Microscale Simulations of Catalyst Deactivation During Gas-Phase Upgrading of Biomass Pyrolysis Vapors
P. N. Ciesielski , D. Robichaud , B. Donohoe , M. Nimlos ,
 Biosciences Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA
 National Bioenergy Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA
Catalytic fast pyrolysis is a process by which biomass may be converted into liquid hydrocarbon transportation fuels and chemical co-products that are alternative to their petroleum-derived counterparts. Chemical compounds in raw pyrolysis vapor have high oxygen content and therefore must be deoxygenated in order to meet specifications for hydrocarbon fuels. One strategy to accomplish this is ...
MEMS Cleanroom Particle Contamination Flow Visualization through Fluid-Structure Interaction Simulation
S. P. Regalla , S. R. Vutla , A. Shushanth , P. K. Pattnaik , K. Ramaswamy , M. B. Srinivas 
 Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
This paper reports the simulation of micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) cleanroom for the purpose of determining the effect of particulate contaminants on the static stress response of cantilever type MEMS devices, such as high precision MEMS pressure sensor. The contaminant presence has been qualitatively verified through computational fluid dynamic simulation of the clean room in COMSOL ...
Q. Zheng ,
 Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Landfill is currently the most dominating method to dispose wastes, which are caused by the lives of residents and constructions of cities and towns. Because of large amounts of organic substances in landfills, they will undergo continuous microbial degradation, which generates a lot of landfill gas. The gas consists mainly of CH4, CO2, O2 and N2, and it is also a promising source of renewable ...
J. Petit , V. Tabouret , B. Viana ,
 ONERA, Chatillon, France
 IRCP/CNRS, Paris, France
During the last decades, mid-IR (3-12µm) laser sources have attracted attention due to their potential applications in different fields like infrared counter-measures (e.g: missile jamming) and remote chemical sensing. In this context, Onera has been working on the development of non-oxid materials and still is developing new crystals that allow to reach higher power and to extend the ...
S. Denys , J. van Walsem , J. Roegiers , S. Lenaerts ,
 University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
As in industrial countries, people spend most of their time indoors and the stringent heat-insulation measures in combination with deficient ventilation have a negative impact on indoor air quality, one approach for abating indoor air pollution is the integration or retrofitting of a photocatalytic oxidation or PCO reactor into continuous flow. PCO technology is very cost-effective, efficient ...
H. van Halewijn ,
 Fontys Hogeschool, Applied Physics, Eindhoven, Netherlands
COMSOL Multiphysics® is used to simulate thermal flow experiments at out University for Applied Physics. Students have to measure thermal flow problems and verify the measurements with detailed simulations. The desired accuracy is 5% or less. The presentation will cover 3 laboratory experiments: cooling of an Aluminum rod by natural convection, time dependent heat flow into a container with sand ...
A. Rabehi , H. Kokabi , L. Chen , K. A. Ngo , H.-J. Krause 
 Sorbonne Universités, Laboratoire d’Electronique et Electromagnétisme, Paris, France
 Peter Grünberg Institute, Bioelectronics, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
 Sorbonne Universités, Laboratoire Interfaces et Systemes Electrochimiques (LISE), Paris, France
In a first approach towards application of the magnetic frequency mixing technique to microfluidic structures, microplanar coils have to be designed along with sample reservoir. For this, a COMSOL Multiphysics® electrical model along with an analytical calculation is used in order to optimize the dimensions of the coil. This is to ensure a proper distribution and value of magnetic flux density ...
M. Awida ,
 Fermi National Particle Accelerator Laboratory, Warrenville, IL, USA
Particle accelerator technology evolves gradually towards improving reliability and efficiency of the accelerator machines, which would reduce their cost for current applications and even make them more accessible to new industrial applications. RF cavities are utilized in particle accelerator machines to propel the particle beam by properly coupling the energy from RF sources to the particle ...
A COMSOL Multiphysics® Software Analysis of Beam Tube Cooling in the High Flux Isotope Reactor of ORNL
J. D. Freels ,
 Research Reactors Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA
Previous to the present work, a formal calculation was approved [1,2] to support the operation of the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) Horizontal Beam-Tube 1 of 4 (HB-1). The present calculation [3,4] repeats the previous work using COMSOL Multiphysics® software and extends the analysis to cover a broader range of coolant flow. In addition, this new calculation expands the analysis much further ...
M. J. Hancock , N. H. Elabbasi ,
 Veryst Engineering, Needham, MA, USA
Organ-on-a-chip microdevices combine microfluidics, MEMS, and biotechnology techniques to mimic the multicellular architectures, tissue-tissue interfaces, physicochemical microenvironments, and vascular perfusion of the body. Such devices are being developed to provide better levels of tissue and organ functionality compared with conventional cell culture systems, and have great potential to ...