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Chemical and Biological Engineering

3478 SEC
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  • Ph. D., Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, 1980
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1976
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering , University of Alabama, 1971


Dr. David Arnold’s research primarily covers three areas:

  • formulation, cleaning, rheology, atomization, combustion and commercial use of coal-water fuels
  • remediation of soil contaminated with oil
  • formulation, rheology and process technology of the paints made from magnetic pigments that are used in the manufacture of magnetic recording media, such as audio and video tapes

Areas of Research

Latest Publications

  • Final Report “Minimizing the Derate of adding Post Combustion Capture to Pulverized Coal Units” EPRI——-December, 2012——Eric Altman, Josh Slaten, Scott Piltzer, David W. Arnold
  • Niraj, P., B. M. Adams and D. W. Arnold “Optimization of Two-Step Process for Remediation of Sucarnoochee Soil with Petroleum Coke.” Advances in Environmental Research, 3 (2) 1999, 189-201.
  • Hale, B. M. and D. W. Arnold “Fire-Tube Boiler Test Burn on Coal-Water Fuel,” Energy Sources, 20(11): 11-24; (1998).
  • Hale, B. M. and D. W. Arnold “Retrofit of a Fire-Tube Boiler to Burn Coal-Water Fuel,” Energy Sources, 19(10): 1139-1151; (1997).
  • Hamilton, B., P. Yelamanchili and D. W. Arnold “Coal-Water Fuel from Fine Coal for Use in a Fire-Tube Boiler,” Energy Sources, 19(10): 1127-1137; (1997).