University of Edinburgh engineering student Dursun Can Ozcan has been named winner of the annual Honeywell UniSim Design Challenge student competition for the Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) region. Ozcan showed his winning design at the 2013 Honeywell Users Group (HUG) EMEA, Nov. 4, in Nice, France.
His research focused on reducing CO2 emissions in the cement industry. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, reductions of global CO2 emissions of at least 50% will be needed across the globe. Working under that assumption, Ozcan used the UniSim Design Suite to simulate emissions from a cement plant and the impact of a number of processes, including calcium looping and amine-scrubbing.
The competition, one of three held at Honeywell's regional customer conferences, seeks to recognize some of the most talented engineering students worldwide. It challenges the students to solve real-world problems facing industrial processing plants by using Honeywell's UniSim Design process simulation and design software, which is also used by manufacturers around the globe. Winning students earn the chance to present their research projects to many of the world's top manufacturers and potential employers at HUG.
Ozcan's research was supported by Edinburgh's Dr. Hyungwoong Ahn and Prof. Stefano Brandani. He presented his research, "Selection of an Appropriate Carbon Capture Technology for the Reduction of CO2 Emissions from a Cement Plant," during the HUG EME event.