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1999 Conference Proceedings

Historically Black College and University (HBCU)
and Other Minority Institutions (OMI)

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This Symposium convened on March 16-18, 1999. The symposium featured presentations of energy-related research by Historically Black College and University (HBCU) and Other Minority Institutions (OMI) students and faculty; private sector energy R&D; and state, local, and federal government offices. This event provided a unique opportunity to understand more about the U.S. Department of Energy and HBCU/OMI. It also offered a forum to engage industry, educational institutions, and government researchers in discussions about areas of research that may lead to mutually beneficial collaborations. Technical presentations, stakeholder discussions, and exhibits highlighted the Symposium. An undergraduate student poster competition showcased student/professor partnership research.

21st Century Fossil Energy Technologies
for an Era of Efficiency

Energy Audit and Energy Education at Southern University [PDF-23KB]
-- C.C. Chen, Southern University

Results from Undergrad Photovoltaics Research at Seven HBCU [PDF-34KB]
-- Robert McConnell
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Dehydrogenation of Cyclohexane in a Palladium- Ceramic Membrane Reactor by Equilibrium Shift [PDF-490KB]
-- S. Ilias
North Carolina A&T State University

Coal Combustion

Devolatilization Temperature Histories for Coal Particles Subjected to Combustion Level Heat Fluxes [PDF-33KB]
-- Ramanathan Sampath
Clark Atlanta University

Experimental Investigation of Slag Removal Using Pulse Detonation Wave Technique [PDF-33KB]
-- Ziaul Huque
Prairie View A&M University

HBCU Integration in the ER Program

NASA/Florida Minority Institution Entrepreneurial Partnership Results  [PDF-1103KB]
-- Dr. Irma Becerra Fernandez
Florida International University

Large Bore Pipe Decontamination and Characterization System [PDF-247KB]
-- Joseph Boudreaux
Florida International University
Hemispheric Center for Environmental Technology

FETC University Coal Research Program (UCR) Hand in Hand with Minority Institutions

Attrition-Resistant Iron-Based Fischer-Tropsch Catalysts [PDF-7KB]
-- Dr. K. Jothimurugesan
Hampton University

A New Solid Sorbent/Catalyst for the Combined Removal of Sulfur and Nitrogen Oxides from High Temperatures Gases[PDF-6KB]
-- Dr. Ates Akyurtlu
Hampton University

Catalytic Coal Gasification Using Eutectic Salt Mixtures[PDF-9KB]
-- Dr. Yaw Yeboah
Clark Atlanta University

Effect of Fly Ash on Mercury Oxidation During Post Combustion Conditions[PDF-13KB]
--Dr. Joseph Okoh
University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Faculty Posters

Surfactant-Polymer Interaction in Enhanced Oil Recovery [PDF-114KB]
-- Jorge Gabitto
Prairie View A&M University

Energy Analysis of Some Singular Initial Value Problems [PDF-29KB]
-- Alexandra Kurepa
North Carolina A&T State University

Design and Development of Intelligent Systems [PDF-148KB]
-- Sabri Tosunoglu
Florida International University

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