Faculty of Science and Technology

Verheyen, Vince (Dr)

Email: vince.verheyen@federation.edu.au

Room: 2W233

Phone: 5122 6451

Biography

Vince works as a senior lecturer in the School of Applied Applied and Biomedical Sciences. He started his research working on marine lipids and became interested in the analytical chemistry of more complex organic systems such as coal and its products and waste streams. He worked for ten years each in both the public service and private industry as a research chemist/ specialist consultant before returning to various university roles. His research focus is very applied in assisting local industries in improving their products and reducing their environmental impact. He specialises in the use of chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques to answer research questions that have a chemical structural component. Current projects include those in carbon capture, waste water treatment and coal drying.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) - University of Melbourne 1979
  • PhD University of Melbourne 1982

Currently available PhD scholarships

Regeneration of novel amine systems loaded with SO2 to lower the cost of CO2 capture from flue gas.  $25,392 p.a. (indexed) for 3 years plus an additional $5,000 p.a. is available for a scholar deemed high quality. Expenses relating to travel, equipment and consumables of $10,000 p.a. up to a maximum of $30,000 for the period of the research

Postgraduate research supervisions

Current supervision

Program of study: (Doctorate by research)

  • Thesis title: Factors affecting the quality of brown coal/water fuels – optimisation of carbon and mineral loading.
  • Supervisors:  Verheyen, V (Main), Spark, I (Associate), Wibberley L (CSIRO External)

Program of study: (Doctorate by research)

  • Thesis title: Environmental and resource management of new process streams associated with CO2 capture in the Latrobe Valley.
  • Supervisors:  Verheyen, V (Main), Meuleman, E (Associate),

Program of study: (Doctorate by research)

  • Thesis title: Solvent degradation during post combustion capture of CO2.
  • Supervisors:  Verheyen, V (Main), Meuleman, E (Associate),

Program of study: (Doctorate by research)

  • Thesis title: Development of a process model for the prediction of absorbent degradation during CO2 capture.
  • Supervisors: Percy, A (Main), Puxty, G (Associate), Verheyen, V (Associate).

Program of study: (Doctorate by research)

  • Thesis title: Optimisation of the flexible and sustainable operation of a post-combustion CO2 capture plant in brown coal-fired power stations.
  • Supervisors: Gunawan, I (Main), Verheyen, V (Associate) Meuleman, E (Associate), Ferron P. (External)

Program of study: (Doctorate by research)

  • Thesis title: The origin, fate and biological effect of selected compounds on anaerobic / aerobic (MBR) treatment.
  • Supervisors: Brook-Carter, P (Main), Verheyen, V (Associate). 

Completed supervisions

Student Reynolds, A.J.

  • Thesis title: Identification and monitoring of byproducts generated from amine based solvents and adsorbents during post-combusion Co2 capture (PPC) from brown coal flue gases.
  • Supervisors: Adeloju, S (Main), Verheyen, V (Associate), Chaffee, A (Associate).

Program of study: (Doctorate by research) under examination

Student,  Ameen, A.

Program of study: (Master of Engineering systems in Mining Engineering).

  • Thesis title: Dewatering of brown coal using super absorbent nano-composite
  • Supervisors: Devasahyam, S. (joint), Verheyen T.V. (joint).

Student: Hellings, J.L.

  • Thesis title: The role of fire in the atmospheric cycling and biogeochemistry of mercury in the Australian environment. (PHD) 2009.
  • Supervisors: Adeloju S,(Main), Verheyen, T.V. (Associate).

Publications

Recent journal articles (post 2007)

Ying Qi,; T. Vincent  Verheyen,; Tarun Tikkoo; Vijayaraghavan Ranganathan,; Douglas R MacFarlane,; Alan L. Chaffee.   High solubility of Victorian brown coal in 'distillable' ionic liquid DIMCARB  Fuel Ref:  JFUE-D-14-02514R1  in press

Mylotte, R., Verheyen, T.V., Reynolds, A., Dalton, C., Patti, A. F., Chang, R.R., Burdon, J., Hayes, M.H.B., (2014).  Isolation and characterisation of recalcitrant organic components from an estuarine sediment core. J Soils Sediments 2014  DOI 10.1007/s11368-014-0970-9

Reynolds, A. J., Verheyen, T. V., Adeloju, S. B., Chaffee, A., & Meuleman, E. (2014). Quantification of Aqueous Monoethanolamine Concentration by Gas Chromatography for Postcombustion Capture of CO2. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 53(12), 4805-4811. doi: 10.1021/ie404157p

Bui, M., Gunawan, I., Verheyen, T.V., Feron, P., Meuleman, E., Adeloju, S, B., (2014) Dynamic modelling and optimisation of flexible operation in post-combustion CO2 capture plants—A review Computers & Chemical Engineering . 01/2014; 61:245–265.

Bui, M.T.T., Gunawan, I., Verheyen,T.V., Artanto, Y., Meuleman, E., Feron, P., 2013, Dynamic modeling and validation of post-combustion CO2 capture plants in Australian coal-fired power stations, Energy Procedia [E], vol 37, Elsevier BV, Netherlands, pp. 2694-2702.

Hellings, J.L., Adeloju, S.B.O., Verheyen,T. V., 2013, Rapid determination of utra-trace concentrations of mercury in plants and soils by cold vapour inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry, Microchemical Journal [P], vol 111, Elsevier Inc, USA, pp. 62-66.

Mosse, K.P.M., Verheyen, T.V., Cruickshank, A.J., Patti, A.F., Cavagnaro, T., 2013, Soluble organic components of winery wastewater and implications for reuse, Agricultural Water Management [P], vol 120, Elsevier BV, Netherlands, pp. 5-10.

Heaven, M.W., Verheyen, T. V., Cruickshank, A.J., Wild, K., Watkins, M., Nash, D., 2012, Characterization of trace organic compounds in recycled water used for irrigation on turf and comparison with rain, Agricultural Water Management [P], vol 103, Elsevier BV, Netherlands, pp. 176-181.

Mosse, K.P.M., Verheyen, T.V., Cruickshank, A.J., Patti, A.F., Cavagnaro, T., 2012, Thermochemolysis of winery wastewater particulates-molecular structural implications for water reuse, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis [P], vol 97, Elsevier BV, Netherlands, pp. 164-170.

Cruickshank, A.J., Verheyen, T.V., Adeloju, S.B.O., Meuleman, E., Feron, P., 2012, Towards commercial scale postcombustion capture of CO2 with monoethanolamine solvent: key considerations for solvent management and environmental impacts, Environmental Science & Technology [P], vol 46, issue 7, American Chemical Society, USA, pp. 3643-3654.

Heaven, M., Wild, K., Verheyen, T.V., Cruickshank, A., Watkins, M., Nash, D., 2011, Seasonal and wastewater stream variation of trace organic compounds in a dairy processing plant aerobic bioreactor, Bioresource Technology [P], vol 102, issue 17, Elsevier Sci Ltd, UK, pp. 7727-7736.

Nasir, S., Sarfaraz, T., Verheyen, T.V., Chaffee, A., 2011, Structural elucidation of humic acids extracted from Pakistani lignite using spectroscopic and thermal degradative techniques, Fuel Processing Technology [P], vol 92, issue 5, Elsevier BV, Netherlands, pp. 983-991.

Verheyen, T.V., Cruickshank, A., Wild, K., Heaven, M., McGee, R., Watkins, M., Nash, D., 2010, Characterization of organic particulates present in milk factory process waters used for reuse along with aerobically digested effluent wastewater, Bioresource Technology [P], vol 102, issue 2, Elsevier BV, Netherlands, pp. 2118-2125.

Chaffee, A., Lay, G., Marshall, M., Jackson, W., Fei, Y., Verheyen, T.V., Cassidy, P., Scott, S., 2010, Structural characterisation of Middle Jurassic, high-volatile bituminous Walloon Subgroup coals and correlation with the coal seam gas content, Fuel [P], vol 89, issue 11, Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford England, pp. 3241-3249.

Verheyen, T.V., Cruickshank, A., Wild, K., Heaven, M., McGee, R., Watkins, M., Nash, D., 2009, Soluble, semivolatile phenol and nitrogen compounds in milk-processing wastewaters, Journal Of Dairy Science [P], vol 92, issue 7, Elsevier Inc, USA, pp. 3484-3493.

Artanto, Y., McDonnell, E., Verheyen, T.V., Adeloju, S.B.O., Chaffee, A.L., 2009, The remediation of MTE water by combined anaerobic digestion and chemical treatment, Fuel [P], vol 88, issue 9, Elsevier, UK, pp. 1786-1792.

Conference proceedings

Further developments in Dynamic Modelling of CO2 Capture from Flue Gas. by Jillian L Dickinson*, Graeme Puxty, Andrew Percy, T. Vincent Verheyen.  Presentation at Mathmod 2015 Vienna, Austria, 18-20 February 2015.

Reynolds, A.J., Verheyen, T.V., Adeloju, S.B., Meuleman, E., Chaffee, A., Cottrell, A.J., Feron, P., 2013. Chemical characterization of MEA degradation in PCC pilot plants operating in Australia, Energy Procedia, pp. 877-882.

Reynolds, AJ., Verheyen, TV., Adeloju, SB., Meuleman, E., Chaffee, A., Cottrell, AJ., 2012, Progress toward characterization and monitoring of solvent degradation during chemical absorption PCC using 30% MEA, presented at 37th International Clean Coal Conference at Clearwater, FL, 3rd – 7th of June 2012

Reynolds, A., Verheyen, TV., Meuleman, E., 2012, Minimising the Environmental Risks of Post-combustion CO2 capture (PCC), presented at International Symposium on the Sustainable Use of Low Rank Coal, Melbourne, Australia, 16th– 10th April 2012

Bui, M., Gunawan, I., Verheyen, V., Meuleman, E., Feron, P., 2012, Optimisation of flexible and sustainable post-combustion CO2 capture plant operation in Australian brown coal-fired power stations, Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Sustainable Use of Low Rank Coal, 15th – 19th April 2012, Melbourne, Australia. p. 97-100.

Bui, M., Gunawan, I., Verheyen, V., Artanto, Y., Meuleman, E. & Feron, P., 2013, Dynamic modelling and validation of post-combustion CO2 capture plants in Australian coal-fired power stations. Energy Procedia, 37, 2694-2702.11th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Technologies (GHGT-11), 18th – 22nd November 2012, Kyoto, Japan.

Bui, M., Gunawan, I., Verheyen, V., Artanto, Y., Meuleman, E. & Feron, P. (2014). Dynamic operation of post-combustion CO2 capture in Australian coal-fired power plants. Energy Procedia, 63, 1368–1375. 12th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Technologies (GHGT-12), 5th – 9th October 2014, Austin, Texas, United States.

Bui, M., Gunawan, I., Verheyen, V., Artanto, Y., Meuleman, E., Feron, P., 2013, Optimisation of the flexible and sustainable operation of a post-combustion CO2 capture plant in brown coal-fired power plants, Australia-China Workshop on Novel Carbon Capture Technologies, 20th-21st March 2013, Glen Waverley, Victoria , Australia

Bui, M., Gunawan, I., Verheyen, V., Artanto, Y., Meuleman, E., Feron, P., Optimisation of the flexible and sustainable operation of a post-combustion CO2 capture plant in brown coal-fired power plants, 2nd Sydney Symposium on Carbon Capture (S2C2), 16th-17th October 2013, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

McDonnell, E., Verheyen, T.V., 2007, The application of pyrolysis GC/MS for detection of accumulated compounds in biomass, Proceedings & Abstracts 11th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion (AD11), 23 September 2007 to 27 September 2007, International Water Association, Brisbane Qld Australia, p. 134.

McDonnell, E., Artanto, Y., Barbagallo, M.S., Chaffee, A.L., Brook-Carter, P., Verheyen, T.V., 2007, The effect of batch anaerobic digestion upon MTE wastewaters, Proceedings & Abstracts 11th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion (AD11), 23 September 2007 to 27 September 2007, International Water Association, Brisbane Qld Australia, p. 126.

Journal articles

F.T. Gillan, R.B Johns, T.V. Verheyen, J.K. Volkman and H.J. Bavor.  Trans-Monounsaturated Acids in a Marine Bacterial Isolate.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology.  Apr. 1981 pp. 849-856.

T.V. Verheyen and R.B. Johns. Structural investigations of Australian Coals – 1: A characterisation of Victorian brown coal lithotypes and their kerogen and humic acid fractions by I.R. spectroscopy.  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta Vol. 45, pp. 1899-1908, 1981.

T.V. Verheyen, R.B. Johns and D.T. Blackburn.  Structural investigations of Australian coals – 2: 13C-NMR study of the humic acids from Victorian brown coal lithotypes.  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta Vol. 46, pp. 269-277, 1982.

T.V. Verheyen and R.B Johns.  Structural Investigations of Australian coals – 3: A 13C-NMR study of the effects of variation in rank on coal humic acids.  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta Vol. 46, pp. 2061-2067, 1982.

T.V Verheyen, R.B. Johns and R.J. Esdaile.  Structural investigations of Australian coals – 4: A characterisation of the variation in rank of bituminous coal fractions by elemental analysis and I.R. spectroscopy.  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta Vol. 47, pp. 1579-1587, 1983.

T.V. Verheyen R.B. Johns, R. Bryson, G.E. Maciel and D.T. Blackburn. A spectroscopic investigation of the banking or lithotypes occurring in Victorian brown coal seams.  Fuel, Vol. 63, pp. 1629-1635, 1984.

T.V. Verheyen and R.B. Johns.  Analysis of the peroxytrifluoroacetic acid oxidation products from Victorian brown coal.  Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 54, pp. 1564-1568, 1983.

T.V. Verheye, R.B Johns and J. Espitalie.  Evaluation of Rock Eval pyrolysis for the study of Australian coals, including their humic acid and kerogen fractions.  Geochimica et Cosochimica Acta. Vol. 48, pp. 63-70, 1984.

T.V. Verheyen, A.G. Pandolfo and R.B. Johns. Structural relationships between a brown coal and its kerogen and humic acid fractions. Organic Geochemistry Vol 8, p 375-388.

T.V. Verheyen, A.G. Pandolfo, R.B. Johns and G. Mackay. Structural Investigations of Australian Coals – 5: The Effect of rank as elucidated by per trifluoroacetic acid. Geochemica et Cosmochimica Acta. Vol. 49, p. 1603-1614, 1985.

M.A. Wilson, T.V. Verheyen, A.M. Vassallo, R.S. Hill and G.J. Perry. Selective loss of carbohydrates from plant remains during Coalification. Org. Geochem. Vol. 11, p. 265-271.

P.G. Hatcher, H.E. Lerch, R.K. Kotra and T.V. Verheyen. Pyrolysis g.c-m.s. of a series of degraded woods and coalified logs that increase in rank from peat to subbituminous coal. Fuel. Vol 67, p.1069-1075. 1988.

P.G. Hatcher, H.E. Lerch, A.L. Bates and T.V. Verheyen. Solid-state 13c nuclear magnetic resonance studies of coalified gymnosperm xylem tissue from Australian brown coals. Org. Geochem Vol. 14, p145-155, 1989.

P.G. Hatcher, H.E. Lerch and T.V. Verheyen. Organic geochemical studies of the transformation of gymnospermous xylem during peatification and coalification to subbituminous coal. Int. Journal of Coal Geol. Vol. 13, P65-97, 1989.

A.F. Patti, T.V. Verheyen, L. Douglas, X. Wang. Nitrohumic acids from Victorian brown coal in Science of The Total Environment, Volume 113, pp 49-65, 1992,

R.J. Carter, A. Hoxey and T.V. Verheyen. Complexation capacity of sediment humic acids as a function of extraction technique  in Science of The Total Environment, Volume 125, pp 25-31 1992,

H. Fujitsu, I. Mochida, T.V. Verheyen, G.J. Perry and D.J. Allardice. The influence of modifications to the surface groups of brown coal chars on their flue gas cleaning ability. Fuel, Vol. 72 pp109-113, 1993.

T.V. Verheyen, R. Rathbone, M. Jagtoyen and F. Derbyshire. Activated extrudates by oxidation and KOH activation of Bituminous coal. Carbon. Vol 33, pp 763-772, 1995.

Conference proceedings

R.B. Johns, T.V. Verheyen and A.L. Chafee.  Chemical characterisation of Victorian brown coal lithotypes.  Proc. International Conference on Coal Science.  Dusseldorf 1981 pp. 863-868.  Verlag Bluckauf, 1981.

T.V. Verheyen, R.B. Johns, R. Bryson and G.E. Macisel.  A comparison of CP – MAS 13C-NMR spectra of Victorian brown coal lithotypes with their kerogen fractions.  6th Australian Workshop of Coal Hydrogenation, Clayton, Victoria, December 1981, pp. 7-12 to 7-15.

R.B. Johns, A.L. Chaffee, M.G. Strachan, T.V. Verheyen, R.S. Yost and R. Esdaile.  Phenolic components of Victorian brown coal and consequences for liquefaction procedures.  Symp. On Characterstics of Australian Coals and their Consequences for Utilisation.  North Ryde, N.S.W. 18-22 May 1982, pp. 151-154.

M.G. Strachan, A.M. Vasallo, T.V. Verheyen, R. Western, R.B. Johns and R.S Yost.  A Comparative study of catalysed and uncatalysed brown and black coal liquefaction products.  7th Australian Workshop on Coal Hydrogenation, Sydney, N.S.W. December 1982, pp. 107-111.

T.V. Verheyen and R.B. Johns. Aliphatic structural variation between Victorian Brown coal lithotypes as elucidated by peroxytrifluoroacetic acid oxidation. Proc. 1983 International Conference on Coal Science. Pittsburgh 1983, pp. 326-329.

R.B. Johns, A.L. Chaffee and T.V. Verheyen. Chemical variation as a function of lithotype and depth in Victorian brown coal. A.C.S. div. Fuel Chemistry. Preprints Symposium on the chemistry of low rank coals, Washington, August 1983, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 85-92.

P.A. Thomas, A.G. Pandolfo, R.B. Johns and T.V. Verheyen. Chemical Structural investigation of selected bituminous coals. 8th Australian Workshop on Coal Liquefaction, Melbourne, Vic. December 1983, pp. 13-16.

T.V. Verheyen, G.J. Perry, D.J. Cookson, B.E. Smith and D.J. Brockway. A solid state 13 C-NMR survey of Victorian brown coals. Proc. Australian Coal Science Conference. GIAE, Dec 3-5, 1984. Pp. 50-59.

T.V. Verheyen. G.J. Perry, P.D. Nichols and D.C. White. Investigations of surface oxidation in Victorian brown coal by diffuse reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Proc. 1985 International Conference on Coal Science, Sydney, 1985, pp. 822-825.

S. Heng. T.V. Verheyen. G.J. Perry, C.G. McAllan and J.A. Harris. Effect of chemical pretreatment on carbonization of Victorian brown coal. Proc. 1985 International Conference on Coal Science. Sydney 1985, pp. 875-878.

T.V. Verheyen, G.J. Perry, P.R. Osborn and P.M. Fredericks. FTIR Characterization of the significant properties of Victorian brown coals. Proc. Australian Coal Science Conf. 2.1986 pp. 392-397.

T.V. Verheyen, S. Heng, G.J. Perry and P.M. Fredericks. Rapid analysis of brown coal properties by statistical correlation of their infrared spectra. Proc. Australian Coal Science Conf. 3. 1987 pp. 127-130.

T.V. Verheyen, P.J. Guy, S. Heng and G.J. Perry. Brown coal derived activated carbons for use in the CIP process for gold recovery. Proc. Australian Coal Science Conf. 3. pp. A3:4.1-A3:4.8. 1988.

T.V. Verheyen, G.J. Perry and S. Heng. Humic acids derived from Victorian brown coal – extraction, properties and potential uses. Proc. Science, technology and utilization of humic acids. CSIRO Div. Coal. Technology. 1988.

P.J. Guy, T.V. Verheyen, S. Heng, M.D. Felber and G.J. Perry. Physical properties of activated carbons derived from alkali treated Victorian brown coal. Proc. 1989. International Conference on Coal Science. Tokyo 1989, pp23-27.

A.F. Patti, T.V. Verheyen, L. Douglas and X Wang. Nitrohumic acids from Victorian brown coal an Australian overview. ACS Div. Geochem. Miami, 1989. (in press).

P.J. Guy, T.V. Verheyen, M.D. Felber, S. Heng and G.J. Perry Pre structure development in Victorian brown coal derived activated carbons. Proc. 1990 Australian Coal Science Conference, pp380-386.

Book chapters

F.T Gillan, R.B. Johns, T.V. Verheyen, P.D. Nichols, R.J. Esdaile and H.J. Bavor. Monounsaturated Fatty Acids as Specific Bacterial Markers in Marine Sediments.  Advances in Organic Geochemistry 1981, pp. 198-206. John Wiley and Sons Ltd. 1983

R.B. Johns, A.L. Chaffee and T.V. Verheyen. Chemical variation as a function of lithotype and depth in Victorian brown coal in the Chemistry of Low Rank Coals (ed H. Schobert), Chap. 7, pp. 109-132, A.C.S. symposium series 264.

T.V.Verheyen and G.J. Perry. Chemical Structure of Victorian Brown Coal – Chapter 6 in monograph entitled "The Science of Victorian Brown Coal" Structure, Properties and Consequences for Utilisation. R.A Durie ed. Butterworth-Heinmann Ltd. 1991

Patents

K.F. Harvey, T.V. Verheyen, R.B. Johns, A.S. Buchanan and D.A. Cain. Process for the production of activated carbon Australian Pat. P69106. 52234/86. 1986.

K.F. Harvey, T.V. Verheyen, R.B. Johns, A.L. Chaffee, A.S. Buchanan and D.A. Cain. Process for improving the quality of upgraded brown coal. Australian Pat. PG9107. 52422/86. 1986.