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University of North Dakota Energy and Environmental Research Center

Works: 500 works in 547 publications in 1 language and 1,917 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Educational films  Science films  Environmental films  Nonfiction films  Short films  Directories 
Roles: Researcher
Classifications: TD885.5.C3, 665.81
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Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership atlas( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hydrogen : nature's fuel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Hydrogen: Nature's fuel' shows hydrogen at work in warehouses, golf courses, and even breweries. The hydrogen used in these applications is made in a variety of ways from domestic sources. Hydrogen is truly nature's fuel. With hydrogen, we have the opportunity to create our own clean energy future"--Back of container
Global energy and carbon : tracking our footprint( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Global Energy and Carbon: Tracking our Footprint" follows families in the United States, India, and Cameroon to examine how energy is used in three economies: industrialized, emerging, and developing. This documentary explores options to manage carbon emissions from energy use while providing adequate access to energy for the world's growing populations"--Back of container
Out of the air, into the soil land practices that reduce atmospheric carbon( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a greenhouse gas and the major component of our carbon footprint. Terrestrial CO2 sequestration is a way of reducing our carbon footprint using the natural ability of plants to absorb CO2 from the atmosphere and store the carbon in roots, stems/trunks, leaves, and soils. 'Out of the air--into the soil: land practices that reduce atmospheric carbon levels' gives examples from North and South America where effective landscape management is helping plants to absorb carbon as a first step toward reducing our carbon footprint"--Container
Managing carbon dioxide the geologic solution( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What began as a search for oil became the story of geologic CO2, enhanced oil recovery, and geologic CO2 sequestration--a 100-year journey from a drill hole venting CO2 in the desert of northern New Mexico to a technology for managing carbon dioxide emissions from large industrial sources like power plants"--Container
Water : the lifeblood of energy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The half-hour documentary "Water: The Lifeblood of Energy" describes the connection between water and energy and how cities and utilities across the western United States are using combinations of collaboration, conservation, and new technology to squeeze more use out of every precious drop of water"--Back of container
Fish, mercury, and nutrition : the net effects( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Fish really is brain food! Fish, Mercury, and Nutrition: The Net Effects presents the many benefits of eating ocean fish and the risk of mercury exposure for the population with the most to gain (or lose): unborn and young children. Pregnant and nursing moms will learn why two ocean fish meals a week during the critical window of development can safely give their babies lifelong benefits. The rest of the population also benefits by including ocean fish in their healthy diets"--Back of container
Nature in the balance CO2 sequestration( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to CO2 management with a focus on the North American heartland. There are many ways already available and in development to reduce CO2 in the atmosphere and to reduce carbon output. This video examines another way to reduce CO2 --by trapping it and storing it in a process called sequestration
Nature in the balance CO₂ sequestration( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to CO₂ management with a focus on the North American heartland
A Review of remediation technologies applicable to mercury contamination at natural gas industry sites : topical report (May 1992 - September 1993)( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Energy & Environmental Research Center : research that makes a difference by University of North Dakota( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

EERC clients( )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Task 4.9 -- Value-added products from syngas. Semi-annual report, July 1--December 31, 1996( )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work on advanced fuel forms in 1996 focused on the synthesis of higher alcohols from mixtures of hydrogen and carbon dioxide (syngas) from coal gasification. Initial work in this project utilized a novel molybdenum sulfide catalyst previously shown to be active for hydrodesulfurization reactions of coal liquids. A pressurized fixed-bed flow-through reactor was constructed, and the MoS₂ catalysts were tested with syngas under a variety of conditions. Unfortunately, the catalysts, even with higher molybdenum loading and addition of promoters, failed to give alcohol products. A batch reactor test of the catalyst was also conducted, but did not produce alcohol products. Group VIII metals have been used previously in catalysts for syngas reactions. Ruthenium and rhodium catalysts were prepared by impregnation of a hydrotalcite support. Tests with these catalysts in flow-through reactors also did not produce the desired alcohol products. The formation of higher alcohols from smaller ones, such as methanol and ethanol, could be commercially important if high selectivity could be achieved. The methanol and ethanol would be derived from syngas and fermentation, respectively. Based on previous work in other laboratories, it was hypothesized that the hydrotalcite-supported MoS₂ or Ru or Rh catalysts could catalyze the formation of butyl alcohols. Although the desired 1-butanol was obtained in batch reactions with the promoted ruthenium catalyst, the reaction was not as selective as desired. Product suitable for a lower-vapor-pressure gasoline oxygenate additive was obtained, but it may not be economical to market such products in competition with methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE). Flow-through catalytic bed reactions were not successful
EERC economic impact EERC technology -- putting research into practice( )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development of an advanced, continuous mild gasification process for the production of co-products technical evaluation. Final report( )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The University of North Dakota Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) and the AMAX Research and Development Center are cooperating in the development of a Mild Gasification process that will rapidly devolatilize coals of all ranks at relatively low temperatures between 930 and 1470F (500and 800C) and near atmospheric pressure to produce primary products that include a reactive char, a hydrocarbon condensate, and a low-Btu gas. These will be upgraded in a ''coal refinery'' system having the flexibility to optimize products based on market demand. Task 2 of the four-task development sequence primarily covered bench-scale testing on a 10-gram thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA) and a 1 to 4-lb/hr continuous fluidized-bed reactor (CFBR). Tests were performed to determine product yields and qualities for the two major test coals-one a high-sulfur bituminous coal from the Illinois Basin (Indiana No. 3) and the other a low-sulfur subbituminous coal from the Powder River Basin (Wyodak). Results from Task 3, on product upgrading tests performed by AMAX Research and Development (R & D), are also reported. Task 4 included the construction, operation of a Process Research Unit (PRU), and the upgrading of the products. An economic evaluation of a commercial facility was made, based on the data produced in the PRU, CFBR, and the physical cleaning steps
Nitrous oxide emissions( )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this paper is to report the effect of key operating parameters, the relative importance of coal type, and the potentially significant coal properties for producing N₂O emissions in an atmospheric circulating fluidized-bed combustor (CFBC) and pressurized bubbling fluidized-bed combustor (PFBC). The generation of N₂O emissions is quantified in an empirical model based on the experimental data
Production of hydrogen and coproducts from coal( )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the TGA and CPU data, a number of general conclusions have been developed, regarding both selection of catalysts and selection of the most effective and economic approaches to scaled-up process development. (Hauserman, 1992) These conclusions are in an order that is not meant to imply relative importance. (1) Impregnation of Wyodak coal with KOH, at a potassium-to-fixed carbon ratio of around 0.2 or greater, roughly doubles the gasification reaction rate in fluidized beds of limestone. Soluble potassium, in any convenient form, is recommended as a rate-enhancing catalyst, subject to supply costs and efficiency of recovery by leaching. (2) In a fluidized bed of taconite, the reaction rate enhancement by potassium impregnation appears at least as great as in a limestone bed. (3) Reactivity coefficients defined by continuous test results are a different but closely related property and are substantially lower than standard TGA-determined reactivities. (4) The most useful result from the CPU is determination of specific capacities, defined as pounds per hour of fixed carbon converted per volume of reaction vessel. (5) Potassium impregnation clearly enhances reaction rates, but in a practical process will require an efficient leaching step for potassium recovery to be economically viable. (6) Earlier TGA results suggest that a weight ratio of potassium to fixed carbon (FC) of roughly 0.4 will give maximum reactivity enhancement. (7) For these CPU tests, control over the actual degree of potassium impregnation during feed impregnation proved more difficult than expected, apparently leaving a lot of the KOH catalyst free (non-ion exchanged) and subject to segregation during handling and feeding, as well as in the gasifier itself
Wind resource summary for Olga #2 site North Dakota Utility Study( )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trace element emissions( )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The predicting of inorganic transformations (major and minor components) during coal combustion has long been the focus of many research programs (Zygarlicke et al., 1992; Wilemski et al., 1992; Baxter, 1992). In the program described in this paper, the predictive techniques that have been applied to combustion are being modified to predict inorganic transformations under gasification conditions. Many of the current trace element predictive techniques are based on the assumption of equilibrium conditions and not on actual kinetically constrained transformations that occur during coal utilization. The approach used in this program is to combine inorganic transformation algorithms and the thermochemical equilibrium calculations (Ramanathan et al., 1989, 1991). These techniques will be developed to predict the particle-size and composition distribution of the resulting coal ash particulate, along with the state of the vapor species at selected conditions for major, minor, and trace constituents. Many of the computer models recently to predict the evolution of major developed and minor elements during coal gasification were made possible by the development on a highly quantitative analytical technique for coal analysis, CCSEM (Steadman et al., 1990). CCSEM provides a particle-size and composition distribution for the mineral contents of a particular coal for twelve major and minor elements. These raw CCSEM data are the primary input to the newest computer models of ash formation
Mineral matter transformations in a pressurized drop-tube furnace( )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To meet the objectives of the program, a pressurized combustion vessel was built to allow the operating parameters of a direct-fired gas turbine combustor to be simulated. One goal in building this equipment was to design the gas turbine simulator as small as possible to reduce the quantity of test fuel needed, while not undersizing the combustor such that wall effects had a significant effect on the measured combustion performance. Based on computer modeling, a rich-lean, two-stage, nonslagging combustor was constructed to simulate a direct-fired gas turbine. This design was selected to maximize the information that could be obtained on the impact of low-rank coal's unique properties on the gas turbine combustor, its turbomachinery, and the required hot-gas cleanup devices (such as high-temperature/high-pressure (HTHP) cyclones). Seventeen successful combustion tests using coal-water fuels were completed. These tests included seven tests with a commercially available Otisca Industries-produced, Taggart seam bituminous fuel and five tests each with physically and chemically cleaned Beulah-Zap lignite and a chemically cleaned Kemmerer subbituminous fuel. LRC-fueled heat engine testing conducted at the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) has indicated that LRC fuels perform very well in short residence time heat engine combustion systems. Analyses of the emission and fly ash samples highlighted the superior burnout experienced by the LRC fuels as compared to the bituminous fuel even under a longer residence time profile for the bituminous fuel
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