The understanding of heat transfer in rotary drums will help to increase the operating efficiencies and save energy.
- Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor Heather N. Emady received her doctorate in chemical engineering from Purdue University, where she identified granule formation mechanisms from droplet impact and penetration into powder beds. Emady’s research encompasses particulate process and product design.
Total projects: 9
Studying contact angles of water on oil shale surfaces will minimize the water waste present in hydraulic fracturing processes.
Studying the interaction between shale fracking waste and oil will help better understand the characteristics and develop methods to use waste.
Characterizing particle processes and product design will allow for more efficient and controlled use in industrial processes.
Quantifying the effect that particles have on hopper discharge rate will help prevent problems commonly encountered with industrial hoppers.
Understanding heat transfer in rotary drums will increase operating efficiency and save energy for processes like cement production.