Journal Papers

Selected journal publications from SUWIC researchers

Boriouchkine A, Sharifi V, Swithenbank J, Jasma-Jounela S, A Study on the Dynamic Combustion behaviour of a biomass fuel bed (2014) , Journal of Fuel, 135, pp 468-481

Raine R, Swithenbank J, Sharifi V, Optimisation of Combined Heat and Power production for Buildings using Heat Storage (2014), Journal of Energy Conversion and Management , 87, pp 164-174

Craven J, Swithenbank J, Sharifi V, Development of a Novel Solids feed System for High Pressure Gasification (2014), Journal of Fuel Processing Technology, 119, pp 32-40

Craven J, Swithenbank J, Sharifi V, Investigation into the Flow Properties of Coarse Solid Fuels for use in Industrial Feed Systems, (2014), Journal of Powder Technology

Weston, P, Swithenbank J, Sharifi V, (2014) Destruction of Tarry Residues in a Novel Dual Biomass Pyrolyser- Coanda Tar Cracking (CTC) System, Journal of Energy and Fuels

Cotton A, Patchigolla, Finney K, Eatwell- Hall R, Swithenbank J, Oakey J, Sharifi V, (2014), Quantification of trace element emissions from low-carbon emission energy sources: i) Ca-looping cycle for post combustion CO2 capture and ii) fixed bed air blown down draft gasifier, Journal of Chemical Engineering Science,107, pp 13-29

Azpagic A, Jones M, Chalabi Z, Crundy C, Osamor O, Sharifi V, (2013), An Integrated approach to assessing the Environmental and Health Impacts of pollution in the urban Environment: Methodology and a case study, Journal of Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 91, pp 506-520

Swithenbank J, Finney K, Chen Q, Yang B, Sharifi V., (2013), Waste Heat Usage, Journal of Applied Thermal Engineering, Special Issue, Vol 33, pp 107 -121

Finney K, Zhou J, Zhang X, Swithenbank J, Sharifi V (2013), Modelling and Mapping Sustainable Heating for Cities, Journal of Applied Thermal Engineering, 53 (2), pp 246-255

Tan C, Finney K, Russell NV, Swithenbank J, Sharifi V, (2013), Experimental Investigation of Indoor Air Pollutants in Residential Buildings, Journal of Indoor and Built Environment, 22(3), pp 471-489

Khor A, Ryu C., Yang YB, Sharifi V, Swithenbank J, (2013) , Clean hydrogen production via novel steam-air gasification of biomass, 16th World Hydrogen Energy Conference Proceedings, WHEC, 4:3342-3353

Ammar Y, Li H, Walsh C, Thornley P, Sharifi V. et al, (2013), Desalination using low grade heat in the process industry: Challenges and Perspectives, Journal of Applied Thermal Engineering

Azapagic A, Jones M, Tiwary A, Chalabi Z, Fletcher T, Sharifi V, et al, (2013) An integrated approach to assessing the environmental and health impacts of pollution in the urban environment: Methodology and a case study, Journal of Process Safety and Environmental Protection

Swithenbank J, Sharifi V, Finney K, Goh YR, (2013), Air Quality Chapter, The Encyclopedia of Environmetrics (Second Edition), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, DOI:10.1002/97804470057339.vaa013.pub2

Finney K, Sharifi V, Swithenbank J, (2012), The negative impacts of the global economic downturn on funding decentralised energy in the UK, Journal of Energy Policy, ISSN 0301-4215

Chen, Q., Finney, K., Li, H., Zhang, X., Zhou, J., Sharifi, V. and Swithenbank, J. (2012) Condensing boiler applications in the process industry, Applied Energy, Vol. 89, pp 30-36

Finney K, Sharifi V, Swithenbank J, Nolan A, White S and Ogden S, (2012), Developments to an existing city wide district energy network: Part 1: Identification of potential expansions using heat mapping, Journal of Energy Conversion and Management, Vol 62, pp 165- 175

Finney K, Sharifi V, Swithenbank J, Nolan A, White S and Ogden S, (2012), Developments to an existing city wide district energy network: Part 2: Analysis of environmental and economic impacts, Journal of Energy Conversion and Management, Vol 62, pp 176-184

Li, H., Chen, Q., Zhang, X., Finney, K.N., Sharifi, V. and Swithenbank, J. (2012) Evaluation of a biomass drying process using waste heat from process industries: A case study, Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 35, pp71-80

Ammer Y, Li H, Walsh C, Thornley P, Sharifi V, Roskilly A, (2012) Desalination using low grade heat in the process industry: Challenges and perspectives, Journal of Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol 48, pp 446-457

Finney, K.N., Sharifi, V. and Swithenbank, J. (2011) Review of indoor air pollution associated with energy use in residential buildings, Report of the 2011 Annual UK Review Meeting on Outdoor and Indoor Air Pollution Research: 10-11 May 2011

Razuan, R., Chen, Q., Finney, K.N., Russell, N.V., Sharifi, V.N. and Swithenbank, J. (2011) Combustion of oil palm stone in a pilot-scale fluidised-bed reactor, Fuel Processing Technology, Vol. 92, 2219-2225

Pettit C, Chung W., Sharifi V, Chalabi Z, Fletcher T, Cleall P, Azapagic A (2011), Sustainable management of urban pollution: An integrated Approach, Building Service Engineering Research , 32 (1), 21 – 34

Li H, Russell N, Sharifi V, Swithenbank J, (2011), Techno-economic feasibility of absorption heat pumps using waste water as the heating source for desalination, Desalination, 281 (1), 118 – 127

Sim CY, Brown T, Chen Q, Sharifi V, Swithenbank J, Dennis J, Scott S, (2012), Particle Characterisation in Chemical looping Combustion, Chemical Engineering Science, Vol 69, issue 1, pp 211-224

Chen Q, Zhang X, Swithenbank J, Sharifi V, Wood would burn, Biomass and Bioenergy, 35 (3), 999-1007, 2011

Razuan R, Finney K, Chen Q, Sharifi V, Swithenbank J, Pelletised fuel production from palm kernel cake, Fuel Processing Technology, 92 (3), 609-615, 2011

Phongphiphat A, Ryu C, Finney K, Sharifi V, Swithenbank J, Ash deposit characterisation in a large scale municipal waste to energy incineration plant, Hazardous Materials, 186 (1), 218-226, 2011

Tan, C., Chen, Q., Zhang, X., Finney, K., Sharifi, V. and Swithenbank, J. (2010) 4.1b Experimental investigation of indoor air pollutants, Report of the 2010 Annual UK Review Meeting on Outdoor and Indoor Air Pollution Research: 13-14 April 2010, 87-90

Eatwell R, Swithenbank J, Sharifi V, Hydrogen production from molten metal gasification, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 35 (24), 13168- 13178, 2010

Chen Q, Zhang X, Bradford R, Swithenbank J, Sharifi V, Experimental investigation and mathematical modelling of  wood combustion in a moving grate boiler, , Vol 91, Issue 11, pages 1491-1499, 2010

Phongphiphat A, Ryu C, Yang YB, Swithenbank J, Sharifi V, Investigation into high temperature corrosion in a large scale municipal waste to energy plant, Corrosion Science, 52 (12), 3861-3874, 2010

Zhang X., Chen Q., Bradford R, Sharifi V., Swithenbank J, Experimental investigation and mathematical modelling of wood combustion in a moving grate boiler, Fuel Processing Technology, 91, 1491-1499, 2010

Chen Q, Zhang X, Bradford D, Sharifi V, Swithenbank J, Comparison of Emission Characteristics of small scale Heating Systems using Biomass instead of Coal, Energy & Fuels, 24, 4255-4265, 2010

Razuan R, Chen Q, Zhang X, Sharifi V, Swithenbank J, Pyrolysis and combustion of oil palm stone and palm kernel cake in fixed bed reactors, Journal of Bioresource Technology, Volume 101, Issue 12, pp 4622-9, 2010

Gilbert P., Ryu C, Sharifi V, Swithenbank J, Tar reduction in pyrolysis vapours from biomass over a hot char bed, Journal of Bioresource Technology, Volume 100, Issue 23, pp 6045-6051, 2009

Finney K. Sharifi V, Swithenbank J., Fuel Pelletisation with a binder: Part 1- Identification of a suitable binder for spent mushroom compost- coal tailing pellets. Journal of Energy & Fuels, Vol 23, pp 3195-3202, 2009

Finney K, Sharifi V, Swithenbank J., Fuel Pelletisation with a binder Part II - The impacts of binders on the combustion of spent mushroom compost coal tailing pellets, Journal of Energy & Fuels, Vol 23, pp 3203-3210, 2009

Phan AN, Sharifi V, Swithenbank J, Effect of bed depth on characterisation of slow pyrolysis products, Fuel, Volume 88, Issue 8, pp 1383-1387, 2009

Gilbert P, Ryu C, Sharifi V, Swithenbank J, Effect of process parameters on pelletisation of herbaceous crops, Journal of Fuel, 88, pp 1491 -1497, 2009

Finney K, Ryu C, Sharifi V, Swithenbank J, The reuse of spent mushroom compost and coal tailings for energy recovery: comparison of thermal treatment technologies, Journal of Bioresource Technology, 100 (1), pp 310-315, 2009

Finney K, Sharifi V, Swithenbank J, Combustion of spent mushroom compost and coal tailing pellets in a fluidised bed, Journal of Renewable Energy, 34 (3), pp 860-868, 2009

Ryu.C, Yang YB, Gilbert P, Chung W, Phan A, Khor A, Chen Q, Sharifi V, Swithenbank J, Waste segregation presents thermal treatment opportunities, Journal of Waste and Resource Management (ICE), Volume 162, issue WR1, pp 45 - 59, 2009

Chung W., Osammor O., Sharifi V., Swithenbank J., Characterisation of Airborne Particulate Matter in a City Environment, Journal of Modern Applied Science, Vol 2, No.4, 2008

Yang YB, Khor A., Ryu C., Sliwinski L, Sharifi V, Swithenbank J, Dynamic Behaviour of Sewage Sludge incineration in a large scale bubbling fluidised bed in relation to feeding rate variation, Journal of Fuel, Vol 87, isuue 8 - 9, 2008

Poole D, Argent BB, Sharifi V., Swithenbank J, Prediction of the distribution of alkali and trace elements between the condensed and gaseous phases in a municipal solid waste incinerator, Journal of Fuel, 87, pp 1318 - 1333, 2008

Ryu C, Finney K, Sharifi V N and Swithenbank J, Pelletised Fuel Production from Coal Tailings and Spent Mushroom Compost - Part I. Identification of Pelletisation Parameters, Fuel Processing Technology, Vol 89, pp 269 - 275, 2008.

Ryu C, Khor A, Sharifi V N and Swithenbank J, Pelletised Fuel Production from Coal Tailings and Spent Mushroom Compost - Part II. Economic Feasibility Based on Cost Analysis, Fuel Processing Technology, Vol 89, pp 276 - 283, 2008.

YB Yang, V Sharifi, J Swithenbank, Mathematical Modelling of sewage sludge incineration in a bubbling fluidised bed with special consideration for thermally thick fuel particles, Journal of Waste Management, 2008

Phan, A, Ryu C, Sharifi VN, Swithenbank J, Characterisation of slow pyrolysis products from segregated wastes for energy production, Journal of Analytical and applied pyrolysis, Vol 81, pages 65 - 71, 2008

YB Yang, Sharifi VN, Swithenbank J, Combustion of a single particle of biomass, Journal of Energy & Fuels, vol 22, pages 306-316, 2008

Ryu C, Ismail M H S, Sharifi V N and Swithenbank J, A liquid tin irrigated packed bed for hot fuel gas desulfurization, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol 46, pp 9015 - 9021, 2007.

Yang, Y.B., Sharifi, V. N. and Swithenbank, J. Mathematical modelling of particle mixing effect on the combustion of solid fuel in a packed-bed furnace, Waste Management, 2007

Ryu C, Sharifi V N and Swithenbank J, Thermal waste treatment innovations for sustainable energy, Engineering Sustainability, 2007.

Buekens. A, Swithenbank J, CFD modelling of industrial plant from a view point of dioxin formation , International conference on power engineering (ICOPE-2007), Source: Challenges of power engineering and environment, Vols 1 & 2, pages 827-836

Ryu C, Phan NA, Sharifi V N and Swithenbank J, Co-combustion of textile residues with waste wood and cardboard in a packed bed. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 2007.

Phan NA, Ryu C, Sharifi V N and Swithenbank J, Characterisation of Slow Pyrolysis Products from Segregated Wastes for Energy Production. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, vol 32, pp 450-458, 2007.

Yang, Y.B., Newman, R, Sharifi, N.V. and Swithenbank, J., Ariss, J. Mathematical modelling of straw combustion in a 38MWe power plant furnace and effect of operating conditions. Fuel, 86:129-142, 2007

Yang, Y.B., Sharifi, V. N. and Swithenbank, J. The effect of changing waste compositions on the incineration process of municipal solid wastes in packed-bed systems ?A CFD approach. Progress on Computational Fluid Dynamics, 7(1): 3-10. 2007

Lucas, C., Yang, W., Ponzio, A., Blasiak, W., Yang, Y.B., Sharifi, N.A. and Swithenbank, J. Mathematical model of biomass gasification using high temperature air in fixed beds. Progress on Computational Fluid Dynamics, 7(1): 58-67, 2007

Yang, Y.B., Sharifi, V. N. and J Swithenbank, J. (2007) Numerical simulation of municipal solid waste incineration in a moving-grate furnace and the effect of waste moisture content, Progress on Computational Fluid Dynamics, 7(5):261-273.

Ryu C, Phan NA, Yang YB, Sharifi V N and Swithenbank J, Ignition and burning rates of segregated waste combustion in packed beds, Waste Management, Vol.27 (6), pp.802-810, 2007.

Ryu C, Phan NA, Sharifi V N and Swithenbank J, Combustion of textile residues in a packed bed. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol. 31 (8), pp.887-895. 2007.

Yang YB, Sharifi VN, Swithenbank J. Converting moving-grate incineration from combustion to gasification -Numerical simulation of the burning characteristics, Waste Management, Vol.27 (5), pp.645-655, 2007.

Ryu C, Sharifi VN, Swithenbank J. Waste pyrolysis and generation of storable char. International Journal of Energy Research, Vol. 31, pp.177-191, 2007.

Poole, D.J., Sharifi, V.N., Swithenbank, J., Argent, B.B., Ardelt, D., Identification of Metal Pollutant Spikes in Municipal Solid Waste Incinerators by Continuous on-line Analysis, Waste Management, Vo. 27, pp.519-532, 2007.

Yang YB, Phan NA, Ryu C, Sharifi VN, Swithenbank J, Mathematical modelling of slow pyrolysis of segregated solid wastes in a packed-bed pyrolyser, Fuel, Vol. 86, 169-180, 2007.

Hernandez-Atonal D, Ryu C, Sharifi V N and Swithenbank J, Combustion of refuse-derived fuel in a fluidised bed, Chemical Engineering Science, Vol.62, pp.627-635, 2007

Khor A, Ryu C, Yang YB, Sharifi VN, Swithenbank J, Straw combustion in a fixed bed combustor, Fuel, Vol. 86, 152-160, 2007.

Yang YB, Ryu C, Sharifi VN, Swithenbank J, Effect of Model and Operating Parameters on Air Gasification of Char. Energy and Fuels, Vol. 20, pp.1698-1708. 2006.

Yang, Y B, Goodfellow, J, Sharifi, V N and J Swithenbank, J. Investigation of biomass combustion systems using CFD techniques a parametric study of packed-bed burning characteristics. Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics Vol.6, pp.262-271, 2006.

Yang, Y B, Sharifi, V N and Swithenbank, J. Sub-stoichiometric conversion of biomass and solid wastes to energy in packed beds. AIChE Journal Vol.52 (2), pp.809-817, 2006.

Ryu C, Yang YB, Khor A, Yates N E, Sharifi V N and Swithenbank J. Effect of fuel properties on biomass combustion: Experiments-fuel type, equivalence ratio and particle size, Fuel, Vol 85, Issues 7-8, pp1039-1046, 2006.

Y B Yang, V N Sharifi and J Swithenbank, Numerical simulation of the burning characteristics of thermally-thick biomass fuels in packed beds, Trans IChemE Part B, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 83(B3), 1-11, 2005

C D Goddard, Y B Yang, J Goodfellow, V N Sharifi and J Swithenbank, J Chartier, D Mouquet, R Kirkmanm D Barlow, S Moseley. Optimisation study of a large waste-to-energy plant using computational modelling and experimental measurements. Journal of the Energy Institute Vol 78, pp.106-116, 2005.

Poole, D.J., Sharifi, V.N., Swithenbank, J., Ardelt, D., Identification of metal concentration fluctuations in waste-to-energy plant flue gases - a novel application for ICP-OES, Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 2005. 20: 932-938

Y B Yang, A Khor, C Ryu, V N Sharifi and J Swithenbank. Fuel size effect on pinewood combustion in a packed bed. Fuel, Vol 84/16 pp 2026-2038, 2005.

Y B Yang, C Ryu, A Khor, N E Yates, V N Sharifi and J Swithenbank. Effect of Fuel Properties on Biomass Combustion: Part II Modelling Approach - Identification of the Controlling Factors. Fuel Vol 84, n16, pp 2116-2130, 2005.

Anderson, S.R.; Kadirkamanathan, V.; Chipperfield, A.; Sharifi, V.; Swithenbank, J. Multi-objective optimization of operational variables in a waste incineration plant. Computers and Chemical Engineering, v 29, n 5, p 1121-1130, 2005.

Y B Yang, J Goodfellow, V N Sharifi and J Swithenbank. Study on the Transient Process of Waste Fuel Incineration in a Full-scale Moving-bed Furnace. Comb. Sci & Tech, 177 (1) pp. 127-150, 2005.

Y B Yang, C N Lim, J Goodfellow, V N Sharifi and J Swithenbank. A diffusion model for particle mixing in a packed bed of burning solids Fuel Vol 84, pp.213-225, 2005.

Sun, R.; Wu, Y.; Swithenbank, J.; Li, Z.Q. Horizontal split combustion burner in a 200-MW tangential fired boiler. Journal of the Energy Institute, v 77, n 513, p 97-107, 2004.

Ryu, C., Nasserzadeh, V. and Swithenbank, J., Gasification of wood char by ultra-superheated steam in an entrained flow reactor, J Energy Institute, 77, p.46-52, 2004.

Ryu, C., Yang, Y.B., Nasserzadeh, V. and Swithenbank, J., 2004 Thermal reaction modeling of a large municipal solid waste incinerator, Combustion Science and Technology, vol. 176, pp.1891-1907.

Clarkson, P.J., Poole, D.J., Sharifi, V.N., Swithenbank, J., Waarlo, H.-J., Ardelt, D., Falk, H., Continuous measurement of mercury in flue gas using ICP-OES. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 2004. 19(5): p. 652-653.

Y.B.Yang, C.Ryu, J. Goodfellow, V.Nasserzadeh Sharifi and J. Swithenbank, Modelling waste combustion in grate furnaces, Trans IChemE, Part B, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 82(B3):208-222, 2004.

Y B Yang, J Swithenbank and V N Sharifi, Effect of Air Flow Rate and Fuel Moisture on the Burning Behaviours of Biomass and Simulated Solid Waste in a Packed Bed, Fuel 2004, 83, pp.1553-1562.

Yang, Y.B.; Goodfellow, J.; Ward, D.; Gan, S.; Swithenbank, J.; Nasserzadeh, V. Cutting wastes from municipal solid waste incinerator plants. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, v 81, n 3, p 143-155, May, 2003.

Clarkson, P.J., Poole, D.J., Ryu, C.K., Sharifi, V.N., Swithenbank, J., Waarlo, H.-J., Ardelt, D., Falk, H., Continuous Measurement of Metals in Flue Gas Using ICP-OES. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2003. 377(1): p. 39-47.

Y B Yang, H Yamauchi, V Nasserzadeh and J Swithenbank. Effect of Moisture Content in Fuel on the Combustion Behaviour of Biomass and Municipal Solid Waste in a Packed Bed. Journal of the Institute of Energy v76, n509, p105-115, 2003.

Goh, Y.R.; Zakaria, R.; Yang, Y.B.; Nasserzadeh, V.; Swithenbank, J. Reduction of NOx during incineration of municipal solid waste by a fundamental combustion technique. Journal of the Institute of Energy, v 76, n 508, p 72-79, 2003,

S Gan, YR Goh, PJ Clarkson, A Parracho, V Nasserzadeh, J Swithenbank. Formation and Elimination of Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins from waste incinerator plants, Combustion Science and Technology, Vol 175, pp 103-124, 2003

Yang, Y.B.; Yamauchi, H.; Nasserzadeh, V.; Swithenbank, J. Effects of fuel devolatilisation on the combustion of wood chips and incineration of simulated municipal solid wastes in a packed bed. Fuel, v 82, n 18, Dec 1, 2003, p 2205-2221.

Yang, Y.B.; Nasserzadeh, V.; Goodfellow, J.; Swithenbank, J. Simulation of channel growth in a burning bed of solids. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, v 81, n 2, p 221-232, 2003.

S Gan, YR Goh, P Clarkson, V Nasserzadeh, J Swithenbank, Post-combustion formation of dioxins/furans in waste incinerator plants, Journal of the Institute of Energy, v76, No. 506, p11-21, 2003.

PJ Clarkson, C McLeod, V Nasserzadeh, J Swithenbank. The use of Tree bark as a passive sampler for PCDD/F. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, v82, n11-12, p843-850, 2002.

D Ward, V Nasserzadeh, J Swithenbank. A novel energy efficient process utilising regenerative burners for the detoxification of fly ash, Journal of Trans IchemE, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Part B, Vol 86, p315-324, 2002.

G Reynolds, V Nasserzadeh, J Swithenbank, Investigation of a Novel Jet deflector to avoid slag accumulation around secondary air jets in incinerators and boilers, Journal of American IchmE, Environmental Progress, Vol 21, No. 3, pp183-195, 2002.

YB Yang, V Nasserzadeh, J Swithenbank. Mathematical modelling of MSW incineration in a travelling bed, Journal of Waste Management, v 22, n4, pp 369-380, 2002.

YB Yang, J Goodfellow, V Nasserzadeh, J Swithenbank. Parameter study on the incineration of MSW in packed beds, Journal of Institute of Energy, Vol 75, No. 504, Sept 2002, pp 66 - 80

PH Lee, V Nasserzadeh, J Swithenbank, Measurement of Dioxins in waste incinerator fly ash residues and their destruction by sintering, Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, Vol 28, No. 1, pp 9 -15, 2002

Catlin, C.A. Swithenbank, J., Physical processes influencing effervescent atomizer performance in the slug and annular flow regimes, Atomization and Sprays, v 11, n 5, p 575-595, 2001.

CN Lim, V Nasserzadeh, J Swithenbank, The modelling of solid mixing in waste incinerator plants, Journal of Powder Technology, Vol 114, No.1, pp 89-95, 2001.

J Swithenbank, RWK Allen, V Nasserzadeh, The Incineration Option, Journal of Chemical Engineer, No.719, May 2001, pp64 (11)

YB Yang, R Zakaria, V Nasserzadeh, J Swithenbank, Investigation of Channel Formation due to Random Packing in a Burning Waste bed, Journal of Trans IchemE Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Vol 79, No. 9, Part B, pp 267-277, 2001

YR Goh, YB Yang, V Nasserzadeh, J Swithenbank, Development of an incinerator bed model, Combustion Science and Technology, Vol 162, pp 37 58, 2001

I Delay, J Swithenbank, BB Argent, Prediction of the distribution of alkali and trace elements between condensed and gaseous phase generated during clinical waste incineration, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol 320, No. 2, pp 282-295, 2001.

Determination of trace concentrations of dissolved nitric oxide in a biological buffer. Demoncheaux E, Foster P, Borland C, Smith A, Higenbottam T, Davies M, The Analyst, 2003

F.M.Lewis, J. Swithenbank, D.A.Hoecke, N.V.Russell and S.V.Shabangu. Gasification and steam reforming of coal, biomass, and polymeric materials with an ultra-superheated steam flame, Journal of Waste Management, 2003.

D.F.Atkins, N.V.Russell, C.K.Man, and J.R.Gibbins, The development of a high temperature coal devolatilisation apparatus, Review of Scientific Instruments, 2003.

D Ward, V Nasserzadeh, J Swithenbank, Destruction of Dioxins in fly ash residues and their measurement using two complimentary techniques, Journal of Environmental Engineering (American Society of Civil Engineers), Vol 13, 2002

The roles of lime and iron oxide on the formation of ash and deposits in PF combustion, N.V.Russell, F.Wigley and J.Williamson, Fuel, Vol. 81, pp673-681, 2002.

Ash deposition of a Spanish anthracite: effects of included and excluded mineral matter, N.V.Russell, L.B.M dez, F.Wigley and J.Williamson, Fuel, Vol. 81, pp657-663, 2002.

Approximate similarity of confined turbulent coaxial jets, Foster, P.J., J.M.MacInnes and F.Schubnell, ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 123, No. 3, pp. 707-709, 2001.

Improved process topology for membrane distillation, Foster, P.J., A. Burgoyne and M.M. Vahadati, Separation and Purification Technology, Vol. 21, pp. 205-217, 2001

Incineration of wool scouring sludge in a vertical axis spinning fluidised bed incinerator, Y Lu, W Wong, V Nasserzadeh, J Swithenbank, Journal of Institute of Energy, V 73, No. 496, 2000, pp 149-159

Energy from Waste: Current Research and Development in MSW incineration at Sheffield University Waste Incineration Centre (SUWIC), International Journal of Ambient Energy, YB Yang, YR Goh, V Nasserzadeh, J Swithenbank, Vol 21, No 3, pp 149-160, 2000

A Novel measuring instrument for pyro-processes, Journal of Trans IChemE Process Safety and Environmental Protection, KH Chan, J Goodfellow, V Nasserzadeh, J Swithenbank, Vol 78, Part A, pp 783 789, 2000

Mixing, Modelling & Measurements of Incinerator Bed Combustion, Y B Yang, G Reynolds, YR Goh, V Nasserzadeh, J Swithenbank, Journal of Inst. of Chemical Engineers, Trans IChemE, Vol 78, Part B, No. 1, pp 21 32, January 2000

Experimental Investigation into the incineration of Sludges in a novel rotating fluidised bed, W Y Wong, V Nasserzadeh, J Swithenbank, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol 73, No. 2, pp143-160 (18), 2000, Elsevier Science.

Future Integrated Waste, Energy and Pollution Management (WEP) Systems Exploit Pyrotechnology, J Swithenbank, V Nasserzadeh, YR Goh, YB Yang, Accepted for publication in the Journal of Inst. of Chemical Engineers, Journal of Trans IChemE, Process Safety & Environmental Protection, Vol 78,No.5, 398(16), Sept 2000.

Isothermal modelling of a combustion system with swirl: a computational study, Foster, P.J., J.M.MacInnes and F.Schubnell, Combustion Science and Technology, Vol. 155, pp. 51-74, 2000.

Coal char thermal deactivation under pulverised fuel combustion conditions, N.V.Russell, J.R.Gibbins, C.K.Man and J.Williamson, Energy and Fuels, Vol 144, pp 883-888, 2000.

Microstructural changes to metal bond coatings on gas turbine alloys with time at high temperature, N.V.Russell, F.Wigley and J.Williamson, Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 35 No. 9, pp 2131-2138 2000.

Isothermal modelling of a combustion system with swirl: a computational study, Foster,P.J., J.M.MacInnes and F.Schubnell, (2000), Combustion Science and Technology, Vol. 155, pp. 51-74.

Incineration, RWK Allen, V Nasserzadeh, J Swithenbank, Journal of Chemical Engineers, No.681, May 1999, pp24 (7)

YR Goh, RG Siddall, V Nasserzadeh, J Swithenbank, Fundamental Principles of Incineration Design, Journal of Developments in Chemical Engineering and Mineral Processing, Vol 7, No. 5, 1999, pp 623-640

R Taib, J Swithenbank, V Nasserzadeh, M Ward, Investigation of Sludge Waste Incineration in a Novel Rotating Fluidised Bed Incinerator, Journal of Trans. IChemE, Vol. 77, No. 5 -Part B, Sept. 1999, pp 298-304

U Schmidt, V Nasserzadeh, J Swithenbank, Management and Operation of clinical waste incinerator plants, Trans IChemE, Journal of Process Safety & Environmental Protection, No. 12, pp 39 - 47, July 1999

D Shin, S Choi, V Nasserzadeh, J Swithenbank, Experimental measurements and computational modelling of a pilot scale incinerator, Journal of Institute of Energy, Vol. 72, No.491, 1999, pp 56-63

PH Lee, V Nasserzadeh, J Swithenbank, Sintering of the APC residue from Municipal Waste Incinerators, Journal of Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Vol. 77, Part B, July 1999, pp 212-218

J.Swithenbank, V.Nasserzadeh Y.R.Goh & R.G.Siddall, Fundamental Principles of Incinerators Design, Developments in Chemical Engineering & Mineral Processing, The Australian Research Journal, Special Issue: Thermal Energy Engineering and the Environment, Vol. 7, Numbers 5/6. 1999. ISSN 0969-1855.,

Teaching engineering at first degree level in the UK, Foster, P.J., (1999), Teaching in Higher Education Vol. 4, No.2, pp. 235-252.

Sintering of the APC residue from municipal waste incinerators, Lee, P.H.; Nasserzadeh, V.; Swithenbank, J.; Laming, J.V.; Goodfellow, J.; McLeod, C.; Argent, B.B.; Lawrence, D.; Garrod, N. : Process Safety and Environmental Protection: Transactions of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, Part B, v 77, n 4, Jul, 1999, p 212-218

Experimental measurements and computational modelling of a pilot scale incinerator, Shin, D. (Korea Advanced Inst of Science and Technology); Choi, J.H.; Nasserzadeh, V.; Choi, S.; Swithenbank, J. : Journal of the Institute of Energy, v 72, n 491, 1999, p 56-63

Mathematical modelling of the burning bed of a waste incinerator, Goh, Y.R.; Siddall, R.G.; Nasserzadeh, V.; Zakaria, R.; Swithenbank, J.; Lawrence, D.; Garrod, N.; Jones, B. : Journal of the Institute of Energy, v 71, n 487, Jun, 1998, p 110-118

NOx reduction in a pulverized-coal swirl burner with high-velocity jets, Keer, A.; Bautista, R.; Manzanares, L.Y.; Garbett, E.S.; Swithenbank, J. : Journal of the Institute of Energy, v 71, n 487, Jun, 1998, p 71-80

Development of a Numerical Model for the Burning of a Solid Refuse Bed, YR Goh, RG Siddall, D Savas, V Nasserzadeh, J Swithenbank, D Lawrence, B Jones, Journal of Combustion Science and Technology, Vol 63, February 1998.

Characterisation, decontamination and health effects of fly ash from waste incinerators, PH Lee, I Delay, V Nasserzadeh , J Swithenbank, C McLeod, AIChem Eng, Journal of Environmental Progress, Vol 17, No. 4, 1998, pp 261-269

Mathematical Modelling of the Waste Incinerator Burning Bed, Y R Goh, R Siddal, V Nasserzadeh, J Swithenbank et al, Journal of Institute of Energy, Vol 71, No. 487, 1998, pp 110 - 118

Cash from Ash, V. Nasserzadeh, J. Swithenbank, Journal of the Waste Management, Dec/Jan 1997, pp 20 - 26

Investigation into the Characterisation, Detoxification and Health effects of toxic fly-ash from waste incinerators, P H Lee, V Nasserzadeh, J Swithenbank, AIChemE Journal of Environmental Progress, Vol 32, 1997

Incineration of Wastes in Novel High Efficiency Tumbling & Rotating Fluidised Bed Incinerator, J Swithenbank, V. Nasserzadeh, M.R. Taib, et al, Journal of Environmental Engineering, American Institute of Civil Engineering (ASCE), Vol 53, No. 16, 1997, pp 1047 - 1052

Research investigations at the municipal and clinical waste incinerators in Sheffield, UK, Swithenbank, J.; Nasserzadeh, V.; Ewan, B.C.R.; Delay, I.; Lawrence, D.; Jones, B. : Environmental Progress, v 16, n 1, Spring, 1997, p 65-81

Research and development of a spectroscopically based mixture ratio sensor, Young, K.J. (Univ of Sheffield); Vara-Munoz, M.C.; Swithenbank, J. : Measurement & Control, v 30, n 4, May, 1997, p 111-114

Simulation of coal ash deposition onto a superheater tube, Yilmaz, S and Cliffe, K R: Journal of the Institute of Energy, March (1997),70 (482), 17-24, (1997), ISSN 0144 2600

Simulation of coal ash deposition under pulverised coal combustion conditions, Yilmaz, S and Cliffe, K R: Turbulence, Heat and Mass Transfer Ed.K.Hanjalic and J.Pereira, Begell House Inc., 15-20,(1996) , ISBN 1-56700-40-1

A study of the deposition of fine particles in compact plate fin heat exchangers, Masri, M A, and Cliffe, K R: Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer, 3(4), 259-272, (1996) ISSN: 1065-5131

Low Nox Combustion of High Asphaltene Heavy Fuel Oil, Escalera, R., Z. Tapia, R. Villasenor, C. A. Romo, J. Swithenbank, and J. M. MacInnes: submitted to the Journal of the Institute of Energy, August 1996.

Use of Computational Fluid Dynamics to Simulate the Effects of the Design and Operating Conditions on the Overall Performance of Large Incinerator Plants, V. Nasserzadeh, J. Swithenbank, Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol, 33, pp 41 - 59, 1996

Measurement of Gas Residence Times in Large Municipal Incinerators Using the PRBS Tracer Technique, V. Nasserzadeh, J. Swithenbank., Journal of Institute of Energy, Vol. 68, September 1995, pp 106 - 120.

Emission Testing and Design Optimisation of Sheffield Clinical Incinerator, V. Nasserzadeh, J. Swithenbank, D. Lawrence and N. Garrod, Journal of Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Part B., Institution of Chemical Engineers, Vol 73, No.3, 1995, pp 212-222.

A model for particle size distribution and elutriation in fluidized beds, F E Milioli and P J Foster: Powder Technology, Vol. 83(3), pp 265-280, (1995)

Measuring gas-residence times in large municipal incinerators, by means of a pseudo-random binary signal tracer technique, Nasserzadeh, V.; Swithenbank, J.; Lawrence, D.; Garrod, N.; Jones, B. : Journal of the Institute of Energy, v 68, n 476, Sep, 1995, p 106-120

Entrainment and elutriation modelling in bubbling fluidised beds, F E Milioli and P J Foster: Powder Technology, Vol. 83(3), pp 233-243, (1995)

Application of a Variable Area Jet Pump to the External Recirculation of Flue-Gases, Priestman G H and Tippetts J R: J Inst Energy, 68 ISSN 0144-2600, Dec 1995 pp 213-219

Design optimisation of the Sheffield Clinical Incinerator using computational fluid dynamics and experimental data, Jnl. of Process Safety & Environmental Protection, Transaction of the Inst. of Chemical Engineers, Part B, Vol 69, August 1995, J. Swithenbank et al.

Use of Computational Fluid Dynamics to Simulate the Effects of the Design and Operating Conditions on the Overall Performance of Large Incinerator Plants, V. Nasserzadeh, J. Swithenbank, Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol, 33, July 1995, pp 41 59

Development of a novel peak-seeker control system suitable for waste incinerators, Vara-Munoz, M.C.; Young, K.J.; Swithenbank, J. : Journal of the Institute of Energy, v 68, n 475, Jun, 1995, p 85-92

Effect of High Speed Jets and Internal Baffles on the Gas Residence Times in Large Municipal Incinerators, V. Nasserzadeh, J. Swithenbank, C. Schofield, D. Scott, A. Loader, Journal of Environmental Progress, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Vol. 13, No 2, USA, pp 124 - 134,1994.

Design Optimisation of Coventry Municipal Solid Waste Incinerator Using Computational Fluid Dynamics and Experimental Data, V. Nasserzadeh, J. Swithenbank, C. Schofield, D. Scott, A. Loader, Journal of Environmental Engineering, American Institute of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Vol 120, No. 6, pp 1615 629, 1994.

Three-dimensional modelling of the Coventry MSW incinerator using computational fluid dynamics and experimental data, Nasserzadeh, V; Swithenbank, J.; Schofield, C.; Scott, D.W.; Loader, A.; Leonard, A.; Russell, R.; Winn, D. : Process Safety and Environmental Protection: Transactions of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, Part B, v 71, n 4, Nov, 1993, p 269-279

Effects of particle size distribution and refractive index on fly-ash radiative properties using a simplified approach, Liu, Fengshan (Univ of Leeds); Swithenbank, Jim : International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, v 36, n 7, May, 1993, p 1905-1912

Effects of anisotropic scattering on radiative heat transfer using the P1-approximation, Liu, Fengshan (Univ of Leeds); Garbett, E.S.; Swithenbank, J. : International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, v 35, n 10, Oct, 1992, p 2491-2499

Effects of a single high-velocity jet on the combustion of pulverised coal in a small-scale furnace, Liu, F. (Univ of Leeds); Garbett, E.S.; Swithenbank, J. : Journal of the Institute of Energy, v 65, n 462, Mar, 1992, p 24-30

Experimental studies on gas-dynamics of venting explosions, Wu, Y., Swithenbank, J. : Chemical Engineering Research & Design, v 70, n A2, Mar, 1992, p 200-202

Boundary condition of the PN-approximation used to solve the radiative transfer equation, Liu, Fengshan (Univ of Leeds); Swithenbank, Jim; Garbett, Eric S. : International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, v 35, n 8, Aug, 1992, p 2043-2052

Three Dimensional Mathematical Modelling of The Sheffield Clinical Incinerator (5 MW) Using Experimental Data and Computational Fluid Dynamics, V. Nasserzadeh, J. Swithenbank, D. Lawrence, N. Garrod, A. Silvennoinen, B. Jones, Journal of Institute of Energy, Vol. 66, pp 169 - 179, 1993.

Effect of High Speed Secondary Air Jets on The Overall Performance Of a Large Municipal Incinerator with a Vertical Shaft, V. Nasserzadeh, J. Swithenbank and B. Jones, Journal of Combustion Science and Technology, 92, 4 - 6, pp 389 - 422, 1993.

Three Dimensional Mathematical Modelling of Coventry Municipal Solid Waste Incinerator (65 MW) Using Computational Fluid Dynamics and Experimental Data, V. Nasserzadeh, J. Swithenbank, C. Schofield, D. Scott and A. Loader, Journal of Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Transactions of the Institute of Chemical Engineers, Vol. 71, Part B, 1993, pp 269 - 279.

Design Optimisation Of a Large Municipal Solid Waste Incinerator, V. Nasserzadeh, J. Swithenbank, D. Scott, B. Jones, Journal of Waste Management, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp 249-261, 1991.

Three Dimensional Mathematical Modelling Of Sheffield Municipal Solid Waste Incinerator (35 MW) Using Experimental Data and Computational Fluid Dynamics, V. Nasserzadeh, J. Swithenbank, B. Jones, Journal of Institute Of Energy, Vol. 64, 1991, pp 166-175.

Three-dimensional modelling of a municipal solid-waste incinerator, Nasserzadeh, V.; Swithenbank, J.; Jones, B. : Journal of the Institute of Energy, v 64, n 460, Sep, 1991, p 166-175

Effect of the molecular structure of anti-knock additives on engine performance, Papachristos, M.J. (Associated Octel Co Ltd); Swithenbank, J.; Priestman, G.H.; Stournas, S.; Polysis, P.; Lois, E. : Journal of the Institute of Energy, v 64, n 459, Jun, 1991, p 113-123

Dictionary of Energy and Fuels.

Clifford Jones (University of Aberdeen) and Nigel Russell (SUWIC)

This comprehensive dictionary comprises over 1300 definitions and brief articles to provide an extremely useful ready-reference work on solid, liquid and gaseous fuels, including information on the scenes of production of many fuels, such as major coal reserves and large oil and gas fields.
Economics are addressed with entries included for all the major indices for oil, coal and natural gas pricing. The political perspective is also dealt with, covering the oil-producing countries and OPEC; environmental issues also feature, as do entries on chemical compounds, trade names, industrial processes and much more.

The book carefully traces fuel usage since industrialisation with information provided on some 19th century events such as the Drake well. However, there is a correct balance of entries in terms of the periods to which they relate and thoroughly modern topics such as enhanced oil recovery are featured. Users of the Dictionary will gain an appreciation of the development of fuel and energy technology and sense the continuity or, in some cases, revival of ideas. As an example, what is now known as 'BTU conversion' and often treated as if it were novel is, in fact, a return to gasification technologies that were used a century or more ago!

The Dictionary of Energy and Fuels is a reliable reference work on fuel and energy which will remain of great usefulness despite any future changes and trends in related technologies.

Published May 2007 by Whittles Publishing.

ISBN 978-1904445-44-9