Dr Darren Oatley-Radcliffe

Publications

  1. & Nanofiltration membranes and processes: A review of research trends over the past decade. Journal of Water Process Engineering 19, 164-171.
  2. & A hybrid super hydrophilic ceramic membrane and carbon nanotube adsorption process for clean water production and heavy metal removal and recovery in remote locations. Journal of Water Process Engineering 19, 220-230.
  3. & Laser Doppler Electrophoresis and electro-osmotic flow mapping: A novel methodology for the determination of membrane surface zeta potential. Journal of Membrane Science 523, 524-532.
  4. & Parametric optimisation for the fabrication of polyetherimide-sPEEK asymmetric membranes on a non-woven support layer. Separation and Purification Technology 186, 78-89.
  5. & Utilising light-emitting diodes of specific narrow wavelengths for the optimization and co-production of multiple high-value compounds in Porphyridium purpureum. Bioresource Technology 221, 607-615.

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Teaching

  • EG-3062 Process Equipment Design, Selection & Control

    Newly employed graduate process engineers need to be able to perform a wide range of fundamental process engineering calculations. The module will focus on aspects of process engineering design for the majority of equipment but will provide examples of detailed design and mechanical design in some cases. In all cases, industrial standards, best practice and safety will be at the heart of the design process to ensure the finalised designs will be reliable and robust, economically viable, safe and sustainable. The module will include topics such as pump selection, pressure relief calculations, line sizing, utilities, equipment specification including PFRs and stirred tanks in both batch and continuous operation (aseptic/sterile equipment design for regulation and control of chemical and biological reactions). Heterogeneous systems, in particular, the inter-phase mass transfer of nearly insoluble gases. Heat transfer through jackets, coils, electrical heaters and direct steam injection. Sterilisation of liquids and gases..The module also builds upon topics covered in EG-206 (Instrumentation, Measurement and Control) to further develop students understanding of process automation with specific emphasis on the quantitative aspects of control.

  • EG-339 Process Equipment Design

    The general aims of this module is to analyse manufacturing equipment and processes for the purpose of design and scale-up. The module will focus on aspects of process engineering design for the majority of equipment but will provide examples of detailed design and mechanical design in some cases. In all cases, industrial standards, best practice and safety will be at the heart of the design process to ensure the finalised designs will be reliable and robust, economically viable, safe and sustainable. Areas of design considered will be PFRs and stirred tanks including aseptic/sterile equipment design for regulation and control of chemical and biological reactions. Heterogeneous systems, in particular, the inter-phase mass transfer of nearly insoluble gases. Heat transfer through jackets, coils, electrical heaters and direct steam injection. Sterilisation of liquids and gases.

  • EGA319 Environmental Engineering Design Project

    This module aims to give Environmental Engineering students experience in handling a complex and integrated process design. This task will require, and so reinforce, the material taught throughout the whole undergraduate course. The module provides training and working in a team environment on a major project and incorporates business skills and sustainability.

  • EGA326 Chemical Engineering Design Project

    This module aims to give students experience in handling a complex and integrated engineering process design. This task will require, and so reinforce, the material taught throughout the undergraduate course and an additional amount of material from directed private study. The module provides transferable skills related to for working in a team environment on a major project.

Supervision

  • Extraction and purification of natural products using membranes (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Paul Williams
  • Characterisation of ion exchange viscose materials and their use in protein recovery from food and waste materials (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Paul Williams
  • Engineering of tailored membranes for specific separation (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
  • Disposal of washed up seaweeds in an ecologically and commercially optimum way (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Prof Kevin Flynn
  • Development of novel functionalised super-hydrophilic membranes as a strategy for removal of organic impurities from urban water sources (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Paul Williams
  • Development of models and strategies for macromolecule recovery using membranes. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Paul Williams
  • Modelling and optimisation of the nickel carbonyl process’ (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Paul Williams
  • Renewable Energy from Solar, Biomass and Biofuels Resources (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr James Titiloye
  • Solvent recovery, clean-up and reuse for continuous chromatographic separations using NF membrane processes (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Paul Williams
  • Membrane separation processes as a means of treating fracking wastewaters. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Owen Guy
  • Oil-water separation using ceramic membranes (current)

    Student name:
    PhD