Academic Partnerships

 

ITI Group Corporation maintains an ongoing R&D program at the University of Washington, managed by Dr. Brandon Wilson. 

High temperature process engineering research is critical in the development of ITI Group gasification systems. The Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Washington continues to work with ITI to provide the fuel, fuel mixture, and gasification  product material analyses that are used to help design ITI gasification reactors and fuel feed systems  optimized to a variety of feed stocks.

Laboratory scale gasification of various feedstocks and fuel mixtures followed by analysis of the resulting ash products allows accurate mass balances to be made for various fuel components during early design stage of a project. Shown here is a scanning electron microscope that is equipped with energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence probe that allows determination of the elemental composition of fuel and ash materials.