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Akmal Irfan Majid completed his Master study in Mechanical Engineering (M.Eng.) from Universitas Gadjah Mada-Indonesia (UGM) in 2015 with the major of energy conversion and multiphase flow. He experienced as a Fachpraaktikant at the Experimental Thermal & Fluid Dynamics Dept. of Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), Germany (2014) for his master thesis concerned ‘Dynamics of Taylor Bubble Flow in a Vertical Pipe’. Akmal also pursued a Bachelor of Engineering (S.T./B.Eng.) degree in Mechanical Engineering from UGM with a thesis entitled ‘Interfacial Analysis of Air-Water Slug Flow using Image Processing Technique'. He received the "Cumlaude" predicate for both degrees.
Prior to starting the Ph.D program at TU/e, Akmal worked as a Researcher in the ‘Energy Conversion Laboratory’ at the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and ‘Center for Energy Studies’ at the UGM, focused on gas-liquid two-phase flow, multiphase flow visualization, experimental combustion, and energy policy studies.
As dense energy carriers play an essential role in this energy transition era, he applies his background in multiphase flow to study 'Electrochemical Reduction of Iron Oxide' as a part of the reduction technique for the circularity of the metal fuels cycle.
Akmal Irfan Majid joined the Power & Flow group as a Doctoral Candidate under supervision of Prof. Niels Deen, Dr. Yali Tang, Dr. Giulia Finotello (Power & Flow of Mechanical Engineering) and Prof. John van der Schaaf (Chemical Engineering and Chemistry).
The high volumetric energy density and abundance features of iron are considered as the ideal candidate for the dense energy carrier. The CO2 free and recyclable metal fuel cycle can be obtained for Iron (powder) where energy is generated by a ‘clean’ combustion process and the rust (iron oxide) can be reduced into pure iron by the ‘green’ reduction process.
Electrolysis is one of the promising techniques to extract iron. However, a lot of challenges related to enhancement in low process efficiency and chemical substances transport are still found. A novel technique is explored to optimize the production process and directly harvest the iron powders, known as "(iron oxide) powder-to- (iron) powder" concept.
In Majid’s research, the phenomena associated with iron production optimization are studied using experimental works. A detailed reduction mechanism of the iron electrodeposition is also investigated in this study.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Mechanical engineering, Master, Investigation of Taylor Bubble Properties and Their Reaction on the Co-Current Upward Slug Flow from Experimental Database of an Ultrafast X-Ray Tomography, Gadjah Mada University
Award Date: 19 Feb 2015
Mechanical engineering, Bachelor, The Interfacial Characteristics of Gas-Liquid Plug Two-Phase Flow in a Horizontal Pipe by Using An Image Processing Technique, Gadjah Mada University
Award Date: 19 Feb 2014
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Comparative study of electroreduction of iron oxide using acidic and alkaline electrolytes for sustainable iron productionMajid, A. I., van Graefschepe, N., Finotello, G., van der Schaaf, J., Deen, N. G. & Tang, Y., 1 Nov 2023, In: Electrochimica Acta. 467, 10 p., 142942.
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Dendritic Iron Formation in Low-Temperature Iron Oxide Electroreduction Process using Alkaline SolutionMajid, A. I., Tang, Y., Finotello, G., van der Schaaf, J. & Deen, N. G., 6 Jul 2023. 1 p.
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Majid, A. I., Tang, Y., Finotello, G., van der Schaaf, J. & Deen, N., 24 Mar 2023. 1 p.
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Majid, A. I., Tang, Y., Finotello, G., van der Schaaf, J. & Deen, N. G., 31 May 2023.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Abstract › Academic
Majid, A. I., Tang, Y., Finotello, G., van der Schaaf, J. & Deen, N. G., 2 Nov 2023, IPC No. C25C 1/00 (2006.1), C25C 7/00 (2006.1), C25C 1/08 (2006.1), C25C 1/06 (2006.1), C25C 5/02 (2006.1), World Intellectual Property Organization, Patent No. WO2023/209544A1, 24 Apr 2023, Priority date 26 Apr 2022, Priority No. 63/363,627
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