The Science of Scaleup: Accelerated Scaling of Materials and Manufacturing Solutions

Sarah Baker | 22-SI-006

Executive Summary

We will develop and demonstrate a multidimensional approach to advanced technology development by identifying and overcoming emergent behaviors that occur in materials and manufacturing solutions at increased throughput and performance scales. This approach will enable an accelerated ability to scale up, deploy, and demonstrate new solutions to Laboratory mission challenges.

Publications, Presentations, and Patents

Ellebracht, Nathan C., Pratanu Roy, Thomas Moore, Aldair E. Gongora, Diego I. Oyarzun, Joshuah K. Stolaroff, and Du T. Nguyen. 2023. “3D Printed Triply Periodic Minimal Surfaces as Advanced Structured Packings for Solvent-Based CO 2 Capture.” Energy & Environmental Science 16 (4): 1752–62.

Goldman, Maxwell, Aditya Prajapati, Eric Duoss, Sarah Baker, and Christopher Hahn. 2023. “Bridging Fundamental Science and Applied Science to Accelerate CO2 Electrolyzer Scale-Up.” Current Opinion in Electrochemistry 39 (June): 101248.

Govindarajan, Nitish, Tiras Y. Lin, Thomas Roy, Christopher Hahn, and Joel B. Varley. 2023. “Coupling Microkinetics with Continuum Transport Models to Understand Electrochemical CO 2 Reduction in Flow Reactors.” PRX Energy 2 (3): 033010.

Hawks, Steven A., Victoria M. Ehlinger, Thomas Moore, Eric B. Duoss, Victor A. Beck, Adam Z. Weber, and Sarah E. Baker. 2022. “Analyzing Production Rate and Carbon Utilization Trade-Offs in CO 2 RR Electrolyzers.” ACS Energy Letters 7 (8): 2685–93.

Moore, Thomas, Diego I. Oyarzun, Wenqin Li, Tiras Y. Lin, Maxwell Goldman, Andrew A. Wong, Shaffiq A. Jaffer, et al. 2023. “Electrolyzer Energy Dominates Separation Costs in State-of-the-Art CO2 Electrolyzers: Implications for Single-Pass CO2 Utilization.” Joule 7 (4): 782–96.

Roy, Thomas, Julian Andrej, and Victor A. Beck. 2023. “A Scalable DG Solver for the Electroneutral Nernst-Planck Equations.” Journal of Computational Physics 475 (February): 111859.

Singh, Rajesh Kumar, Yucheng Fu, Chao Zeng, Du Thai Nguyen, Pratanu Roy, Jie Bao, Zhijie Xu, and Grigorios Panagakos. 2022. “Hydrodynamics of Countercurrent Flow in an Additive-Manufactured Column with Triply Periodic Minimal Surfaces for Carbon Dioxide Capture.” Chemical Engineering Journal 450 (December): 138124.