A friend recently asked me if it makes sense to use aluminum scrap to generate green hydrogen via the following reaction: $latex 1Al(s) + 3H_2O(l) \rightarrow 1Al(OH)_3(s) + 1.5H_2(g)$ with $latex \Delta H (300K) = -418.8 kJ $ The combustion of this produced hydrogen: $latex 1.5H_2(g) + 0.75O_2(g) \rightarrow 1.5H_2O(l)$ releasing: $latex \Delta H (300K) … Continue reading Producing Hydrogen from aluminum, really ?
Another amazing research day and mini-workshop!
It is with great pleasure that I am sharing with you the recordings of the second research day and FactSage mini-workshop held on August 26th. The students did a fantastic job (again) this year. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTlU8nyW4Hw&list=PLxnCVXtfc0SoD59AEH-NF_519fPjXppn1
FactSage capsule #1: An introduction to process simulation
Hello FactSage enthusiasts, I am pleased to provide the first capsule explaining the fundamental steps to perform process simulations using FactSage. Enjoy! https://videopress.com/v/I6u5LIdi?preloadContent=metadata
Research Day and FactSage mini-workshop
The CRCT is delighted to invite you to its virtual Research Day and FactSage mini-workshop that will be held on Tuesday August 11 2020. Student talks will be given in the morning via the Discord platform followed by scientific discussions. Senior instructors will demonstrate how to simulate complex pyrometallurgical processes using FactSage in the afternoon. … Continue reading Research Day and FactSage mini-workshop
Capsule video (francais) – introduction à la thermodynamique classique pour la conception de procédés
Bonjour tout le monde, comme vous le savez probablement, mes collègues et moi sommes en train de modifier le contenu de nos cours pour les rendre disponibles virtuellement. Voici donc un premier cours en ligne! JP
How to (thermodynamically) model the aluminum electrolysis using FactSage
As a member of the Centre for Research in Computational Thermochemistry (CRCT, Polytechnique Montreal) that develops the FactSage software, it is always a pleasure to share my knowledge on thermochemistry. This post will show you how to simply model the conventional aluminum electrolysis process (i.e. the Hall-Héroult process) using FactSage. Let's start by reviewing the … Continue reading How to (thermodynamically) model the aluminum electrolysis using FactSage
Fun to (nano) imagine…
Richard Feynman once said that he was involved in Science for the fun of it, for the satisfaction of understanding nature. As a professor, it is a real pleasure to transmit my passion and love of science to summer students (that I make a point of hiring every summer!). Let’s have a quick peek at … Continue reading Fun to (nano) imagine…
Producing Aluminum without direct CO2 emissions
We learned yesterday that a joint venture between Alcoa, Rio Tinto and Apple was created in order to produce primary aluminum using a zero-CO2-emission process. Here are some simple explanations about the new primary metal production strategy. The conventional smelting strategy to produce aluminum from alumina (Al2O3) is based on the Hall-Héroult electrochemical process: $latex … Continue reading Producing Aluminum without direct CO2 emissions