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Spotlight Feature – Grazia Leonzio

Spotlight Feature – Grazia Leonzio

Postdoctoral Researcher

Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London

I studied the mathematical modelling of carbon supply chains during my PhD, as well as the methanol production. My research is based on the mathematical modelling of chemical processes and supply chains with environmental analyses.

At the UKRI Interdisciplinary Centre for Circular Chemical Economy, I’m working on the electrochemical conversion of carbon dioxide to chemicals (particularly ethylene). The electrochemical reduction has two abundant sources, such as carbon dioxide and water, in the feed, while consumes electrical energy. A carbon dioxide closed loop could be obtained. The aim of the work is to develop a mathematical model for a carbon supply chain including the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide. In this way, it is possible to suggest the best product that can be obtained from carbon dioxide at the supply chain level.