Lecture：Robust instrumentation and real time tar detection for improved control of biomass gasification
Lecturer：Prof. Ian Watson (School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK)
Time：9:30am, Feb. 25, 2019, Monday
Location：217 Meeting Room, Energy Building
Dr Watson’s first degree was in Applied Physics, followed by a PhD from the School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, in “Optimising the gaseous discharge and optical coupling of a pulsed CO2 laser”. He is a Reader in Applied Energy, within the Systems, Power and Energy Research Division of the School of Engineering, University of Glasgow.
He is currently working on biomass gasification systems using inexpensive and robust tar detection and instrumentation systems to improve gasifier control. Methods of tar detection include fluorescence and absorption techniques. He has worked on all aspects of microalgal biofuel production, including photobioreactor growth, dewatering, lysing and lipid extraction using solvents and thermochemical processes. He has extensively researched the effects of high power laser beams on microorganisms and laser sterilization and inactivation; publishing on direct effects of lasers and their efficacy on decontaminating different substrates (solids, liquids and air) and a range of microorganisms (E. coli to B. atrophaeus, an anthrax simulant).