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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 | 2016-12-02T18:48:17+00:00 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 | 2018-07-25T18:05:42+00:00 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 [...]

By | 2018-07-25T17:56:08+00:00 June 13th, 2014|Comments Off on Quantitative Risk Assessment

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 [...]

By | 2018-10-30T16:29:44+00:00 June 13th, 2014|Comments Off on Hydrogen Infrastructure

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 [...]

By | 2018-07-25T17:54:28+00:00 June 13th, 2014|Comments Off on Hydrogen Behavior

Materials & Components Compatibility

Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California maintains unique, state-of-the-art research facilities to address both fundamental scientific and applied engineering questions related to the interactions of gaseous hydrogen with materials. Principal research staff engage in research programs addressing sustainable energy for next generation energy technologies, such as fuel cell technologies, as well as national security, manufacturing [...]

By | 2018-07-25T17:53:56+00:00 June 12th, 2014|Comments Off on Materials & Components Compatibility

Market Transformation

Maritime Applications for Hydrogen Fuel Cells Sandia works with partners in the maritime industry to identify, design and evaluate ways in which hydrogen fuel cells can provide power to ports and on-board vessels such that energy consumption, emissions, and noise pollution are reduced as compared with traditional fuels [...]

By | 2018-11-09T21:17:34+00:00 June 12th, 2014|Comments Off on Market Transformation

Renewables, Other Energy Issues To Be Focus of Enhanced Sandia-SINTEF Collaboration

Under an expanded agreement, a decades-long partnership between Sandia and the Norwegian research organization SINTEF (Stiftelsen for industriell og teknisk forskning) will now tackle energy challenges such as renewable-energy integration, grid modernization, gas technologies, and algae-based biofuels. SINTEF is the largest independent research organization in Scandinavia, with expertise in the natural sciences and technology, the [...]

Four CRF Papers Presented at the International Conference on Hydrogen Safety

CRF researchers presented four papers at the 5th International Conference on Hydrogen Safety, held September 9–11 in Brussels, Belgium. ICHS 2013 focused on progress in safety of hydrogen technologies and infrastructure, as crucial/essential means to enable the transition to a zero carbon energy system. The conference was hosted by the Joint Research Centre (Institute for [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:46+00:00 November 12th, 2013|CRF, Energy, Facilities, News, News & Events, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on Four CRF Papers Presented at the International Conference on Hydrogen Safety

Sandia Maps Multiple Paths to Cleaner, Low-Temp Diesels

Using new optical-diagnostic techniques, Sandia combustion researcher Mark Musculus and his colleagues identified the sources of key pollutants from LTC engines. Understanding how LTC works as a combustion technique may lead to broader use of cleaner diesel engines. (Photo by Dino Vournas) A few years ago, the automotive and engine industries presented researchers [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:47+00:00 October 22nd, 2013|CRF, Energy, Facilities, News, News & Events, Partnership, Sensors & Optical Diagnostics, Systems Analysis, Systems Engineering, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on Sandia Maps Multiple Paths to Cleaner, Low-Temp Diesels