Imperial College London

MrAlexBowles

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Postgraduate
 
 
 
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alex.bowles15

 
 
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Sherfield BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Alex is a Research Postgraduate within the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of Imperial College London. He is a committee member for the Society of Chemical Industry Energy Group (SCI-EG), and a member for the Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM).

His research primarily involves advanced waste recovery and carbon-capture and storage. He investigates the potential of pyrolysis to recycle hydrocarbon materials from waste polymers, specifically automotive tyres. Additionally, Alex is working on developing a new carbon dioxide capture mechanism through adsorption on to a product of this waste recovery process.

Alex engages in regular teaching activities for his academic supervisor, Dr Geoffrey D Fowler. He works closely with his industrial sponsor, Pyrenergy Ltd, an energy-from-waste and tyre recycling business. He is also funded by the Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) scholarship run by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). In 2020, Alex won a conference poster competition (SCI - Future opportunities for CO2) based around decarbonisation opportunities in the UK.

In 2016, Alex graduated with a BSc in Environmental Geoscience from the University of Bristol. The following year, he graduated from Imperial College with an MSc in Environmental Engineering. After working as a Research Assistant at Imperial College in 2018, he started his PhD in 2019.

Publications

Journals

Bowles AJ, Fowler GD, O'Sullivan C, et al., 2020, Sustainable rubber recycling from waste tyres by waterjet: A novel mechanistic and practical analysis, Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Vol:25, ISSN:2214-9937, Pages:1-15

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