FOCUS OF THE WORKSHOP
Materials used to store and distribute alternate fuels have seen an increase in corrosion due to the unique conditions caused by the presence of microbes and the chemistry of biofuels and biofuel precursors.
Participants in the workshop will delve into the unique materials and chemical challenges that occur with manufacturing, transport, and storage of alternative fuels. Specific focuses will be:
- the changing composition of fuels and the impact of that composition on materials:
- the influence of microbial populations on corrosion; and
- state-of-the-art measurement technologies for monitoring material breakdown and biofilm formation.
Anthony Dean, Colorado School of Mines
Dan Friend, NIST
Richard Greene, National Renewable Energy Lab
Stephanie Hooker, NIST
Elisabeth Mansfield, NIST