BAE SPECIAL SEMINAR, FRIDAY, December 13

Please join us for a special BAE/Energy Institute seminar 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013 
11:00 am 12:00 noon 
2045 BAINER HALL
 

Topic: Plasma Gasification 

Presenter: 
Dr. How Ming Lee 
Taiwan Institute of Nuclear Energy Research 
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Abstract 

The Physics Division of INER has been developing plasma torch technologies for two decades. A plasma torch is featured in its high enthalpy gases (i.e., high temperatures). Theoretically the higher gasification temperature, the better syngas quality is produced as well as the faster gasification rate is achieved. Hence INER applies plasma torch technologies into the biomass gasification. A variety of plasma torches, with power output ranging from 10 to 3000 kW for both transferred- and non-transferred types, have been developed. During the years 2006 to 2009, a 500 kWth pilot-scale plasma-assisted gasification plant for the electricity generation had been set up. INER not only pays attentions on the operation and improvement of the pilot-scale system, but also develops the syngas to fuels technologies. Now, INER is capable of the conversions of syngas into methanol, dimethyl ether (DME), and gasoline-like oils. 

Bio 

Dr. How-Ming Lee got his Ph.D. degree from National Central University, Taiwan, in 2001, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the same University from 20012005. Since then, he has joined the Institute of Nuclear Energy Research (INER), developing non-thermal plasma sources, biomass gasification, and syngas-to-biofuel catalysts. He has published more than30 peer-reviewed papers, dozens of international conference papers, and holds more than 10 patents. He is leading a team on biomass thermo-conversion technologies at INER. In addition, Dr. Lee is an adjunct assistant professor at three Universities in Taiwan, and is a senior lecturer at the Taiwan EPA. He also provides academic consultant services for the industrial sector, especially on gas cleaning and energy-saving issues. 
INER was founded in 1968 and is currently under the administration of the Atomic Energy Council (AEC), Taiwan. INERs primary R&D areas include nuclear energy, new/renewable energy, radiopharmaceuticals, and plasma technology.

Coffee and cookies will be served.

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