Disputation: Hassan Ali

Hassan Ali holds a trial lecture and disputation at campus Porsgrunn on October 3.

03 Oct

Practical information

  • Date: 3. October 2019
  • Time: 10.00 - 15.00
  • Location: Campus Porsgrunn, Auditorium B-133

Hassan Ali, in defense of the degree of philosophiae doctor (PhD) at the The University of South-Eastern Norway, Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences, has submitted the thesis entitled:

«Techno-economic analysis of CO2 capture concepts.»

Trial lecture will be held in Auditorium B-133 at campus Porsgrunn on October 3 at 10:00 AM.

Sample lecture theme: «What is the future potential in energy reduction in the most energy consuming industries.»

The disputation are held at the same place at 13 PM.

Everyone is welcome to attend trial lecture an the disputation.


Increasing the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere leads to climate change. To reduce the anthropogenic gas emissions and especially CO2 emissions from the atmosphere has been a global challenge for decades. The process industries need to cut their emissions to meet the 2°C target, and to achieve this Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is considered an essential technology. The major obstacle to a broad implementation of CCS in industry today is the relatively high cost of current CO2 capture systems.

The doctoral thesis focuses on finding potential for partial capture in the emission intensive process industries (cement, pulp& paper, steel, siliucon) with the aim of reducing capture costs, and further development of a technical and economic tool that can be used to optimize CO2 capture processes. This tool has been widely used by Sintef Industry (Tel-Tek) and USN. The results show that it is possible to reduce investment costs and operating costs with partial capture and use of excess heat. Optimization of design and economic parameters can be done more easily with the help of the presented tool.

This PhD is part of the CO2stCap project. The main supervisor for the work has been Professor Lars Erik Øi at the University of Southeast Norway. Co-supervisors have been Fredrik Normann from Chalmers University, and Nils Henrik Eldrup from USN/ Sintef Industry (Tel-Tek).