Imperial College London

Patrick Brandl

Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Research Postgraduate
 
 
 
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601Weeks BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

PhD Student in Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London, specialising in molecular thermodynamics and process engineering in the net-zero context with proven research record in experimental and modelling work within both academia and industry.

Expected date of graduation: Q3/2021. Open to work. Patrick's LinkedIn Profile

Overview

Patrick is specialising in molecular thermodynamics and process engineering in the net-zero context. He is pursuing a PhD in techno-economic assessment and multi-scale modelling of solvent-based CO2 capture processes (see figures for a recent highlight of Patrick's work). He leads international research collaborations and consulted major companies in the field of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). Patrick is finishing his PhD at The Sargent Centre for Process Systems Engineering, the Centre for Environmental Policy (CEP), and the Clean Fossil Fuel and Bioenergy Research Group (CleanFaB) at Imperial College London.

He earned both his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and Master’s degree in Chemical Process Technology from the Technical University of Munich. Patrick is an Associate Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, an Early Career Research member at the UK CCS Research Centre, and a student member at the Energy Institute. He participates in IChemE's Future Energy Leaders programme.

Patrick is a keen squash player representing Imperial at the highest BUCS level and leads the Rackets Cubed programme at Imperial

Patrick's multi-scale modelling: Impact of thermodynamic properties on process costs

SQUASH



SQUASH (Screening and QUantitative Assessment of Solvents and Heuristics) is a multi-scale CO2 capture solvent screening model developed by Patrick Brandl. Unlike commercial software, SQUASH is 100% transparent and bespoke from molecule up to plant scale and costing. Unique feature is high flexibility at short computational time giving accurate results. An interactive visual representation of the absorber can be found here


Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Mac Dowell N, Hallett JP, 2018, Challenges and opportunities for the utilisation of ionic liquids as solvents for CO2 capture, Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, Vol:3, ISSN:2058-9689, Pages:560-571

Brandl P, Soltani SM, Fennell PS, et al., 2017, Evaluation of cooling requirements of post-combustion CO2 capture applied to coal-fired power plants, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Vol:122, ISSN:1744-3598, Pages:1-10

Lee JM, Rochelle G, Styring P, et al., 2016, CCS - A technology for now: general discussion., Faraday Discussions, Vol:192, ISSN:1359-6640, Pages:125-151

Smit B, Styring P, Wilson G, et al., 2016, Modelling - from molecules to megascale: general discussion, Faraday Discussions, Vol:192, ISSN:1359-6640, Pages:493-509

Patents

Brandl P, Alekseev A, Golubev D, 2020, METHOD FOR THE LOW-TEMPERATURE SEPARATION OF AIR AND AIR SEPARATION PLANT, WO2020048634A1

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