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Chemical and Petroleum Engineering|College of Engineering and Applied Science

David A. Bell

Associate Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Room 4026, Engineering Building
University of Wyoming
College of Engineering and Applied Science
Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
Dept. 3295
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307.766.5769
Fax: 307.766.6777

  • B.S. University of Washington, 1976
  • M.S. Rice University, 1979
  • Ph.D. Colorado State University, 1992


Clean coal technology, including minimization of greenhouse gas emissions and synthetic fuels.

Current research:

We are working on a report entitled The Feasibility of Siting Coal Gasification Plants in Wyoming in collaboration with Richard Boardman of Idaho National Laboratory and Thomas Foulke of the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. This study, sponsored by the Wyoming Business Council, is a process simulation and economics study that examines the use of coal gasification to produce electricity, liquid fuels, and chemicals. In particular, we are examining the use of water conservation strategies in integrated gasification combined cycle plants, and the impact of these strategies on plant economics and efficiency.


David A. Bell, Brian F. Towler, and Maohong Fan, Coal Gasification and its Applications, 410 pp, Elsevier, 2011, ISBN 978-0-81-552049-8.

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