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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.

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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

The Capture of Carbon Dioxide by Ionic Liquid

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:00pm
Ionic liquid is one kind of organic salts with negligible volatile pressure which might lead to promising substitute candidates for alkanolamines in...

Reducing Process Complexity for Cellulosic Ethanol

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:00pm
Much of the process complexity and high capital costs associate with cellulosic ethanol (dilute acid hydrolysis as a pretreatment and enzymatic...

Study of CaO Carbonation for CO2 Capture Process

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:00pm
Anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions, major contributors to the greenhouse effect, are considered as the main cause of global warming. So,...

Phase-Changing Absorbents for CO2 Capture

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:00pm
A process to capture CO 2 from flue gas using a liquid material that reacts rapidly with CO 2 to form a solid offers many advantages over...

Development of a Compact Fischer Tropsch Reactor

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:00pm
Fischer Tropsch (FT) synthesis is a polymerization process where a CH X species is added to a growing aliphatic chain. There are several models of...

Hydrogen Production From Deliquescence of Ammonia Borane

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:00pm
Chemical hydride is one of the most potential hydrogen storage materials which can effectively increase hydrogen storage capacity. To meet the new...

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...

Wood Pellets Self-Heating During Storage

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 8:00pm
Accidental fires in wood pellets silos happen frequently in the last five years. Experiments were carried out in this work at temperature range of...

Biojet Production From Hydrocracking of Vegetable Oil

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 8:00pm
The development of fuels from alternative and renewable sources to replace commercial petroleum products has been a subject of increasing research in...

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...
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