Equipped with highly advanced analytical instrumentation, the fluidised bed reactor at the UWA Centre for Energy is a unique research and development tool for industries in coal, petroleum, minerals and metallurgy, environmental protection, waste treatment and forestry.

The facility is capable of operating pyrolysis, gasification and combustion of coal and biomass, processing of heavy oil, mineral processing, thermal decontamination of solids, and off-gas processing and treatment.

“This facility provides vital data on behaviour, reaction kinetics and characteristics of a range of materials for process design and optimisation of operations in the energy and mineral processing industries,”
says Director of the Centre for Energy, Winthrop Professor Dongke Zhang.