Bill is a post doctoral researcher within the Institute of Energy Systems interested in industrial instrumentation, process control strategies and novel plant configurations for post-combustion capture technologies used in electricity generation and industrial processes. He is currently developing novel chemical analysis instruments and methods for use at industrial scale post combustion capture plants through an EPSRC Impact Acceleration project and works closely with the UKCCSRC PACT facilities to develop cutting edge control and instrumentation systems. Bill is also involved in several collaborative and multi-disciplinary projects:
EPSRC SELECT: Selective Exhaust Gas Recirculation for Carbon Capture with Gas Turbines: Integration, Intensification, Scale-up and Optimisation (EP/M001482/1)
UKCCSRC BIO-CAP-UK – Air/Oxy Biomass Combustion with CO2 Capture Technology (UKCCSRC-C1-40)
EPSRC Gas-FACTS: Gas – Future Advanced Capture Technology Options, Consortium (EP/J020788/1)
Bill's PhD research project (COMCAT) was sponsored by the Energy Technology Partnership and Doosan Power Systems where Bill investigated control systems, instrumentation, and chemical analysis challenges associated with the flexible operation of post-combustion capture plants. Throughout his studies he was able to visit and work at many of the world's best carbon capture research facilities, including the Ferrybridge Carbon Capture Pilot and the National Carbon Capture Center.