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The Effects Of Scale On Granular Mixing In A Double Screw Pyrolyzer, Breanna L. Marmur Apr 2019

The Effects Of Scale On Granular Mixing In A Double Screw Pyrolyzer, Breanna L. Marmur

Breanna L. Marmur

Granular mixing processes are important to many industries including the pharmaceutical, agricultural, and biotechnology industries. These processes often require both a high degree of homogeneity and a high degree of customizability. As granular mixing processes are so widely employed, a thorough understanding of the mixing dynamics is necessary to understand and control the resulting products. Research into granular mixing processes has been, thus far, largely focused on laboratory scale mixers with simple geometries, while actual industrial processes often require large mixers with complex geometries. Moreover, granular mixing processes are often very sensitive to changes in operating conditions and any solutions ...


Sorption-Based Energy Storage Systems: A Review, Kyaw Thu, Nasruddin Nasruddin, Sourav Mitra, Bidyut Baran Saha Apr 2019

Sorption-Based Energy Storage Systems: A Review, Kyaw Thu, Nasruddin Nasruddin, Sourav Mitra, Bidyut Baran Saha

Makara Journal of Technology

Mismatched timing between the supply and demand of energy calls for reliable storage systems. Energy storage systems have become further significant with the widespread implementation of renewable energy. These systems can mitigate problems that are often associated with renewable energy sources such as supply unreliability while meeting the de-mand during peak hours. Energy can be stored in various forms, yet storage systems can be generally grouped based on their output forms, namely (i) electricity and (ii) heat or thermal energy. Electrical energy is the most convenient and effective form since it can power almost all modern devices. However, the electricity ...


Advanced Manufacturing And Nanotechnology For Non-Noble Metal-Based Oxygen Evolution Electrocatalysts, Bowei Zhang Jan 2019

Advanced Manufacturing And Nanotechnology For Non-Noble Metal-Based Oxygen Evolution Electrocatalysts, Bowei Zhang

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The oxygen evolution reaction (OER) plays vital roles in electrochemical energy conversion and storage applications, including water-splitting systems, fuel cells, metal-air batteries, and CO2 reduction devices, but the development of highly active and robust OER catalysts based on non-noble metals by simple methods is challenging. In this dissertation, three major strategies are proposed for developing advanced OER electrocatalysts at low cost by simple and versatile methods. In the first work, a bimetallic Ni-Fe-P nanosheet arrays were designed and fabricated as a pre-catalyst to catalyzing super high OER current densities under alkaline and neutral media. To catalyze a 10 mA/cm2 ...


A Review Of Renewable Energy Assessment Methods In Green Building And Green Neighborhood Rating Systems, Chong Zhang, Chengliao Cui, Ying Zhang, Jiaqi Yuan, Yimo Luo, Wenjie Gang Jan 2019

A Review Of Renewable Energy Assessment Methods In Green Building And Green Neighborhood Rating Systems, Chong Zhang, Chengliao Cui, Ying Zhang, Jiaqi Yuan, Yimo Luo, Wenjie Gang

Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) Staff Publications

Green buildings and neighborhoods can help mitigate impacts of buildings on the environment, society and economy. Many rating systems or tools have been developed worldwide to assess and certificate green buildings or green neighborhoods. Renewable energy plays an important role in achieving green buildings/neighborhoods or zero energy buildings/neighborhoods by reducing fuel consumption and pollution emissions. However, substantial differences exist in assessing or quantifying the renewable energy in green building/neighborhood rating systems. This paper therefore provides a comprehensive review on renewable energy assessment methods adopted in green building/neighborhood rating systems, which would be very helpful to understand ...