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Honeywell Announces Winner of 2013 UniSim Student Competition

Honeywell Announces Winner of 2013 UniSim Student Competition

November 5, 2013 - Honeywell announced that Dursun Can Ozcan has been named the winner of the annual Honeywell  UniSim Design Challenge student competition for the Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) region. Dursun, a student at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Engineering, will showcase his winning design to nearly 1,000 attendees at the 2013 Honeywell Users Group (HUG) EMEA, Nov. 4, in Nice, France.

Dursun Can Ozcan’s research focused on reducing CO2 emissions in the cement industry. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, reductions of global CO2 emissions of at least 50 percent will be needed across the globe. Working under that assumption Dursun used the UniSim® Design Suite to simulate emissions from a cement plant and the impact of a number of processes including calcium looping and amine-scrubbing.

“Meeting environmental regulations that often are different, or changing, in markets around the world is a major challenge for manufacturers. It is not enough to operate safely, efficiently and reliably, customers also need to focus on sustainability,” said Vimal Kapur, vice president and general manager of Honeywell Process Solutions’ Advanced Solutions business. “Dursun Can has done some very impressive work addressing this challenge, and enhancing the value of process simulation as an enabler to reduce CO2 emissions at forward-thinking facilities.”

The competition, one of three held at Honeywell’s regional customer conferences, seeks to recognize some of the most-talented engineering students around the world. It challenges the students to solve real-world problems facing industrial processing plants by using Honeywell’s UniSim Design process simulation and design software, which is used by manufacturers throughout the globe. Winning students earn the chance to present their research projects to many of the world’s top manufacturers, and potential employers, at HUG.

Dursun Can Ozcan’s research was supported by Edinburgh’s Dr. Hyungwoong Ahn and Professor Stefano Brandani. He is presenting his research, Selection of an Appropriate Carbon Capture Technology for the Reduction of CO2 Emissions from a Cement Plant, at the Honeywell user group meeting.

“Competitions of this type are an excellent way to help develop young researchers and engineers by addressing real-world issues that have a major impact on industry as well as on society as a whole,”  Professor Brandani said. “It also helps to demonstrate the flexibility of powerful tools available, such as the UniSim Design software which Dursun adapted with his detailed models of the carbon capture units in order to help address these issues.”

Honeywell is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. Honeywell Process Solutions is part of Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions group, a global leader in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry.

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