George G. Chase, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemical Engineering
The University of Akron
Research interests include filtration, gas-liquid and liquid-liquid coalescence, and nanofibers. Volume averaged continuum theory for multiphase systems are applied to model filters and flows through porous materials. The volume averaged continuum theory provides the same organizational advantages as are available for single-phase systems. Experiments are conducted to provide data for model verification and for applications of research results to specific systems. Other research interests include depth filtration, shale shakers, cross-flow filtration, electrorheological fluid flow through packed beds, and droplet motion on fibers and fiber mats, application of nanofibers in filter media, ceramic fibers for high temperature applications, fiber orientation in filter media, non-Newtonian flows in porous media, and catalytic filter media.
COALESCENCE FILTRATION NANOFIBERS CONSORTIUM (CFNC)
www.afssociety.org The American Filtration and Separations Society, promotes education in filtration and separations.
www.aiche.org The American Institute of Chemical Engineers, has focus areas (Divisions) on Separations and Particle Technology Forum that are relevant to filtration and separations technologies.
www.erpt.org The ERPT has numerous papers pertaining to particle technology, filtration, and separations.
www.producedwatersociety.com Web site for The Produced Water Society
1. Hyeon Ung Shin, PhD, Catalytic Property of Fiber Media Supported Palladium Containing Alloy Nanoparticles and Elecrospun Ceramic Fibers Biodurability Study, 2016, Hyundai (S. Korea)
2. Ahmed Abutaleb, PhD, Conversion of Phenol to Cyclohexanone using Nanofiber Supported Catalysts, 2015, Jazan University (Saudi Arabia)
3. Jia Fang, 2015, PhD, Study of Liquid Drop Migration on Fibers and Mats Due to Liquid Flow in a Thin Slit Geometry, 2015 , SINA (China)
4. Gabriel Manzo, PhD, Comparison of nonwoven fiberglass and stainless steel microfiber media in aerosol coalescence filtration, 2015, Parker Hannifin.
5. Abdul Aljuhani, PhD, A fundamental study on water droplets coalescence on elelctrwettable surfaces in air and diesel media, 2013, Post Doc Univ of Akron.
6. Kitchaporn Nartetamrongsutt, PhD, Modificationof Electrospinning Solutions and Yarn Production for Filtration Application, 2013, Intel, Oregon.
7. Sarfaraz Patel, PhD, Separation of Water from Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel, 2013, Ingredion, Bridgewater, NJ.
8. Goutham Viswanadam, PhD, Water-Diesel Secondary Dispersion Separation using Superhydrophobic Tubes of Nanofibers, 2013, Emerson, MI.
9. Laila Shahreen, PhD, PdO-TiO2 Nanofiber Based Catalyst Support for Nitric Oxide Gas Reduction with Carbon Monoxide Gas, 2013, pos doc NC State Nonwovens Cooperative Research Center.
10. Vidya Raja, Ph.D. Shale Shaker Model and Experimental Validation, 2012, Schlumberger, Tx.
11. Gabe Manzo, MS, Drop motion on superhydrophobic fiber mats, 2011, PhD student Akron.
12. Prashant Kulkarni, PhD, Mixed hydrophilic/hydrophobic fiber media for liquid-liquid coalescence, 2011, Donaldson Company, WI.
13. Rahul Bharadwaj, PhD, Improved performance with layer orientation incorporated pleated media on coalescence filtration, 2010.
14. Bharath Raghavan, PhD, Nanofiber filter media for air filtration, 2010. Fibrao Technology Corp, Edinburg, TX.
15. Sneha Swaminathan, PhD, Metal oxide nanofibers as filters, catalyst and catalyst support structures, 2010. Hollingsworth & Vose, MA
16. Shagufta Patel, PhD, Improving performance and drainage of coalescing filters, 2010. Clarcor, Dallas TX.
17. Renee Petty, MS, Catalytic Decomposition of Nitric Oxide and Carbon Monoxide Gases using Nanofiber Based Filter Media of Varying Diameters, 2010, BP, Chicago.
18. Saravanan Andan, PhD, Modeling of Drainage in Coalescing Filters, 2010, Fiberweb, Tennesee.
19. Jackapon Sunthorn Varabhas, PhD, Study of Methods to Create and Control Electrospun Liquid Jets, 2009. Government lab, Thailand.
20. Adria Lotus, PhD, Synthesis of Semiconducting Ceramic Nanofibers, Development of P-N Junctions, and Bandgap Engineering by Electrospinning, 2009. Canada.
21. Soo Jin Park, PhD, Catalytic Decomposition of Nitric Oxide and Carbon Monoxide Gases Using Nanofiber Based Filter Media, 2008. Korea
Saru Dawar, PhD,
Microscale Study of Drop Migration on Fibers in Coalescing Filters, 2007. Cummins Filtration,
25. Chris Thompson, MS, An Analysis of Variable Effects on a Theoretical Model of the Electrospin Process for Making Nanofibers, 2006, Babcock and Wilcox.
26. Prathyusha Katta, Ph.D.: Development, Characterization and Testing of Titanium Dioxide Nanofibers Enhanced Ceramic Fibrous Filter Medium for Filtration Applications, 2006. Parker Hannifin
Ph.D.: Modeling of Coalescing Filters, 2005, Kaydon,
30. Chan-Gyun Shin, Ph.D.: Liquid-Liquid Coalescence filtration, 2004. SamSung, S. Korea.
33. Patanee Dachavijit, Ph.D. Study of Electrorheology Fluid Flow Through a Packed Bed, 2003.
35. Tim Crouse, nonthesis project: Polymer Engineering Solutions, Inc., 2002.
36. Vijay Fernandes, MS Thesis, Characterizing Three Dimensional Fiber Orientation Distribution of Filter Media, 2002.
37. Kartik Chandrasekaran, MS Thesis, Cross Flow Filtration Characteristics of Fiber Oriented Filter Media, 2002.
38. Srihari Rangarajan, MS Thesis, Nanofibers in Coalescer Filter Media, 2001.
41. Gretchen Dragich, MS Non-thesis, Project: Modeling Time Dependent Species Migration Through a Phosphogypsum Stack & the Effects of a Chemical Reaction, 2001.
44. Venkataraman Chandrashekar, MS Thesis: Effect of Fiber Orientation on Filter Media Performance, 1999
45. Elizabeth Stephan, Ph.D.: Zeta Potential Effects of Clay Migration in Sandstone, 1999.
46. Jinyao Liu, MS Thesis: Permeability and Coalescence Performance Study of Filter Material Using Latex as Binder, 1999.
47. Vaibhav Beniwal, MS Thesis: Characterizing Fiber Orientation in Fibrous Media, 1999.
48. Ramani Vengimalla Reddy, PhD: Filler Retention in Pre-Formed and Forming Fibrous Media, 1998.
49. Suresh Tonangi, MS Thesis: Acetone Extraction of 2,4 DNT from Sand and Clay Soils, 1997
50. Padmaja Baru, MS Thesis: Study of Wall Effects in Elastic Packed Beds, 1996
51. Ragesh Boggavarapu, MS Thesis: Solvent Recovery of Acetone from Acetone-Water-Energetic Mixtures, 1996
52. Rakesh Boyapati, Non-Thesis Project: Microscopic observation of deep-bed filtration at different pHs 1996.
53. Joe Arconti, MS Thesis: Using a Multiphase Continuum Theory and Directly Measured Data to Model Flow Through Packed Beds, 1994
54. Soma Jayaprakash, MS Thesis: Two Phase Flow in Porous Media, 1992
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