Dr. Zondlo

 

John W. Zondlo

Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon

Professor

Joined Faculty in 1982

Phone: (304) 293-9366

E-Mail: john.zondlo@mail.wvu.edu

 

     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.

Selected Publications

 

“The 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.

 

“Degradation 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 12, 2009).

 

“The 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.

 

“In-situ 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.

 

“The 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 (in press).

 

“Tolerance 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).

 

Fabrication 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).

 

Numerical 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).

 

Evaluation 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.

 

Development 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.