Andrea Locaspi

PhD Candidate

Department of Chemistry, Materials, and Chemical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano

Phone: +390223993205

Fax: +390270638173


Research interests

From a general point of view, my research interest consists in modelling thermal conversion processes to produce either energy or valuable compounds from solid wastes. At present, my main research activity focuses on a detailed kinetic and fluid dynamic description of plastic conversion. Thermal conversion allows to produce valuable hydrocarbon mixtures that may partially replace oil in refinery processes. Gasification allows to obtain a syngas mixture that may be employed in well-known industrial processes as raw material. Plastic degradation occurs in liquid-phase, the fluid dynamic aspects must be accounted for to accurately predict the product mixture. Furthermore, pyrolysis of some plastics produces a solid char residue that can react heterogeneously only through gasification or combustion reactions.

Education profile

November 2019 – Present. Ph.D. in Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano. Advisor: prof. Tiziano Faravelli

2017 – 2019. Master of Science in Chemical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano (December 2019). Thesis title: “A fundamental physico-chemical model of char oxidation”, Advisors: prof. Tiziano Faravelli and Ing. Paulo Debiagi.

2017. Erasmus exchange at Aalborg Universitet Esbjerg. Semester project: “New water-well in Varde”, Advisor: Erik G. Søgaard and DIN Forsyning.

2014 – 2017. Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano (September 2017). Thesis title: “Effect of a new core mechanism on the combustion of propane, n-butane and n-pentane”, Advisors: prof. Tiziano Faravelli and Ing. Matteo Pelucchi.