Azd Zayoud
Post-doctoral researcher
Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology -Guwahati, 2016
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Main project: FLEXibilize combined cycle power plant through Power-to-X solutions using non-CONventional FUels (FLEXnCONFU)
Funding: H2020, GA 884157
Supervisor(s): Francesco Contino, Hervé Jeanmart

FLEXnCONFU project aims to demonstrate the flexibility of combined cycle power plants, using hydrogen, or an ammonia carrier, as an energy storage elements.

A comprehensive model will be developed to evaluate the contribution of imported synthetic/electro fuels and their usages and the non-energy use of energy vectors. The model will be used in different scenarios considering two objectives: the minimization of the economic cost (LCOE) and the minimization of the Global Warming Potential (GWP). However, when taking the parameters to optimize as perfectly known, the real objective could even be really far, leading to a fragile optimum, and therefore insecurity of supply. Instead of deterministic optimization, this task will include uncertainty quantification analysis in order to perform robust optimization instead. Considering the uncertainties, it will provide much richer information to policy maker or system designers.

IMMC main research direction(s):
Fluid mechanics

energy storage
hydrogen production
life cycle assessment
thermal engines

Research group(s): TFL

Recent publications

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Journal Articles

1. Marvin Kusenberg; Zayoud, Azd; Martijn Roosen; Hang Dao Thi; Mehrdad Seifali Abbas-Abadi; Andreas Eschenbacher; Uros Kresovic; Steven De Meester; Kevin M. Van Geem. A comprehensive experimental investigation of plastic waste pyrolysis oil quality and its dependence on the plastic waste composition. In: Fuel Processing Technology, Vol. 227, p. 107090 (2022). doi:10.1016/j.fuproc.2021.107090 (Soumis).

2. Kusenberg, Marvin; Zayoud, Azd; Kim Ragaert; Steven De Meester; Kevin Van Geem. Opportunities and challenges for the application of post-consumer plastic waste pyrolysis oils as steam cracker feedstocks: To decontaminate or not to decontaminate?. In: Waste Management, Vol. 138, p. 83-115 (2022). doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2021.11.009 (Soumis).

3. Zayoud, Azd; Dao Thi, Hang; Kusenberg, Marvin; Eschenbacher, Andreas; Kresovic, Uros; Alderweireldt, Nick; Djokic, Marko; Van Geem, Kevin M. Pyrolysis of end-of-life polystyrene in a pilot-scale reactor: Maximizing styrene production. In: Waste Management, Vol. 139, p. 85-95 (2022). doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2021.12.018 (Soumis).

4. Mahanta, P.; Saha, U.K.; Zayoud, Azd. A Novel Method of Pure Oxy-fuel Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion with Zero Recirculation Flue Gas – Experimental Validation. In: Materials Today: Proceedings, Vol. 5, no. 11, p. 23136-23147 (2018). doi:10.1016/j.matpr.2018.11.044.

5. Zayoud, Azd; Mahanta, P.; Saha, U. K. Pure Oxy-Fuel Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion by Controlling Adiabatic Flame Temperature Using Fuel Staging. In: Current Science, Vol. 113, no. 08, p. 1560 (2017). doi:10.18520/cs/v113/i08/1560-1567.