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John R. Grace

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science

Name: John R. Grace
Title: Professor Emeritus
Degrees: BESc (1965) University of Western Ontario, PhD (1968) Cambridge University
Office: Chemical & Biological Engineering 229
Phone: (604) 822-3121
Fax: (604) 822-6003
Email: jgrace@chbe.ubc.ca

Research Interests

  • Fluidized beds and related multi-phase systems
  • Reactor modelling
  • Heat and mass transfer
  • Clean energy systems
  • Hydrogen generation
  • Capture of carbon dioxide
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)
  • Biomass utilization

Current Research

  • Advanced modelling of fluidized bed reactors
  • Heat transfer in turbulent fluidized beds
  • PBDEs associated with Canadian landfills and dumpsites including the north
  • Capture of CO2 via carbonation/calcination cycling using calcium sorbents
  • Hydrogen generation in fluidized bed membrane reactors
  • Removal of heavy metals by means of natural zeolite sorbents
  • Hydrodynamics of fluidized beds
  • Electrostatics associated with fluidization


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