Using New 2D Nano-sheet Materials to Enhance Fire Safety for Lithium-ion Batteries

MXenes are a newly discovered class of two dimensional transition metal carbides, nitrides and carbonnitrides. They are emerging materials for electrochemical storage and possible use in lithiumion batteries for applications such as cell phones and electric vehicles. However, their practical applications are currently limited by challenges with manufacturing, and fire and explosion safety.

Developing a Predictive Model for Soot Particle Distribution

We have recently developed our own predictive model to understand soot particle size distribution adopting the Discrete Quadrature Method of Moments (DQMOM) Population Balance Approach (PBA). Using this technique, we can simulate the variation of size and number of particulates for any given time and space in enclosure field. This model incorporates interactive fire phenomena, Read more about Developing a Predictive Model for Soot Particle Distribution[…]

Development of bio-based fire retardants from apples

Recent advancement of bio-based aerogels has shown large potential as an absorbent material for resolving the global crude oil leakage issue. Owing to the bio-degradable features, these materials causes less damage to the ocean ecosystem while can effectively remove the oil pollution. A good example of bio-based aerogel material is pectin, which is an organic Read more about Development of bio-based fire retardants from apples[…]