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R. Yukananto MSc (Riza)

PhD Candidate / PhD Student

About Me

I am a PhD candidate with a research that focuses on design and modelling of a supercritical water reformer for wet biomass gasification, which started in 2014. I obtained my Mechanical Engineering BSc degree from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia, in 2010. I then spent a year working as a mechanical engineer for the design and analysis of piping and Pipeline system.

Afterward, I came to the Netherlands and completed my master degree in Sustainable Energy Technology at University of Twente in 2013. My graduation project was on the numerical study of bioliquids combustion in a gas turbine.

Expertise

Pyrolysis
Flash

Research

I am conducting a research on the supercritical aqueous reforming, is also often referred to as supercritical water gasification (SCWG), of wet biomass. SCWG is a thermochemical conversion process of biomass that uses supercritical water as its reaction medium. This leads to the absence of drying requirement that is highly energy-intensive, which otherwise exists in normal gasification system. Some examples of wet biomass are sewage sludge and cow manure.

My research focuses on developing a Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) model that can be used to simulate and analyze the gasification behaviour. 

Publications

Recent Articles
Louwes, A. C., Yukananto, R., Bramer, E. A., & Brem, G. (2016). Torrefied material: an attractive feed for flash pyrolysis? In Proceeding 24th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition (pp. 1238-1242). Amsterdam: ETA Florence Renewable Energies. DOI: 10.5071/24thEUBCE2016-3DV.2.1

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Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring (building no. 21), room N 226
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring  N 226
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands