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BERG: Belmont Energy Research Group

Belmont Energy Research Group

Conversion Research at
the University of Wyoming

Erica Belmont, Ph.D., Associate Professor
University of Wyoming Department of Mechanical Engineering


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Combustion research

Our combustion research includes investigations of high temperature (hot) and low temperature (cool) flames at sub- to above-atmospheric pressures, and fuel reforming for the production of hydrogen and synthesis gas. Goals of the research include elucidation of low temperature chemistry impacts on advanced combustion strategies, and development of pathways to clean and efficient power production.

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Solid fuels

Solid fuel research

Our solid fuel conversion research includes pyrolysis, gasification, and supercritical extraction of fuels, such as biomass and coal, to produce high value chemical species and materials. Co-processing of these fuels is studied for synergistic effects, as well as the potential to supplement fossil fuel usage with renewable biomass. Goals of this research include reduction of emissions from power production and alternative uses for solid fuel resources.

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Mechanical engineering is the broadest of all engineering disciplines, dealing with solid mechanics, fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, heat transfer, energy conversion, vibration, design, manufacturing, controls, materials science and electromechanical systems. Mechanical engineers are employed in almost every industry. If a design has moving parts or if energy is converted, a mechanical engineer was involved. Learn more or download our brochure.

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