Ya-Huei Cathy Chin

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Recent Research Projects

Design, manufacturing and process integration of nano-structured carbon enhanced lightweight composites

2017/18-2019/20 • $1,000,000 • PI,CO
Lightweighting is the determining factor in selecting the best material for an application among different choices. It is especially important for transport industries, where weight directly influences energy requirements and fuel consumption. Synthetic or natural fibres have been used to...

Enhancing dewatering, drying, combustion and utilization of pulp and paper mill biosludge

2017/18-2019/20 • $564,600 • PI,CO
Canadian pulp and paper mills generate more than 20 million cubic metres of raw biosludge per year. Biosludge is generated during biological wastewater treatment and consists to >98% of water with the remainder being bacteria and tree residues. Energy intensive dewatering can decrease the water...

Fundamental studies of drying, combustion and ash properties of biomass and impacts of pulp and paper mill operations

2012/13-2015/16 • $1,876,000 • PI,CO
Pulp and paper mills in Canada require large amounts of high pressure steam and electric power to operate. About two-thirds of the energy required is supplied by burning the concentrated black liquor (spent pulping liquor) in recovery boilers. The remaining is from biomass boilers, known...