Wireless health monitoring of Slagging Gasifiers


The objective of this project is to demonstrate the use of wireless sensor arrays in the form of SMART BRICKS for slagging gasification systems that will provide real-time feedback on the process operation and degradation under harsh operating conditions. The technology will include the development of smart refractory, which will contain embedded temperature, strain/stress, and spallation sensors, throughout the volume of high-chromia (-Cr2O3) refractory brick.


Collaborators: Ed Sabolsky (Mechanical Engineering, PI), Debangsu bhattacharya (Chemical Engineering), David Graham (Analog Electronics)