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Biography

Dr Joanne Tanner completed her bachelor's degree in chemistry and chemical engineering at Monash University in 2008. She went on to gain industry experience in control systems design and configuration during her role at Honeywell, and subsequently managed and implemented client-driven chemical engineering research projects at laboratory, pilot and scale with HRL Technology. She returned to Monash as a doctoral candidate in 2012 and completed her PhD in the area of high temperature, entrained flow gasification. She has designed, commissioned and demonstrated several fit-for-purpose, pilot scale reactors and has a close collaboration with the Institute of Energy and Climate Research, IEK-2, at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, where she did some postdoctoral research. Dr Tanner's current research interests include biorefinery processes, waste biomass utilisation for sustainable fuel and chemicals production, and closed loop recycling of waste plastics.

Research interests

My current research sits in the general area of sustainability and biorefinery; replacing traditional fossil fuel-based fuel and chemical production processes with analogous plants using sustainable biomass as the primary feedstock. I am also interested in closed loop plastics recycling via thermochemical routes. I have industrial experience in the Process Control and industrial R&D sectors and a research background in thermochemistry and reaction engineering. I am familiar with batch, fluidised bed and entrained flow reactor design for traditional and catalytic reactions. I am interested in reactor design and development, with a focus on the underlying chemistry of the process. Most of my projects are very hands on, and I try to involve industry partners as much as possible to make sure that my research is addressing real world problems. I am typically looking for projects that utilise an existing waste stream in order to add value to an existing process, create a new revenue stream, and increase the sustainability of our fuels and chemicals industry.

Monash teaching commitment

CHE3162 - Process Control
CHE3164 - Reaction Engineering
CHE4170 - Chemical Engineering Design Project
CHE4180 - Chemical Engineering Research Project
CHE5881/6881 - Advanced Reaction Engineering
CHE5882/6882 - Biomass and Biorefineries

Keywords

  • Biorefinery
  • Sustainable Processes
  • Green Chemistry and Green Engineering
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis

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Projects 2017 2020

Research Output 2007 2017

  • 9 Article
  • 1 Conference Paper
  • 1 Comment / Debate

Brief Evaluation of Selected Fuel Characteristics of Thermochemically Upgraded Wheat Straw: Torrefaction and Hydrothermal Carbonization

Bläsing, M., Tanner, J., Winters, T. & Müller, M., 21 Dec 2017, In : Energy and Fuels. 31, 12, p. 14426-14429 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

High-temperature pyrolysis and CO2 gasification of Victorian brown coal and Rhenish lignite in an entrained flow reactor

Tanner, J., Bhattacharya, S., Blasing, M. & Muller, M., 2016, In : AIChE Journal. 62, 6, p. 2101 - 2111 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Kinetics of CO2 and steam gasification of Victorian brown coal chars

Tanner, J. & Bhattacharya, S., 2016, In : Chemical Engineering Journal. 285, p. 331 - 340 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Reactions and transformations of mineral and nonmineral inorganic species during the entrained flow pyrolysis and CO2 gasification of low rank coals

Tanner, J., Blasing, M., Muller, M. & Bhattacharya, S., 2016, In : Energy and Fuels. 30, 5, p. 3798 - 3808 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Corrigendum to "Low temperature entrained flow pyrolysis and gasification of a Victorian brown coal" [Fuel 154 (2015) 107-113]

Tanner, J., Kazi, K. B., Müller, M. & Bhattacharya, S., 28 Jul 2015, In : Fuel. 158, p. 1018 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

Activities 2015 2015

  • 2 Peer review responsibility

Fuel (Journal)

Joanne Tanner (Peer reviewer)
2015

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Energy and Fuels (Journal)

Joanne Tanner (Peer reviewer)
2015

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility