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Water Desalination

Pablo Debenedetti

Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Dean for Research

Location: 91 Prospect Avenue, Room 107
Phone Number: 609-258-5480
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Research Description:

Carbon capture and storage; molecular modeling of hydrate melting and formation as possible approach to carbon sequestration; molecular modeling of heterogeneous ice nucleation for improved weather and climate models; computational modeling of phase behavior of water, carbon dioxide and salt mixtures for carbon capture and storage and geothermal energy production; computational investigation of water in nafion membranes for fuel cells; desalination with gas hydrates for improved fresh water production and greater energy efficiency

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Thomas Kreutz

Energy Systems Modeler, Energy Systems Analysis Group

Location: 014 Andlinger Center
Phone Number: 609-258-5691
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Research Description:

Modeling the performance and economics of environmentally friendly, advanced energy conversion systems that have the potential for high efficiency and low emissions of criteria pollutants and/or greenhouse gases, novel technologies and methods for producing low-cost and low net carbon energy carriers, such as synthetic liquid fuels, electricity, and/or hydrogen – with CO2 capture for sequestration from the atmosphere – from biomass and fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas.  Modeling the prospective deep decarbonization of the U.S. power grid.

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Sankaran Sundaresan

Norman John Sollenberger Professor in Engineering

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Location: A315 Engineering Quad A-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-4583
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Research Description:

Hydrate-based desalination technology for improved energy efficiency; carbon capture technology planning through use of large-scale simulations of reacting multiphase flows on large computational platforms

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