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Professor Michael R. W. Walmsley

Professor

Qualifications: BE (Chem & Mat) Auckland, PhD Auckland, MAIChE, MAppita

Personal Website: http://www.waikato.ac.nz/staff-profiles/people/walmsley/_recache

Research Interests

Innovative development of process and mechanical engineering techniques for reducing energy use and carbon emissions for industrial processes and national energy systems. Involves analysis and methodology development in Heat Integration, Total Site and regional integration, integration and utilisation of renewables, process optimisation, retrofit of Heat Exchange Networks (HEN) and industrial utility systems, reduction of key environmental and societal footprints, biorefineries and industrial clusters.

Teaching Commitments

Expertise

Energy

Process Integration Energy Sector Planning

Recent Publications

  • Walmsley, T. G., Walmsley, M. R. W., Varbanov, P. S., & Klemeš, J. J. (2018). Energy Ratio analysis and accounting for renewable and non-renewable electricity generation: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 98, 328-345. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2018.09.034

  • Stampfli, J. A., Atkins, M. J., Olsen, D. G., Wellig, B., Walmsley, M. R. W., & Neale, J. R. (2018). Industrial heat pump integration in non-continuous processes using thermal energy storages as utility - An NLP enhancement of the graphical approach. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 70, 1789-1794. doi:10.3303/CET1870299

  • Ong, B. H. Y., Walmsley, T. G., Atkins, M. J., Walmsley, M. R. W., Neale, J. R., & Varbanov, P. S. (2018). Optimising energy recovery in hydrothermal liquefaction of radiata pine and Kraft mill black liquor. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 70, 1009-1014. doi:10.3303/CET1870169

  • Lal, N. S., Atkins, M. J., Walmsley, M. R. W., Neale, J. R., & Walmsley, T. G. (2018). Accounting for stream variability in retrofit problems using Monte Carlo simulation. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 70, 1015-1020. doi:10.3303/CET1870170

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Contact Details

Email: michael.walmsley@waikato.ac.nz
Room: EF.2.02
Phone: +64 7 838 4701
Cellphone: 027 5734293