Energy efficiency

Kinetic Theory Based CFD Models for Polydisperse Multiphase Flow
Kinetic theory is a useful theoretical framework for developing CFD models for disperse multiphase flows. For example, Lagrangian particle tracking methods such as KIVA can be formulated in terms of a kinetic equation written in an Eulerian framework. For most applications, direct solution of the kinetic equation is intractable due to the high dimensionality of the phase space. A key challenge is thus to reduce the dimensionality of the problem without losing the underlying physics.
Argonne battery technology helps power Chevy Volt

Intense, in-situ X-rays from the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne were used to help Argonne National Laboratory design the technology used in the battery cell that powers General Motors Company’s Chevrolet Volt. This plug-in hybrid electric vehicle has an EPA estimated range of 35 miles on a full charge.

GE makes durathon industrial battery to meet growing energy needs

A new long-life battery built to aid utility companies in meeting the growing energy demands created by electric vehicles and the integration of solar and wind power on the national power grid was developed with the help of high-energy X-rays.