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RDC Invests $1.7 Million In Academic-led R&D In Newfoundland And Labrador


IgniteR&D attracts highly-qualified academic researchers and builds new research and development (R&D) capacity in areas relevant to both industry and the Newfoundland and Labrador economy.

Computational Modelling of Ionic Liquid Extraction of Sulfur Contaminants from Crude Oil, $95,037 from RDC Dr. Christopher Rowley, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Memorial University This research will use computer simulations to develop more efficient and environmentally-friendly ways of removing sulfur-containing pollutants from refined diesel fuel. Ionic liquids are novel alternative solvents that have demonstrated the ability to selectively extract aromatic sulfur contaminants. In collaboration with other researchers at Memorial, the team will develop computer modeling techniques for simulating this extraction process, with the aim of developing an industrially viable and environmentally sustainable desulfurization process based on this technology. This research will improve the ability of scientists to design ionic liquids that are effective as desulfurization solvents. The researcher will establish a computational modeling lab in the Department of Chemistry at Memorial.

Dormatecture - Sustainable Container Living, $99,950 from RDC Craig Greene, College of the North Atlantic Based at the college's Ridge Road campus in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, this project will use a shipping container to construct a dormitory complete with bedroom, bath, kitchenette and living area. The structure will strive to be off grid in terms of energy use, water and sewer. This dormitory could function as a stand-alone unit or be connected to similar units to form a student dormitory, hotel, emergency shelter or construction camp. Under the oversight of the lead researcher and collaborating instructors, design will be done by students in the Architecture Engineering Technology program. Construction of the shelter will be carried out as a series of student projects. Funding from RDC leverages $7,000 from College of the North Atlantic.

Smart Grid and its Cyber Security, $99,000 from RDC Dr. Hamid Usefi, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science, Memorial University The infrastructure in our electric grid is old, and with the emerging technology there is a high demand to renew this infrastructure. The new grid will be smart in the sense that there will be an efficient monitoring of the flow of network - consumers will be able to remotely turn on/off appliances and manage their usage. This project will analyze the Smart Grid concept, its vulnerabilities, then research and improve upon commonly used security measures.

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