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Oil Shale Imbibition

Studying how oil shale and water interact would allow fracking waste fluids to be reclaimed.

Characterization of Flow Properties of Wet Particle Using the FT4 Powder Rheometer

This project investigated the influence of moisture contents on the flow properties and behavior of particles to determine the powders’ flowability, compressibility, and shear stress. Three sizes of glass beads, sand, and biomass particles’ properties were measured in the FT4 powder rheometer with two moisture content levels, 5% and 8%. The comparison between these three

Convective Heat Transfer in a Rotary Drum

The goal of this research project is to understand how convective heat transfer affects granular materials in a rotary drum. This was accomplished by studying two different variables and controlling the rest of the variables. The two variables that were tested were the fill levels and rotation rates. A three by three factorial was conducted