Jason M. Porter

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Electronic and structural properties of the room temperature ionic liquid 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulonyl)imide are studied using density functional theory (DFT) methods in addition to infrared and UV-vis spectroscopy. The DFT methods were conducted for both gas phase and solution phase using the integral equation formalism(More)
Decentralized water reclamation is emerging as a new paradigm that pairs local wastewater resources with local users; however, one of the challenges that must be addressed to advance its implementation is the low energy efficiency associated with small treatment plants and the lack of available small-scale energy recovery technologies. Gasification is a(More)
The successful management of wastewater sludge for small-scale, urban wastewater treatment plants, (WWTPs), faces several financial and environmental challenges. Common management strategies stabilize sludge for land disposal by microbial processes or heat. Such approaches require large footprint processing facilities or high energy costs. A new approach(More)
In this work, the thermal stability of the room temperature ionic liquid (RTIL) 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium ethylsulfate ([EMIM][EtSO4]) is investigated using infrared (IR) spectroscopy. Quantitative IR absorption spectral data are measured for heated [EMIM][EtSO4]. Spectra have been collected between 25 ℃ and 100 ℃ using a heated optical cell. Multiple(More)
We have measured the projected rotational velocities (v sin i) of the mass donors for 29 S-type symbiotic stars using high resolution spectroscopic observations and the cross-correlation function (CCF) method. The results of the CCF have been controlled with synthetic spectra. The typical rotational velocity of the K and M giants in Stype symbiotics(More)
The high-temperature, high-pressure, entrained-flow, laboratory-scale gasifier at the Colorado School of Mines, including the primary systems and the supporting subsystems, is presented. The gasifier is capable of operating at temperatures and pressures up to 1650 °C and 40 bar. The heated section of the reactor column has an inner diameter of 50 mm and is(More)
An optical diagnostic technique to determine the order and concentration of lithium polysulfides in lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery electrolytes has been developed. One of the major challenges of lithium-sulfur batteries is the problem of polysulfide shuttling between the electrodes, which leads to self-discharge and loss of active material. Here we present(More)
The first successful demonstration of picosecond ballistic imaging using a greater-than-10 picosecond-pulse-duration laser in diesel sprays is reported. This technique uses an optical Kerr effect shutter constructed from a CS2 liquid cell and a 15 picosecond pulse at 532 nm. The optical shutter can be adjusted to produce effective imaging pulses between 7(More)
A midinfrared absorption sensor for crank-angle-resolved in-cylinder measurements of gasoline concentration and gas temperature for spark-ignition internal-combustion engines is reported, and design considerations and validation testing in the controlled environments of a heated cell and shock-heated gases are discussed. Mid-IR laser light was tuned to(More)
We have measured the rotational velocities (v sin i) of the mass donors in a number of D’–type symbiotic stars, using the cross-correlation function method. Four from five D’ symbiotic stars with known v sin i, appeared to be very fast rotators compared with the catalogues of v sin i for the corresponding spectral types. At least three of these stars rotate(More)