Scott Banks

Research Fellow

Phone number: +44 (0)121 204 3419
Email: s.banks@aston.ac.uk
Room Number: EBG13 

Profile

I joined Aston University in October 2005 to carry out my undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and completed my masters as part of the undergraduate degree to graduate with Honours in 2009.

On completion of my PhD, I was employed as a Research Fellow within the Bioenergy Research Group in EBRI.

Scott Banks
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering (Aston University, 2009 - Present)
  • MEng Chemical Engineering (Aston University, 2008 - 2009)
  • BEng Chemical Engineering Honours (Aston University, 2005 - 2008)

Undergraduate students supervision

2011/12
Investigation of the catalytic behaviour of potassium and phosphorus in biomass on the physical and chemical properties of fast pyrolysis bio-oil
Student: Abike Aina (M.Eng.), Supervisors: Dr D.J. Nowakowski, Prof. A.V. Bridgwater; Pyrolysis lab supervision: Scott Banks

2010/11

The impact of alkali metals in biomass on physical and chemical properties of fast pyrolysis bio-oil
Student: Yee Tang (M.Eng.), Supervisors: Dr D.J. Nowakowski, Prof. A.V. Bridgwater; Pyrolysis lab supervision: Scott Banks

Research interests lie in the following areas:

  • Catalytic pyrolysis of biomass
  • Fast pyrolysis bio-oil stability
  • Ash control methods to limit biomass inorganic content

Peer-reviewed journals
M. Mos, S. Banks, D.J. Nowakowski*, P.R.H. Robson, A.V. Bridgwater, I.S. Donnison; Impact of Miscanthus x giganteus senescence times on fast pyrolysis bio-oil quality; Bioresource Technology, Volume 129, February 2013, pp. 335-42; dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2012.11.069

Conference
S.W. Banks, D.J. Nowakowski*, A.V. Bridgwater and J.M. Jones; Assess the impact of alkali metals in biomass on the physical and chemical properties of fast pyrolysis bio-oil. Bioten Conference: Biomass-Bioenergy-Biofuels-Biorefinery, Birmingham (UK), 21-23 September 2010.