Ross Francis Wakelin
- SINTEF Narvik AS
- SINTEF Narvik
Employed at SINTEF Narvik (formerly NORUT Narvik) since 2005, within Process & Environmental Technology. Formerly worked in the pulp & paper industry as a specialist within separation processes and fibre quality. Now enjoying working as a generalist.
Ph.D. Chemical & Process Engineering, University of Canterbury, N.Z. (1993)
B.E. (Hons) Chemical & Process Engineering, University of Canterbury, N.Z. (1986).
Diploma Pulp & Paper Technology, University of Auckland, N.Z: (1995)
Competence and research areas
Chemical & Process Engineering, techno-economic analysis, due diligence & feasibility studies.
Multiphase reactive processes, eg gas-mineral processing (Direct Reduction of Iron ore; Epitaxial deposition of silicon)
Waste valorisation of mineral and organic waste. Solid state fermentation.
- Evaluation of pulp quality through sedimentation measurements
- Balancing the roles of refiners, screens and hydrocyclones in the production of high quality mechanical pulps
- Prediction of fractionation efficiency for pressure screens
- Multi-objective optimisation of an integrated natural gas-based industrial complex