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Dr Gordon Lucas

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5062, Email: g.lucas@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO23.344
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5062
Email: g.lucas@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO23.344  

 

Biography

Dr. Gordon Lucas completed his PhD in physical chemistry at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Germany. Since then he has worked in the mineral processing industry for 6 years, where he provided process engineering services to a variety of commodities, including gold, copper, vanadium, nickel, cobalt, alumina and rare earths, as well as phosphate and potash beneficiation. He then started work at ECU in the school of engineering to build the chemical engineering discipline for the school of engineering, which is now fully accredited by Engineer’s Australia and is producing both undergraduate and postgraduate engineers.

Research Areas and Interests

  • linkage of renewable energy for use in desalination systems
  • use of waste heat energy for use in desalination systems
  • Improving energy efficiency of commutation and beneficiation processes.

Qualifications

  • Doctor in Science, Germany, 2004.
  • Bachelor of Engineering, The University of Melbourne, 2000.
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Melbourne, 2000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Hosseini Araghi, A., Khiadani, M., Hooman, K., Lucas, G., (2017), Efficiency of a combined desalination and power system utilising a two-phase flow multi-stream heat exchanger. Heat Transfer Engineering, 38(11-12), 1000-1007, New York, USA, Taylor & Francis Inc., DOI: 10.1080/01457632.2016.1216939.
  • Hosseini Araghi, A., Khiadani, M., Hooman, K., Lucas, G., (2016), Optimised exergy efficiency of a combined flash spray desalinator recovering discharge thermal energy. Desalination and Water Treatment, 57(40), 18588-18596, Taylor and Francis Inc., DOI: 10.1080/19443994.2015.1095684.
  • Hosseini Araghi, A., Khiadani, M., Lucas, G., Hooman, K., (2015), Performance analysis of a low pressure discharge thermal energy combined desalination unit. Applied Thermal Engineering, 76(February), 116-122, United Kingdom, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2014.10.092.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A NOVEL DISCHARGE THERMAL ENERGY COMBINED DESALINATION AND POWER CYCLE UTILISING A VACUUM SPRAY FLASH EVAPORATOR
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