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Development of a 10 kW Microwave Applicator for Thermal Cracking of Lignite Briquettes

B. Lepers [1], G. Link [1], J. Jelonnek [1]
[1] Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany

Introduction: The use of microwave energy for thermal cracking (from thermal stress and water pore pressure) of lignite-coal briquettes increases the lignite friability [1] and is beneficial for later chemical treatment inside a gasifier (for methanol production for example). An adequate use of microwave energy can improve the overall efficiency of the gasification process based on lignite ...

Modelling Microwave Scattering from Rough Sea Ice Surfaces

X. Xu [1], A. P. Doulgeris [1], F. Melandsø [1], C. Brekke [1],
[1] Department of Physics and Technology, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway

Sea ice is an important indicator for global climatic changes. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) has been extensively used to monitor sea ice due to rough weather conditions in remote Arctic area. To better understand how SAR signal interacts with the sea ice, Electromagnetic Modeling (EM) studies can be undertaken to simulate the scattered signal from hypothetical sea ice. In this work, we model ...

Optimized Illumination Directions of Single-Photon Detectors Integrated with Different Plasmonic Structures

M. Csete[1], Á. Sipos[1], A. Szalai[1], G. Szabó[1]
[1]Department of Optics and Quantum Electronics, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary

The optimal orientations of different single-photon detector designs were determined by COMSOL software package. Absorption of niobium-nitride (NbN) stripes in two different (p=220 nm, 3p=660 nm) periodic patterns integrated with plasmonic elements was studied. In OC-SNSPDs consisting of ~quarter-photon-wavelength nano-cavity the optimum direction is perpendicular incidence onto NbN stripes in P ...

Multiphysics Modelling of a Microwave Furnace for Efficient Solar Silicon Production

N. Rezaii [1], J. P. Mai [1],
[1] JPM Silicon GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany

The JPM Silicon GmbH presents a novel method for the production of solar grade silicon in the microwave oven. This method can specially reduce the energy costs and increase the efficiency of the process. A numerical model is developed which depicts the physical, chemical and electromagnetic phenomena of silicon production process. In order to increase the efficiency of the system, it is ...

Design of Microwave Cavity for Non-Thermal Plasma Generation - new

N. Manivannan[1], W. Balachandran[1]
[1]Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK

Design of Microwave Resonance Cavity (MRC) to generate non-thermal plasma to treat NOx and SOx from marine diesel engine is presented in this paper. Microwave frequency of 2.45GHz is used generate the required plasma. A number of wave guides are used to transfer the microwave energy into to MRC from the microwave source. COMSOL multi-physics software is used to model the waveguides and to ...

Multiphysics Applications for Sustainable Engineering and Industrial Processes

S. Savarese [1], L. Kremer [1], C. Sanjeu [1]
[1] Armelio, Les Ulis, France

While addressing the pressing need for better, more sustainable engineering and production improvements, Armélio has identified that easy-to-use, customized, multiphysics applications would fulfill customer requirements. Hence, we now design and deliver COMSOL Multiphysics® apps bringing multiphysics simulation into research labs and production plants. Applications range from heat transfer ...

Tunable Resonance of Star Shaped Nanostructures

R. Díaz de León-Zapata [1,2], B. Mora [2], M. Jose-Yacaman [3], F. J. Gonzalez [2]
[1] Instituto Tecnológico de San Luis Potosí, Av. Tecnológico s/n, San Luis Potosí, S.L.P., Mexico
[2] Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, CIACyT, San Luis Potosí, S.L.P., Mexico
[3] University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA

Auto assembled Ag-ZnO [1] star shaped nanostructures depicted in figure 1, presents their natural electromagnetic resonance at 60 THz. In this work we present that is possible to change this value by covering it with a variable in thickness layer of gold. The analysis is performed by numerical simulations using COMSOL Multiphysics® software.

Thermo-Elastic Response of Cutaneous and Subcutaneous Tissues to Noninvasive Radiofrequency Heating

J. Jimenez-Lozano[1], P. Vacas-Jacques[1], W. Franco[1]
[1]Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Radiofrequency (RF) technology offers unique advantages for noninvasive selective heating of relatively large volumes of tissue. In this work, we present a mathematical model for selective non-invasive, non-ablative RF heating of cutaneous and subcutaneous tissue (with detailed fiber septa structures) including their thermo-elastic response. Our analysis shows that the fiber septa architecture ...

Analysis of a Planar Inverted-F Mobile Handset Antenna with Reduced Radiation Towards the Human Head

C. Anandan[1]
[1]Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, Kerala, India

This paper deals with the simulation and analysis of SAR and temperature distribution induced by a Planar Inverted-F Antenna on human head model using COMSOL Multiphysics® software. The goal of this paper is to compare the SAR and temperature distributions of omni-directional PIFA with that of a PIFA with reduced radiation towards human head. The two antennas are designed to operate at 900 MHz ...

Coupled Electromagnetic and Heat Transfer Simulations for RF Applicator Design for Efficient Heating of Materials

C. Thiagarajan[1], J. Anto[2]
[1]ATOA Scientific Technologies Pvt Ltd, Whitefield, Bangalore, Karnataka India.

Conventional heating of material wastes energy during heating due to inherent radiation, conduction and convection based heating mechanism. Alternate efficient heating methods are actively researched for improved efficiency. Radio frequency based electromagnetic heating is increasingly used for efficient heating in place of conventional heating. This requires coupling of electromagnetic and heat ...