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Research & Development Topics

  • Improve efficiency and reliability of gas turbines for both aeroengines and land-based engines [A1, A2, A3, A4, A5].

  • Develop new measuring techniques and improving accuracy [B1] and reliabilities of existing measuring devices and sensors in energy and power industries.

  • Reduce emissions (NOx, SOx, CO2, CO, and unburned carbon) [C1] from power/steam [C2] generation & incineration [C3].

  • Improve inlet gas turbine air cooling [D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6, D7, D8, D9, D10 (Best Paper Award), D11, D12] and wet compression technology for peak load gas turbine systems.

  • Mist cooling of high temperature gas turbines [I1, I2, I3, I4, I5, I6, I7, I8, I9, I10, I11, I12, I13, I14, I15, I16, I17, I18, I19, I20].

  • Apply IGCC (Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle) to coal [E1, E2, E3, E4, E5, E6, E7, E8, E9, E10, E11, E12, E13, E14, E15, E16, E17, E18] petroleum coke, and biomass [P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, P7].

  • Investigate uses of MaGIC (Mild Air-blown Gasification Integrated Combined Cycle) to retrofit traditional pulverized coal power plants [F1, F2].

  • Investigate future high temperature hydrogen-fueled gas turbine systems.

  • Investigate the applications of distributed generation (DG).

  • Investigate fuel cell / gas turbine hybrid cycle.

  • Micro-combined cooling heating & power (CCHP) [G1].

  • Conduct research to increase performance of personal turbines (PT).

  • Conduct research for using renewable and sustainable energy sources.

  • Power generation on floating rigs [H1].

  • Electrify isolated areas in developing countries.

  • Optimization for energy system efficiency with artificial neural networks [J1].

  • Petroleum coke calcination [K1, K2, K3, K4, K5, K6, K7, K8].

  • High-pressure and high-flow TurboPiston Pump (TPP) [L1, L2, L3].

  • Vehicle drag Reduction [M1].

  • Ejector and Thermocompressor Design [N1].

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Last update: March 2015 by Henry Long III