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Investigation of sustainable hydrogen production from steam biomass gasification
Hydrogen is a by-product of the gasification process and it is environmentally friendly with respect to pollution and emission issues when it is derived from a CO2-neutral resource such as biomass. It is an energy carrier ...
Conversion of a scroll compressor to an expander for organic Rankine cycle: modeling and analysis
Conversion of a scroll compressor to an expander for organic Rankine Cycle: modeling and analysis
Profile extrusion of wood plastic cellular composites and formulation evaluation using compression molding
Wood Plastic Composites (WPCs) have experienced a healthy growth during the last decade. However, improvement in properties is necessary to increase their utility for structural applications. The toughness of WPCs can be ...
Piezoelectric flexing and output voltage of a microchannel heat engine
In this thesis, a new model is formulated for a piezoelectric membrane and fluid motion in a microchannel heat engine. A new slug flow model is developed for droplet motion in a circular cross-section channel. The model ...
Enhancing geothermal heat pump systems with parametric performance analyses
Parametric performance analyses and comparison of a basic geothermal heat pump, a heat pump cycle with motor cooling/refrigerant preheating, and a heat pump cycle utilizing an economizer with respect to first law is conducted ...
Thermochemical energy storage systems: modelling, analysis and design
Thermal energy storage (TES) is an advanced technology for storing thermal energy that can mitigate environmental impacts and facilitate more efficient and clean energy systems. Thermochemical TES is an emerging method ...
Second law analysis of a liquid cooled battery thermal management system for hybrid and electric vehicles
As hybrid and electric vehicles continue to evolve there is a need for better battery thermal management systems (BTMS), which maintain uniformity of operating temperature of the batteries in the vehicles. This thesis ...
Energy use analysis and technology for electric transit buses
Electric vehicles offer a method of transportation where the energy generation process is moved from the on-board engine to the electrical generation system. The Canadian electrical generation mix has a significant portion ...
Analytical model for force prediction when machining metal matrix composites
Metal Matrix Composites (MMC) offer several thermo-mechanical advantages over standard materials and alloys which make them better candidates in different applications. Their light weight, high stiffness, and strength have ...
Study of an internal combustion engine to burn hydrogen fuel and backfire elimination using a carburetor fuel delivery method
Hydrogen appears to be a clean and sustainable fuel for transportation vehicles, including internal combustion engine vehicles. In this research, a 1986 GMC Sierra truck with a 350CID 5.7L V8, 4 barrel carbureted Chevrolet ...