Fuidized Bed Pyrolysis Furnace, for Recovery of Energy and Products from Oil Field Wastes. Process and mechanical design.
Coal & Biomass Gasification Process for Methane Production.
Lab scale testing, feed evaluation, process optimization.
Fischer-Tropsch Reactor for Coal-to-Liquids Plant.
Preliminary process engineering, reactor design and & peripheral equipment specification.
High Purity CO plant. (Methane reforming, DEA/MDEA, PSA & cryogenic separations). Preliminary Process Design.
Waste Tire Gasification / Pyrolysis, for Heat and Recovery. Preliminary processes design.
Small Well Water and Sewage Treatment Plants.
Design & specification.
Ethanol from Wood, via Gasification and Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis. Process analysis / certification.
Compact Methane Partial Oxidation, for Feed to Small, Mobile Fuel Cells. Computer simulation and process optimization.
Industrial Waste Wood Gasification with Dual-Fuel Engines or molten carbonate fuel cells. Feasibility study and resource assessment for Minneapolis Metro area.
National Alternative Energy Assessment for Sri Lanka.
Feasibility study, primarily for rice hull and wood gasification, for gas engines and industrial heat, to replace imported fuel oil, with equipment specifications.
Peer Review Committee, US Department of Energy - Hydrogen Program. Evaluation of DOE-funded projects for small-scale vehicular and distributed site use.
Lignite for Charcoal Cooking Briquettes in Haiti.
Experimental process development.
Hydrothermally Enhanced Coal and Wood Fuel Slurries for boilers and Diesel Engines. Experimental and preliminary feasibility studies.
Pilot scale coal gasification project – (Sagging, Settling Bed , Pressurized) Operation, equipment modification and process reporting.
Vegetable Oil Hydrgenation. Pilot scale continuous, high rate hydrogenation system. Designed, built, operated.
Sodium Silicates. Plant engineering.
Designed, built, operated high pressure dissolver for soluble silicate glass.
Solids Separation by Zigzag Air Clasifiers. Component recovery from municipal and agricultural waste. Lab tests and system design.
Multi-level Steam System for Large Borax Plant. Analyzed & made reccomendations for greatly increased efficiency.
Marine Loading Depot - Crude Oil and Products. Piping design and equipment specification.
Novel Hammer Mill. Complete design, from patent sketches, to shop drawings. Build and test commercial prototype.
Oilseed Extraction Equipment.
Fundamental process analyses of bean and grain dryer, solvent extraction & solvent recovery.
Micro-Channel Component Design. Preliminary configuration of reactors & heat exchangers.
Hydrogen Separation Membranes.
Selection & specification of components for compact fuel cell power systems.
Novel erosion-free valves for high pressure slurry processes.
Experimental concepts and methods for experimental evaluation.
Super-Cyclone for Hot Gas Cleanup and Hydrogen Concentration.
Concept development and preliminary proof-of-concept experiments.
Non-Mechanical, Stirred Fluidized Bed Gasifier.
Concept development and minimal preliminary demonstration.
Variable Dual-Fuel Carburetor. Conceived, built & tested.
Reaction Rates and Catalyst Effectiveness in Coal Gasification.
Developed experimental apparatus and methods.
Catalytic Gasification Process Parameters for Integration with Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells. Small lab-scale apparatus and method, for testing bituminous coals, lignite and wood with various catalysts.
Hydrogen Production from low Rank Coals by Catalytic Gasification. Pilot and bench scale demonstration.
Accelerated wear Simulation of Centrifugal Pump Rotors to Predict Erosion. Experimental method.
Hardness of Fine Granular Solids, for Abrasion Prediction.
Experimental method, to measure abrasive hardness on Mohs scale.
Coal and Coal Slurry Combustion Simulation.
Pilot scale unit to compare combustion rates emissions and boiler tube fouling
Polycarbonate Plastics. Laboratory testing of properties and safety evaluation for reactor windows.
Mechanical Properties of Crushed Coal. Experimantal methods for shear strengrh, thermal and mechanical friability, correlated with modes of moisture bonding,
An engineering career feels like an ever-expanding
exercise in unfinished business. With every project, I
learn a little bit about a few more things that I want to
do better. Now with computers a part of everyday life,
I find I can, in a few hours or even minutes, do things
correctly and accurately that once took me days or
even weeks to screw up.