Dr Colin Scholes

  • Room: Level: 03 Room: 3.11
  • Building: Chemical Engineering #1
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Separation Technology (Membrane)

Personal webpage

http://www.chemeng.unimelb.edu.au/people/staff.php?person_ID=5540

Biography

Dr Colin Scholes was among eight young scientists from the University of Melbourne have been awarded 2012 Young Tall Poppy Science Awards for Victoria.  All winners are leaders in their field, breaking new ground with their innovation and discoveries.  The Young Tall Poppy Science Awards aim to recognise early career researchers who have achieved significant research outcomes and have demonstrated their passion to engage with the community in science.  Award winners will spend the next year engaging with teachers, school students, parents and the broader community around Victoria and across Australia as part of the Tall Poppy Campaign run by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science.

Dr Scholes was a successful recipient of this award for his work in Climate Change Mitigation.  Dr Scholes is developing efficient filtering membranes to separate carbon from industry gases such as coal-fired power stations.  

Recent publications

  1. Scholes C. Helium Recovery through Inorganic Membranes Incorporated with a Nitrogen Rejection Unit. INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH. American Chemical Society. 2018, Vol. 57, Issue 10. DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b00314
  2. Lu H, Liu L, Kanehashi S, Scholes C, Kentish S. The impact of toluene and xylene on the performance of cellulose triacetate membranes for natural gas sweetening. JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE. Elsevier Science. 2018, Vol. 555. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2018.03.045
  3. Scholes C. Water resistant composite membranes for carbon dioxide separation from methane. Applied Sciences (Switzerland). 2018, Vol. 8, Issue 5. DOI: 10.3390/app8050829
  4. Scholes C, Gosh UK, Ho MT. "The Economics of Helium Separation and Purification by Gas Separation Membranes" (vil 56, pg 5014, 2017). INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH. American Chemical Society. 2017, Vol. 56, Issue 36. DOI: 10.1021/acs.lecr.7b03427
  5. Qader A, Webley P, Stevens G, Hooper B, Harkin T, Wiley DE, Kentish S, Scholes C, Smith K, Mumford K, Chen V. Learnings from CO2CRC Capture Pilot Plant testing - assessing technology development. 13th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT). Elsevier BV. 2017, Vol. 114. Editors: Dixon T, Laloui L, Twinning S. DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1723
  6. Scholes C, Dong G, Kim JS, Jo HJ, Lee J, Lee YM. Permeation and separation of SO2, H2S and CO2 through thermally rearranged (TR) polymeric membranes. SEPARATION AND PURIFICATION TECHNOLOGY. Elsevier Science. 2017, Vol. 179. DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2016.12.039
  7. Scholes C, Demontigny D, Kentish S, Stevens G. Regenerating membrane contactors for solvent absorption. 13th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT). Elsevier BV. 2017, Vol. 114. Editors: Dixon T, Laloui L, Twinning S. DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1208
  8. Scholes C, Ghosh UK. Review of Membranes for Helium Separation and Purification. MEMBRANES. MDPI AG. 2017, Vol. 7, Issue 1. DOI: 10.3390/membranes7010009
  9. Scholes C, Gosh UK, Ho MT. The Economics of Helium Separation and Purification by Gas Separation Membranes. INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH. American Chemical Society. 2017, Vol. 56, Issue 17. DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b00976
  10. Lu H, Kanehashi S, Scholes C, Kentish S. The impact of ethylene glycol and hydrogen sulphide on the performance of cellulose triacetate membranes in natural gas sweetening. JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE. Elsevier Science. 2017, Vol. 539. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2017.06.023
  11. Scholes C, Kentish S, Stevens G, Demontigny D. Asymmetric composite PDMS membrane contactors for desorption of CO2 from monoethanolamine. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. Elsevier. 2016, Vol. 55. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2016.10.008
  12. Smit B, Graham R, Styring P, Yao J, Clough P, Lee JSM, MacDowell N, Lyth S, Rochelle G, Hills T, Wilson G, Petit C, Kemper J, Cuellar-Franca R, Dowson G, Gazzani M, Fennell P, Sutter D, Scholes C, Azapagic A, Bell R, Gibbins J, Mazzotti M, Maitland G, Brandani S, Ocone R, Mota-Martinez MT, Dunstan M, Liang P, Anantharaman R, Joss L, Stolaroff J. CCS-A technology for the future: General discussion. Faraday Discussions. 2016, Vol. 192. DOI: 10.1039/c6fd90053d
  13. Scholes C, Chen G, Lu H, Kentish S. Crosslinked PEG and PEBAX Membranes for Concurrent Permeation of Water and Carbon Dioxide. MEMBRANES. MDPI AG. 2016, Vol. 6, Issue 1. DOI: 10.3390/membranes6010001
  14. Scholes C, Ghosh U. Helium separation through polymeric membranes: selectivity targets. JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE. Elsevier Science. 2016, Vol. 520. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2016.07.064
  15. Scholes C, Jin J, Stevens G, Kentish S. Hydrocarbon solubility, permeability, and competitive sorption effects in polymer of intrinsic microporosity (PIM-1) membranes. JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART B-POLYMER PHYSICS. Wiley - John Wiley & Sons. 2016, Vol. 54, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1002/polb.23900

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