Sylvia Edifor

Sylvia Edifor

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences


I am currently enrolled in a PhD degree under the supervision of Prof. David Lewis and Dr. Philip van Eyk at the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials. My research interests include generating clean and sustainable energy, exploring waste-to-energy technologies and developing efficient waste management processes. My current research which encompasses thermochemistry, fluid transport and rheology of multi-phase fluids focusses on the changes in biomass feedstock characteristics before and during hydrothermal liquefaction under sub-critical water conditions during renewable crude-oil production.

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2020 Edifor, S., van Eyk, P., Biller, P., & Lewis, D. (2020). The influence of feedstock characteristics on processability of biosolid slurries for conversion to renewable crude oil via hydrothermal liquefaction. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 162, 284-294.
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  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2018 Edifor, S., Dapaah, M., Baidoo, M., Acquah, C., Obeng, E., Ongkudon, C., & Danquah, M. (2018). Sustainability analysis of oil palm processing: A holistic approach. In Impacts and Challenges in Oil Palm Cultivation and Downstream Applications of Biomass (pp. 1-35).

Courses Tutored:

Level 3 - Multi-phase Fluid & Particle Mechanics 

M(Eng) Chemical - Multi-phase Fluid & Particle Mechanics


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