Heating is vital to the production of nearly all chemical products. It is not often thought about as extremely energy-intensive, but nearly 17% of all energy used in industry is used in heating processes.
In this post, I will be focusing on the work I did on cathode materials over the course of my internship. This part of my internship really honed my intuitive understanding of materials and how to mix solutions, emulsions, and suspensions with very different properties.
The pace of my work the past two weeks has picked up greatly, and I have made a lot of progress on my model! I have completed the seed train, electrolyzer, and airlift reactors and started to learn how to do economic modelling within SuperPro.
The past two weeks working at the ABPDU have been pretty busy. I have continued working on the SuperPro model for the reactor setup and going to meetings. The first major meeting I had was with the project team, which consisted of my mentor, ABPDU scientists, and an LCA specialist at LBNL.
Talking to experts has been one of the highlights of this internship. Liaising with colleagues at Ping Things about their innovative projects or speaking with external parties as our market research continues has been really inspiring.
I have about a week left in my internship and lots to report back on from the past two weeks! I attended the summer students’ poster session for LBNL and presented a poster on the work I’ve been doing this summer.
Hi everyone! Thanks for keeping up with my blog post progress from the beginning up until now! This is going to be my last post with the Cal Energy Corps since I have finished my summer internship program.
This week is the official last week of the summer internship cohort at Carbon180 ☹ Fortunately, I am still working for another two weeks! These past eight weeks were mainly leading up to my final presentation I presented this past Friday.