thermal performance of vortex-based solar particle receivers for sensible heating. Solar Energy, 177, 163-177.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1
    2019 Davis, D., Troiano, M., Chinnici, A., Saw, W., Lau, T., Solimene, R., . . . Nathan, G. (2019). Particle residence time distributions in a vortex-based solar particle receiver-reactor: The influence of receiver tilt angle. Solar Energy, 190, 126-138.
    DOI
    2017 Davis, D., Müller, F., Saw, W., Steinfeld, A., & Nathan, G. (2017). Solar-driven alumina calcination for CO₂ mitigation and improved product quality. Green Chemistry, 19(13), 2992-3005.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS4
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2017 Coventry, J., Arjomandi, M., Asselineau, C., Chinnici, A., Corsi, C., Davis, D., . . . Saw, W. (2017). Development of ASTRI high-temperature solar receivers. In AIP Conference Proceedings Vol. 1850 (pp. 030011-1-030011-9). Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: AMER INST PHYSICS.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1
    2017 Davis, D., Chinnici, A., Saw, W., Lau, T., & Nathan, G. (2017). Particle Residence Time Distributions in a Solar Vortex Receiver. In Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference (pp. 1-13). Online: Australian PV Institute.

German tutor with the Wirltu Yarlu Academic Mentoring Program

  • Position: Postgraduate Student
  • Phone: 83136940
  • Email: dominic.davis@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering South, floor 3
  • Room: 3 24b
  • Org Unit: School of Mechanical Engineering

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