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  • Clean Coal Breakout Panel [videorecording] 

    Krishnamurthy, K.; Al-Dahhan, Muthanna; Melzer, Thomas C.; Pazik, John C.; Schaefer, Kurt U.; Svec, Vic (University of Missouri (System), 2009-04-23)
    This panel addressed the challenges associated with coal fired power plants, including environmental issues, economic issues, and intellectual property rights.
  • Energy Infrastructure Development Breakout Panel 

    Crow, Mariesa; Clevinger, Brian; Downey, William H.; Ferdowsi, Mehdi; Kenny, Barbara H.; Martinez, Linda M.; Wilbers, Brenda (University of Missouri (System), 2009-04-23)
    This panel addressed the current challenges facing the country's energy infrastructure and discussed possible solutions.
  • Kansas City Plug-In Electric Vehicle Demonstration Project 

    Rolufs, Angela (2009-04)
    Kansas City's existing airport shuttle service and fleet operations will be used as a platform to demonstrate viability of PEV technologies in a controlled, real-world environment. The project will also evaluate the pathway ...
  • Bio-Energy Production from Anaerobic Digestion of Animal and Farm Wastes 

    Al-Dahhan, Muthanna; Karim, K.; Hoffman, R.; Vesvikar, M.; Varma, R.; DePaoli, D.; Klasson, K.; Winterberg, A.; Alexander, Corinne (2009-04-23)
    US produces annually huge amount of animal and farm wastes (e.g. only cow manure in amount of about 1.8 billion tons). These wastes can be valuable source of renewable energy besides overcoming the environmental problems ...
  • Preformed Particle Gels for Conformance Control 

    Bai, Baojun; Wu, Yongfu (2009-04-23)
    Crude oil is found in underground porous sandstone or carbonate rock formation. After primary (natural energy) and secondary recovery (water flooding) have been exhausted, about 2/3rds of the original-oil-in-place is left ...
  • Towards a carbon-neutral future: Scenario-based assessment of climate-induced risks to regional energy production and trends in the Kansas City area 

    Adegoke, Jimmy O.; Green, Chris (2009-04-23)
    Climate change and weather-related events contain elements of both risk and uncertainty. Risk is often defined as more short-term in nature, more measurable, and predictable. Uncertainty, on the other hand, arises from ...
  • Emissions from Alternate Aviation Fuels and their Environmental Impact 

    Whitefield, Philip D.; Hagen, Donald E.; Lobo, Prem; Miake-Lye, Richard Charles (2009-04-23)
    The anticipated growth in commercial air traffic, rising fuel costs, and an increasing desire to reduce reliance on fossil fuels produced in politically unstable regions, has driven research into alternate renewable ...
  • Nanocatalysis for Energy 

    Liu, Jingyue (2009-04-23)
    Energy is not only the driver for improving the quality of human life but also critical to our survival. To power the planet for a better future, both effective use of energy and development of sustainable and clean energy ...
  • Hydrogen Generation via Novel Supercritical Water Reformation Technology 

    Lee, Sunggyu; Wenzel, Jonathan E., 1975-; Picou, Jason W.; Stever, Michael; Putta, Satya; Bouquet, Jared; Henthorn, Kimberly; Ludlow, Douglas; Retzloff, David; Lanterman, Bryan (2009-04-23)
    A novel, robust, fuel reformation technology has been developed for portable, mobile, stationary, and on-site generation of hydrogen from a variety of feedstocks involving both renewable and nonrenewable resources. Unlike ...
  • Green, Sustainable, Energy Efficient, Cost-Effective Refrigerated Storage Facilities 

    Becker, Bryan R.; Fricke, Brian A. (2009-04-23)
    A green, sustainable, energy efficient, cost-effective refrigerated storage facility is defined as a structure that maintains a safe and appropriate environment for the storage of perishable food items while limiting its ...
  • High Speed Production of Large Coal to Facilitate Easier and More Effective Cleaning 

    Summers, David A.; Galecki, Greg; Gillies, A. D. S. (Argyle Douglas Stewart); Awuah-Offei, Kwame (2009-04-23)
    Most modern mining equipment extracts coal through grinding it from the solid using a set of rotating picks. This produces coal that is quite small in average size and generates a lot of dust in the process. The coal is ...
  • Algae Photobioreactor Design Considerations for Commercial Scale Production 

    Karr, Greg; Gray, Dean E. (Dean Eric), 1968-; Brown, Richard D. (2009-04-23)
    Recent growth in the biofuels industry (ethanol and biodiesel) has put market pressures on agricultural feedstock supplies, primarily corn and soybeans. In order for the biofuels industry to sustain and continue to grow, ...
  • Microphotonic Harsh Environment Sensors for Clean Fuel and Power Generation 

    Xiao, Hai; Tsai, Hai-Lung; Drallmeier, J. A. (2009-04-23)
    Low cost, reliable, in-situ sensors are highly desired for advanced process control and lifecycle management in various power and fuel systems. Many energy generation processes involve harsh conditions throughout the ...
  • Epitaxial Electrodeposition of Metal Oxide Thin Films and Superlattices for Energy Conversion and Storage 

    Switzer, Jay A., 1950-; Kulp, Elizabeth; Gudavarthy, Rakesh; Mu, Guojun (2009-04-23)
    Electrodeposition, like biomineralization, is a soft solution processing method in which inorganic materials are produced from solution precursors. The technique provides degrees of freedom that are not accessible to UHV ...
  • Implementation of Advanced Fuels and Combustion for Internal Combustion Engines 

    Drallmeier, J. A.; Koylu, Ümit Ö. (Ümit Özgür); Sarangapani, Jagannathan, 1965-; Xiao, Hai (2009-04-23)
    Advanced engine designs for transportation has shown significant reduction in engine-out emissions while simultaneously achieving gains in fuel efficiency by using Low Temperature Combustion (LTC) modes and feedback control ...
  • Next Generation Neutron Detection for Next Generation Nuclear Reactors 

    Caruso, Anthony N.; Ching, Wai-Yim; Kruger, M. K. (2009-04-23)
    As the demand for nuclear energy increases worldwide, and MO reactors come online, so does the availability of spent fuel that may be used as a medium of terror. That is, fuel for and waste or byproducts from fissile ...
  • Missouri S&T Hydrogen Fuel Cell EcoCAR 

    Sheffield, John W. (2009-04-23)
    Today, the automotive industry is at a crossroads during the worst economic downturn in 75 years. Particularly frustrating is that this crisis struck just at a time when these companies were successfully restructuring ...
  • Using a PV system to power an emergency water disinfection system 

    Elmore, Andrew Curtis; Crow, Mariesa (2009-04-23)
    Emergency relief efforts commonly include the provision of safe drinking water to populations whose normal water supplies have been disrupted. An alternative to the shipment of bottled water to the impacted areas is the ...
  • Energy Materials: Meeting the Challenge 

    Dogan, Fatih (2009-04-23)
    Increasing awareness of environmental factors and limited energy resources have led to a profound evolution in the way we view the generation and supply of energy. Although fossil and nuclear sources will remain the most ...
  • Future Renewable Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Systems 

    Crow, Mariesa (2009-04-23)
    The mission of the FREEDM engineering research center is to develop the fundamental and enabling technology to demonstrate the FREEDM system and through such development and demonstration, foster a revolution in innovation ...

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