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Dr Brian North

Research Group Leader: Clean Energy Tech. at CSIR

Have been acting Key Programme Manager  of Key Programme 4, have contributed to the HySA Infrastructure Business Plans and have successfully initiated HySA Infrastructure at the CSIR. Contributed into recruitment of personnel such as the KPM of KP4. Responsible for day-to-day operation of HySA Infrastructure at CSIR. Projects: Hydrogen refuelling systems (FCV and PP), Safety, Codes and Standards and Pd Water Gas Shift Reactor.

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Chemical engineering from Queen’s University, Belfast, UK, 1982.

UNISA Management Development Programme (Project Management), 1994.

PhD on Fluidised Bed Combustion (University of the Witwatersrand)

Recent Publications

Dmitri Bessarabov, Frik van Niekerk, Frikkie van der Merwe, Manie Vosloo, Brian North, Mkhulu Mathe, Hydrogen Infrastructure within HySA National Program in South Africa: road map and specific needs, Energy Procedia, 29, 2012, 42 – 52

B.O Oboirien , A.D Engelbrecht ,  B.C North, and R Falcon (2012) Enhanced reburning of high carbon fly ash from fluidised bed gasification. Paper presented to the 8th European Conference on Coal research and its Applications: ECCRIA 2012. Nottingham, United Kingdom. September 2012.

B.O Oboirien , A.D Engelbrecht ,  B.C North, Vivien  M. Du Cann and R Falcon (2012) Textural properties of chars as determined by petrographic analysis: Comparison between air-blown, oxygen-blown and oxygen-enriched gasification. Fuel, 101, 16-22.

B.O Oboirien, A.D Engelbrecht, B.C North, R Erasmus and R Falcon (2011). Mineral-char interaction during the gasification of high ash coals in a fluidised bed gasifier: Energy and Fuel, 25, 5189-5199

B.O Oboirien , A.D Engelbrecht ,  B.C North, Vivien  M. Du Cann  S Veryn and R Falcon (2011). Study on structure and gasification characteristics of selected South African bituminous coal in fluidised bed gasification.  Fuel Processing Technology . 92, 735-742.

B.O. Oboirien, A.D. Engelbrecht, B.C North and R. Falcon (2011) Mineral-char interaction during the gasification of high ash coals in a fluidised bed gasifier: Redistribution of mineral phases within the char matrix Paper to be presented to the International Conference of Coal Science and Technology. Oviedo, Spain. October, 2011.

A.D. Engelbrecht, B.O. Oboirien, B.C North, T Majozi and V Madzihandila (2011).  Fluidised bed gasification of South African coals- Experimental results and process integration. Paper presented at the 36th International Technical Conference on Clean Coal & Fuel systems, Clearwater, Florida, USA, June 2011

A.D Engelbrecht, B.C North and B.O Oboirien  Making the most of South Africa’s low-quality coal: Converting high-ash coal to fuel gas using bubbling fluidised bed gasifiers. Science Real and Relevant: 3 rd CSIR Biennial Conference Pretoria, South Africa, August 2010.

B.O Oboirien , A.D Engelbrecht , B.C North, Vivien  M. Du Cann and R Falcon (2009). Study on structure and gasification characteristics of selected South African bituminous coal in fluidised bed gasification. International Conference on Coal Science and Technology, 26-29th  October, 2009, Cape Town

B.O Oboirien , A.D Engelbrecht , B.C North, Vivien  M. Du Cann and R Falcon (2009). Characterisation of coal and char in fluidised bed gasification.14th   South African Coal Science and Technology Conference , 11-12th   March, 2009, CapeTown

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