Dr. Zondlo's research program is centered around
the investigation of fundamental phenomena underlying coal utilization and
processing. Much of the work is process oriented and touches on the areas
of reaction engineering, solution chemistry and the use of catalysts in
synthetic fuels production. Currently, a class of novel solvents is being
studied for use in the extraction and separation of clean solid and liquid
carbonaceous materials from coal at mild conditions. In addition, novel
coal liquefaction catalysts are being developed and tested in a variety of
liquefaction reactor configurations. Finally the use of coal as a precursor
for the manufacture of value-added carbon products is being investigated.
Effect of HCl in Syngas on Ni-YSZ Anode-Supported Solid Oxide Fuel
Cells,” C. Xu, M. Gong, J.W. Zondlo, X. Liu and H.O. Finklea, The Journal
of Power Sources, 195, 2149-2158, 2010.
of LaSr2Fe2CrO9 SOFC Anodes in Phosphine-Containing Fuels,” M. Gong,
D.Bierschenk, J. Haag, K.R. Poeppelmeirr, S.A. Barnett, C. Xu, J.W. Zondlo
and X. Liu, The Journal of Power Sources (accepted for publication December
Effect of Phosphine in Syngas on Ni-YSZ Anode-Supported Solid Oxide Fuel
Cells,” C. Xu, J.W. Zondlo, H.O. Finklea, O. Demircan, M.Gong and X.
Liu, Journal of Power Sources, 193, 739-746, 2009.
Van der Pauw Measurements of the Ni/YSZ Anode During Exposure to Syngas
with Phosphine Contaminant,” O. Demircan, C. Xu, J. Zondlo, and H.O.
Finklea, The Journal of Power Sources, 194, 214-219, 2009.
Effect of Overpotential on Performance Degradation of the SOFC Ni/YSZ Anode
During Exposure to Syngas with Phosphine Contaminant”, O. Demircan,
W. Zhang, C. Xu, J. Zondlo and H.O. Finklea, The Journal of Power Sources
Tests of H2S-laden Biogas Fuel on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells,” C. Xu,
J.W. Zondlo, M. Gong, F.E. Blancas, X. Liu, and I.B. Celik, Submitted to
the Journal of Power Sources, (submitted December 2009).
of Dense YSZ Electrolyte for SOFC by a Co-pressing, Co-firing Process,@ Y. Jian, M. Gong, Z.
Napolillo, C. Xu, J. Zondlo and X. Liu, International Journal of Applied
Ceramic Technology, (submitted August 6, 2008).
Prediction of SOFC Performance Operating on Coal Syngas,@ F. Blancas, S. Pakapati, F.
Cayan, C. Xu, I. Celik, H. Finklea and J. Zondlo, The Journal of Fuel Cell
Science and Technology (ASME) (under review).
of Carbon Materials for Use in a Direct-Carbon Fuel Cell,@ G.A. Hackett, J.W. Zondlo and
R. Svensson, Journal of Power Sources, 168, 111-118, 2007.
of Surface Area and Pore Structure for Activation of Anthracite Coal,@ M.R. Velez and J.W. Zondlo,
Fuel Processing Technology, 88, 369-374, 2007.
Carbon Foam Derived From
Various Precursors,@ C. Chen, E., Kennel, A.
Stiller, P. Stansberry, and J. Zondlo, Carbon, 44(8), 1535-1543, 2006.