Lindsey Yue

2013     Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota
2007     Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota

Thermochemical processes, and specifically those processes which involve heterogeneous solid–gas thermochemical looping of metal oxides, are important technologies with applicability to many research fields and industries. One such emerging field is concentrated solar thermochemistry. Metal-based thermochemical looping systems are being considered for use with concentrated solar thermal energy for the applications of carbon dioxide capture, thermochemical energy storage, and the production of synthetic transportation fuels. 

Several length scales are involved in the realization of thermochemical technologies. In order to effectively design a thermochemical process and reactor, thorough understanding of the transient coupled thermal transport phenomena at each relevant length scale and the relationship between the phenomena at different scales are required. My work focuses on thermal transport phenomena at the reacting particle and reacting medium levels, with the goals of (1) advancing understanding of intra-particle thermal transport phenomena and (2) guiding process and reactor design. 
Peer reviewed journal articles
  • Yue, L. and Lipiński, W., 2015. Effect of surface radiative properties of a CO2 sorbent particle on its interactions with high-flux solar irradiaiton. Optics Express, 23 (2015), A752–A763. doi:10.1364/oe.23.00a752.
  • Yue, L. and Lipiński, W., 2015. Thermal transport model of a sorbent particle undergoing calcination–carbonation cycling. AIChE Journal, 61, 8 (2015), 2647–2656. doi:10.1002/aic.14840.
  • Yue, L. and Lipiński, W., 2015. A numerical model of transient thermal transport phenomena in a high-temperature solid–gas reacting system for CO2 capture applications. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 85 (2015), 1058–1068. doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2015.01.124.
  • Reich, L.; Yue, L.; Bader, R.; and Lipiński, W., 2014. Towards solar thermochemical carbon dioxide capture via calcium oxide looping: A review. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 14, 2 (2014), 500–514. doi:10.4209/aaqr.2013.05.0169.
Peer reviewed conference articles
  • Yue, L. and Lipiński, W., 2014. A numerical model of transient thermal tranport phenomena in a high-temperature solid–gas reacting system for CO2 capture applications. Proceedings of the 15th International Heat Transfer Conference, (2014), IHTC15–9014. doi:10.1615/IHTC15.sol.009014.

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