Past Projects

Past Research Projects

  • “SusChEM: Co-firing Biomass and Coal under Pressurized Oxy-fired Combustion Conditions,” U.S. National Science Foundation.
  • “Biomass Co-firing Demonstration at Hunter Unit 3,” PacifiCorp/Rocky Mountain Power.
  • “Coal to Carbon Fiber Program,” Utah Office of Energy Development.
  • “Production of Carbon Fiber from Coal-derived Pitch,” U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Economic Development Administration.
  • “Production of Hydrogen Through Photoelectrocatalytic Oxidation of Coal using TiO2 Nanotube Arrays,” University of Utah Research Foundation, Seed Grant (w/Bobby Mohanty).
  • “Oxycoal Simulation: Experimental Data and Analysis for V/UQ,” U.S Department of Energy, Carbon Capture Multidisciplinary Simulation Center (w/ Terry Ring).
  • “Development of a Sub-surface Burner Technology for In-situ Heating,” AMSO, LLC (w/Geoff Silcox).
  • “Hydroprocessing of Fast Pyrolysis Bio-Oils,” Dept. of Transportation Sun Grant w/ Utah State University.
  • “NSF Workshop on Combustion,” U.S National Science Foundation.
  • “Development of Combustion Tuning Guidelines,” Korea South-East Power (KOSEP) w/ Pusan National University.
  • “Characterization of Oxy-combustion Impacts in Existing Coal-Fired Boilers,” U.S. Department of Energy, w/ Reaction Engineering International.
  • “Development of Burner Technology for In-situ Oil Shale Processing,” AMSO, LLC
  • “Depolymerization of Waste Plastics to Produce Liquid Fuels,” PK Clean Technologies, Inc
  • “Char Burnout of Largest Fraction of Pulverized Coal Grinds Under Oxycoal Conditions,” Praxair, Inc
  • “IR Camera Diagnostics & V/UQ for Temperature Measurements,” U.S. Department of Energy, Clean and Secure Energy from Coal program, co-PI w/Terry Ring
  • “Advanced Diagnostics for Oxycoal Combustion,” U.S. Department of Energy, Utah Clean Coal Program, co-PI w/Terry Ring
  • “Bench-Scale Simulation of Underground Thermal Treatment of Coal,” U.S. Department of Energy, Utah Clean Coal Program
  • “Oxycoal Single Particle Combustion: Fluidized Beds,” U.S. Department of Energy, Utah Clean Coal Program
  • “Pilot-Scale Oxy-Coal Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion,” U.S. Department of Energy, Utah Clean Coal Program
  • “NOx Reduction During Pulverized Coal Combustion Using Various Chemical Agents,” Reaction Engineering International
  • “Comparison of Pinion Pine/Juniper Wood Co-Firing in Raw, Torrefied and Pyrolyzed Forms,” U.S. Forest Service/Utah State University
  • “Bio-Derived Fuels from the Pyrolysis of Waste Biomass Feedstocks,” WRE Biofuels
  • “Emissions from Waste Biomass (Stover) Filter Cake and Syrup,” Detroit Stoker Company
  • “Oxy-Coal Combustion using Oxygen Transport Membranes,” U.S. DOE/Praxair, Inc.
  • “Experimental Studies on Burner Characteristics, Ash Deposition, Corrosion and Chemistry under Oxycoal Combustion Conditions,” U.S. Department of Energy, w/ Reaction Engineering International, co-PI w/Jost Wendt, JoAnn Lighty
  • “Co-Combustion of Biomass/Bio-Derived Oil with Fossil Fuels,” PetroAlgae, LLC
  • “Evaluation of a Coal-Drying Process,” Syncoal Solutions, Inc.
  • “Oxyfiring of Coal in Entrained-Flow and Fluidized Bed Combustors,” Praxair, Inc.
  • “Validation of Simulations for Jet Fuel Pool Fires – Year 6-10,” through the Center for Simulation of Accidental Fires and Explosions (C-SAFE)
  • “Development of Fundamental Rate Parameters for Circulating Fluidized Beds,” U.S. Department of Energy, Utah Clean Coal Program
  • “Biomass Fuel Characterization in Stoker-Fired Furnaces,” Detroit Stoker Co.
  • “Investigation of the Emission Characteristics of Modified Coals”, Headwaters Energy Services, Inc.
  • “Activated Carbon Drying & Raw Rice Hull Combustion & Gasification,” Producers Rice Mill, Inc.
  • “Detailed Study of Shale Pyrolysis for Oil Production,” U.S. DOE/Utah Heavy Oil Center, co-PI w/Milind Deo
  • “Chemical Production from Coal and Oil Shale Using a Retort,” Millennium Synfuels, Inc., co-PI w/JoAnn Lighty, Kevin Whitty, Geoff Silcox
  • “Combustion Characteristics of Corn Stover in a Stoker-Fired Furnace”
  • “Combustion Characteristics of Suspension-Fired Distiller Grains and Palm Kernels”
  • “Emission Characteristics of Catalytically-Modified Pulverized Coal”
  • “Pilot-scale Demonstration of Advanced Layered Technology Approach (ALTA) for NOx Control in Coal-Fired Utility Boilers”
  • “SO2 Evolution and Capture on Cement Raw Materials”
  • “Performance-Enhancing Liquid Additives for Coal-Fired Power Generation”
  • “Mercury Evolution from Cement Raw Materials”
  • “Multifunctional Fuel Additives for Reduced Jet Fuel Particulate Emissions”
  • “Performance of Catalytic Additives for Enhancing Fuel Nitrogen Release”
  • “Cofiring Bagasse and Cane Waste in Stoker-fired Boilers”
  • “Investigation of Fuel Chemistry and Bed Performance in a Fluidized Bed Black Liquor Steam Reformer”, co-PI with Kevin Whitty
  • “Enhanced Coal Reburning Under Oxidizing Conditions”
  • “Residual Ash from Coconut Char Sorbent”
  • “Oxygen Enhanced Combustion for NOx Control”
  • “Flame Stability of Pulverized Petroleum Coke”
  • “Catalytic NOx Reduction Using Waste Paint Pigments”
  • “Design of Catalyst Slipstream Reactor”
  • “Construction and Testing of a Corrosion Management Methodology for Coal-Fired Boilers”
  • “Hydrocarbon Emissions from Cement Raw Materials”
  • “NOx Control Optimization and Integration to Utility Boilers”
  • “Fuel Additives for Reduced Jet Fuel Particulate Emissions”
  • “Development and Demonstration of Novel Low NOx Burners for Boilers”
  • “Evolution of Nitrogenous Species from Mining Leachate Residues”
  • “Conversion and Deposition Behavior of Black Liquor and Biomass during Thermal Conversion, co-PI w/Kevin Whitty
  • “Validation of Simulations for Jet Fuel Pool Fires – Years 1-5”, U.S. DOE program through the Center for Simulation of Accidental Fires and Explosions (C-SAFE) at the University of Utah, co-PI with Adel Sarofim
  • “Destruction of Biosludge in a Stoker-Fired Furnace”
  • “Construction of a Pilot-Scale Stoker Furnace”
  • “Methods for the Reduction of NOx Emissions and Unburned Carbon in Ash – Phase II” co-PI with David Pershing
  • “Low Emission Boilers Systems (LEBS)” co-PI with David Pershing
  • “Minimization of NOx Emissions From Multi-Burner Coal-Fired Boilers” co-PI with David Pershing and Adel Sarofim
  • “Fuel-Rich SNCR”
  • “Thermal Soil Desorption”
  • “Processing and Drying of Biomass Residue for Feedstock to a Dedicated Cogeneration Facility”
  • “Kinetics of Sulfur Evolution During Coal Combustion”