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Oklahoma State University

Gary L. Foutch

Regents Professor Emeritus

foutch@okstate.edu

 

 

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

Fulbright Scholar, Loughborough University, England 1991

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1980

Visiting Scholar, Weihenstephan, Freising, Germany 1977

M. S., Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1977

B. S., Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1975

 

MAJOR AREAS OF RESEARCH

Rate Limited Reactions and Separations

Ultrapure Water Processing

 

RECENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Ultrapure Water Processing emphasizing Ion Exchange

Specific interests are in the use of mixed-bed ion exchange for ultrapure water processing and the removal of ppb and ppt contaminants from industrial process streams. This research can also be broadened toward the treatment of wastewater and ionic decontamination of the environment.

 

Reaction Kinetics and Reactor Design

General interests are in the determination and evaluation of heterogeneous reaction rate data, and modeling and application of these data to the development of new and existing processes. Emphasis is on rate-limited separation and reaction processes.

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

 

Kulkarni, S. and G. L. Foutch. “Predicted effects of resin properties in condensate polishing.” EPRI Condensate Polishing Conference Proceedings, Providence, RI, Report TR#xxxxxxx, July 13-14, 2011.

 

Foutch, G. L., C. E. Haub, S. Divekar, T. Yoon and J. Lou. “Ion Exchange Theory: Background information and Literature Review.” EPRI Condensate Polishing Conference Proceedings, Providence, RI, Report TR#xxxxxxx, July 13-14, 2011.

 

Moore, W. E., B. Gopalakrishnan and G. L. Foutch. “A Report on Resin Separation and Backwash Efficiency of Mixed Bed Ion Exchange Resins.” Proceedings of the International Water Conference, San Antonio, Texas, Paper Number IWC-10-03, Oct. 14-18, 2010.

 

Lee, J. and G. L. Foutch. “The Impact of Amine Thermal Degradation on Ion Exchange Resins.” Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Ion Exchange, Melbourne, Australia, July, 2010.

 

Gopalakrishnan, B. and G. L. Foutch. “Resin Separation and Backwash Efficiency of Mixed Bed Ion Exchange Resins.” Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Ion Exchange, Melbourne, Australia, July, 2010

Ezzeldin, H. A., A. Apblett, and G. L. Foutch. “Synthesis and Properties of Anion Exchangers Derived from Chloromethyl Styrene Codivinylbenzene and Their Use in Water Treatment.” International Journal of Polymer Science, accepted: in press, 2010.

Lee, J., and G. L. Foutch.“Thermal Degradation of Amines in Supercritical Water.” EPRI, Palo Alto, CA Report TR#1021499, 2010.

Lee, J and G. L. Foutch, “Sodium Effluent from A Mixed Bed Ion Exchange Column with Inefficient Cation Regeneration, EPRI Condensate Polishing Meeting, New Orleans, LA, June 3-5, 2009.

Hussey. D. F., G. L. Foutch, and M. A. Ward. “Ultrapure Water.” Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, 7th Edition, Revision, September 2008. Electronic version available online at http://www.wiley-vch.de/vch/software/ullmann/

 

Foutch, G. L., A. Apblett, and A. Pandey. “An Updated Review of Ion Exchange Fouling Mechanisms.” Proceedings IEX 2008 Society of the Chemical Industry, pp.47-54, Cambridge, England,2008.

 

Miller, D. W., G. L. Foutch, and D. J. Morgan. “Use of the Mixed Bed Ion Exchange Model to Evaluate Condensate Polisher Performance under Extended Power Uprate.” EPRI Condensate Polishing Meeting, Palm Springs, CA, Report TR#xxxxxxx, 2007.

 

Lin, W., and G. L. Foutch. “Rapid Analyte Concentration Estimation from Slowly Equilibrating Sensors.” Sensors & Actuators, B: Chemical, Vol. 128, pp. 199-207, 2007.

 

Yoon, T., G. Lee, B. Noh, N. Sung and G. L. Foutch, “Cation Exchange Performance of Mixed Bed Ion Exchange at Ultralow Solution Concentrations,” 4th International Conference on Ion Exchange, Chiba, Japan, Oct. 15-19, 2007.

 

Lee, G., T. Yoon, B. Noh and G. L. Foutch, “Effect of Anion Exchange on the Performance of Mixed-Bed Ion Exchange at Ultralow Concentrations,” 4th International Conference on Ion Exchange, Chiba, Japan, Oct. 15-19, 2007.

 

Chehbouni, A. and G. Foutch, “Recycling Saltwater for Irrigation in Marrakech Region,” Integrated Water Resource Management and Challenges of the Sustainable Development, Moroccan Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists, Marrakech, May 23-25, 2006.

 

Foutch, G. L., “A Short-Course on Ultrapure Water Processing,” International Workshop on Frintiers and Interfaces of Ion Exchange, Antalya, Turkey, June 11-15, 2006.

 

Foutch, G. L., “Current Issues in Industrial Ultrapure Water Processing,” International Workshop on Frintiers and Interfaces of Ion Exchange, Antalya, Turkey, June 11-15, 2006.

 

Hussey, D. F. and G. L. Foutch, “Modeling PWR Liquid Radioactive Waste Systems Using a Mixed Bed Ion Exchange Column Model,” EPRI International Low-Level Waste Conference, Orlando, FL, June 28-30, 2005.

 

Kuriyavar, S. I., A. W. Apblett and G. L. Foutch, “Evaluation of New Organic Amines as pH Control Agents to Replace Ethanolamine and Ammonia in Nuclear Reactors,” Division of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 230th ACS National Meeting, Washington, DC, Aug 28-Sept 1, 2005.

 

Yi, J., and G. L. Foutch “Simulation of Radioactive Species Migration Through Mixed Bed Ion Exchange Beds,” 2005 EPRI Condensate Polishing Workshop, Nashville, TN, Sept 20-22, 2005.

 

Raught, D., A. Apblett and G. L. Foutch, “Chemical Additatives Impact on Ion Exchange Mass Transfer in Power Plant Water,” International Conference on Interaction of Organics and Organic Cycle Treatment Chemicals with Water, Steam and Mterials, Stuttgart, Germany, Oct. 4-6, 2005.

 

Raught, D. P., G. L. Foutch, and A. Apblett. “Ion exchange resin fouling by organic amines and secondary systems at U.S. nuclear power plants.” Power Plant Chemistry, Vol. 7, No. 12, pp. 741-752, 2005.

 

Kim, J. Y., A. J. Ghajar, C. Tang, and G. L. Foutch. “Comparison of Near-wall Treatment Methods for High Reynolds Number Backward-Facing Step Flow.” International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics, Vol. 19, No. 7, pp. 493-500, 2005.

 

Apblett, A., G. L. Foutch, and P. Tran. “The ETA Fouling Mechanism of Mixed Bed Ion Exchange Resin.” IEX2004 Ion Exchange Technology for Today and Tomorrow, Cambridge, England, pp. 37-44. Reprinted in Power Plant Chemistry, Vol. 6, No. 9, pp. 523-44, 2004.