Kan Xiang

Kan Xiang 123

Personal Particulars
Research Fellow
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering,

National University of Singapore, 4 Engineering Drive 4, Singapore, 117576

Office: E5-01-01
Phone: (65) 9649 1472
Email: xiang_kan92@u.nus.edu

 Education

Ph.D, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore,2014-2018.

B. Eng., Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, 2010-2014.

Research Interests

Anaerobic digestion and Gasification Process of MSW;

Green Energy System;

Internal Combustion Engine fuelled by biofuels;

Research highlights

Ø  An investigation on utilization of biogas and syngas produced from biomass waste in premixed spark ignition engine
·         Performance of syngas fueled engine under MBT operation exceeds that of biogas.

·         Increase in hydrogen raises the ITE of syngas fueled engine at small ignition advance.

·         Advance in ignition timing increases NOx emission for both syngas and biogas fuelled engine.

·         Increase in methane leads to rise in both ITE and NOx emission for biogas fueled engine.

·         Blended-fuel mode can largely lessen the NOx emission and tendency of knock onset.

Ø  Overall evaluation of microwave-assisted alkali pretreatment for enhancement of biomethane production from brewers’ spent grain
·         Pretreatment was analyzed comprehensively using Box-Behnken experiment design.

·         Mathematical models were built to predict soluble COD yield and BMP.

·         Conventional heating and microwave heating were compared.

·         An overall evaluation mechanism for pretreatment was introduced.

Publications

[1] Kan, X., Chen, X., Shen, Y., Lapkin, A. A., Kraft, M., & Wang, C. H. (2018). Box-Behnken design based CO2 co-gasification of horticultural waste and sewage sludge with addition of ash from waste as catalyst. Applied Energy. (under review)

[2] Kan, X., Zhou, D., Yang, W., Zhai, X., & Wang, C. H. (2018). An investigation on utilization of biogas and syngas produced from biomass waste in premixed spark ignition engine. Applied Energy, 212, 210-222.

[3] Kan, X., Zhang, J., Tong, Y. W., & Wang, C. H. (2018). Overall evaluation of microwave-assisted alkali pretreatment for enhancement of biomethane production from brewers’ spent grain. Energy Conversion and Management, 158, 315-326.

[4] Kan, X., Yao, Z., Zhang, J., Tong, Y. W., Yang, W., Dai, Y., & Wang, C. H. (2017). Energy performance of an integrated bio-and-thermal hybrid system for lignocellulosic biomass waste treatment. Bioresource technology, 228, 77-88.

[5] Li, X., Kan, X., Sun, X., Zhao, Y., Ge, T., Dai, Y., & Wang, C. H. (2018). Performance analysis of a biomass gasification-based CCHP system integrated with variable-effect LiBr-H2O absorption cooling and desiccant dehumidification. Energy. (under review)

[6] Zhang, J., Kan, X., Shen, Y., Loh, K. C., Wang, C. H., Dai, Y., & Tong, Y. W. (2018). A hybrid biological and thermal waste-to-energy system with heat energy recovery and utilization for solid organic waste treatment. Energy, 152, 214-222.

[7] Li, C. Y., Wu, J. Y., Shen, Y., Kan, X., Dai, Y. J., & Wang, C. H. (2018). Evaluation of a combined cooling, heating, and power system based on biomass gasification in different climate zones in the US. Energy, 144, 326-340.

[8] Li, X., Shen, Y., Kan, X., Hardiman, T. K., Dai, Y., & Wang, C. H. (2018). Thermodynamic assessment of a solar/autothermal hybrid gasification CCHP system with an indirectly radiative reactor. Energy, 142, 201-214.

[9] Yao, Z., Li, W., Kan, X., Dai, Y., Tong, Y. W., & Wang, C. H. (2017). Anaerobic digestion and gasification hybrid system for potential energy recovery from yard waste and woody biomass. Energy, 124, 133-145.

Conference Publications/ Presentations

[1] Kan, X., Zhou, D., Yang, W., & Wang, C. H., ‘A waste-to-energy study on utilization of biogas and syngas produced from biomass waste in internal combustion engine’, 16th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, 17-20 July 2017, Bologna, Italy.

[2] Kan, X., Yao, Z., Zhang, X., Tong, Y. W., & Wang, C. H., ‘Energy performance of a two-stage treatment for waste lignocellulosic biomass: Effects of organic loading rate, hydraulic residence time and carrier gas’, 15th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, 20-22 July 2016, Singapore.

[3] Yao, Z., Li, W., Kan, X., Dai, Y., Tong, Y. W., & Wang, C. H., ‘Experimental and numerical study on combining anaerobic digestion and gasification for potential energy recovery from biomass and sewage sludge’, 15th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, 20-22 July 2016, Singapore.

[4] Yao, Z., Li, W., Kan, X., Dai, Y., Tong, Y. W., & Wang, C. H., ‘Investigation of Woody Biomass and Solid Residue Generated from Anaerobic Digestion and Their Allocation to Potential Energy Generation’, 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting, 8-13 November, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT.

[5] Dong, P., Maneerung, T., Yang, Z., Shen, Y., Kan, X., Neoh, K. G., Wang, C. H., Tong, Y. W., Dai, Y., & Chong, C., ‘Co-gasification of woody biomass and solid waste for clean energy production’, 14th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, 25-27 August, 2015, Nottingham, UK.

 

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