Imperial College London

Prof Denis R. Dugwell, PhD, CEng, CSci, FIChemE

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Distinguished Research Fellow



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Mrs Sarah Payne +44 (0)20 7594 5567




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Date Role
1978- Chemical Engineering Department, Imperial College London.
1974-1978 British Steel Corporation, Research and Development.
1969-1974 Air Products Limited, Research and Development.
1968-1969 Central Electricity Research Laboratory (CEGB).
1965-1968 PhD, University of Sheffield, U.K.
1962-1965 BSc(Tech), University of Sheffield, U.K.

research interests

Study of pyrolysis, combustion, gasification and liquefaction of solid fuels, including biomass, wastes and coal.

  • combustion of blends of pulverised coals and co-combustion of coal with biomass or wastes.
  • trace element and other toxic emissions from the combustion and gasification of biomass, wastes and coal, including leaching properties of solid residues from such processing.
  • chemical characterisation of heavy coal derived liquids and petroleum residuals.


List of Current Projects

List of Publications

Energy Engineering Group



Dong S, Alvarez P, Paterson N, et al., 2009, Study on the Effect of Heat Treatment and Gasification on the Carbon Structure of Coal Chars and Metallurgical Cokes using Fourier Transform Raman Spectroscopy, Energy & Fuels, Vol:23, ISSN:0887-0624, Pages:1651-1661

Dong S, Alvarez P, Paterson N, et al., 2008, Investigating the formation mechanism of soot-like materials present in blast furnace coke samples, Energy & Fuels, Vol:22, ISSN:0887-0624, Pages:3317-3325

Cousins A, Zhuo Y, George A, et al., 2008, Development of a bench-scale high-pressure fluidized bed reactor and its sequential modification for studying diverse aspects of pyrolysis and gasification of coal and biomass, Energy & Fuels, Vol:22, ISSN:0887-0624, Pages:2491-2503

Nunes SM, Paterson N, Herod AA, et al., 2008, Tar formation and destruction in a fixed bed reactor simulating downdraft gasification: Optimization of conditions, Energy & Fuels, Vol:22, ISSN:0887-0624, Pages:1955-1964

George A, Dugwell DR, Kandiyoti R, 2008, Leaching hierarchies in co-combustion residues, Energy & Fuels, Vol:22, ISSN:0887-0624, Pages:1641-1649

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