Browse Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) by Author "Wentz, John E."

  • Wentz, John E.; Kapoor, Shiv G.; DeVor, Richard E.; Rajagopalan, Nandakishore (Champaign, IL : Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, 2007-12)
    This research seeks to investigate the applicability of microfiltration technology by investigating the membrane fouling mechanisms at work in the system. It also aims to reduce fouling through adjustment of operating ...

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  • Ham, Seounghyun; Wentz, John E.; Kapoor, Shiv G.; DeVor, Richard E. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2011)
    Metalworking fluids (MWFs) play a significant role in machining operations. Despite their importance, the manufacturing industry lacks tools to make functionally sound and economical decisions about them. In this research ...

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  • Wentz, John E.; Kapoor, Shiv G.; DeVor, Richard E.; Rajagopalan, Nandakishore; Gilmer, Jessica; Eppert, J.J. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2007)
    It was initially thought that no metalworking fluid could be developed to meet industry specifications and be compatible with membranes to use microfiltration to remove contaminants. However, Rajagopalan’s team developed ...

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  • Wentz, John E.; Kapoor, Shiv G.; DeVor, Richard E.; Rajagopalan, Nandakishore (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2008)
    ISTC’s Kishore Rajagopalan and colleagues from the University of Illinois discovered that partial blocking of pore spaces from microemulsion aggregation was a new fouling mechanism leading to total pore space blocking and ...

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