Graduated with a Ph.D. in October 2019
Thesis topic: Particle formation mechanisms, dioxin formation, and spectroscopic analysis for laminar diffusion flames with added salts and acids
Mohsen is a PhD student at NSERC FlareNet Strategic Network with the focus of his research on Theme 1. Mohsen obtained his MSc from the University of Alberta in 2014 when he conducted preliminary experimental research on the effects of added water, sodium chloride solution, and hydrochloric acid solution on the particulate emissions from a small-scale turbulent diffusion flame (at the University of Alberta) and a pilot-scale turbulent flame (at Carleton University). His experimental results formed the basis for the importance of detailed investigation of flare emissions from hydrofractured wells. After graduation from MSc, he worked with Dr. Olfert and Dr. Kostiuk as a Research Associate for two years focusing his research on the particle formation mechanisms inside a laminar diffusion flame using particle size distribution data as well as particle morphology data obtained by electron microscopy.
Mohsen’s research during his PhD will be focused on the collection of detailed data on the formation of particulates using the laminar diffusion flame and sampling systems and apply diagnostic techniques to monitor the evolving particle size and morphology, development of an understanding of the measurement of chlorinated hydrocarbons, and development of an atomic emission spectroscopy (AES) system at the bench scale to collect base data for emissions intensity.
Supervisor(s): Dr. Jason Olfert & Dr. Larry Kostiuk at the University of Alberta