Dursun Can Ozcan has been named the winner of the annual Honeywell UniSim Design Challenge student competition for the Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) region,, Honeywell said. Dursun, a student at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Engineering, showcased his winning design to nearly 1,000 attendees at the 2013 Honeywell Users Group EMEA Nov. 4 in Nice, France.
Ozcan’s research focused on reducing CO2 emissions in the cement industry. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, reductions of global CO2 emissions of at least 50 percent will be needed across the globe. Working under that assumption Dursun used the UniSim design suite to simulate emissions from a cement plant and the impact of a number of processes including calcium looping and amine-scrubbing.
The competition, one of three held at Honeywell’s regional customer conferences, seeks to recognize some of the most-talented engineering students around the world. It challenges the students to solve real-world problems facing industrial processing plants by using Honeywell’s UniSim Design process simulation and design software, which is used by manufacturers throughout the globe. Winning students earn the chance to present their research projects to many of the world’s top manufacturers and potential employers at HUG.
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