Dr Paul Battersby
Research Fellow - Chemical Engineering Research
Telephone:020 7815 7906
School/Division:Engineering / Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Paul has worked on a variety of projects for different research sponsors including HSE, Sellafield Ltd, and National Nuclear Laboratory. These projects include the use of water sprays and fogs for explosion control, dispersion and explosion of hydrogen, ignition phenomena, and runaway reactions during nuclear fuel reprocessing ("red-oil" reactions).
His skills include the use of reaction calorimetry, laser-diffraction particle sizing, laser-Doppler velocimetry, high-speed filming and schlieren photography.
Most recent publications
Averill, A and Ingram, J and Gomez-Augustina, L and Holborn, P and Battersby, P and Benson, C Potential hazard consequences to personnel exposed to the ignition of small volumes of weakly confined stoichiometric hydrogen/air mixture.. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 43. 22733-22745. DOI 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.10.092
Ingram, JM and Averill, AF and Holborn, PG and Battersby, P and Benson, CM Surface temperature generation during drop weight mechanical impact and the usefulness of dynamic thermocouple measurements for predicting impact ignition of flammable gases. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 55. 10-18. DOI 10.1016/j.jlp.2018.05.015
Averill, AF and Ingram, JM and Holborn, PG and Battersby, P and Benson, CM Application of Bayesian methods and networks to ignition hazard event prediction in nuclear waste decommissioning operations. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 116. 396-404. DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psep.2018.03.002
Averill, AF and Ingram, JM and Holborn, PG and Battersby, P Energy losses during drop weight mechanical impacts with special reference to ignition of flammable atmospheres in nuclear decommissioning: theory and determination of experimental coefficients for impact analysis and prediction. International Journal of Impact Engineering, 109. 92-103. DOI 10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2017.05.019More publications at LSBU Research Open