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The Center for Energy Initiatives is an AIChE Industry Technology Group devoted to the development, design and efficient use of energy by chemical engineers and related professionals.

Shale Gas Resource Page

February 14, 2013
To help AIChE members better understand and better communicate about shale gas, the Public Affairs & Information Committee has helped curate valuable shale gas resources.

Energy related Communities

AIChE communities that address energy-related topics include: Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division Environmental Division Fuels & Petrochemicals Division Nuclear Engineering Division Process Development Division Sustainability Engineering Forum Transport and Energy Processes Division Research and New Technology Committee See all Divisions & Forums and Committees

Solar Thermal Power Plant Simulation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 8:00pm
A detailed model of a real solar thermal power plant has been built using a steady state power plant simulation software. The plant includes numerous...

High Energy Density Lithium Flow Battery Design

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 8:00pm
Traditional sandwich cell battery chemistries are used in a flow cell where a pump circulates fluid between electrodes through a permeable membrane...

Energy Optimization of Hydrogen Production From Biomass

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 8:00pm
Energy optimization of Hydrogen production from biomass Mariano Martín a,b , Ignacio E. Grossmann b [1] mariano.m3@usal.es ; grossmann@cmu.edu a...

Synthesis of Optimal Adsorptive Carbon Capture Processes

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 8:00pm
Solid sorbent carbon capture systems have the potential to require significantly lower regeneration energy compared to aqueous monoethanol amine (MEA...

Solar Grade Silicon Production In Fluidized Bed Reactor

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 8:00pm
In this work, we present a multi-scale modeling approach for solar grade silicon production in fluidized bed reactor (FBR) by thermal decomposition...

Pyrolysis Vapors Upgrading Using Metal Oxides

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 8:00pm
Pyrolysis Vapors Upgrading using Metal Oxides Ayman M. Karim 1 , Donghai Mei 1 , Vanessa Lebarbier 1 , Changjun Liu 1,2 and Yong Wang 1,2 1 Pacific...

Gas Evolution In a Flow-Assisted Zinc-Nickel Oxide Battery

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 8:00pm
Zinc-based rechargeable batteries are one of the most attractive electrical energy storage systems due to its advantages such as low cost and green...

An Osmotic Membrane Dehumidifier

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 8:00pm
OSMOTIC MEMBRANE DEHUMIDIFIER It has long been known that relying on a vapor compression system to cool air down to the dew point in order to...

Can a Liquid Hydrogen Storage Tank BLEVE?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 8:00pm
Abstract A BLEVE (boiling-liquid expanding-vapor explosion) occurs when a tank containing liquefied gas ruptures, resulting in the instantaneous...

Making Coal Clean

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 8:00pm

Thermochemical Hydrogen Production by Alkali Metal Oxides

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 8:00pm
In this work, we have focused a thermo chemical hydrogen production from water by using alkali metal oxides. This system consists of three step...

Clean Nuclear Energy

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 8:00pm
This presentation will discuss nuclear energy.

Carbon Impact On Lithium-Sulfur Battery Performance

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 8:00pm
Several carbons were evaluated for supporting sulfur in a lithium sulfur battery. The carbon properties had a significant impact on performance.

Deepwater Drilling Regulations In the Gulf of Mexico

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 8:00pm
Deepwater Regulations in the Gulf of Mexico The Deepwater Horizon incident (DWH) of April 2010 led to many changes in deepwater operations in the...

Variability of Switchgrass, a Dedicated Bioenergy Crop

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 8:00pm
The utilization of switchgrass as a dedicated energy crop is well documented in the scientific community. However, there has not been any large-scale...
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