The University of New Orleans

Mission

The University of New OrleansThe mission of the University of New Orleans' ECCC is to promote clean energy research and education, to enhance regional economic growth, and to develop national and international energy programs that are environmentally friendly and sustainable with improved conservation and energy efficiency.

Specific goals

  • Energy Conversion & Conservation CenterConduct innovative research and development (R&D) in energy conversion and conservation with special interests in improving energy efficiency and producing clean energy.
  • Promotes interaction between academia, industry, and government to collaborate in energy R&D and education.
  • Provides services (workshops, short courses, energy audits, infrared thermography analysis) to advocate clean energy and energy conservation.

Research and Development

  • Improve efficiency and reliability of gas turbines for aeroengines and land-based engines
  • Develop new measuring techniques and improve accuracy and reliabilities of existing measuring devices and sensors in energy and power industries
  • Reduce emissions (NOx, SOx, CO, and unburned hydrocarbon) from power generation
  • Improve gas turbine inlet air-cooling technology for peak load management
  • Apply IGCC (Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle) to coal, petroleum coke, and biomass
  • Investigate high temperature hydrogen-fueled gas turbine systems
  • Investigate the applications of distributed generation (DG)
  • Investigate fuel cell\gas turbine hybrid cycle
  • Develop Micro-CCHP (combined cooling, heat, and power)
  • Conduct research to increase performance of personal turbines (PT)
  • Conduct research on clean, renewable and sustainable energy sources including biomass and wind.
  • Deliver electric power solutions to rural areas in less developed countries

Laboratory Capabilities

ECCC laboratories consist of three primary groups:

  • Aerothermal Laboratory
  • Energy Conversion Laboratory
  • Energy Conservation Laboratory

ECCC labs are capable of providing measurements and tests in thermal-fluid and power systems including air/steam pressure, flow rates, temperatures, two-phase flow characteristics, flow structures, energy component efficiency, combustion, emissions, HVAC, wind tunnel testing, Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), 3-D inverse liquid crystal thermography and infrared thermal imaging.

Personnel

Dr. Ting Wang, Director
Dr. Carsie A. Hall, III, Assistant Director for Energy Efficiency
Dr. Martin Guillot, Professor

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