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Erica Belmont
University of Wyoming
23Publications
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77Citations
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#1Mohammadhadi Hajilou (UW: University of Wyoming)H-Index: 2
#2Matthew Q. Brown (UW: University of Wyoming)
Last.Erica Belmont (UW: University of Wyoming)H-Index: 5
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Abstract Low temperature combustion of n-heptane was investigated through an experimental and numerical study of laminar cool flame structure and propagation speeds. Lean and stoichiometric n-heptane cool flames of equivalence ratios 0.4–1.0 were stabilized using a Hencken burner at sub-atmospheric pressures. Characterization of cool flame lift-off heights in burner-stabilized and freely propagating regimes was performed using broadband chemiluminescence and formaldehyde planar laser-induced flu...
Abstract Effects of torrefaction in N 2 versus CO 2 environments are not well understood despite their industrial significance. Previous torrefaction studies observed increased mass loss and enhanced biomass properties in CO 2 , but the underlying mechanisms for these differences have not been thoroughly explored. This study critically examined the commonly used thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) technique to highlight the effects of calibration and environment gas properties on torrefaction in N ...
#1Janet L. Ellzey (UW: University of Wyoming)H-Index: 16
#2Erica Belmont (UW: University of Wyoming)H-Index: 5
Last.Colin H. Smith (UW: University of Wyoming)H-Index: 5
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Abstract Worldwide emphasis on fuel efficiency, low emissions, and use of low-quality fuels such as biogas continues to drive the development of combustors that operate over a wider range of fuel/air ratios and with higher burning velocities than their conventional counterparts. Enhancement of reaction rates is required to increase burning velocities and widen fuel/air operating ranges over values achievable in conventional combustors, and extensive research over the last few decades has shown t...
#1E. Beagle (UW: University of Wyoming)H-Index: 2
#2Erica Belmont (UW: University of Wyoming)H-Index: 5
Biomass utilization is a strategy to decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the European Union (EU) but bioenergy in the United States (US) is currently limited. As a result, biomass is increasingly exported from the US to the EU, but changes to the policy landscape are poised to alter this. This study utilizes Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to assess impacts of biomass transportation on bioenergy life cycle GHG emissions. Transportation modes considered include truck, train and sea freight and...
#1F. Arafin (UW: University of Wyoming)
#2Erica Belmont (UW: University of Wyoming)H-Index: 5
Associated gas worth of tens of billions of dollars is flared annually during oil and gas production, which leads to resource waste and environmental issues. The combustion characteristics of associated gas mixtures with high concentrations of C2–C4 hydrocarbons, sometimes called high-BTU gases, were examined in this study. Specifically, adiabatic laminar flame speeds and combustion stability, including critical heat loss at extinction, were quantified for a range of associated gas mixtures. The...
Presented on October 17, 2018 from 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in the Molecular Science and Engineering Building (MoSE), Room G011, Georgia Tech.
#1Mohammadhadi Hajilou (UW: University of Wyoming)H-Index: 2
#2Erica Belmont (UW: University of Wyoming)H-Index: 5
Abstract A recently developed experimental setup for the study of cool flames was employed to investigate low temperature combustion of propane. Cool flames were stabilized though ozone activation using a laminar flat flame Hencken burner at sub-atmospheric pressures. Propane cool flame stability was observed to be highly sensitive to pressure, and a pressure stability map is presented for a range of equivalence ratios (ϕ) from 0.17 to 1.0 in 0.17 increments and a range of reactant flow rates. B...
#1A. Balogun Mohammed (UW: University of Wyoming)
#2Shazib Z. Vijlee (UP: University of Portland)H-Index: 2
Last.Erica Belmont (UW: University of Wyoming)H-Index: 5
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Abstract This study evaluates the technoeconomic viability of utilizing a fast-growing crop, Pennisetum purpureum (elephant grass), to sustainably produce charcoal in Haiti, thereby reducing the harvest of trees, slowing deforestation and driving local economy. The objective of the analysis is to determine the potential for a profitable investment in sustainable charcoal, with profitability defined by net present value (NPV) modeling over a 10-year period. Monte Carlo statistical simulation is e...
#1Alexandra Howell (UW: University of Wyoming)H-Index: 1
#2Emily Beagle (UW: University of Wyoming)H-Index: 1
Last.Erica Belmont (UW: University of Wyoming)H-Index: 5
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#1E. Beagle (UW: University of Wyoming)H-Index: 2
#2Y. Wang (UW: University of Wyoming)H-Index: 1
Last.Erica Belmont (UW: University of Wyoming)H-Index: 5
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Abstract Pine and oak biochars derived as byproducts of demonstration-scale pyrolysis, and blends of these two feedstocks with Powder River Basin coal, were gasified in a carbon dioxide environment using a modified drop tube reactor (MDTR) and a thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA). The impact of gasification temperature on conversion kinetics was evaluated from the temporal evolution of major product gases in the MDTR as measured using a mass spectrometer. Random pore modeling was conducted to simu...
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