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CFD Modeling and Analysis of a Planar Anode Supported Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

N. Lemcoff[1], M. Tweedie[2]
[1]Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA
[2]Enthone, West Haven, CT, USA

A planar anode-supported intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell operating on syngas fuel at 750┬░C was analyzed in this study. The effects of varying syngas fuel inlet compositions on species and temperature distributions, water gas shift reaction rate, potential for carbon ... Read More

COMSOL Multiphysics® Simulation of Heat Generation from Hydrogen/Deuterium Loading of Nickel Alloy Nanoparticles

G. Miley[1], A. Osouf[1], B. Stunkard[1], T. Patel[1], E. Ziehm [1], A. Krishnamurthy[1], K. J. Kim[1]
[1]University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA

A key issue for the development of a LENR power unit involves the measurement and energy output of the reaction. Our team is currently studying a gas loaded nanoparticle-type cluster power unit [1] which pressurizes various nanoparticle alloys with either deuterium or hydrogen. The ... Read More

Diffusion and Reaction in Fe-Based Catalyst for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Using Micro Kinetic Rate Expressions

A. Nanduri[1], P. L. Mills[1]
[1]Department of Chemical & Natural Gas Engineering, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX, USA

Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS) is a highly exothermic polymerization reaction of syngas (CO+H2) in the presence of Fe/Co/Ru-based catalysts to produce a wide range of paraffins, olefins and oxygenates, often known as syncrude. Multi-Tubular Fixed Bed Reactors (MTFBR) and Slurry Bubble ... Read More

H2SO4 Catalysis: Perspective and Opportunities for Reducing SO2 Emissions

P. L. Mills[1], A. Nagaraj[2]
[1]Department of Chemical & Natural Gas Engineering, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX, USA
[2]Department of Environmental Engineering, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX, USA

Introduction: Development of next-generation chemical processes that have zero emissions is a key environmental objective for sustainable development. The manufacture of H2SO4 by the air oxidation of SO2 to SO3 is an important technology where an opportunity exists for new catalyst ... Read More

Transport-Kinetic Interactions for SO2 Oxidation to SO3 in Particulate and Monolith Catalysts

P. L. Mills[1], A. Nagaraj[2]
[1]Department of Chemical & Natural Gas Engineering, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX, USA
[2]Department of Environmental Engineering, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX, USA

Introduction: Development of next-generation chemical processes that have zero emissions is a key environmental objective for sustainable development. The manufacture of H2SO4 by the air oxidation of SO2 to SO3 is an important technology where an opportunity exists for new catalyst ... Read More

A Computational Fluid Dynamics Study of Fluid Catalytic Cracking Cyclones

J. W. McTernan[1], I. Abu-Mahfouz[2]
[1]Buell Division of Fisher-Klosterman Inc., Lebanon, PA, USA
[2]Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg, Middletown, PA, USA

Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (FCC) regenerators utilize a fluidized bed to facilitate catalyst regeneration. Cyclones are used to separate the catalyst from the gas stream and return the catalyst to the fluidized bed; as the gas progresses through the system for further processing. This ... Read More

Modeling of a Counter Flow Plate Fin Heat Exchanger

R. Jia[1], J. Hu[1], X. Xiong[2]
[1]Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT, USA
[2]Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT, USA

Plate fin heat exchangers are widely used for heat recovery or cooling purposes in many industries, such as cryogenics, aerospace and automobile industries. This paper developed a numerical model to simulate the heat transfer and fluid flow in a counter flow plate fin heat exchanger and ... Read More

A Dual Continuum Model for Groundwater Flow in Karst Aquifers

R. Painter[1], J. Harris[1], T. Byl[1], L. Sharpe[1]
[1]Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN, USA

In karst terrain, the interaction between the fast moving, highly turbulent conduit flow and the slow moving, laminar flow through porous media is largely unknown. Yet the dual nature of the karst system impacts the residence time of solutes in the groundwater supplies of over 25% of the ... Read More

CVD Graphene Growth Mechanism on Nickel Thin Films

K. Al-Shurman[1], H. Naseem[2]
[1]The Institute for Nanoscience & Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA
[2]Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA

Chemical vapor deposition is considered a promising method for synthesis of graphene films on different types of substrate utilizing transition metals such as Ni. However, synthesizing a single-layer graphene and controlling the quality of the graphene CVD film on Ni are very ... Read More

COMSOL Multiphysics® Simulations of Graphene Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) Growth

K. M. Al-Shurman[1], H. Naseem[1]
[1]The Institute for Nanoscience & Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA

Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) is a promising effective method for synthesis of graphene films. CVD graphene film is obtained from hydrocarbon species such as CH4 through complex catalytic chemical reactions on the surface of the catalyst. Therefore, studying the catalytic reaction ... Read More