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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

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...

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...

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...

Pellets From Pretreated Biomass

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 8:00pm
Biomass supply is complicated by diversity of feedstocks, seasonal availability, and widely distributed feedstock. The costs of biomass supply and...

Sustainability of Biomass Crop Production

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 8:00pm
Woody biomass is renewable only if sustainable production is imposed. How to evaluate the benefit of different biomass crop species on a...

Deliquescence Behavior of Sodium Borohydride and Steam

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 8:00pm
Sodium borohydride as an effective, cheap and stable material for hydrogen storage has been studied widely. Despite prior studies [ 1-5 ] on the...

Fermentation of Carbon Dioxide to Ethanol

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 8:00pm
Many fermentation processes have been used to convert biomass to various fuels. Syngas, which is a mixture of CO, CO 2 , and H 2 , is one process...

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...
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