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Dong-ke Zhang

Professor Dongke Zhang

Director/Professor
Energy, UWA Centre for

Contact details
Address
UWA Centre for Energy
The University of Western Australia (M473)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 7600
Fax
+61 8 6488 7622
Email
dongke.zhang@uwa.edu.au
Qualifications
FTSE, BE ME Southeast, PhD Newcastle(NSW), FIChemE, CEng, CSci, FIEAust, CPEng, FAIE, MIComb
Biography
Life has constantly played up with me: I love outdoor sports activities (track and field, swimming, riding and tennis…), but end up with a heavily office life; I was trained as mechanical engineer, but end up with a chemical engineer title; I love to have a few daughters and sons, but end up with three sons only. The list goes on and on.

Not entirely so ……

Three things have been always right for me and that’s enough: I wanted Jing to be my wife, I have her; our three sons, David, Daniel and Damien, are so lovely, polite, talented, and always pleasant; I love fire from my childhood, I am still burning anything that burns, from coal to gas, from biomass to city garbage, and even chicken shit; and I burn things in a variety of ways, from stove to boilers, from jet burners to internal combustion engines, from spontaneous combustion to dust explosion, and even catalytic combustion and human body spontaneous combustion; I also burn things to make a variety of products, from heat to light, from electricity to antimicrobials, and even NOx, SOx, and the damn CO2 ……

The awesome energy released from combustion fuels my professional life, just as Jing, David, Daniel and Damien who have warmed my body and soul, all the time.

Life is a process of combustion, often spontaneous ……
Key research
Research papers have been published in the following areas:
(A)Industrial Furnaces and Kilns
mathematical modelling of furnaces
radiant property estimation
thermal properties of coal ashes
heat transfer in furnaces
pulverised fuel – fired, fluid-bed, and stoker-fired furnaces
coal ash slagging, fouling and deposition
direct and in-direct fired industrial kilns – combustion and heat transfer
oxy-fuel combustion
(B)Coal
coal drying and pyrolysis,
pulverised coal combustion and gasification kinetics
ignition, laboratory testing and industrial flames
fluidised-bed coal combustion and gasification
process synthesis of coal utilisation
pyrolysis and coal volatile matter combustion
low-rank coal upgrading
sulphur transformation and evolution during heating of coal particles
spontaneous combustion of coal stock-piles and mudstone dumps
inorganic reactions, mineral transformation and coal ash deposition
coal to liquid
(C)Hydrocarbons (Oil and Gas)
catalytic combustion and hydrocarbon processing
natural gas reforming by partial oxidation
catalytic effect of NOx in hydrocarbon reactions
catalytic partial oxidation of propene for acrolein production
organic polymers, polymerisation of acrolein
gas to liquid
(D)Ignition and Explosions
thermal explosion theory (TET)
laser-induced explosions of gas mixtures
ignition mechanisms of gases and dust clouds
laboratory testing of explosion safety
industrial explosion risk assessment and protection
(E)Aerodynamics
jet mixing and entrainment
effect of particulates on jet properties
interaction between particles and turbulence in coal flames
modelling of non-isothermal multi-phase reacting flows
(F)Flames
flow, mixing and combustion in flames, measurements and modelling
ignition of industrial coal, oil and gas flames
burner design and mathematical modelling
multi-fuel burners
(G)Environmental
zero emission energy technologies
NOx formation and destruction in combustion systems
in-situ capture of SOx by additives
in-situ desulphurisation in coal gasification processes
catalytic clean-up of automotive engine emissions (NO and hydrocarbons)
effluent clean-up of power stations
photocatalysis for waste water cleaning
spontaneous combustion control
combustion and incineration of municipal waste, energy production
remediation of refinery disposals
utilisation of industrial waste and by-products
(H)Energy
hydrogen economy and cleaner energy
energy options for the future
hydrogen economy, hydrogen production, hydrogen carriers
energy saving technologies
renewable energy from biomass and waste materials
energy engineering
biofuel and bioenergy processing
(I)Reaction Engineering
mechanisms of catalysed reactions
surface sciences and molecular dynamics
heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysts, catalyst structure,
characterisation
development of non-noble metal catalysts for NOx decomposition
reactor design, ultra-fast reaction, short contact time reactor (SCTR)
photocatalysis
inorganic polymer
material syntesis by combustion methods
(J)Heat Transfer
thermal conductivity measurement
analytical and numerical techniques for heat transfer analyses
design and analysis of heat pipes
high efficiency heat transfer technologies
heat and mass transfer
heat transfer analysis of process systems
(K) Process Synthesis and Design
process development and modelling
pilot plant experience – development, design and commissioning
Publications
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Recent Books Authored or Edited

1.Gunawan, R., and Zhang, D.K., Interactions between Ammonium Nitrate and Pyritic Shale: Implication in Mining Operations using ANFO, VDM Publishing, Saarbruecken, Germany (ISBN: 978-3-639-14460-4), 2009
2.Zhang, D.K., Ultra-supercritical coal power plants: Materials, technologies and optimisation, Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, The United Kingdom (ISBN: 978-0-857-09116-1), 2013


Selected Journal Publications

1.Wall, T.F., Gururajan, V.S., Lucas, J.A., Gupta, R.P., Zhang, D.K., Young, B.C., and Smith, I.W., Ignition, burning rate, and reactivity of petroleum coke, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol 23, pp. 1177-1184, 1990.
2.Zhang, D.K., Wall, T.F., and Gupta, R.P., Computer modelling of radiative heat transfer in a Bayswater furnace, J. of Engineering Thermophysics (in Chinese), Vol. 11, No. 1, p.103, 1990.
3.Wall, T.F., Gupta, R.P., Gururajan, V.S., and Zhang, D.K., The ignition of coal particles, Fuel, 70: 1011 - 1016, 1991.
4.Zhang, D.K., Laser-induced ignition of pulverised fuel particles, Combustion and Flame, 90: 134, 1992.
5.Zhang, D.K., Hills, P.C., Wall, T.F., and Tate, The ignition of coal particles and explosions in surrounding combustible gases during heating by laser irradiation, Fuel, 71: 1206, 1992.
6.Zhang, D.K., Wall, T.F., Harris, D.J., Smith, I.W., Chen, J.Y., and Stanmore, B.R., Experimental studies on the ignition behaviour and combustion reactivity of pulverised fuel particles, Fuel, 71:1239, 1992.
7.Zhang, D.K., Hills, P.C., Zheng, C., Wall, T.F., and Samson, P.J., Fibre optic ignition of combustible gas mixtures by the radiative heating of small particles, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol 24, pp. 1761-1767, 1992.
8.Zhang, D.K., Wall, T.F., and Tate, A.G., The reactivity of pulverised coal char particles: experiments using ignition, burnout and DTG techniques and partially-burnt chars, Fuel, 71: 1247, 1992.
9.Hills, P.C., Zhang, D.K., Samson, P., and Wall, T.F., Laser ignition of combustible atmospheres by the radiative heating of small particles, Combustion and Flame, 91: 399-412, 1992.
10.Zhang, D.K., Li, T., Cotterill, G.F., O'Connor, D.J., and Wall, T.F., STM examination of O2 etching on a graphite surface in air, Fuel, 72: 1454, 1993.
11.Zhang, D.K., and Wall, T.F., An analysis of the ignition of coal dust clouds, Combustion and Flame, 92: 475, 1993.
12.Zhang, D.K., Wall, T.F., and Hills, P.C., The ignition of single pulverised coal particles - minimum laser power required, Fuel, 73, 5:647 - 655, 1994
13.Zhang, D.K., Bifurcation behaviour of a heterogeneous-homogeneous reaction system with a constant power source, Combustion and Flame, 96: 171, 1994.
14.Wall, T.F., Bhattacharya, S.P., Zhang, D.K., Gupta, R.P., and He, X., The properties and thermal effects of ash deposits, Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 19: 487 - 504, 1993.
15.Bothe, H., Cammenga, H.K., Godde, M., Welzel, M., and Zhang, D.K., Ignition of explosive vapour/air mixtures on small hot components, J. of PTB (in Germany), p. 190, 1993.
16.Zhang, D.K., and Wall, T.F., Ignition of coal particles: the influence of experimental technique, Fuel 73, 7:1114, 1994.
17.Zhang, D.K., Li, T., Cotterill, G.F., O'Connor, D.J., and Wall, T.F., STM examination of O2 etching on a graphite surface in air, a letter to editor, Fuel 73, 8:1372, 1994.
18.Yan, H.M., Rudolph, V., and Zhang, D.K., Coal combustion and gasification in a compartmented fluidised bed coal gasifier, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol 26, pp. 3261 - 3267, 1996.
19.Zhang, D.K., and Peterson, R.F., Collaborative learning groups for problem-based tutorials, Australian Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 7, No. 2, 165 - 170, 1997.
20.Headon, K., and Zhang, D.K., Performance of zeolite supported catalysts for selective catalytic reduction of nitric oxide and oxidation of methane, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 36: 4595 - 4599, 1997.
21.Headon, K.A., and Zhang, D.K., Investigation into the use of copper loaded natural zeolite for the reduction of NO using methane, Developments in Chemical Engineering and Mineral Processing, 6:1/2, 9 - 20, 1998.
22.Smith, N.L., Megalos, N.P., Nathan, G.J., Zhang, D.K. and J. Smart, Precessing jet burners for stable and low-NOx pulverised fuel flames: preliminary results from small-scale trials, Fuel 77: (9-10), 1013-1016, 1998.
23.Yan, H.M., Heidenreich, C., and Zhang, D.K., Mathematical modelling of a bubbling fluidised-bed coal gasifier and the significance of “net-flow”, Fuel 77 (9-10): 1067 - 1079, 1998.
24.Ye, D.P., Agnew, J.B., and Zhang, D.K., Gasification of A South Australian Low-rank Coal with Carbon Dioxide and Steam: Reactivity and Kinetic Studies, Fuel 77:11, 1209-1219, 1998.
25.Zhang, D.K., and Telfer, M.A., Sulphur transformation in a South Australian low-rank coal during pyrolysis, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol 27, pp. 1703 – 1710, 1998.
26.Smith, N.L., Megalos, N., Nathan, G.J., Zhang, D.K., and Smart, J., The role of fuel-rich clusters in flame stabilisation and NOx emission reduction with precessing jet flames, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol 27, pp. 3173 – 3180, 1998.
27.Brockway, D.J., and Zhang, D.K., The Cooperative Research Centre for New Technologies for Power Generation from Low-rank Coal, in International Research Centres’ Activities in Coal Combustion (Ed. Smoot), Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 24:5, 427 - 433, 1998.
28.Telfer, M.A., and Zhang, D.K., An investigation of sulphur retention and the effect of inorganic matter during pyrolysis of South Australian low-rank coals, Energy and Fuels, 12:6, 1135 - 1141, 1998.
29.Zhang, D.K., Jackson, P.J., and Vuthaluru, H.B., Low-rank coal and advanced technologies for power generation, 1997 Engineering Foundation Conference on Impact of Mineral Impurities in Solid Fuel Combustion (Ed. R.P Gupta, T.F. Wall, and L. Baxter), Page 45, Kluwer Academic Press, New York, 1999.
30.Vuthaluru, H.B., and Zhang, D.K., Role of inorganics during fluidised-bed combustion of low-rank coals, 1997 Engineering Foundation Conference on Impact of Mineral Impurities in Solid Fuel Combustion (Ed. R.P Gupta, T.F. Wall, and L. Baxter), Page 309, Kluwer Academic Press, New York, 1999.
31.Telfer, M.A., Heidenreich, C., and Zhang, D.K., The effect of particle size and heating rate on the transformation of sulphur during pyrolysis of a South Australian low-rank coal, Developments in Chemical Engineering and Mineral Processing, 7:3/4. 409 - 426, 1999.
32.Yan, H.M., and Zhang, D.K., Modelling of a low-temperature pyrolysis process using ASPEN PLUS, Developments in Chemical Engineering and Mineral Processing, 7:5/6. 577 - 591, 1999.
33.Heidenreich, C., Yan, H.M., and Zhang, D.K., Mathematical modelling of the temperature response of low-rank coal particles during pyrolysis, Developments in Chemical Engineering and Mineral Processing, 7:5/6. 593 - 610, 1999.
34.Sujanti, W., Zhang, D.K., and Chen, X.D., Low-temperature oxidation of coal studied using wire-mesh reactors with both steady-state and transient methods, Combustion and Flame, 117: 3, 646 - 651, 1999.
35.Vuthaluru, H.B., Linjewile, T.M., Manzoori, A., and Zhang, D.K., Investigation into the control of agglomeration and defluidisation during fluidised-bed combustion of low-rank coals, Fuel, 78: 4, 419-425, 1999.
36.Sujanti, W., and Zhang, D.K., A laboratory study of spontaneous combustion of coal: the influence of inorganic matter and reactor size, Fuel, 78: 5, 549 - 556, 1999.
37.Heidenreich, C.A., Yan, H.M., and Zhang, D.K., Mathematical modelling of pyrolysis of large coal particles - Estimation of kinetic parameters for methane evolution, Fuel, 78: 5, 557 - 566, 1999.
38.Heidenreich, C.A., and Zhang, D.K., Measuring the temperature response of large wet coal particles during heating, Fuel, 78:8, 991 – 994, 1999.
39.Yan, H.M., Heidenreich, C., and Zhang, D.K., Modelling of bubbling fluidised bed coal gasifiers, Fuel, 78:9, 1027 – 1047, 1999.
40.Zhang, D.K., and Sujanti, W., The effect of exchangable cations on low-temperature oxidation and self-heating of a Victorian brown coal, Fuels, 78:10, 1217 – 1224, 1999.
41.Vuthaluru, H.B., and Zhang, D.K., Control methods for remediation of ash-related problems in fluidised-bed combustors, Fuel Processing Technology, 60:2, 145 – 156, 1999.
42.Zhu, Z.H., Wang, S., Lu, G.Q., and Zhang, D.K., The role of carbon surface chemistry for N2O conversion to N2 over Ni catalyst supported on activated carbon, Catalysis Today, 53:4, 669 – 681, 1999.
43.Ross, D.P., Laurent, P.J., Schluter, G.B., and Zhang, D.K., The influence of volatiles on combustion rate of Loy Yang coal char in a fluidised-bed combustor, Developments in Chemical Engineering and Mineral Processing 8:3/4, 187 – 198, 2000.
44.Telfer, M.A., Zhong, Z., Xu, Y., Li, D., Zhang, M.Y., and Zhang, D.K., An experimental study of calcination of South Australian Caroline limestone, Developments in Chemical Engineering and Mineral Processing 8:3/4, 245 – 268, 2000.
45.Shen, L.L., Zhang, D. K., Yan, H.M., Roach, J. R., and Nguyen, Q., ‘Low Temperature Pyrolysis of an Australian Brown coal in a Fluidised bed Reactor’, Developments in Chemical Engineering and Mineral Processing 8:3/4, 293-310, 2000.
46.Sujanti, W., and Zhang, D.K., Investigation into the role of inherent inorganic matter and additives in low-temperature oxidation of a Victorian brown coal, Combustion Science and Technology, 152: 99-114, 2000.
47.Ross, D.P., Heidenreich, C.A., and Zhang, D.K., Devolatilisation times of coal particles in a fluidised-ned, Fuel, 79:8, 873-883, 2000.
48.Vuthaluru, H.B., Linjewile, T.M., and Zhang, D.K., Behaviour of inorganic constituents and ash characterisitics during fluidised-bed combustion of several Australian low-rank coals, Fuel Processing Technology, 67:3, 165 – 176, 2000.
49.Zhang, D.K., and Poeze, A., Variation of sodium forms and char reactivity during gasification of a South Australian low-rank coal, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol 28, pp. 2337 - 2344, 2000.
50.Yan, H.M., and Zhang, D.K., Modelling of Fluidised-Bed Coal Gasifiers: Elimination of the Combustion Product Distribution Coefficient by Considering Homogeneous Combustion, Chemical Engineering and Processing, 39, 229 – 237, 2000.
51.Heidenreich, C., and Zhang, D.K., Response to ''Letter to the Editor'' by Stubington (RE: “Measuring the temperature response of large wet coal particles during heating by C.A. Heidenreich and D.K. Zhang, Fuel 78 (1999) 991-994”), Fuel, 79:10, 1279-1280, 2000.
52.Zhu, J.N., Zhang, D. K., and Bromly, J, A Study of CH4 Partial Oxidation Reforming with Detailed Mechanisms. International Journal of Thermal and Fluid Sciences, 4, 175 – 181, 2000.
53.Megalos, N.P., Smith, N.L., and Zhang, D.K., The potential of low NOx from a precessing jet burner of coal, Combustion and Flame, 124:1-2, 50 – 64, 2001.
54.Ross, D.P., Yan, H.M., and Zhang, D.K., An experimental study of propane combustion in a fluidised-bedg gasifier, Combustion and Flame, 124:1-2, 156 – 164, 2001.
55.Vuthaluru, H.B., and Zhang, D.K., Effect of Ca and Mg bearing minerals on particle agglomeration and defluidisation during fluidised-bed combustion of a South Australian lignite, Fuel Processing Technology, 69:1, 13 – 27, 2001.
56.Vuthaluru, H.B., and Zhang, D.K., Remediation of ash problems in fluidised-bed combustors, Fuel, 80:4, 583 – 598, 2001.
57.Zhu, J., Zhang, D.K., and King, K.D., Reforming of CH4 by Partial Oxidation: Thermodynamic and Kinetic Analyses, Fuel, 80:7, 899-905, 2001.
58.Megalos, N.P., and Zhang, D.K., Investigation of the effect of the precessing jet nozzel in the combustion of pulverised coal, Combustion Science and Technology, 165, pp. 111-128, 2001.
59.Seyedeyn-Azad, F., and Zhang, D.K., Selective catalytic reduction of nitric oxide over Cu and Co ion-exchanged ZSM-5 zeolite: The effect of SiO2/Al2O3 ratio and cation loading, Catalysis Today, 68: 161 – 171, 2001.
60.Telfer, M., and Zhang, D.K., The influence of water-soluble and acid-soluble inorganic matter on sulphur transformations during pyrolysis of low-rank coals, Fuel, 80:14, 2085-2098, 2001.
61.Watanabe, W., Zhang, D.K., The effect of inherent and added inorganic matter on low-temperature oxidation reaction of coal, Fuel Processing Technology, 74, 145-160, 2001.
62.Smith, N.L., Nathan, G.J., Zhang, D.K., and Nobes, D.S., The significance of particle clustering in pulverised coal flames, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol 29, pp. 797-804, 2002.
63.Shen L., and Zhang, D.K., An experimental study of oil recovery from sewage sludge by low-temperature pyrolysis in a fluidised-bed, Fuel, 82:4, pp 465-472, 2003.
64.Vuthaluru, H.B., Brooke, J., Zhang, D.K., and Yan, H., Effect of moisture and coal blending on Hardgrove Grandability Index (HGI) of Western Australian coal, Fuel Processing technology, Vol 81, 67 – 76, 2003.
65.Fansuri, H., Pham, G.H., Wibawanta, S., Zhang, D.K., and French, D., The Relationship Between Structural and Catalytic Activity of a and g-Bismuth-Molybdate Catalysts for Partial Oxidation of Propylene to Acrolein, Surface Review and Letters, 10:2-3, page 549, 2003.
66.Konnov, A.A., Zhu, J., Bromly, J.H.H., and Zhang, D.K., Non-Catalytic Partial Oxidation of Methane into Syngas over a Wide Temperature Range, Combustion Science and Technology, 176:1093 – 1116, 2004.
67.Ross, D. P., Yan, H. M and Zhang, D. K, Modelling of a laboratory-scale bubbling fluidised-bed gasifier with feeds of both char and propane, Fuel, 83:1979 – 1990, 2004.
68.Wee, H.L., Wu, H., Zhang, D.K., French, D., The effect of combustion conditions on mineral matter transformation and ash deposition in a utility boiler fired with a sub-bituminous coal, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol 30(2), 2980-2988, 2004.
69.Fansuri, H., G. H. Pham, S. Wibawanta, R. Radford, and D.K. Zhang, Catalytic Activity of Propylene to Acrolein: The Activity of Bismuth Molybdate Catalysts under Oxygen-Rich Conditions, Developments in Chemical Engineering and Mineral Processing, 12(3-4): 333-340, 2004.
70.Konnov, A.A., Zhu, J.N., Bromly, J.H., and Zhang, D.K., The effect of NO and NO2 on the partial oxidation of methane: experiments and modeling, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol 30(1), 1077-1084, 2005.
71.Shen L., and Zhang, D.K., Low-temperature pyrolysis of sewage sludge and putrescible garbage for fuel oil production, Fuel, Vol 84/7-8 pp 809 – 815, 2005.
72.Wu, J., Fang, Y., Wang, Y., and Zhang, D.K., Combined coal gasification and methane reforming for production of syngas in a fluidised-bed reactor, Energy and Fuels, 19:512-516, 2005.
73.Ross, D.P., Yan, H.M., Zhong, Z., and Zhang, D.K., A non-isothermal model of a bubbling fluidised-bed coal gasifer, Fuel, 84, pp 1469 – 1481, 2005.
74.Konnov, A.A., Barnes, F.J., Bromly, J.H., Zhu, J.N., and Zhang, D.K., The pseudo-catalytic promotion of nitric oxide oxidation by ethane at low temperatures, Combustion and Flame, 141, pp. 191 – 199, 2005.
75.Stamatov, V.A., King, K.D., and Zhang, D.K., Explosions of methane/air mixtures induced by radiation-heated large inert particles, Fuel, 84, pp 2086 – 2092, 2005.
76.Zhang, D.K., Energy options in sustainable development, Journal of Fuel Chemistry and Technology, 33:4, pp 399 – 406, 2005.
77.Zhang, D.K., Interactions between sodium, silica and sulphur in a low-rank coal during temperature programmed pyrolysis, Journal of Fuel Chemistry and Technology, 33:5, pp 513 – 519, 2005.
78.Wu, H., Kong, C., Zhang, D.K., and Wall, T.F., Ash Formation from the Combustion of Coals with Maceral Concentrates at Various Pressures, Developments in Chemical Engineering and Mineral Processing, 13(3/4): 415, 2005.
79.Gao, K., Wu, J. H.,Wang, Y, and D. K. Zhang, Bubble Dynamics and Its Effect on The Performance of A Jet Fluidized Bed Gasifier Simulated Using CFD, Fuel, Vol. 85, No. 9, p.1221-1231, 2006.
80.Gunawan, R., Freij, S., Zhang, D.K., Beach, F., and Littlefair, M., A mechanistic study into the reactions of ammonium nitrate with pyrite, Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 61, p.5781-5790, 2006.
81.Stamatov, V.A., King, K.D., and Zhang, D.K., Ignition of Combustible Atmospheres caused by uniform and Non-Uniform Radiation Heating of an Inert Particle, Combustion Science and Technology, 178 (8) : 1325-1344, 2006.
82.Wee, H.L., Wu, H., and Zhang, D.K., Heterogeneity of Ash Deposits Formed in a Utility Boiler during PF Combustion, Energy and Fuels, 21, 441-450, 2006.
83.Haghighi, M., Sun, Z., Wu, J., Bromly, J., Wee, H., Ng, L.K., Wang, Y., Zhang, D.K., On the Reaction Mechanism of CO2 Reforming of Methane over a Bed of Coal Char, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol 31(2), 1983-1990, 2007.
84.Yip, K., Wu, H. and Zhang, D.K., Pyrolysis of Collie Coal Briquettes to Produce Char as a Metallurgical Reductant, Energy and Fuels, 21, 419-425, 2007.
85.Sun, Z.Q., Wu, J., Haghighi, M, and Zhang, D.K., Methane Cracking over a Bituminous Coal Char., Energy and Fuels 21(3):1601 – 1605, 2007.
86.Yip, K., Wu, H. and Zhang, D.K., Effects of Inherent Moisture in Collie Coal on its Pyrolysis due to In-situ Steam Gasification, Energy and Fuels, 21, 2883-2891, 2007.
87.Ngu, L., Wu, H. and Zhang, D.K., Characterization of Ash Cenospheres in Fly Ash from Australian Power Stations, Energy and Fuels, 21, 3437–3445, 2007.
88.Widiastuti, N., Wu, H., Ang, M., and Zhang, D.K., The potential application of natural zeolite for greywater treatment, Desalination 218: 271–280, 2008.
89.Zhang, Y., Wu, J., Haghighi, M, and Zhang, D.K., An Experimental Study into the Cracking of Simulated Oil Refinery Off-Gas over a Coal Char, a Petroleum Coke and Quartz, Energy and Fuels, 22 (2), 1142-1147, 2008.
90.Sun, Z.Q., Wu, J., and Zhang, D.K., CO2 and H2O Gasification Kinetics of a Coal Char in the Presence of Methane, Energy and Fuels, 22 (4), 2160 – 2165, 2008.
91.Yip, K., Wu, H. and Zhang, D.K., Mathematical Modelling of Collie Coal Pyrolysis Considering the Effect of Steam Produced in situ from Coal Inherent Moisture and Pyrolytic Water, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol 32 (2), 2675–2683, 2008.
92.Yani, S., and Zhang, D.K., Transformation of Organic and Inorganic Sulphur in a Lignite during Pyrolysis: Influence of Inherent and Added Inorganic Matter, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol 32 (2), 2083–2089, 2008.
93.Zhang, Y., Wu, J., and Zhang, D.K., Ethane Cracking in Coal Char Bed and Quartz Sand Bed, Petrochemical Technology, 37,No.8, p.770-775,2008.
94.Zhang, Y., Wu, J., and Zhang, D.K., An Experimental Study of Co-conversion of Coal and Oil Refinery Off-Gas for Synthesis Gas Production – the Cracking of Ethane over a Bed of Coal Char or Quartz, Jounral of China University of Mining and Technology, 37,No.5, p.646-651,2008.
95.Gunawan, R. and Zhang, D.K., Thermal stability and kinetics of decomposition of ammonium nitrate in the presence of pyrite, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 165, 751–758, 2009.
96.Song, M. and Zhang, D.K., An Experimental Investigation into the Oxidation of Four Pyritic Shales from Western Australia, Minerals Engineering, 22, 550–559, 2009.
97.Sun, Z., Wu, J., Wang, Y., and Zhang, D.K., A Kinetic Study of CO2 Gasification of a Chinese Coal Char during Combined Coal Gasification and CH4 Reforming,Journal of Fuel Chemistry and Technology, 37, No. 4, p.410-415,2009.
98.Xu, Z., Wu, J., Wang, Y., and Zhang, D.K., Study of Methane Cracking over Lignite Char, Journal of Fuel Chemistry and Technology, 37, No. 3, p.277-282,2009.
99.Zhang, Y., Wu, J., and Zhang, D.K., An Experimental Study of the Cracking of Ethene over a Bed of Coal Char or Quartz, Journal of Fuel Chemistry and Technology, 37, No. 5, p. 546-551, 2009.
100.Sun, Z.Q., Wu, J., and Zhang, D.K., An Experimental Study of Methane and Carbon Dioxide Reforming over a Chinese Coal Char in a Fixed-Bed Reactor,Journal of Fuel Chemistry and Technology, 37, No. 6, p. 641-647, 2009.
101.Yani, S. and Zhang, D.K., An Experimental Study of Sulphate Transformation during Pyrolysis of an Australian Lignite, Fuel Processing Technology, 91, 313–321, 2010.
102.Zhang, Y., Wu, J., and Zhang, D.K., A Thermodynamic Analysis of Combined Coal Gasification and Coal-Bed Methane Reforming for Synthesis Gas Production, Journal of Fuel Chemistry and Technology, 38, No. 1, p.12-16, 2010.
103.Yani, S. and Zhang, D.K., An Experimental Study into Pyrite Transformation during Pyrolysis of Australian Lignite Samples, Fuel, 89, 1700–1708, 2010.
104.Zeng, K. and Zhang, D.K., Recent Progress in Alkaline Water Electrolysis for Hydrogen Production and Applications, Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 36:307–326, 2010.
105.Fansuri, H., Pham, G.H., Wibawanta, S. and Zhang, D., The effect of phosphorus addition on the activity of bismuth molybdate catalyst for partial oxidation of propykene to acrolein, Indonesian Journal of Chemistry 10 (3), 370-375, 2010
106.Hondow, N.S., Koutsantonis, G.A., Fuller, R.O., Fansuri, H., Saunders, M., Stamps, R.L., and Zhang, D.K., The Modification of M41S Materials: Addition of Metal Clusters and Nanoparticles, New Journal of Chemistry, 34: 1286 – 1294, 2010.
107.Zhang, D.K., and Yani, S., Sulphur Transformation during Pyrolysis of an Australian Lignite, Proceedings of The Combustion Institute 33, pp. 1747-1753, 2011.
108.Chan, Y, Bromly, J.H., Konnov, A., and Zhang, D.K., The differentiated effect of NO and NO2 in promoting methane oxidation, Proceedings of The Combustion Institute 33, pp. 441-447, 2011.
109.Chen, R., Wilson, M., Leong, Y.K., Bryant, P., Yang, H., and Zhang, D.K., Preparation and Rheology of Biochar, Lignite Char and Coal Slurry Fuels, Fuel, 90, pp. 1689–1695, 2011.
110.Cao, Q., Guo, X., Yao, S. Guan, J., Wang, X., Mu, X., and Zhang, D., Conversion of hexose into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural in imidazolium ionic liquids with and without a catalyst, Carbohydrate Research, 346, pp. 956–959, 2011
111.Widiastuti, N., Wu, H., Ang, H.M., and Zhang, D., Removal of Ammonium from Greywater Using Natural Zeolite, Desalination, 277 15 – 23, 2011.
112.Wei, L., Tan, Y., Han, Y., Zhao, J., Jinhu Wu, and Zhang, D., Hydrogen Production by Methane Cracking over Different Coal Chars, Fuel, 90, 3473–3479, 2011
113.Cao, Q., Guo, X., Guan, J., Mu, X., and Zhang, D., A process for efficient conversion of fructose into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural in ammonium salts, Applied Catalysis A: General, 403, 98– 103, 2011
114.Li, X., Lu, G., Qu, Z., Zhang, D., and Liu, S., The role of titania pillar in copper-ion exchanged titania pillared clays for the selective catalytic reduction of NO by propylene, Applied Catalysis A: General, 398, 82–87, 2011
115.Wang, M., Liu, Y., Xue, D., Zhang, D.K., and Yang, H., Preparation of nanoporous tin oxide by electrochemical anodization in alkaline electrolytes, Electrochimica Acta, 56, 8797 – 8801, 2011
116.Zhu, M., Ma, Y. and Zhang, D., An experimental study of the effect of a homogeneous combustion catalyst on fuel consumption and smoke emission in a diesel engine, Energy, 36, 6004 – 6009, 2011
117.Zhu, M., Zhang, H., Zhang, Z., and Zhang, D., A Numerical Modeling Study of Ignition of Single Coal Particles under Microgravity Conditions, Combustion Science and Technology, 183:11, 1221-1235, 2011
118.Xiong, W., Zhao, Q., Li, X., and Zhang, D., One-step synthesis of a flower-like Ag/AgCl/BiOCl composite with enhanced visible-light photocatalytic activity, Catalysis Communications, 16, 229–233, 2011
119.Zhu, M., Ma, Y. and Zhang, D., Effect of a homogeneous combustion catalyst on the combustion characteristics and fuel efficiency in a diesel engine, Applied Energy, 91: 166–172, 2012
120.Chan, Y.L., Bromly, J.H., Konnov, A.A., Zhang, D., The Comparative and Combined Effects of Nitric Oxide and Higher Alkanes in Sensitising Methane Oxidation, Combustion Science and Technology, 184: 114–132, 2012
121.Wang, M., Liu, Y., Zhang, D.K., and Yang, H., Anodization process of Sn in oxalic acid at low applied voltages, Electrochimica Acta, 59, 441 – 448, 2012
122.Zhang, M., Yang, H., Liu, Y., Sun, X, Zhang, D.K., Xue, X., Hydrophobic precipitation of carbonaceous spheres from fructose by a hydrothermal process, Carbon, 50, 2155 – 2161, 2012
123.Jensen, N.K., Rufford, T.E., Watson, G., Zhang, D., Chan, I.K., and May, E.F., Screening zeolites for gas separation applications involving methane, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide, Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data, 57: 106–113, 2012
124.Fansuri, H., Prasetyoko, D., Zhang, Z. Zhang, D., The effect of sodium silicate and sodium hydroxide on the strength of aggregates made from coal fly ash using the geopolymerisation method, Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, 7: 73–79, 2012
125.Shen, Y., Qidong Zhao, Q., Li, X., and Zhang, D., Monodisperse Ca0.15Fe2.85O4 microspheres: Facile preparation, characterization and optical properties, Journal of Materials Science, 47:3320–3326, 2012
126.Liu, J., Li, X., Zhao, Q., and Zhang, D., CuO Supportd Ce-Ti Mixed Oxides for Low-Temperature SCR of NO with Propene, Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 518-523: 2456-2459, 2012
127.Zhang, M., Yang, H., Liu, Sun, X., Y., Zhang, D.K., and Xue, D., First identification of primary nanoparticles in the aggregation of HMF, Nanoscale Research Letters, 7:38 (http://www.nanoscalereslett.com/content/7/1/38), 2012
128.Teng, W., Li, X., Zhao, Q., and Zhang, D.K., In situ capture of active species and oxidation mechanism of RhB and MB dyes over sunlight-driven Ag/Ag3PO4 plasmonic nanocatalyst, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 125: 538-545, 2012
129.Liu, J., Li, X., Zhao, Q., and Zhang, D., Effect of zirconium on the structure and activity of Cu/Ti1−xZrxO2 catalysts for selective catalytic reduction of NO with C3H6, Catalysis Science and Technology, 2, 1711-1718, 2012.
130.Zhang, D.K. and Zeng, K., Evaluating the Behaviour of Electrolytic Gas Bubbles and Their Effect on the Cell Voltage in Alkaline Water Electrolysis, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 51: 13825−13832, 2012
131.Zhu, M., Ma, Y. and Zhang, D., Effect of a homogeneous combustion catalyst on combustion characteristics of single droplets of diesel and biodiesel, Proceedings of The Combustion Institute 34, pp. 1537–1544, 2013
132.Zhang, D., Ma, Y. and Zhu, M., Nanostructure and Oxidative Properties of Soot from a Compression Ignition Engine: The Effect of a Homogeneous Combustion Catalyst, Proceedings of The Combustion Institute 34, pp. 1869–1876, 2013
133.Ma, Y., Zhu, M. and Zhang, D., The Effect of a Homogeneous Combustion Catalyst on Exhaust Emissions from a Single Cylinder Diesel Engine, Applied Energy, 102: 556–562, 2013
134.Shivaram, P., Leong, Y.K., Yang, H., and Zhang, D.K., Flow and Yield Stress Behaviour of Ultrafine Mallee Biochar Suspensions: the Effect of Particle Size Distribution and Additives, Fuel, 104: 326–332, 2013
135.Jing, N., Wang, Q., Cheng, L., Luo, Z., Cen, K. and Zhang, D., Effect of Temperature and Pressure on the Mineralogical and Fusion Characteristics of Jincheng Coal Ash in Simulated Combustion and Gasification Environments, Fuel, 104: 647–655, 2013
136.Di, Z., Yang, C., Jiao, X., Li, J., Wu, J., and Zhang, D., A ZSM-5/MCM-48 based catalyst for methanol to gasoline conversion, Fuel, 104: 878–881, 2013
137.Bussemaker, M.J., and Zhang, D., Effect of Ultrasound on Lignocellulosic Biomass as a Pretreatment for Biorefinery and Biofuel Applications, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 52 (10): 3563-3580, 2013.
138.Bussemaker, M.J., Mu, X., and Zhang, D., Ultrasonic Pretreatment of Wheat Straw in Oxidative and Nonoxidative Conditions Aided with Microwave Heating, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 52, 12514−12522, 2013.
139.Bussemaker, M.J., Xu, F., and Zhang, D., Manipulation of ultrasonic effects on lignocellulose by varying the frequency, particle size, loading and stirring, Bioresource Technology, 148, 15–23, 2013.
140.Liu, J., Li, X., Zhao, Q., He, C. and Zhang, D., An Insight into the Mechanisms of Selective Catalytic Reduction of NOx by Propene over Cu/Ti0.7Zr0.3O2 Catalyst by FTIR Spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory Calculations, Environmental Science and Technology, 47, 4528 – 4535, 2013.
141.Liu, J., Li, X., Zhao, Q., Zhang, D., and Ndokoye, P., The selective catalytic reduction of NO with propene over Cu-supported Ti–Ce mixed oxide catalysts: Promotional effect of ceria, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 378, 115– 123, 2013.
142.Zhao, S. and Zhang, D., A parametric study of supercritical carbon dioxide extraction of oil from Moringa Oleifera seeds using a response surface methodology, Separation and Purification Technology, 113, 9–17, 2013
143.Ghanooni, N., Leong, Y.K. and Zhang, D., Mixing narrow coarse and fine coal fractions – The maximum volume fraction of suspensions, Advanced Powder Technology 24: 764 – 770, 2013
144.Zhao, S. and Zhang, D., Supercritical fluid extraction and characterisation of Moringa oleifera leaves oil, Separation and Purification Technology, 118, 497–502, 2013
145.Zhu,W.W., Zong, Z.M., Yan, H.L., Zhao, Y.P., Lu, Y., Wei,X.Y., and Zhang, D., Cornstalk liquefaction in methanol/water mixed solvents, Fuel Processing Technology 117, 1-7, 2014.
146.Zeng, K. and Zhang, D., Evaluating the effect of surface modifications on Ni based electrodes for alkaline water electrolysis, Fuel, 116, 692–698, 2014.
147.Bussemaker, M.J., and Zhang, D., A phenomenological investigation into the opposing effects of fluid flow on sonochemical activity at different frequency and power settings. 1. Overhead stirring, Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 21, 436–445, 2014
148.Bussemaker, M.J., and Zhang, D., A phenomenological investigation into the opposing effects of fluid flow on sonochemical activity at different frequency and power settings. 2. Fluid circulation at high frequencies, Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 21, 485-492, 2014
149.Liu, B., Zhang, Z., Zhang, H., Yang, H. and Zhang, D., An experimental investigation on the effect of convection on the ignition behaviour of single coal particles under various O2 concentrations, Fuel 116: 77 – 83, 2014
150.Sharma, A., Wang, S., Pareek, V., Yang, H. and Zhang, D., CFD modeling of mixing/segregation behavior of biomass and biochar particles in a bubbling fluidized bed, Chemical Engineering Science 106, 264-274, 2014
151.Luan, C., You, C., and Zhang, D., An experimental investigation into the characteristics and deposition mechanism of high-viscosity coal ash, Fuel 119: 14 – 20, 2014
152.Reverchon, F., Flicker, R.C., Yang, H., Yan, G., Xu, Z., Chen, C., Bai, S.H. and Zhang, D., Changes in δ15N in a soil–plant system under different biochar feedstocks and application rates, Biology and Fertility of Soils 50: 275-283, 2014.
153.Ma, Y., Zhu, M. and Zhang, D., Effect of a homogeneous combustion catalyst on the characteristics of diesel soot emitted from a compression ignition engine, Applied Energy 113: 751–757, 2014
154.Sharma, A., Pareek, V., Wang, S., Zhang, Z., Yang, H. and Zhang, D., A phenomenological model of the mechanisms of lignocellulosic biomass pyrolysis processes, Computers and Chemical Engineering 60: 231 – 241, 2014
155.Luan, C., You, C., and Zhang, D., Composition and sintering characteristics of ashes from co-firing of coal and biomass in a laboratory-scale drop tube furnace, Energy 69: 562 – 570, 2014
156.Zhao, S. and Zhang, D., An Experimental Investigation into the Solubility of Moringa oleifera Oil in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide, Journal of Food Engineering 138: 1–10, 2014
157.Zhao, S. and Zhang, D., Supercritical CO2 extraction of Eucalyptus leaves oil and comparison with Soxhlet extraction and hydro-distillation methods, Separation and Purification Technology 133: 443–451, 2014
158.Sun, J., Li, X., Zhao, Q. Ke, J. and Zhang, D., Novel V2O5/BiVO4/TiO2 Nanocomposites with High Visible-Light-Induced Photocatalytic Activity for the Degradation of Toluene, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118 (19): 10113–10121, 2014
159.Chen, T., Wu, J.L., Zhang, Z, Zhu, M., Sun, L., Wu, J. and Zhang, D., Key Thermal Events during Pyrolysis and CO2-gasification of Selected Combustible Solid Wastes in a Thermogravimetric Analyser, Fuel, Fuel 137, 77–84, 2014


Selected Publications in Conference Proceedings

1.Zhang, D.K., and Zhang, Y.L., Experimental study on combustion kinetics of pulverised coals, Proceedings of International Symposium on Coal Combustion, Beijing, 1987.
2.Gururajan, V.S., Wall, T.F., Lucas, R.P., and Zhang, D.K., Ignition, burning rate, and reactivity of petroleum coke, Proceedings of Joint International Conference on Combustion, Sydney, p.29, 1989.
3.Zhang, D.K., Wall, T.F., and Gupta, R.P., Computer modelling of radiative heat transfer in IFRF IJmuiden furnace: Sensitivity of performance to coal properties, Proceedings of Joint International Conference on Combustion, Sydney, p.130, 1989.
4.Zhang, D.K., Wall, T.F., and Gupta, R.P., Computer modelling of radiative heat transfer in IFRF IJmuiden furnace, Proceedings, 1st Asian Pacific International Symposium on Combustion and Energy Utilisation, Beijing, October, 1990.
5.Zhang, D.K., Wall, T.F., and Gupta, R.P., Ignition behaviour and reactivity of pulverised coals, Proceedings, 1st Asian Pacific International Symposium on Combustion and Energy Utilisation, Beijing, October, 1990.
6.Zhang, D.K., Tate, A.G., and Wall, T.F., The effect of burnout on the reactivity of pulverised coal particles, 6th International Conference on Coal Science, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, U.K., p. 267, 1991.
7.Chen, J.Y., Harris, D.J., Smith, I.W., Zhang, D.K., Wall, T.F., and Stanmore, B.R., Combustion reactivity of coals - Evaluation of laboratory techniques, 6th International Conference on Coal Science, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, U.K., p. 303, 1991.
8.Zhang, D.K., Tate, A.G., and Wall, T.F., The effect of burnout on the reactivity of a low volatile bituminous coal, CHEMECA, Newcastle, p.310, 1991.
9.Zhang, D.K., and Wall, T.F., Ignition of coal particles: the influence of experimental technique and theoretical interpretation, presented to the Conference of Coal Utilisation and the Environment, Orlando, Florida, Fuel 72:702, 1993.
10.Zhang, D.K., Wall, T.F., and He, X.G., Total absorptivities and emissivities of coal ash from spectral band emissivity measurements, presented to 2nd Asian Pacific International Symposium on Combustion and Energy Utilisation, Beijing, 1993.
11.Zhang, D.K., He, X.G., and Wall, T.F., The effective thermal conductivity of fireside ash deposits in p.f. furnaces: A review, presented to 2nd Asian Pacific International Symposium on Combustion and Energy Utilisation, Beijing, 1993.
12.Zhang, D.K., Zheng, C., He, X.G., and Wall, T.F., The simultaneous combustion of VM and char surface oxidation at ignition of coal particles, presented to 2nd Asian Pacific International Symposium on Combustion and Energy Utilisation, Beijing, 1993.
13.Zhang, D.K., and Wall, T.F., Ignition of coal particles: the influence of experimental technique, presented to 7th International Conference on Coal Science, Banff, Alberta, 1993.
14.Wall, T.F., and Zhang, D.K., Bhattacharya, S.P., and He, X.G., The properties and thermal effect of ash deposits, An invited review paper presented at the Engineering Foundation Conference on the Impact of Ash Deposition on Coal Fired Plant, Birmingham, 1993.
15.Zhang, D.K., and Agnew, J.B., Kinetics of catalytic decomposition of nitric oxide over promoted Cu ion-exchanged ZSM-5 zeolites, CHEMECA'94, page 259, Perth, September, 1994.
16.Schluter, G.B., Linjewile, T.M., Zhang, D.K., and Agnew, J.B., The influence of carbon type and oxygen concentration on the CO/CO2 product ratio during combustion in an incipiently fluidised bed, CHEMECA'94, page 443, Perth, September, 1994.
17.Ye, D.P., Zhang, D.K., and Agnew, J.B., The influence of particle size on coal gasification rate, CHEMECA'94, page 349, Perth, September, 1994.
18.Zhang, D.K., Schluter, G.B and Linjewile, T.M., Measurement of the CO/CO2 product ratio from single particle combustion in an incipiently fluidised bed and char reactivity, a paper offered to the Third Asian-Pacific International Symposium on Combustion and Energy Utilisation, Hong Kong, pp. 366 - 371, December, 1995.
19.Zhang, D.K. and Agnew, J.B., Catalytic decomposition of nitric oxide over zeolite-supported Cu-ion catalysts, CHEMECA'95, Volume 1, pp. 13 - 18, Adelaide, September, 1995.
20.Ingram, G.D., Zhang, D.K. and Agnew, J.B., Simplified design of a fluidised bed coal gasifier, CHEMECA'95, Volume 2, pp. 91 - 96, Adelaide, September, 1995.
21.Childs, N.J., Ye, D.P., Zhang, D.K., and Agnew, J.B., Volatile matter behaviour during gasification of a South Australian low rank coal, CHEMECA'95, Volume 2, pp. 72 - 77, Adelaide, September, 1995.
22.Agnew, J.B., and Zhang, D.K., ICGCC process for power generation: plant design project at the University of Adelaide, CHEMECA'95, Volume 2, p. 197, Adelaide, September, 1995.
23.Poeze, A., and Zhang, D.K., Devolatisation and combustion kinetics of a mudstone, CHEMECA'95, Volume 1, pp. 31 - 36, Adelaide, September, 1995.
24.Agnew, J.B., Manzoori, A.R., and Zhang, D.K., Fluid-bed gasification and combustion of low-rank coals, 7th APCChE Congress, pp. 1168 - 1172, Taipei, April, 1996.
25.Headon, K.A., van der Linden-Dhont, S., Seyedyn-Azad, F., Mao, W., Zhang, D.K., Decomposition of nitrogen oxides over zeolite-supported catalysts: effect of oxygen and methane, Proceedings, 1st Asia-Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Technology, pp. 201 - 208, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, 19 - 21 June, 1996.
26.Meissner, T., Headon, K., and Zhang, D.K., Computer simulation of power generation from waste materials, 1st Asia-Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Technology, pp. 418 - 425, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, 19 - 21 June, 1996.
27.Agnew, J.B., Schluter, G.B., and Zhang, D.K., Gasification and combustion of low-rank coals in fluidised beds, The World Chemical Engineering Congress, San Diego, July, 1996.
28.Ross, D., and Zhang, D.K., The effective thermal conductivity of thin ceramic die coats used in low pressure die casting, CHEMECA’96, Volume 1: 19-24, Sydney, 1996
29.Headon, K., Seyedeyn-Azad, F., and Zhang, D.K., The direct decomposition and selective catalytic reduction of NO using methane over copper ion-exchanged zeolite, CHEMECA’96, Volume 1: 89-94, Sydney, 1996
30.Megalos, N.P., Smith, N.L., Nathan, G.J., and Zhang, D.K., Burning profiles of pulverised coal in precessing jet flames, CHEMECA’96, Volume 3: 107-112, Sydney, 1996
31.Poeze, A., and Zhang, D.K., The effect of conversion level on the gasification kinetics of a low-rank coal, CHEMECA’96, Volume 3: 113-118, Sydney, 1996
32.Zhu, J., Foo, S., Zhang, D.K., King, K.D., Combustion of low-specific-energy gases, CHEMECA’96, Volume 3: 131-136, Sydney, 1996
33.Yan, H.M., Heidenreich, C., and Zhang, D.K., The significance of new flow terms in the conservation equations for fluidised bed gasifier modelling, CHEMECA’96, Volume 5: 69-74, Sydney, 1996
34.Headon, K., and Zhang, D.K., Performance of zeolite supported catalysts for selective catalytic reduction of nitric oxide and oxidation of methane, Engineering Foundation Conference on Chemical Reactor Engineering for Sustainable Processes and Products, Banff, Canada, June, 1997.
35.Megalos, N.P., Smith, N.L., and Zhang, D.K., Pilot-scale coal combustion trials with precessing jet nozzles, the 1st Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion (ASPACC’97), Osaka University, Japan, pp. 523 - 526, May, 1997.
36.Heidenreich, C., Yan, H.M., and Zhang, D.K., Mathematical modelling of a fluidised bed coal gasification reaction system: Devolatilisation kinetics, the 1st Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion (ASPACC’97), Osaka University, Japan, pp. 516 - 519, May, 1997.
37.Vuthaluru, H.B., He, Y., Zhu, J.N., and Zhang, D.K., Fate of inorganic constituents during fluidised bed combustion of low-rank coals: effect of temperature on ash characteristics, Proceedings, International Conference on Coal Science, Essen, Germany, pp. 1171 - 1174, 7 - 12 September, 1997
38.He, Y., Zhu, J., Vuthaluru, H.B., and Zhang, D.K., Characteristics of ash-coated particles in a spouting fluidised bed at elevated temperatures, a paper offered to the 14th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference and Workshop - Clean Coal Technology and Coal Utilisation, Taiyuan, P.R. China, 23 - 27 September, 1997.
39.Yan, H., Heidenreich, C., and Zhang, D.K., Mathematical modelling of bubbling fluidised bed coal gasifiers, a paper offered to the 14th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference and Workshop - Clean Coal Technology and Coal Utilisation, Taiyuan, P.R. China, 23 - 27 September, 1997.
40.Sujanti, W., and Zhang, D.K., Inhibition and promotion agents of spontaneous combustions of coal, ISBN: 0-0908-22-0, ISSN: 0111-9532 Vol: 23 Issue 1 (CH), Session: MP3b Sess.6, Proceedings of CHEMECA’97 (CD), New Zealand, 29 September - 1 October, 1997.
41.Zhang, D.K., Jackson, P.J., and Vuthaluru, H.B., Low-rank coal and advanced technologies for power generation, Engineering Foundation Conference on Impact of Mineral Impurities in Solid Fuel Combustion (Ed. T.F. Wall and L. Baxter), Kona, Hawaii, 2 - 7 November, 1997.
42.Vuthaluru, H.B., and Zhang, D.K., Role of inorganics during fluidised-bed combustion of low-rank coals, Engineering Foundation Conference on Impact of Mineral Impurities in Solid Fuel Combustion (Ed. T.F. Wall and L. Baxter), Kona, Hawaii, 2 - 7 November, 1997.
43.Sujanti, W., and Zhang, D.K., The effect of additive concentrations on spontaneous combustion of coal, Proceedings, 1997 Australian Symposium on Combustion and the Fifth Australian Flame Days (Eds. A.R. Masri and J.C. Mackie), pp. 100 - 104, The University of Sydney, 20 - 21 November, 1997.
44.Telfer, M., and Zhang, D.K., X-ray mapping of sulphur constituents in low-rank coal char: the influence of pyrolysis conditions, Proceedings, 1997 Australian Symposium on Combustion and the Fifth Australian Flame Days (Eds. A.R. Masri and J.C. Mackie), pp. 110 - 116, The University of Sydney, 20 - 21 November, 1997.
45.Smith, N.L., Zhang, D.K., and Nathan, G.J., Pre-ignition particle heating mechanisms in precessing jet pulverised coal flames, Proceedings, 1997 Australian Symposium on Combustion and the Fifth Australian Flame Days (Eds. A.R. Masri and J.C. Mackie), pp. 148 - 152, The University of Sydney, 20 - 21 November, 1997.
46.Telfer, M.A., Heidenreich, C., and Zhang, D.K., The effect of particle size and heating rate on the transformation of sulphur during pyrolysis of a South Australian low-rank coal, Proceedings, Adelaide International Workshop on Thermal Energy Engineering and the Environment, McLarens on the Lake, McLaren, South Australia, February 9 - 10, 1998, pp. 385 - 403.
47.Yan, H.M., and Zhang, D.K., Modelling of a low-temperature pyrolysis process using ASPEN PLUS, Proceedings, Adelaide International Workshop on Thermal Energy Engineering and the Environment, McLarens on the Lake, McLaren, South Australia, February 9 - 10, 1998, pp 551 - 565.
48.Heidenreich, C., Yan, H.M., and Zhang, D.K., Mathematical modelling of the temperature response of low-rank coal particles during pyrolysis, Proceedings, Adelaide International Workshop on Thermal Energy Engineering and the Environment, McLarens on the Lake, McLaren, South Australia, February 9 - 10, 1998, pp. 635 - 652.
49.Seyedeyn-Azad, F., Headon, K.A., Mao, W., Zhang, D.K., Zhao, X.S., and Lu, G.Q., Nitrogen oxides decomposition over synthesised zeolite-supported catalysts, 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Technology(Eds G.Q. Lu, V. Rudolph, & P.F. Greenfield), pp.141 - 146, ANA Hotel, Gold Coast, Australia, 14 - 17 June, 1998.
50.Telfer, M.A., and Zhang, D.K., An investigation of the effect of sulphur forms and inorganic mineral matter during pyrolysis of South Australian low-rank coals, 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Technology (Eds G.Q. Lu, V. Rudolph, & P.F. Greenfield), pp.147 - 154, ANA Hotel, Gold Coast, Australia, 14 - 17 June, 1998.
51.Yan, H. M., Heidenreich, C., and Zhang, D. K, Effect of combustion product distribution coefficient on the modelling of fluidised-bed coal gasifiers, Proceedings of CHEMECA’1998 ( #81, CD), The Institution of Engineers of Australia, Port Douglas, 1998.
52.Ross, D.P., Laurent, P.J., Schluter, G.B., and Zhang, D.K., The Influence of volatiles on combustion rate of Loy Yang coal char in a fluidised bed combustor, Joint Technical Workshop on Thermal Energy and the Environment, pp. 1 - 14, Wuhan, April 1999.
53.Telfer, M., Zhong, Z., Xu, Y., Li, D., Zhang, M., and Zhang, D.K., An experimental study of calcination of South Australian caroline limestone, Joint Technical Workshop on Thermal Energy and the Environment, pp. 61 - 84, Wuhan, April 1999.
54.Shen, L., Zhang, D.K., Yan, H.M, Nguyen, D., and Roach, J. R, Low temperature pyrolysis of an Australian brown coal in a fluidised bed reactor, Joint Technical Workshop on Thermal Energy and the Environment, pp. 109 – 126, Wuhan, April 1999.
55.Yan, H.M., Shen, L., and Zhang, D.K., ASPEN modelling of low temperature pyrolysis behaviour of an Australian brown coal in a fluidised bed, Joint Technical Workshop on Thermal Energy and the Environment, pp. 153 – 166, Wuhan, April 1999.
56.Vuthaluru, H.B., and Zhang, D.K., Control methods for remediation of ash-related problems in fluidised-bed combustors, a paper offered to 15th International Conference on Fluidised Bed Combustion, Savannah, Georgia, USA, May 9 - 13, 1999.
57.Sulanti, W., and Zhang, D.K., The effect of exchangeable cations on low-temperature oxidation and self-heating of a Victorian brown coal, a paper offered to 2nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, Tainan, Taiwan, May 9 - 12, 1999.
58.Megalos, N.P., Smith, N.L., and Zhang, D.K., Scaling of precessing jet coal burner flames, a paper offered to 2nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, Tainan, Taiwan, May 9 - 12, 1999.
59.Vuthaluru, H.B., Linjewile, T.M., Manzoori, A.R., and Zhang, D.K., Behaviour of inorganic constituents during fluidised bed combustion of low-rank coals, a paper offered to 2nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, Tainan, Taiwan, May 9 - 12, 1999.
60.Stamatov, V.A., Denier, J.P., Halatchev, I.A., King, K.D., and Zhang, D.K., Mathematical modeling of methane oxidation caused by a laser heated inert particle, Proceedings, 17th International Colloquium on the Dynamics of Explosion and Reactive Systems, Paper No. 48, Heidelberg, Germany, July 25 – 30, 1999.
61.Shen, L., and Zhang, D.K., A kinetic analysis of low-temperature pyrolysis using Australian brown coal in a fluidised-bed reactor, Australian Symposium on Combustion and the 6th Australian Flame Days, pp.129 – 133, The University of Newcastle, 30 September – 1 October 1999.
62.Zhu, J., Zhang, D.K., and King, K.D., A thermodynamic study of syn-gas production, Australian Symposium on Combustion and the 6th Australian Flame Days, pp. 165 - 169, The University of Newcastle, 30 September – 1 October 1999.
63.Zhang, D.K., A team-based supervision of engineering postgraduates, Proceedings of CHEMECA’2000 (CD) (Edited by D.K. Zhang), ISSN: 0-646-39910-1, The Institution of Engineers of Australia, Perth, 9 – 12 July 2000.
64.Zhu, J., Zhang, D.K., and King, K.D., A kinetic modelling study of CH4 reforming by partial oxidation, Proceedings of CHEMECA’2000 (CD) (Edited by D.K. Zhang), ISSN: 0-646-39910-1, The Institution of Engineers of Australia, Perth, 9 – 12 July 2000.
65.Zhu, J., and Zhang, D.K., A thermodynamic study of carbon deposition tendency during CH4 reforming processes, Proceedings of CHEMECA’2000 (CD) (Edited by D.K. Zhang), ISSN: 0-646-39910-1, The Institution of Engineers of Australia, Perth, 9 – 12 July 2000.
66.Shen, L., and Zhang, D.K., A cometing-reactions model for low-temperature pyrolysis of Loy Yang coal, Proceedings of CHEMECA’2000 (CD) (Edited by D.K. Zhang), ISSN: 0-646-39910-1, The Institution of Engineers of Australia, Perth, 9 – 12 July 2000.
67.Shen, L., and Zhang, D.K., Product distribution during low-temperature pyrolysis of Loy Yang coal in a fluidised-bed reactor, Proceedings of CHEMECA’2000 (CD) (Edited by D.K. Zhang), ISSN: 0-646-39910-1, The Institution of Engineers of Australia, Perth, 9 – 12 July 2000.
68.Yan, H., and Zhang, D.K., Mathematical modelling of a bubbling fluidised-bed coal gasifer: development of a non-isothermal model, Proceedings of CHEMECA’2000 (CD) (Edited by D.K. Zhang), ISSN: 0-646-39910-1, The Institution of Engineers of Australia, Perth, 9 – 12 July 2000.
69.Vuthaluru, H.B., and Zhang, D.K., Behaviour of Ca- and Mg-bearing minerals during fluidised-bed combustion of a lignite, Proceedings of CHEMECA’2000 (CD) (Edited by D.K. Zhang), ISSN: 0-646-39910-1, The Institution of Engineers of Australia, Perth, 9 – 12 July 2000.
70.Vuthaluru, H.B., and Zhang, D.K., Effect of coal blending on agglomeration and defluidisation during fluidised-bed combustion of low-rank coals, Proceedings of CHEMECA’2000 (CD) (Edited by D.K. Zhang), ISSN: 0-646-39910-1, The Institution of Engineers of Australia, Perth, 9 – 12 July 2000.
71.Wong, A.K., and Zhang, D.K., A potential technology for “zero” greenhouse gas emissions from conventional power plants, Proceedings of the 9th Australian Coal Science Conference (CD), 26 – 29 November 2000, Australian Institute of Energy, Brisbane, 2000.
72.Vuthaluru, H.B., Yan, H.M., Zhang, D.K., and Brooke, J., Investigations into the effects of moisture loss and coal blending on Hardgrove Grindability Index (HGI), Proceedings of the 9th Australian Coal Science Conference (CD), 26 – 29 November 2000, Australian Institute of Energy, Brisbane, 2000.
73.Ross, D., Yan, H.M., and Zhang, D.K., Mathematical modelling of propane combustion in a fluidised-bed gasifier, Proceedings of the 9th Australian Coal Science Conference (CD), 26 – 29 November 2000, Australian Institute of Energy, Brisbane, 2000.
74.Shen, L., and Zhang, D. K., A CPD Modelling Study of Sewage Sludge Devolatilisation For Oil Production, Proceedings of the 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, pp 437 – 440, Seoul, Korea, June 24 – 27, 2001.
75.Zhu, J., Zhang, D.K., Bromly, J., Barnes, F., and King, K.D., Characteristics of methane partial oxidation at intermediate temperatures between 800 and 1100 K, Proceedings of the 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, pp 481 – 484, Seoul, Korea, June 24 – 27, 2001.
76.Shen, L., Vuthaluru, H.B., Yan, H-M. and Zhang, D.K., “Pyrolysis of Putrescible Garbage and Sewage Sludge Mixtures in the OFS Process”, a paper offered to the 6th World Congress of Chemical Engineering 2001, Melbourne, Australia.
77.Zhu, J.N., Zhang, D.K., Brombly, J., Barnes, F. and King, K., An Experimental Study of Partial Oxidation Reforming of Methane at 1000-1600 K An Experimental Study of Partial Oxidation Reforming of Methane at 1000-1600 K, a paper offered to the6th World Congress of Chemical Engineering 2001, Melbourne, Australia, in press.
78.Zhu, J.N., Zhang, D.K., Brombly, J., and Barnes, F., The Effect Of Nitrogen Oxides In Promoting The Partial Oxidation Of Methane, a paper offered to International Gas Research Conference 2001, Amsterdam, Netherlands, in press.
79.Yan, H. M and Zhang, D. K., Modelling of a Laboratory-scale Bubbling Fluidised-bed Coal Gasifier: The Role of VM Combustion as Simulated by Propane, a paper offered to the 4th International Symposium on Air combustion and Gasification, Rome, Italy, Nov. 2001
80.Elliot, A., Yan, H. M, Vuthaluru, H. B., Shen, L., and Zhang, D. K., A Kinetic Study of Thermal Decomposition of Organic-Rich Wastes for Fuel Oil Recovery, a paper offered to the 4th International Symposium on Air combustion and Gasification, Rome, Italy, Nov., 2001.
81.Yan, H. M and Zhang, D. K., Mathematical Modelling of Bubbling Fluidised-bed Coal Gasifiers: a paper offered to the 18th Ann. Int. Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Newcastle, NSW, December 2001.
82.Vuthaluru, H.B., and Zhang, D.K., Ash Problems in Fluidised-Bed Combustors: Prevention and Control, a paper offered to the 18th Ann. Int. Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Newcastle, NSW, December 2001.
83.Vuthaluru, H.B., Opje, J., and Zhang, D.K., An Investigation into the Thermal Events During Pyrolysis of Coal/Biomass Blends, a paper offered to the 18th Ann. Int. Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Newcastle, NSW, December 2001.
84.Wibawanta, S., Pham, G.H., Fansuri, H., Ang, H.M., Radford, R.D., and Zhang, D.K., A laboratory study of Catalytic Partial Oxidation of Propylene to Acrolein, a paper offered to the 5th International Workshop on Catalytic Combustion, Seoul, 29 April – 1 May, 2002
85.Zhu, J.N., Bromly, J., and Zhang, D.K., and King, K, Synthesis-Gas Formation by NOx-Catalysed Partial Oxidation of CH4, a paper offered to the 5th International Workshop on Catalytic Combustion, Seoul, 29 April – 1 May, 2002
86.Zhu, J.N., Bromly, J., and Zhang, D.K., and King, K, An experimental and kinetic Modelling Study of Syn-gas and Methanol Formation by CH4 Partial Oxidation Catalysed by NOx, a paper offered to the 5th International Workshop on Catalytic Combustion, Seoul, 29 April – 1 May, 2002
87.Fansuri, H., G. H. Pham, S. Wibawanta, and D.K. Zhang, The relationship between structural change in  and -bismuth-molybdate at high temperature and their selectivity and activity on catalytic partial oxidation of propylene to acrolein, proceedings, 7th International Conference on the Structure of Surfaces (ICSOS 7), Newcastle, NSW, 2002
88.Fansuri, H., G. H. Pham, S. Wibawanta, R. Radford, and D. K. Zhang, Catalytic Partial Oxidation of Propylene to Acrolein: The Activity of Bismuth Molybdate Catalysts under Oxygen-Rich Condition, paper no. 461, 9th APCChE Congress and 30th CHEMECA 2002, Christchurch-New Zealand, 2002
89.Fansuri, H., Zhang, D.K., Elcombe, M., and Studer, A., In-Situ Neutron Diffraction Study Of -Bismuth Molybdate, The Proceedings, 31st CHEMECA, Adelaide, September 2003
90.Wu, H., Zhang, D.K., and Wall, T.F., Effect of Pressure on Ash Formation from Combustion of Coals with Maceral Concentrates, The Proceedings, 31st CHEMECA, Adelaide, September 2003.
91.Barnes, F.J., Bromly, J.H., Zhu, J.N., and Zhang, D.K., The Pseudo-catalytic Behaviour of Ethane in the Oxidation of Nitric Oxide, The Proceedings, 31st CHEMECA, Adelaide, September 2003
92.Fansuri, H., Pham, G. H., Wibawanta, S., Zhang, D. K., The Effect of Phosphorus Addition on the Activity of Bismoth Molybdate Catalyst for Partial Oxidation of Propylene to Acrolein, Paper # 19, Proceedings, 2003 Australian Symposium on Combustion & The 8th Australian Flames Days, 8-9 December 2003, Monash University, Australia
93.Wee, H., Wu, H., and Zhang, D.K., The Effects of Combustion Conditions on Ash Deposition in a Boiler during Pulverised Coal Combustion, Paper # 21, Proceedings, 2003 Australian Symposium on Combustion & The 8th Australian Flames Days, 8-9 December 2003, Monash University, Australia
94.Ng, E., Wu, H., Zhang, D.K., and Li, C.Z., Selective Oxidation during Low-temperature Combustion of Chars Prepared from the Pyrolysis of a Sub-bituminous Coal under Various Conditions, Paper # 22, Proceedings, 2003 Australian Symposium on Combustion & The 8th Australian Flames Days, 8-9 December 2003, Monash University, Australia
95.Wu, H., Wee, H., Elliot, A.D., and Zhang, D.K., Transformation of Mineral Matters in a Sub-bituminous Coal during Pulverised Coal Combustion, Paper # 28, Proceedings, 2003 Australian Symposium on Combustion & The 8th Australian Flames Days, 8-9 December 2003, Monash University, Australia
96.Zhu, J.N., Zhang, D.K., and Gupta, R.P., Performance of the Ash Eeffect Predictor when Applied to Three Australian Coals, Paper # 41, Proceedings, 2003 Australian Symposium on Combustion & The 8th Australian Flames Days, 8-9 December 2003, Monash University, Australia
97.Fansuri, H., Zhang, D.K., French, D., Elcombe, M., and Studer, A., An X-Ray and Neutron Diffraction Study of the Structure of -Bi2Mo3O12 as a Catalyst for Partial Oxidation of Propylene to Acrolein, The Proceedings, 32nd CHEMECA, Sydney, September 2004.
98.Haghighi, M., Bromly, J., and Zhang, D.K., A Review of Homogeneous Direct Partial Oxidation of Methane to Methanol: Thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics, The Proceedings, 32nd CHEMECA, Sydney, September 2004.
99.Ng, L.K., Wu, H., and Zhang, D.K., Distribution and Characteristics of Unburnt Carbon in Fly Ash from a Utility Boiler Firing a Sub-bituminous Coal, The Proceedings, 32nd CHEMECA, Sydney, September 2004.
100.Venelin, A.S., King, K.D., Zhang, D.K., Explosions of Methane-Air Mixtures Induced by Radiatively Heated Inert Particles: Chain Initiation and Kinetic Scheme, Proceedings, the 10th Asian-Pacific Conference of Chemical Engineering, (APCChE2004), 2004.
101.Wee, H.L., Wu, H., Zhu, J., and Zhang, D.K., Heterogeneity of Ash Deposits Formed During Pulverised Fuel Combustion, The Proceedings, 33rd CHEMECA, Brisbane, September 2005.
102.Yip, K.V., Wu, H., Zhang, D.K., and Coleman, J., Feasibility of Producing Char for Metallurgical Applications from Collie Coal Briquettes by Pyrolysis, The Proceedings, 33rd CHEMECA, Brisbane, September 2005.
103.Sun, Z., Wu, J., Wang, Y., and Zhang, D.K., Methane Cracking over a Chinese Coal Char in a Fixed-Bed Reactor, Proceedings, the 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, Adelaide, July 2005.
104.Sun, Z., Wu, J., Wang, Y., and Zhang, D.K., Methane and Carbon Dioxide Reactions over a Chinese Coal Char in a Fixed-Bed Reactor, Proceedings, the 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, Adelaide, July 2005.
105.Zhang, Y., Wu, J., Sun, Z., Wang, Y., and Zhang, D.K., A Thermodynamic Analysis of Combined Coal Gasification and Methane Reforming for Synthesis Gas Production, Proceedings, the 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, Adelaide, July 2005.
106.Zhu, J.N., Bromly, J.H., and, Zhang, D.K., A New Natural Gas Reforming Concept: Chemical Looping Reforming, Proceedings, the 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, Adelaide, July 2005.
107.Sun, Z. Q., Wu, J. H., Wang, Y. and D. K. Zhang, Syngas production through methane and coal co-conversion, 22nd Pittsburgh International Coal Conference, Pittsburgh, Sept. 12-15, USA, (CD-ROM), 2005.
108.Gunawan, R., Han, X., Rossiter, A., Freij, S., Feng, B., Zhang, D.K., Waters, P., Beach, F., and Littlefair, M., Reactivity of Pyritic Shales from Mt Whaleback Mine Towards Ammonium Nitrate Based Explosives”, Proceedings of the Iron Ore 2005 Conference, Fremantle, Australia, pp 235-239.
109.Han, X., Freij, S., Feng, B., Gunawan, R., Zhang, D.K., and Waters, P., “A Chemical Characterisation of Pyritic Black Shales in an Iron Ore Mine”, Proceedings of the Iron Ore 2005 Conference, Fremantle, Australia, pp 221-226.
110.Sun, Z. Q., Wu, J. H., Wang, Y. and Zhang, D. K., Syngas production through methane and coal co-conversion, Proceedings (CD-ROM), 22nd Pittsburgh International Coal Conference, Pittsburgh, USA, September 12-15, 2005
111.Fansuri, H., Yan, H., Zhu, J., Wu, H., and Zhang, D.K., Suitability of Coal Fly Ashes to Aggregate Manufacture by Sintering, The 11th APCChE Congress, Kuala Lumpa. 2006
112.Widiastuti, N., Wu, H., Ang, M., and Zhang, D.K., The potential application of natural zeolites for greywater treatment: A review, 34th CHEMECA, page 216, Auckland, September 2006.
113.Haghighi, M., Zhang D., and Bromly, J., "Direct Methane to Methanol a Key Solution in GTL Technology", The Australian Institute of Energy National Conference 2006, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pp. 47-48, 27-29 November 2006.
114.Haghighi, M., Bromly, J., and Zhang, D., "A Thermodynamic Analysis of Direct Partial Oxidation of Methane to Methanol in CH4-O2-NOx Reaction System", The 6th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2007, Nagoya Congress Center, Nagoya, Japan, pp.376-379, 20-23 May 2007
115.Haghighi, M., Sage, V., Chan, Y., Bromly, J., and Zhang, D., "Partial Oxidation of Methane to Methanol in Tubular Reactor with Separate Feed Preheating and Product Quench", The 6th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2007, Nagoya Congress Center, Nagoya, Japan, pp. 380-383, 20-23 May 2007
116.Rossiter, A., Freij, S., and Zhang, D.K., An in-situ optical microscopic study of sodium nitrate crystallisation, The Proceedings, 35th CHEMECA, page 272, Melbourne, September 2007.
117.Yani, S., and Zhang, D.K., An Experimental Study of the Decomposition of Pyrite in a Lignite During Pyrolysis, The Proceedings, 35th CHEMECA, page 676, Melbourne, September 2007.
118.Widiastuti, N., Wu, H., Ang, M., and Zhang, D.K., Preparation and FTIR study of organo-zeolite for the removal of phosphate in greywater, The Proceedings, 35th CHEMECA, page 770, Melbourne, September 2007.
119.Jones, C., Hwan, I. H., Zhang, D.K., Martella, M., and Wu, H., DEM Simulations of the Effects of Lifters on Solid Mixing in a Rotating Drum, The Proceedings, 35th CHEMECA, page 537, Melbourne, September 2007.
120.Hwan, I. H., Martella, M., Zhang, D.K., and Wu, H., Solids Transport Correlations in a Horizontal Rotating Drum with Segmented Lifters, The Proceedings, 35th CHEMECA, page 770, Melbourne, September 2007.
121.Haghighi, M. and Zhang, D.K., “Partial Oxidation of Methane to C2-Hydrocarbons: A Thermodynamic Analysis”, Iranian Chemical Engineering Conference, Kish Island, Iran 2-5 January 2008
122.Rossiter, A., Yani, S., Song, M.N., Sage, V., Zhang, D.K., Drennan, A., and Huys, B., Dynamic pH testing as a means to predict acid rock drainage, Proceedings of the Sixth Australian Workshop on Acid and Metalliferrous Drainage (ISBN 978-0-9750304-6-2), pp. 87 – 99, Burnie, Tasmania, April 2008
123.Song, M.N., Zhang, D.K., Drennan, A., and Huys, B., An experimental study on the prediction of acid rock drainage from mining wastes, Proceedings of the Sixth Australian Workshop on Acid and Metalliferrous Drainage (ISBN 978-0-9750304-6-2), pp. 163 - 177, Burnie, Tasmania, April 2008
124.Yani, S., and Zhang, D.K., Transformation of Organic Sulphur during Lignite Pyrolysis, Proceedings of the 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, CD Rom ID: 10067, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 24-27 May 2009
125.Zhang, D.K., Homogeneous Combustion Catalysts for Efficiency Improvements and Emission Reduction in Diesel Engines, Proceedings of the 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, CD Rom ID: 10091, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 24-27 May 2009
126.Chan, Y. L., Konnov,A. A., Bromly J. H. and D.K. Zhang, The Effect of Low Concentrations of Nitric Oxide and Ethane on the Oxidation of Methane, Proceedings of the 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, CD Rom ID: 10118, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 24-27 May 2009
127.Zhu, M., Zhang, H., and Zhang, D.K., Combustion of Coal under Microgravity Conditions: A Review, Proceedings of the 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, CD Rom ID: 10149, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 24-27 May 2009
128.Ngu, L., Zhang, D.K., and Wu, H, PM5 Formation from Excluded Minerals under the Conditions Simulating Pulverised Coal Combustion in a Drop-tube Furnace at 1450ºC, Proceedings of the 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, CD Rom ID: 10189, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 24-27 May 2009
129.Zhao, S., and Zhang, D.K., Supercritical fluid extraction and its applications, Proceedings, 37th CHEMECA, CD Rom ID: 283, Perth, September 2009
130.Song, M., and Zhang, D.K., Comparison of Sobek and Lawrence methods and a modified technique for the determination of acid neutralisation potential of mining waste, Proceedings, 37th CHEMECA, CD Rom ID: 308, Perth, September 2009
131.Chan, Y., Bromly, J., Konnov, A., and Zhang, D.K., The Effect of Minor Components on the Ignition of Lean Mixtures of Methane in Air, Proceedings, 37th CHEMECA, CD Rom ID: 309, Perth, September 2009
132.Chan, Y., Bromly, J., Pham, G.H., and Zhang, D.K., The Role of NO and NO2 in Partial Oxidation of Methane, Proceedings, 37th CHEMECA, CD Rom ID: 312, Perth, September 2009
133.Liu, S., and Zhang, D.K., A Thermodynamic Analysis and Comparison of Ethanol Synthesis from Syngas and by Methanol Homologation, Proceedings, 37th CHEMECA, CD Rom ID: 431, Perth, September 2009
134.Zhu, M., Ma, Y., and Zhang, D.K., The Role of Homogeneous Combustion Catalysts in Diesel Combustion in Compression Ignition Engines, Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium, CD Rom ID: P16, The University of Queensland, December 2 – 4, 2009
135.Chan Y., Bromly, J.H., Konnov, A., and Zhang, D.K., Kinetic Modelling of the Combined Effect of Nitric Oxide and Higher Hydrocarbons in Methane Oxidation, Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium, CD Rom ID: P42, The University of Queensland, December 2 – 4, 2009
136.Wei, L., Tan, Y., Han, Y., Zhang, Q., Xie, H., Zhao, J., Wu, J., and Zhang, D.K., Hydrogen Production by Methane Cracking over Different Coal Chars, The Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Gas Cleaning at High Temperatures (CD Rom ID: F-4), Taiyuan, P.R China, August 22 - 25, 2010
137.Zeng, K., and Zhang, D.K., The promises and challenges of direct carbon fuel cells, Chemeca 2010: The 40th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, paper # 139 (10 pages) (pen disk proceedings, 139.pdf) (refereed), Adelaide, September 2010, ISBN: 978-085-825-9713
138.Wilson M., Chen R., Leong Y.K., Yang H. and Zhang D.K., Preparation of BioChar, Lignite Char and Coal Slurries and Their Rheology, Chemeca 2010: The 40th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, paper # 259 (10 pages) (pen disk proceedings, 259.pdf) (refereed), Adelaide, September 2010, ISBN: 978-085-825-9713
139.Wu, J., He, T., Sun, Z., ZXu, Z., and Zhang, D.K., A fundamental study of a combined coal gasification and methane reforming process, Chemeca 2010: The 40th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, paper # 312 (10 pages) (pen disk proceedings, 312.pdf) (refereed), Adelaide, September 2010, ISBN: 978-085-825-9713
140.Chan, Y., Bromly, J.H., Pham, G.H., and Zhang, D.K., A Study of Factors Affecting Methanol Formation in the Direct Partial Oxidation of Methane, Chemeca 2010: The 40th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, paper # 358 (10 pages) (pen disk proceedings, 358.pdf) (refereed), Adelaide, September 2010, ISBN: 978-085-825-9713
141.Zeng, K., and Zhang, D.K., A kinetic study of hydrogen evolution on Ni-based electrodes in alkaline water electrolysis, Chemeca 2010: The 40th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, paper # 413 (10 pages) (pen disk proceedings, 413.pdf) (refereed), Adelaide, September 2010, ISBN: 978-085-825-9713
142.Li, X., Voola, J., and Zhang, D.K., Options for value-added utilisation of Australian LNG in China, Chemeca 2010: The 40th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, paper # 419 (10 pages) (pen disk proceedings, 419.pdf) (refereed), Adelaide, September 2010, ISBN: 978-085-825-9713
143.Bussemaker, M., and Zhang, D.K., The effect of ultrasound in lignocellulosic biomass pretreatment, Chemeca 2010: The 40th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, paper # 457 (10 pages) (pen disk proceedings, 457.pdf) (refereed), Adelaide, September 2010, ISBN: 978-085-825-9713
144.Zhang, M., Yang, H., Liu, Y., Sun, X., and Zhang, D.K., Formation of Carbonaceous Spheres by Hydrothermal Dehydration of Fructose, Chemeca 2010: The 40th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, paper # 527 (10 pages) (pen disk proceedings, 527.pdf) (refereed), Adelaide, September 2010, ISBN: 978-085-825-9713
145.Wei, L., Tan, Y., Han, Y., Zhang, Q., Xie, H., Zhao, J., Wu, J., and Zhang, D.K., Methane Cracking over De-ashed Coal Chars and the Effect of the De-ashing Conditions, The Proceedings of 2010 Pittsburgh Coal Science Conference (CD Rom ID:P5-12), Istanbul, Turkey, October 11 - 14, 2010
146.Anderson, M., Liu, D.Y.C., Leong, Y.K., Yang, H., and Zhang, D.K., Preparation and Rheology of Alcohol-Water Char Slurry Fuel, Chemeca 2011: The 41st Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, paper # 071 (11 pages) (pen disk proceedings, 71.pdf) (refereed), Sydney, September 2011, ISBN: 978-085-825-9225
147.Zhao, S., and Zhang, D.K., Supercritical Fluid Extraction and Characterisation of Essential Oil from Moringa Oleifera Lveaves, Chemeca 2011: The 41st Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, paper # 149 (10 pages) (pen disk proceedings, 149.pdf) (refereed), Sydney, September 2011, ISBN: 978-085-825-9225
148.Slater,K., Zhao, S., and Zhang, D.K., Harnessing Renewable Energy by Catalytic Dissociation and Synthesis of Ammonia for Distributed Power Applicayions, Chemeca 2011: The 41st Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, paper # 494 (11 pages) (pen disk proceedings, 494.pdf) (refereed), Sydney, September 2011, ISBN: 978-085-825-9225
149.Zhang, D.K., Challenges for Combustion Science and Technology in a Carbon-Constrained World (Invited Keynote Lecture), Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium, pp. 35 - 41, Shoal Bay, NSW, Australia, November 29 - December 1, 2011
150.Ma, Y., Zhu, M., and Zhang, D.K., Evaluation of an iron-based organometallic combustion catalyst for reductions of exhaust emissions from diesel engines, Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium, pp. 171 - 174, Shoal Bay, NSW, Australia, November 29 - December 1, 2011
151.Zhu, M., Ma, Y., and Zhang, D.K., Effect of a homogenous combustion catalyst on the combustion characteristics of single droplets of diesel and biodiesel, Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium, pp. 187 - 190, Shoal Bay, NSW, Australia, November 29 - December 1, 2011
152.Ma, Y., Zhu, M., and Zhang, D., A morphological study of soot from a diesel engine fuelled with diesel and biodiesel, Proceedings of ACMM22-APMC10-ICONN2012, (407) 1~2, Perth, February 2012
153.Zhu, M., Yu, M., and Zhang D.K, Effect of a homogeneous combustion catalyst on combustion characteristics and fuel efficiency of biodiesel in a diesel engine, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Applied Energy, 960-967, Suzhou (China), July 5-8, 2012.
154.Zhao, S.W., and Zhang D.K, Extraction of oil from moringa oleifera seeds: Effects of solvents and extraction methods, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Applied Energy, 3291-3300, Suzhou (China), July 5-8, 2012
155.Ma Y., Zhu M., and Zhang D.K, The Effect of a Homogenous Combustion Catalyst on the Emission Characteristics from a Compression Ignition Engine Fuelled with Biodiesel, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Applied Energy, 2516~2522, Suzhou (China), July 5-8, 2012.
156.Zeng, K. and Zhang, D., The role of renewable energy driven water electrolysis in distributed energy, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Applied Energy, Page 3272~3280, Suzhou China, July 5-8, 2013
157.Li Z., Li J.Q, Wu J.H, Yang C., and Zhang D.K, Preparation and Catalytic Properties of Catalysis for One-step Synthesis of Dimethyl Ether from Syngas, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Applied Energy, 3739~3744, Suzhou (China), July 5-8, 2012
158.Bussemaker, M., and Zhang, D.K., Ultrasonic pretreatment and fractionation of wheat-straw at low and high frequencies, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Applied Energy, 3164-3171, Suzhou (China), July 5-8, 2012
159.Zhu, M., Yu, M., and Zhang, D., A theoretical investigation into the effect of a homogeneous catalyst on combustion characteristics of single droplets of diesel and biodiesel, The Proceedings of Chemeca 2012, 543-553, Wellington, New Zealand, 23 – 26 September 2012.
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160.Ghanooni, N., Leong, Y.K., and Zhang, D., Maximum volume fraction coal-water slurries-mixing of narrow coarse and fine coal fractions. The Proceedings of Chemeca 2012, 1365-1374, Wellington, New Zealand, 23 – 26 September 2012. Availability: http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=864913501602476;res=IELENG
161.Bussemaker, M. and Zhang, D., ‘Opposing effects of flow on sonochemical activity in a high frequency ultrasonic reactor’ Proceedings of the European Society of Sonochemistry 13, 101-102, Lviv, Ukraine, July 1-5, 2012.
162.Sharma, A., Pareek, V. and Zhang, D., Multi-scale modeling of biomass pyrolysis processes. Proceedings of the 22nd European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, London, UK, 1133-1137, 2012.
163.Sharma, A., Pareek, V., Utikar, R., Wang, S., Yang, H. and Zhang, D., A CFD modelling study of multi-phase flow behavior of biomass and biochar particles in a bubbling fluidized bed, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process Industries, Melbourne, Australia, 2012.
164.Zhang, J., Li, J., Zhu, M., Zhang, Z. and Zhang, D., Effect of K2CO3 addition and atmospheres on the ash sintering behaviour of four Chinese lignites, The Proceedings of the 2013 Australian Combustion Symposium, 87 – 90, The Combustion Institute Australia and New Zealand Section, Perth, November 6 – 8, 2013
165.Li, J., Zhang, J., Zhang, Z., Zhu, M. and Zhang, D., Effect of Ash Deposit Aging Temperature and Time on Ash Sintering Characteristics of an Indonesian Coal, The Proceedings of the 2013 Australian Combustion Symposium, 112 – 115, The Combustion Institute Australia and New Zealand Section, Perth, November 6 – 8, 2013
166.Li, J., Zhang, J., Zhang, Z., Zhu, M. and Zhang, D., Effect of Coal Particle Size, Compaction Pressure and Gas Flow Rate on Ash Sintering Temperature Measured using a Pressure-drop Sintering Device, The Proceedings of the 2013 Australian Combustion Symposium, 146 – 149, The Combustion Institute Australia and New Zealand Section, Perth, November 6 – 8, 2013
167.Chan, Y.L., Zhu, M., Zhang, Z. and Zhang, D., A Kinetic Modelling Study of the Flammability of Pyrolysis Gas from a Pine Sawdust, The Proceedings of the 2013 Australian Combustion Symposium, 166 – 168, The Combustion Institute Australia and New Zealand Section, Perth, November 6 – 8, 2013
168.Yani, S., Zhang, Z., Zhu, M., Zhou, W., Yang H. and Zhang, D., Effect of Activated Carbon in the Cracking of Volatiles from the Pyrolysis of a Pine Sawdust in a Fixed Bed Reactor, The Proceedings of the 2013 Australian Combustion Symposium, 246 – 249, The Combustion Institute Australia and New Zealand Section, Perth, November 6 – 8, 2013
169.Zhang, Z., Zhu, M. and Zhang, D., Temperature Measurement of Large Single Coal Particles Prior to Ignition Using a Monochromatic Imaging Technique, The Proceedings of the 2013 Australian Combustion Symposium, 283 – 286, The Combustion Institute Australia and New Zealand Section, Perth, November 6 – 8, 2013
170.Zhu, M., Zhang, Z., Ma Y. and Zhang, D., Effect of Oxygenates Addition on the Combustion Characteristics of Single Droplets of Diesel, The Proceedings of the 2013 Australian Combustion Symposium, 316 – 319, The Combustion Institute Australia and New Zealand Section, Perth, November 6 – 8, 2013
171.Setyawan, H., Zhu, M., Zhou, W. and Zhang, D., Effect of Methanol Addition on Combustion Characteristics of Single Droplets of Glycerol, The Proceedings of the 2013 Australian Combustion Symposium, 332 – 335, The Combustion Institute Australia and New Zealand Section, Perth, November 6 – 8, 2013
172.Ma, Y., Zhu, M. and Zhang, D., The Fate of Iron in a Homogeneous Diesel Combustion Catalyst in Compression Ignition Engines, The Proceedings of the 2013 Australian Combustion Symposium, 336 – 339, The Combustion Institute Australia and New Zealand Section, Perth, November 6 – 8, 2013
173.Zhou, W., Li, J., Smith, S.M. and Zhang, D., Metabolic Engineering of Arabidopsis Plant to Produce Triterpenoid Hydrocarbons for Biofuel, The Proceedings of Chemeca 2013, Brisbane, 29 September – 2 October 2013. Availability: http://chemeca2013.com/abstracts.php
174.Zhang, Z., Yani, S., Zhu, M., Li, J. and Zhang, D., Effect of Temperature and Heating Rate in Pyrolysis on the Yield, Structure and Oxidation Reactivity of Pine Sawdust Biochar, The Proceedings of Chemeca 2013, Brisbane, 29 September – 2 October 2013. Availability: http://chemeca2013.com/abstracts.php
175.Tay, V., Yang, H., Zhou, W. and Zhang, D., Leaching Properties of a Biochar Derived from a Western Australia Pine Plantation, The Proceedings of Chemeca 2013, Brisbane, 29 September – 2 October 2013. Availability: http://chemeca2013.com/abstracts.php
176.Magee, E., Zhou, W., Yang, H. and Zhang, D., The Effect of Biochar Application in Microalgal Culture on the Biomass Yield and Cellular Lipids of Chlorella vulgaris, The Proceedings of Chemeca 2013, Brisbane, 29 September – 2 October 2013. Availability: http://chemeca2013.com/abstracts.php
177.Zhu, M., Zhou, W., Zhang, Z., Li, J. and Zhang, D., Effect of Temperature on Pyrolysis Products of a Pine Sawdust in an Indirectly Fired Rotary Kiln, The Proceedings of Chemeca 2013, Brisbane, 29 September – 2 October 2013. Availability: http://chemeca2013.com/abstracts.php
178.Wan, Z., Wang, C., Yang, H. and Zhang, D., Effect of Crystal Size of ZSM-5 on its Catalytic Activity for Methanol to Gasoline Conversion, The Proceedings of Chemeca 2013, Brisbane, 29 September – 2 October 2013. Availability: http://chemeca2013.com/abstracts.php
179.Wu, W., Chen, W., Yang, H. and Zhang, D., Ordered Mesoporous Alumina Supported Potassium Carbonate as Solid Base Catalysts for Biodiesel Production, The Proceedings of Chemeca 2013, Brisbane, 29 September – 2 October 2013. Availability: http://chemeca2013.com/abstracts.php
180.Bussemaker, M., Mu, X. and Zhang, D., Ultrasonic Effects on Oxidative and Non-Oxidative Pretreatment of Wheat Straw, The Proceedings of the 1st Meeting of the Asia-Oceania Sonochemical Society, 25 – 27, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 10 – 12 July 2013
181.Sharma, A., Pareek, V., Wang, S., Yang, H. and Zhang, D., CFD modelling study of biomass pyrolysis using biochar bed in a fluidized bed reactor, Proceedings of the 9th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Seoul, Korea, 2013
182.Sharma, A., Pareek, V., Wang, S., Yang, H. and Zhang, D., CFD modelling of biomass pyrolysis in a bubbling fluidized bed reactor, The Proceedings of Chemeca 2014, Perth, 28 September – 1 October 2014

Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Director, Centre for Energy
Funding received
•Australian Research Council Discovery Projects Scheme, Production, Processing and Combustion of an Innovative Slurry Fuel for High Efficiency Distributed Power Generation (DP110103699)
•Australian National Low emissions coal research & development (ANLECR&D) Research & development projects Alternatives & Fundamentals Program, Oxygen Membranes for Oxyfuel Combustion and/or brown and black coal gasification
•BHP Billiton Iron Ore Pty Ltd, Low-Temperature Oxidation, Spontaneous Combustion and Acid Rock Drainage of Mt McRae Shale: Continuing Quality Assurance for the Application of the New Shale Classification System for ARD Minimisation and Management Based on pH and ORP Techniques
•Australian Research Council Linkage Projects Scheme, Synthetic Natural Gas and Biochar from Biomass for Energy Services in Remote Communities and Soil Carbon Sequestration (LP100200135)
•Australian Research Council Linkage Projects Scheme, Methanol to Diesel (LP100200136)
•Australian Research Council Linkage Projects Scheme, An Innovative Two-Phase Anaerobic Process for Biogas Production from Green Waste and Animal Droppings for Remote Communities (LP100200137)
•Australian Research Council Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities Scheme, An Advanced Thermogravimetric Analysis System for World-Leading Research in Clean Energy, Catalysis, Material Science and Nanotechnology
•Australian Research Council Discovery Projects Scheme, Ignition Mechanisms and Flame Evolution of Single Particles and Clouds of Pulverised Coal under Micro-Gravity Condition (DP0988036)
•Australian Research Council Linkage Projects Scheme, Homogeneous Combustion Catalysts for Efficiency Improvements and Emission Reduction in Diesel Engines (LP0989368)
•Chinese Academy of Sciences International Collaboration Funds, Research and Development into the Key Scientific Issues in Syngas to Diesel via DME
•Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of China, Strategic Research into the Fundamentals of Lignite Reactions and Tactical Development of Technologies for Clean and Efficient Utilization of Lignite
•National Natural Science Foundation of China, A fundamental Study of the Combined Coal Gasification and Coal-bed Methane Reforming in Fluidised-bed
•Australian Research Council Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities Scheme, A novel isotope facility to characterise high-molecular-weight fractions of natural organic matter in soils, sediments, water, petroleum and coal
•Spitfire Oil Ltd, Lignite to Value process development, evaluation and optimisation
•BHPBilliton MKO (Nickel) Pty Ltd., Development of a portable pH technique for in-pit identification of reactive shale for safe blasting of mine grounds using ANFO
Memberships
•Fellow, Institution of Chemical Engineers in Australia (FIChemE)
•Chartered Engineer, The Engineering Council (UK)
•Chartered Scientist, The Science Council (UK)
•Fellow, Engineers Australia (FIEAust)
•Chartered Professional Engineers (CPEng)
•Fellow, Australian Institute of Energy (FAIE)
•Member, The Combustion Institute.
Honours and awards
•The 1000 Chinese talents fellowship, China, 2010
•CEO’s Award for Excellent Environmental Services, BHPBilliton Ltd, 2008
•John Curtin Distinguished Professor, 2007
•John A. Brodie Medal for Excellence in Chemical Engineering, Engineers Australia and Institution of Chemical Engineers, 2007
•Plenary Speaker on “Particles” as a Science and its Role in Modern Energy Technology Development at 2006 Conference of Chinese Society of Particuology, Beijing, China, 2006
•Elected Fellow (FTSE), Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (ATSE), November 2004
•Plenary Speaker, Perth Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Future Conference, Perth, September 12 – 15, 2004
•Awarded the Young Investigators Award at the 3rd Asian-Pacific Conference on Combustion, Nanjing, Seoul, June 2001 (award presented in Nanjing, November, 2003)
•Recognised by Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) under the CAS’ “100 Outstanding Chinese Scholars” program with an overseas expert assessor status (2002)
•Invited Plenary Speaker, the 6th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Combustion and Energy Utilisation, Kuala Lumpur May 20-22, 2002. Topic of speech: “Energy Options in Sustainable Development” (2002)
•The Shedden Uhde Medal for excellence in chemical engineering practice and service to the profession, awarded by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) in Australia and the Institution of Engineers, Australia (IEAust), July 2000
•Chairman, Australia-China Joint Technical Workshop on Thermal Energy Engineering, Wuhan, PR China (1999)
•Postgraduate Supervisor of the Year, The University of Adelaide, 1998
•Team Leader and Chief Designer, Sydney 2000 Olympic Relay Torch Design Team (1998 – 1999)
•Chairman, Adelaide International Workshop on Thermal Energy Engineering and the Environment, McLaren Vale, South Australia, February 1998.
•Keynote Speaker, Engineering Foundation Conference on the Impact of Mineral Impurities in Solid Fuel Combustion, topic of speech: Low-rank Coal and Advanced Technologies for Power Generation (1997).
•Invited Speaker at S.A. Joint Chemical Engineering Committee meeting, topics of seminar: Coal and Combustion Research at the University of Adelaide (1997).
•David Warren Fellowship, The Combustion Institute, Australia and New Zealand Section (1996).
•Chairman, Australian Symposium on Combustion and the 4th Australian Flame Days, Adelaide, November 1995.
•Legend Award, awarded by the Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Society (CEMSS) for recognition of excellence in undergraduate teaching (1994).
Previous positions
•FTSE, FIChemE, CEng, CSci, FIEAust, CPEng, FAIE, MCombI.
•B.E. (1984) and M.E. (1987), Nanjing Institute of Technology (Southeast University), Nanjing, P.R. China.
•Ph.D. (1993), University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.
•Appointed Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering at University of Adelaide (1993), Senior Lecturer (1996), Associate Professor (1998).
•Appointed Professor of Chemical Engineering (1999 – 2008) and Head of Department of Chemical Engineering at Curtin University of Technology (1999 – 2001)
•Foundation Director, Centre for Fuels and Energy, Curtin University of Technology (established 2000)
•Manager - Education Program, Principal Researcher, Key Research Adviser, and Project Leader positions with Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for New Technologies for Power Generation from Low-rank Coal (1993 - 1999).
•Adjunct Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, P.R.China (since 1995).
•Adjunct Professor, Southeast University, Nanjing, P.R. China (since 1997).
•Research Adviser, CHEMEQ Ltd. (2000 - 2006)
•A key and crucial member in the successful application for the establishment of the Cooperative Research Centre for Coal in Sustainable Development (CCSD) (2000)
•Project Leader for Improvements in Current Power Generation Technologies (CCSD P2.3) and for Utilisation of Solid Wastes and By-products (CCSD P6.2) in the CCSD (2001 – 2008).
•Overseas Expert Assessor for Chinese Academy of Science (since 2002)
•Concurrent Research Professor, Institute of Coal Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, Taiyuan, Shanxi, P.R. China (since 2002)
•Associate Editor, Science Bulletin, China Science Publishing House (2003 – 2007)
•Non-Executive Director, Hydrogen Technology Limited (2004 – 2006)
•Senior Project Adviser, BHPBilliton Iron Ore Limited - Mt Whaleback (Newman, WA) Operations (since 2004)
•Elected Fellow (FTSE), Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (ATSE) (2004)
•Chairman and Chief Scientist, 3D Reactions Pty Ltd (since 2005)
•Chief Scientist and Chief Technical Officer, Spitfire Oil Ltd (2005 – 2008)
•Honorary Professor, South China University of Technology (2006)
•Strategic Adviser and Concurrent Research Professor, Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Processing Technology, Chinese Academy of Science, Qingdao, Shandong, P.R. China (since 2007)
•John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Curtin University of Technology (since 2007)
•Concurrent Research Professor, Beijing University, P.R. China (since 2007)
•Winthrop Professor, Foundation Professor of Chemical Engineering, Director, UWA Centre for Energy, The University of Western Australia (since 2008)
•Member of College of Expert, The Australian Research Council (2008 – 2010)
•Inaugural Honorary Director of Centre for Energy Technology, Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Processing Technology, Chinese Academy of Science, Qingdao, Shandong, P.R. China (since 2009)
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