Recent News & Features

News Releases Archive | Features Archive

 

Staff

James R. Keiser

Research Staff
Corrosion Science & Technology Group
Materials Science & Technology Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6156
Phone: (865) 574-4453
email:
keiserjr@ornl.gov

 

Research Interest:

  • Environmental degradation of materials

Current R&D:

  • Identify suitable materials for Transport Membrane Condenser for recovery of heat
    and water from exhaust gas streams
  • Identify materials for heat recovery in bio-mass fired boilers
  • Identify metallic and refractory materials for use in black liquor gasifiers
  • Identify materials for use in biomass gasifiers

Recent R&D:

  • Determine the cause of and solutions for cracking of co-extruded stainless steel/carbon steel tubes in paper mill recovery boilers
  • Identify structural materials suitable for use in paper mill digesters
  • Determine the effect of simulated gas turbine combustor conditions on ceramic fiber composites
  • Determine the effect of high-temperature, high-pressure steam environments on advanced gas turbine materials
  • Evaluate advanced intermetallic alloys for ethylene cracking furnace tubes
  • Determine the compatibility of selected ceramic materials with advanced steam reformer conditions
  • Determine the compatibility of selected ceramic materials with ethylene cracking conditions

Education:

  • Ph.D., Metallurgical Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1971
  • B.S., Science Engineering (Materials Science option), Northwestern University, 1966
  • Research Associate, Metallurgical Engineering Dept., University of Illinois, 1972-74
  • Research Associate, Metallurgical Engineering Dept., University of Missouri-Rolla, 1971-72

Professional Affiliations:

  • ASM International
    • Former chair of Specialty Materials Critical Technology Sector
    • Fellow of society
  • NACE International
  • Former chair of Annual Conference Programming Committee
    • Fellow of society
    • Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry

Publications:

  1. J. R. Keiser, D. L. Singbeil, G. B. Sarma, J. R. Kish, K. A. Choudhury, L. A. Frederick, J. P. Gorog, F. R. Jetté, C. R. Hubbard, R. W. Swindeman, P. M. Singh, J. Yuan, P. J. Maziasz, “Cracking and Corrosion of Composite Tubes in Black Liquor Recovery Boilers,” Chapter in 40 Years Recovery Boiler Co-Operation in Finland, Proceedings of the International Recovery Boiler Conference, Haikko Manor, Porvoo, Finland, May 12-14, 2004.
  2. J. R. Keiser, D. L. Singbeil, G. B. Sarma, J. R. Kish, K. A. Choudhury, C. R. Hubbard, L. A. Frederick, J. Yuan, P. M. Singh, “Causes And Solutions For Recovery Boiler Primary Air Port Composite Tube Cracking,” Proceedings of the 11th International Chemical Recovery Conference, Charleston, SC, June 7-11, 2004, Winner of I. H. Welden Best Paper Award for 2004 Conferences.
  3. J. R. Keiser, J. G. Hemrick, R. A. Peascoe-Meisner, C. R. Hubbard, and J. P. Gorog, “Studies And Selection Of Containment Materials For High-Temperature Black Liquor Gasification,” Proceedings of TAPPI Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference, TAPPI Press, Atlanta, GA, November 2006.
  4. J. R. Keiser, J. R. Kish, L. A. Frederick, A. W. Willoughby, K. A. Choudhury, D. L. Singbeil, F. R. Jetté, J. P. Gorog, “Recovery Boiler Superheater Corrosion Studies,” Proceedings of the International Chemical Recovery Conference, Quebec City, QC, Canada, May 29-June 1, 2007, Winner of Conference Best Paper Award.
  5. J. R. Keiser, R. A. Meisner, J. G. Hemrick, J. P. Gorog, W. R. Leary, C. A. Brown, I. Landälv, A. Gupta and K. A. McGowan, “Recent Experience With Structural Materials In Commercial-Scale Black Liquor Gasifiers,” Proceedings of the International Chemical Recovery Conference, Quebec City, QC, Canada, May 29 June 1, 2007.