Kameron Conforti

Kameron’s thesis work focuses on electrochemical processes occurring in porous media. His first project is on the fabrication, operation, and modelling of a hydrogen bromine membraneless flow battery. The battery utilizes heterogeneous porous media to increase fuel utilization and keep fluid streams separate without the use of an expensive, resistive, ion-selective membrane. His second project is the optimization of a shock electro dialysis (ED) unit capable of continuous purification and desalination of water. Shock ED takes advantage of the transport of ions along an oppositely charged surface that occurs when over-diffusion-limited-current is applied.

Kameron has done transport and kinetic modelling for external collaborators. The systems modeled were a Zn-Fe double membrane flow battery and a porous catalyst for CO2 reduction to CO.