Design of a Gas Conditioning System for the Second Generation Union College Areogel Lab Catalytic Test Bed
Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
gas, heating, conditioning system, design
The goal of this project was to design and fabricate a system which could deliver artificially created test gas to the heating section at a specified composition, flow rate, and humidity, while additionally simulating the transient conditions found in automobile exhaust. It will make up one subsystem of the Union College Aerogel Lab’s second generation catalytic test bed. The test bed will be used to test the viability of catalytic aerogels as three way catalysts for automotive exhaust. To date a system for mixing test based on partial pressure has been fabricated and is operational, a system for generating transient conditions using solenoid valves and two gas mixtures has been designed and the parts sourced, and several viable humidification designs have been evaluated.
Swanton, Thomas, "Design of a Gas Conditioning System for the Second Generation Union College Areogel Lab Catalytic Test Bed" (2013). Honors Theses. 743.