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CRF Experiment Confirms Accepted Oxidation Scheme of Proposed Diesel Alternative: Dimethyl Ether

Combustion Research Facility (CRF) researchers Kai Moshammer, Ahren Jasper, Arnas Lucassen, Arkke Eskola, Craig Taatjes, and Nils Hansen (all in Sandia’s Combustion Chemistry Dept.) as part of an international collaboration reported, in Journal of Physical Chemistry A, detecting and identifying previously undiscovered partially oxidized intermediates. This work provides experimental confirmation of the generally accepted dimethyl [...]

Cummins Executives Visit Combustion Research Facility

CRF researcher Jeff Koplow, right, explains the Sandia Cooler to Cummins President and CEO Tom Linebarger, on left, and Vice President and CTO John Wall, middle. The pair learned about many Sandia innovations on their visit to the CRF. (Photo by Dino Vournas) Tom Linebarger, Cummins Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, and John [...]

Sandia Optical Diagnostics Researcher Wins DOE Early Career Award

Sandia Combustion Research Facility (CRF) scientist Christopher Kliewer (in Sandia’s Combustion Chemistry Dept.) won a DOE Office of Science (SC) Early Career Research Program award to develop new optical diagnostics to study interfacial combustion interactions that are major sources of pollution and vehicle inefficiency. The funding opportunity for researchers in universities and DOE national laboratories, [...]

Linde, Sandia Partnership Looks to Expand Hydrogen Fueling Network

Sandia and industrial gas giant Linde LLC have signed an umbrella cooperative R&D agreement (CRADA) that is expected to accelerate the development of low-carbon energy and industrial technologies, beginning with hydrogen and fuel cells. On December 10, 2014, Linde opened the first-ever, fully certified commercial hydrogen fueling station near Sacramento with support from the California [...]

By |February 26th, 2015|Center for Infrastructure Research and Innovation (CIRI), Energy, Energy Storage, Facilities, News, News & Events, Partnership, Systems Analysis, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on Linde, Sandia Partnership Looks to Expand Hydrogen Fueling Network

Predicting Pressure-Dependent Combustion Chemical Reactions

The Combustion Research Facility (CRF) at Sandia’s Livermore, California, site. Researchers at Sandia and Argonne national laboratories have demonstrated, for the first time, a method to successfully predict pressure-dependent chemical reaction rates—an important breakthrough in combus­tion and atmospheric chemistry that is expected to benefit auto and engine manufacturers, oil and gas utilities, and [...]

By |February 25th, 2015|Capabilities, Computational Modeling & Simulation, CRF, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Facilities, News, News & Events, Office of Science, Research & Capabilities, Sensors & Optical Diagnostics, Systems Analysis, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on Predicting Pressure-Dependent Combustion Chemical Reactions

Hydrogen Production

Leading Solar Thermochemical Hydrogen Production R&D SNL maintains the equipment, experts, and partnerships required to develop technology for solar thermochemical (STCH) hydrogen production and thermal storage. The DOE, through investments made by the FCTO, LDRD, and other programs, has unique capabilities that are used to understand the chemical and physical transformations occurring in materials used [...]

By |June 13th, 2014|Comments Off on Hydrogen Production

Quantitative Risk Assessment

Sandia’s Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) team develops methodologies to identify hazards, understand risk drivers, and develop strategies to reduce risk in hydrogen infrastructure. The models, data, methods, and tools developed by Sandia facilitate the use of science and engineering to support the development of codes and standards that ensure the safe use of hydrogen.  The [...]

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Hydrogen Infrastructure

Developing Reliable, Low-Cost Hydrogen Infrastructure NREL and SNL coordinate R&D capabilities and partnerships that are required to remove technical barriers associated with the widespread deployment of hydrogen infrastructure.  H2FIRST leverages existing DOE investments in NREL’s Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF), and the SNL Center for Infrastructure Research and Innovation (CIRI).  This unique capability [...]

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Hydrogen Behavior

The Turbulent Combustion Laboratory (TCL) provides a well-controlled, lab-scale environment for testing hydrogen release characteristics. Outfitted with several lasers, the TCL is uniquely suited to make high-fidelity, non-intrusive measurements of hydrogen release and combustion phenomena. The optical diagnostics employed in this laboratory include line-imaged Raman scattering, Raleigh Scattering, laser-induced fluorescence, particle imaging velocimetry, and Schlieren [...]

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Materials & Components Compatibility

The materials and components compatibility program element applies Sandia’s core capability in hydrogen embrittlement to address fundamental questions about the mechanical behavior of materials when exposed to high-pressure gaseous hydrogen. The cornerstone of Sandia’s core capability in hydrogen embrittlement is the Hydrogen Effects on Materials Laboratory where specialized assets reside for conducting mechanical testing of [...]

By |June 12th, 2014|Comments Off on Materials & Components Compatibility