Imperial College London

ProfessorNilayShah

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Head of Department of Chemical Engineering
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 6621n.shah

 
 
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Assistant

 

Miss Raluca Leonte +44 (0)20 7594 5557

 
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Location

 

ACEX 304/5ACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

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Borello D, De Caprariis B, De Filippis P, Di Carlo A, Marchegiani A, Pantaleo AM, Shah N, Venturini Pet al., 2015, Thermo-Economic Assessment of a olive pomace Gasifier for Cogeneration Applications, 7th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE), Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, Pages: 252-258, ISSN: 1876-6102

CONFERENCE PAPER

Guo M, Shah N, 2015, Bringing Non-energy Systems into a Bioenergy Value Chain Optimization Framework, 12th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering (PSE) / 25th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE), Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, Pages: 2351-2356, ISSN: 1570-7946

CONFERENCE PAPER

Mehleri ED, Bhave A, Shah N, Fennell P, MacDowell Net al., 2015, Techno-economic assessment and environmental impacts of Mineral Carbonation of industrial wastes and other uses of carbon dioxide, Pages: 576-585

© 2015 The Authors. In this contribution, we present the results of an in-depth techno-economic analysis of some leading CO2 capture and utilisation (CCU) and conversion (CCC) options. Specifically, we consider CO2 conversion to methanol, formic acid and urea (CCC) in addition to mineral carbonation of industrial wastes (CCU). We compare the CCC and CCU options using a range of key performance indicators (KPIs), including 2nd law efficiency, CO2 avoided and tonneCo2/tonneproduct. The results indicate that CCU and CCC technologies are unlikely to provide a significant contribution to mitigating anthropogenic climate change. The primary bottleneck to industrial scale deployment of CCC technologies is likely to be the cost effective availability of low carbon-hydrogen in the case that the conversion option requires hydrogen. Further, we find that mineral carbonation may have niche applications in the context of industrial waste remediation but the large scale deployment of this technology as a substitute for the geological sequestration of CO2 is unlikely to be either cost effective or scalable. Moreover, although formic acid offers attractive economic profiles, we note that this process is at a lower TRL (TRL 4-5). Thus, we conclude that CCC and CCU technologies are only likely to be viable at scale in the event that substantial subsidies are available to offset the high costs associated with producing renewable hydrogen and the thermodynamic cost associated with processing such a stable molecule.

CONFERENCE PAPER

Sharifzadeh M, Shah N, 2015, Biomass pyrolysis challenge: A multi-scale challenge, Pages: 649-650

CONFERENCE PAPER

Andrianopoulos E, Acha S, Shah N, 2015, Achieving net zero carbon performance in a commercial building by aligning technical and policy alternatives - An UK case study

Quantifying a detailed inventory of carbon emissions attributed to a retail building is of vital importance to minimize (or offset) their environmental impact. However, quantifying the environmental impact of a commercial building's operation has attracted great controversy regarding both the carbon fields considered within the building's operational boundaries and the different responsibility levels among participants. This paper details a robust framework on how businesses operating under UK policy can measure the operational carbon performance attributed to their buildings. Furthermore, the paper investigates how the quantified emissions can be offset in order to reach net zero carbon operational performance. The analysis is structured in three levels and its applicability is showcased through an industry-sourced example of a supermarket building. The first level aims to classify building emissions according to their sources namely electricity consumption, on-site fuel burning, water supply, transport operations and waste management & disposal. The developed carbon fields' analysis technique treats a commercial building as an on-going energy consuming system where different operations (e.g. transport activities) contribute to the building's commercial use as well as to its operational carbon footprint. In the second level, the study compares a food store's carbon footprint across different supply and operation scenarios in order to analyse how each sector can influence emissions. In the third stage, the research details the carbon off-setting achieved by installing a bioenergy combined heat and power (CHP) unit in its premises and thus achieving net zero carbon performance. Results illustrate the environmental benefits for different CHP capacity solutions. These results show how urban cogeneration plants can de-carbonise UK buildings. However, the UK carbon accounting framework is still evolving and therefore is constantly subject to regulatory changes. Conse

CONFERENCE PAPER

Alhajaj A, Shah N, 2015, Multiscale Modeling of Integrated CCS Systems, International Conference of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering (ICCMSE), Publisher: AMER INST PHYSICS, Pages: 445-447, ISSN: 0094-243X

CONFERENCE PAPER

Streby KA, Shah N, Ranalli MA, Kunkler A, Cripe TPet al., 2015, Nothing but NET: A Review of Norepinephrine Transporter Expression and Efficacy of I-131-mIBG Therapy, PEDIATRIC BLOOD & CANCER, Vol: 62, Pages: 5-11, ISSN: 1545-5009

JOURNAL ARTICLE

Samsatli S, Samsatli NJ, Shah N, Optimal design of a future hydrogen supply chain using a multi-timescale and spatially-distributed model, Hydrogen & Fuel Cell SUPERGEN Researcher Conference 2014

CONFERENCE PAPER

Giarola S, Patel M, Shah N, 2014, Biomass supply chain optimisation for Organosolv-based biorefineries (vol 159, pg 387, 2014), BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, Vol: 172, Pages: 467-467, ISSN: 0960-8524

JOURNAL ARTICLE

Pantaleo AM, Camporeale S, Shah N, 2014, Natural gas-biomass dual fuelled microturbines: Comparison of operating strategies in the Italian residential sector, APPLIED THERMAL ENGINEERING, Vol: 71, Pages: 686-696, ISSN: 1359-4311

JOURNAL ARTICLE

Akgul O, Mac Dowell N, Papageorgiou LG, Shah Net al., 2014, A mixed integer nonlinear programming (MINLP) supply chain optimisation framework for carbon negative electricity generation using biomass to energy with CCS (BECCS) in the UK, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROL, Vol: 28, Pages: 189-202, ISSN: 1750-5836

JOURNAL ARTICLE

Khor CS, Chachuat B, Shah N, 2014, Fixed-flowrate total water network synthesis under uncertainty with risk management, JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, Vol: 77, Pages: 79-93, ISSN: 0959-6526

JOURNAL ARTICLE

Shah N, Wang J, Selich-Anderson J, Graham G, Siddiqui H, Li X, Khan J, Toretsky Jet al., 2014, PBX1 Is a Favorable Prognostic Biomarker as It Modulates 13-cis Retinoic Acid-Mediated Differentiation in Neuroblastoma, CLINICAL CANCER RESEARCH, Vol: 20, Pages: 4400-4412, ISSN: 1078-0432

JOURNAL ARTICLE

Zhang Q, Shah N, Wassick J, Helling R, van Egerschot Pet al., 2014, Sustainable supply chain optimisation: An industrial case study, COMPUTERS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, Vol: 74, Pages: 68-83, ISSN: 0360-8352

JOURNAL ARTICLE

Mac Dowell N, Shah N, 2014, Dynamic modelling and analysis of a coal-fired power plant integrated with a novel split-flow configuration post-combustion CO2 capture process, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROL, Vol: 27, Pages: 103-119, ISSN: 1750-5836

JOURNAL ARTICLE

Samsatli S, Shah N, Fuel cell and hydrogen systems, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research Meeting 2014

CONFERENCE PAPER

Todri E, Amenaghawon AN, del Val IJ, Leak DJ, Kontoravdi C, Kucherenko S, Shah Net al., 2014, Global sensitivity analysis and meta-modeling of an ethanol production process, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE, Vol: 114, Pages: 114-127, ISSN: 0009-2509

JOURNAL ARTICLE

Samsatli S, Samsatli NJ, Shah N, Addressing the challenge of modelling energy storage in a whole energy system, wholeSEM Conference 2014

CONFERENCE PAPER

Pantaleo AM, Giarola S, Bauen A, Shah Net al., 2014, Integration of biomass into urban energy systems for heat and power. Part II: Sensitivity assessment of main techno-economic factors, ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT, Vol: 83, Pages: 362-376, ISSN: 0196-8904

JOURNAL ARTICLE

Pantaleo AM, Giarola S, Bauen A, Shah Net al., 2014, Integration of biomass into urban energy systems for heat and power. Part I: An MILP based spatial optimization methodology, ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT, Vol: 83, Pages: 347-361, ISSN: 0196-8904

JOURNAL ARTICLE

Khor CS, Chachuat B, Shah N, 2014, Optimization of Water Network Synthesis for Single-Site and Continuous Processes: Milestones, Challenges, and Future Directions, INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH, Vol: 53, Pages: 10257-10275, ISSN: 0888-5885

JOURNAL ARTICLE

Sousa RT, Shah N, Papageorgiou LG, 2014, Supply Chains of High-Value Low-Volume Products, Process Systems Engineering, Pages: 1-27, ISBN: 9783527316847

BOOK CHAPTER

Giarola S, Patel M, Shah N, 2014, Biomass supply chain optimisation for Organosolv-based biorefineries, BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, Vol: 159, Pages: 387-396, ISSN: 0960-8524

JOURNAL ARTICLE

Samsatli S, Samsatli NJ, Shah N, Biomass Value Chain Model: a comprehensive and flexible toolkit for whole system biomass analysis and optimisation, International Bioenergy Conference 2014

CONFERENCE PAPER

Samsatli S, Samsatli NJ, Shah N, Spatio-temporal energy system models, . wholeSEM - DECC Workshop 2014

CONFERENCE PAPER

Josiah J, Gough O, Haslam J, Shah Net al., 2014, Corporate reporting implication in migrating from defined benefit to defined contribution pension schemes: A focus on the UK, Accounting Forum, Vol: 38, Pages: 18-37, ISSN: 0155-9982

Pensions are intricately linked to employees' well-being in the latter part of their life and during their working life in that they provide a sense of financial security in retirement. Since the 1980s, pension schemes have changed both in concept and detail with significant consequences for beneficiaries. This paper explores one of the major changes: the migration from defined benefit (DB) to defined contribution (DC) pension schemes focusing on this change's interface with accounting. In exploring this shift from DB to DC schemes, the paper uses a critical perspective to reflect on this interface including how the change is accounted for in corporate reporting narrative. The key focus is on issues of political economy: it is found in this respect that while wealth is effectively distributed from pension holders efforts are made to legitimise or displace attention from pension changes. An analysis of narratives of corporate annual reports is undertaken to critically explore corporate communication to stakeholders vis-à-vis pension scheme changes. Findings suggest limited and problematic engagement with employees as per the corporate annual report narrative. We also point to a lack of appetite on the part of existing employees to engage employers on these changes. The change is framed to give workers an impression that they are taking responsibility for their future whilst an alternative view is that in actuality the organisation is decoupling from pension responsibility and devolving associated risks to employees for greater profitability. Counter accounting may be a way forward. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

JOURNAL ARTICLE

Pantaleo A, Candelise C, Bauen A, Shah Net al., 2014, ESCO business models for biomass heating and CHP: Profitability of ESCO operations in Italy and key factors assessment, RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS, Vol: 30, Pages: 237-253, ISSN: 1364-0321

JOURNAL ARTICLE

Bustos-Turu G, van Dam KH, Acha S, Shah Net al., 2014, Estimating Plug-in Electric Vehicle Demand Flexibility through an Agent-Based Simulation Model, 5th IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT Europe), Publisher: IEEE, ISSN: 2165-4816

CONFERENCE PAPER

Mac Dowell N, Shah N, 2014, Optimisation of post-combustion CO2 capture for flexible operation, 12th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT), Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, Pages: 1525-1535, ISSN: 1876-6102

CONFERENCE PAPER

Brown S, Martynov S, Mahgerefteh H, Fairweather M, Woolley RM, Wareing CJ, Falle SAEG, Rutters H, Niemi A, Zhang YC, Chen S, Besnebat J, Shah N, Mac Dowell N, Proust C, Farret R, Economou IG, Tsangaris DM, Boulougouris GC, Van Wittenberghe Jet al., 2014, CO(2)QUEST: Techno-economic assessment of CO2 quality effect on its storage and transport, 12th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT), Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, Pages: 2622-2629, ISSN: 1876-6102

CONFERENCE PAPER

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