Alternative Energy

Solar Thermal Power Plant Simulation

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

Wood Pellets Self-Heating During Storage

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

Can a Liquid Hydrogen Storage Tank BLEVE?

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

Carbon Impact On Lithium-Sulfur Battery Performance

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

Fermentation of Carbon Dioxide to Ethanol

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 16, 2011
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...

Natural Gas Future

Archived Webinar
Apr 7, 2011
Natural gas, at prices significantly below BTU parity with oil for a long time to come, will certainly play a pivotal role in world energy supply and will move towards becoming the premier fuel of the world economy. A significant feature of future gas prices is that they are likely to be technology...

Achieving "Superior Energy Performance"

Archived Webinar
Apr 7, 2011
This Webinar, sponsored by South Texas Section of the AIChE, Texas Industries of the Future and AIChE Center for Energy Initiatives, was presented at the 15th Texas Industrial Energy Management Forum. It presents what the Texas plants learned about implementing an energy management system and...

Glid ARC Plasma Conversion of Pyrolysis Gas Into Syngas

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 14, 2011
Pyrolysis gas is a product of Biomass, Municipal Wastes or Coal gasification process that contains H2, CO as well as unreacted light hydrocarbons and...

Biological Synthesis of Fuels and Chemicals

Archived Webinar
Jul 22, 2010
Global energy and climate problems have stimulated increased efforts in synthesizing fuels and chemicals from renewable resources. Compared to the traditional biofuel, ethanol, higher alcohols offer advantages as gasoline substitutes because of their higher energy density and lower hygroscopicity...

Growth Kinetic Study of Chlorella Vulgaris

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 11, 2009
Algae are simple autotrophic organisms that produce complex organic compounds from simple inorganic molecules such as carbon dioxide using energy...

Titania Nanotube Supported Gold Photoanodes

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 8, 2009
Photoelectrochemical cells (PEC) combine a photovoltaic device for light harvesting and an electrolyzer for water splitting into a single system...

Biomass Thermal Conversion

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 29, 2009
Papers are on topics related sustatinable supply of a wide variety of biomass feedstocks to meet the needs of evolving liquid fuel demand (...

Advances in Biofuel Technologies

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 29, 2009
Papers on biodiesel production advances. Please Note : Advances in Biofuel Technologies -- Spring Meeting 2009 includes the following recorded...

Hydrogen Production, Storage and Utilization

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 28, 2009
Papers on challenges and opportunities in hydrogen from renewable resources. The U.S. Dept of Energy Hydrogen Program: Status and Performance Gaps of...

Developing Energy Strategies Plenary

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 27, 2009
This special plenary session will feature invited speakers to discuss the most significant energy issues currently confronting industry today in the...

Recent Advances in Fuel Cell and Battery Technologies

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 27, 2009
Papers on dealing with recent advances in basic and applied research work on fuel cell (including feed stocks) and battery technology. Please Note :...

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