|Institute for Clean Energy Technology|
[formerly: Diagnostic Instrumentation and Analysis Laboratory]
The Institute for Clean Energy Technology (ICET, formerly Diagnostic Instrumentation and Analysis Laboratory, DIAL) has established a tradition of excellence in diagnostic research at Mississippi State University (MSU). Established in 1980, ICET is an interdisciplinary research department in the College of Engineering. ICET is supported primarily through funding from the Office of Technology Development within the Office of Environmental Management in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Because of the unique diagnostic development and analysis work by ICET researchers, a special program has now been created and funded by DOE for this one-of-a-kind laboratory. ICET also received funding from DOE for cost sharing on a 54,000 square foot laboratory and educational facility.
ICET employs approximately 50 professional and support personnel. A number of the professionals hold joint appointments in academic departments in the College of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences.
ICET's mission is to improve effectiveness and competitiveness by employing modern diagnostic techniques to monitor, control and optimize processes, thereby improving process understanding while minimizing environmental impact. Measurements are made in extremely hot, highly corrosive atmospheres in which conventional measurement devices are ineffective. This instrumentation is also used to evaluate the operating conditions of industrial furnaces and to determine what adjustments can be made for increased efficiency and safety.
ICET is expanding its efforts to provide direct instrumentation support to benefit government agencies and environmental, heating, chemical and petroleum industries. This transfer of technology broadens the base of DOE's and MSU's investment in research and development.
ICET supports DOE's waste management and environmental remediation technologies. This cooperative effort will help solve mutual problems and establish the basis for future international research partnerships.
ICET's four part research program includes the development and application of advanced diagnostic systems, analytical model development and validation, test facilities process development, and on-site field measurements and analysis. ICET's staff has expertise and experience using their instruments in the field to make diagnostic measurements at government sponsored development facilities, at commercial power facilities, and in industrial facilities.
ICET researchers are meeting the challenges of the future by providing diagnostic support for environmental management projects such as the Westinghouse Savannah River Project, the Western Energy Technology Office operated by MSE in Butte, Montana, the Environmental Systems Engineering facility at Clemson University, and the Vitreous State Laboratory at Catholic University in Washington, D.C.
ICET's diagnostic instruments have been used to measure:
Supporting ICET's diagnostic measurement and analysis program are:
Through its Industrial Affiliates program, ICET is committed to helping industries become more competitive. Cost reductions can be realized with more effective consumption of raw materials, more efficient use of equipment, and lowered energy requirements. Effective testing and evaluation of operating processes leads to more reliable operation; detection of emission problems can result in reduced emissions. Industrial Affiliates have access to ICET's staff and research personnel. They are kept updated on, and have early access to, new technologies through newsletters, technical bulletins, reports and papers. Information is provided on government research programs and funding opportunities.A particular advantage of ICET's association with a major research university such as MSU is the academic program which can be developed. ICET's primary academic effort is at the graduate level, even though a large number of undergraduates work on various research projects in the laboratory. ICET's plans include a graduate program with application courses in combustion, lasers, optics, instrumentation systems, and analysis.
By working in collaboration with regional and national industries to identify opportunities for diagnostic research and development, ICET can accomplish this congressionally mandated aspect of federally funded research while contributing to the improved efficiency and competitiveness of U.S. industry.
Inquiries about ICET are welcome. For more information, contact:
Email Address: Phone: Fax: icet@icet.MsState.edu (662) 325-2105 (662) 325-8465
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