A simulation of Danesh Tafti's work. Tafti, the William S. Cross Professor of Mechanical Engineering, will model the heat and mass transfer that occurs in the porous particles used in power plants to capture carbon dioxide. The goal is to better understand the influence of porous microstructures on carbon capture. He will also work with NETL to develop the next generation of software for simulating the interactions of solid fuels and gases in energy conversion and chemical processing reactors including coal and biomass gasification, and in carbon dioxide capture reactors.
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