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The aim of my work as a Link Fellow was to develop an analytical framework incorporating fluid mechanical, thermodynamics and kinetic factors to determine the feasible domains of hot water FT pretreatment. I addressed the mechanical complexities of arranging a bed of biomass for FT configuration and analyzed the energy requirements, capital costs and sugar dilution in order to realize the advantages of FT pretreatment at scale.

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Link Foundation Fellowship for the years 2013-2015

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Engineering Commons



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