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SWRO (Desalination) Biofilm Remediation Technology Utilizing Centrifugal Micro-Fluids

E.M. Glenn[1]
[1]University of California, Irvine, CA, USA

Water-and-energy supply is a global issue of paramount importance. The demand for safe potable water is quickly exceeding the limits of natural regional water resources. Like oil, water is a finite resource; unlike oil, however, water has no alternatives. Water, energy and their environmentally sound solutions are interrelated; and of all the present-day environmental problems, those related to ...

Modeling of Lead-acid Flow Battery

M. N. Nandanwar[1], S. K. Gupta[1]
[1]Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Failure of conventional lead-acid battery is attributed to degradation of solid active mass (PbO2 and PbSO4 ). A number of research efforts are underway worldwide to overcome degradation of active mass to improve the cycle life of lead-acid batteries. Soluble lead-acid flow battery (SLFB) is a new kind of lead-acid flow battery in which products of discharge remain in dissolved state. SLFB ...

COMSOL Multiphysics: Innovative Design and Engineering

S. Wang[1]
[1]Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kun Shan University of Technology, Tainan, Taiwan

Multiphysics simulation has been used extensively in our research for fluid flow and heat transfer applications. Our projects include: simulation of fluid dynamics in an active liquid heat sink for CPU cooling, impeller design for a pipe flow generator with computational fluid dynamics (CFD), investment casting with plastic rapid prototype patterns, phase change materials with rapid prototyping ...

Design of Microfluidic Device for Cellular Experiment Under Controlled Oxygen Tension

K. Funamoto[1], I.K. Zervantonakis[2], R.D. Kamm[2]
[1]Tohoku University, Sendai City, Miyagi, Japan
[2]Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Numerical simulation of oxygen tension was performed to develop a microfluidic device for three-dimensional real-time observation of cellular response under hypoxia. The optimal experimental condition was obtained through investigations of effects of parameters, such as device thickness and flow rates of media and gas, on oxygen tension.

FSWR Microlith Performance Metrics Assessment

R. Cummings[1], J. Knox[1]
[1]NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, USA

COMSOL Multiphysics® has been used to develop assessment tools for the NASA-sponsored Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) regenerable Microlith®- based adsorber modules. The Full Scale Water Removal (FSWR) PCI Microlith® was initially modeled for comparison with exit velocity data, measured while exterior canister was removed. Measurement data as well as flow analysis showed that the velocity ...

3D Multiphysics Analyses to Support Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Conversion of HFIR - new

P. K. Jain[1], J. D. Freels[1]
[1]Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA

Engineering design studies of the feasibility of conversion of the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) from high-enriched uranium to low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel are ongoing at Oak Ridge National Laboratory as part of an effort sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors program. COMSOL Multiphysics® models are ...

Characterization of the Process of Ultrasound Driven Dispersion of Nanoparticles in High Viscosity Liquids - new

P. Pasumarty[1], H. Choi[1]
[1]Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA

Even though sonochemical reactors have been studied extensively for decades, there is limited data on their characterization when the volume of the sample is fixed. The Acoustics Module and COMSOL Multiphysics® software are used to resolve the pressure field. The validated numerical model will be used to compare different configurations; changing the Height (H), diameter (D) of the reactor and ...

Modeling of Noise Produced by Offshore Wind Turbines with Different Foundations and Effects on the Marine Environment - new

B. Marmo [1], I. Roberts [1]
[1]Xi Engineering Consultants, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Vibration produced by offshore wind turbines during their normal operation transmits through the tower into the foundation where it interacts with the surrounding water and is released as noise. The noise produced by offshore wind turbines can be detected by fish and marine mammals and may lead to alteration of their behavior. Given that noise is emitted at the interface between the foundation ...

Parameter Estimation of Anisotropic Diffusion in Clay with COMSOL Multiphysics® - new

R. Gerasch[1], J. Kulenkampff[1], J. Lippmann-Pipke[1]
[1]Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Institute of Resource Ecology, Research Site Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

Our GeoPET camera is explicitly dedicated for and well capable of 4D monitoring of solute transport in dense geological material, c = c(x,y,z,t) [1-4]. We apply COMSOL Multiphysics® for reproducing our experiments and extracting parameter sets for our 4D problems [5-6]. By aligning simulated results of anisotropic diffusion in clay to our observations we are able to clearly differentiate and ...

Simulations of Micropumps Based on Tilted Flexible Structures - new

M. J. Hancock[1], N. H. Elabbasi[1], M. C. Demirel[2]
[1]Veryst Engineering, LLC, Needham, MA, USA
[2]The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

Pumping liquids at small scales is challenging because of the principle of reversibility: in a viscous regime, the flow streamlines through a fixed geometry are the same regardless of flow direction. Recently we developed a class of microfluidic pump designs based on tilted flexible structures that combines the concepts of cilia (flexible elastic elements) and rectifiers (e.g., Tesla pump). We ...

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