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Mining Engineering

Boyd Davis

Boyd Davis

Adjunct Assistant Professor

(613)533-2746, Goodwin 325a 
Boyd.Davis@queensu.ca

Integrated process development, chemical thermodynamics, molten salts, chlorination chemistry

Boyd Davis

Biography

Boyd Davis has worked as a private consultant since 1997 in the area of computational thermochemistry and process development and is president of Kingston Process Metallurgy Inc. The company focuses on bench and mini-pilot scale chemical process development for the metallurgical industry, mainly in thermal processing (www.kpm.ca).

Aside from his company's work, Boyd has volunteered his time to supervise graduate students and undergraduate projects. He has authored over 30 technical papers. Boyd is currently on the executive of the Metallurgical Society of CIM and was awarded the Past Presidents' Memorial Medal in 2001 for service to the society and is active with TMS in the United States.

Publications

Journal Publications

Lo, Chih-ting; Karan, Kunal and Davis, Boyd, "Kinetic Assessment of Catalysts for the Methanolysis of Sodium Borohydride for Hydrogen Generation ," Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 48, 11, 2009.

Wechsler, D.; Cui, Y.; Dean, D.; Davis, B. & Jessop, P.G., "Production of H2 from Combined Endothermic and Exothermic Hydrogen Carriers," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130, 50, 17195-17203, 2008.

Cui, Yi; Kwok, S.; Bucholtz, A.; Davis, Boyd; Whitney, Ralph A.; Jessop, Philip, G., "The effect of substitution on the utility of piperidines and octahydronindoles for reversible hydrogen storage," New Journal of Chemistry Ref: b718209k, 2008. (Accepted)

Atiyeh, Hassan K.; Davis, Boyd R., "Separation of sodium metaborate from Sodium Borohydride using nanofiltration membranes for hydrogen storage application," International Journal of Hydrogen Engergy32(2) , 229-236, 2007.

Rubenstein, Joshua; Davis, Boyd, "Wear testing of inert anodes for magnesium electrolyzers," Meallurgical and Materials Transactions B: Process Metallurgy and Material Processing Science 38B(2), 193-201, 2007.

Lo, Chih-Ting F.; Karan, Kunal; Davis, Boyd R. , "Kinetic Studies of Reaction between Sodium Borohydride and Methanol, Water and Their Mixtures," Indstrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 46(17), 5478-5484, 2007.

Calabretta, Daniel L.; Davis, Boyd R. , "Investigation of the anhydrous molten NA-B-O-H system and the concept: Electrolytic hydriding of sodium boron oxide species," Journal of Power Sources 164(2), , 782-791, 2007.

Kelebek, S.; Yoruk, S.; Davis, B.R., "Characterization of basic oxygen furnace dust and zinc removal by acid leaching ," Minerals Engineering 17(2), 285-291, 2004.

Bell, S.M.; Davis, B.R.; Thompson, J.P. , "Development of new coating for magnesium permanent mold casting ," Transactions of the American Foundry Society 112, 971-983, 2004.

Mark, A.F.; Davis, B.R. , "Mold coatings for magnesium permanent mold casting ," Transactions of the American Foundry Society 111, 1077-1087, 2003.

Patents

Davis, Boyd; Lo, Flora, Karan, Kunal, "Hydrogen Generation System," PCT Int. Appl. WO 2009009853 , January, 2009. (In Progress)

Lo, C.-T. Flora; Karan, K; Davis, B.R., "Kinetic Studies of Reaction between Sodium Borohydride and Methanol, Water, and their Mixtures, submitted to Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research," 2006. (In Progress)

John N. Hryn, Boyd R. Davis, Jianhong Yang, Alain Roy, "Process for electrolytic production of aluminum," U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ. 2005092619, May, 2005. (In Progress)

J. Kelly Kindig, Robert R. Odle, Thomas E. Weyand, Boyd R. Davis, "Method and apparatus for the production of hydrogen gas," US Patent 6,682,714, January, 2004. (In Progress)

J. Kelly Kindig, Thomas E. Weyand, Boyd R. Davis, Robert R. Odle, "Method for the production of hydrogen-containing gaseous mixtures," US Patent 6,685,754, July, 2003. (In Progress)

J. Kelly Kindig, Robert R. Odle, Thomas E. Weyand, Boyd R. Davis, "Method for the production of ammonia," US Patent 6,620,398, September, 2003. (In Progress)

J. Kelly Kindig, Boyd R. Davis, Robert R. Odle, Thomas E. Weyand, "Method for the production of hydrogen and applications thereof," US Patent 6,663,681, December, 2003. (In Progress)

Books (Chapters)

Davis, B.R. , "Condensed Phases of Inorganic Material: Molten Salts," in Experimental Thermodynamics VII: Measurement of Thermodynamic Properties of Multiple Phases, Ed. R.D. Weir and Th. W. de Loos, IUPAC, Elsevier, 2005.

Conference Proceedings

McLean, Kevin, Pettingill, James and Davis, Boyd, "Cathode Wetting Studies in Magnesium Electrolysis," Magnesium Technology 2009, TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, pp. 29-34, San Francisco, CA United States, February, 2009.

Davis, B. and Sherik, A. , "Thermodynamic Analysis of Formation of Black Powder in Sales Gas Pipelines," NACE 2009, March, 2009.

Rubenstein, J; Davis, B.R., "Wear testing of inert graphite anodes for magnesium production," Magnesium Technology 2005, Proceedings of the Symposium held during the TMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, February, 2005.

Davis, B.R.; Lo, C.-T. Flora; Calabretta, D.; Abdul, M., "Chemical hydrogen storage for automotive applications, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies," Proceedings of the International Symposium on Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies, pp. 595-605, Calgary, August, 2005.

Rubenstein, J.; Davis, B.R., "Measurement of Inert Graphite Anode Wear using Confocal Surface Profilometry," CIM Light Metals Conference Proceedings, Hamilton, 2004.

Technical Reports & Other Publications

Atiyeh, H.K. and Davis, B.R., "Separation of sodium metaborate from sodium borohydride using nanofiltration membranes for hydrogen storage application", accepted in International Journal of Hydrogen Energy," 2006.

Rubenstein, J; Davis, B.R., "Wear Testing of Inert Anodes for Magnesium Electrolyzers," 2006, accepted in Met. Trans. B .

Coursol, P.; Davis, B.R., Roy, A.; Lebel M., "Oxygen Removal from Blister Copper by Copper Oxide Formation," July, 2005, JOM, TMS, 64-67.

Kelebek, S.; Yoruk, S.; Davis, B.R., "Characterization of basic oxygen furnace dust and zinc removal by acid leaching," 2004, Minerals Engineering, 17(2), 285-291.

Yang, Jianhong; Hryn, John N.; Davis, Boyd R.; Roy, Alain; Krumdick, Greg K.; Pomykala, Joseph A., Jr., "New opportunities for aluminum electrolysis with metal anodes in a low temperature electrolyte system," 2004, Light Metals (Warrendale, PA, United States), 321-326.

Bell, S.M.; Davis, B.R.; Thomson, J.P., "Development of new coating for magnesium permanent mold casting," 2004, Transactions of the American Foundry Society, 112, 971-983.

Mark.; Davis, B. R, A. F., "Mold coatings for magnesium permanent mold casting," 2003, Transactions of the American Foundry Society, 111, 1077-1087 .

Mary Jane Walzak, Ross D. Davidson, N. Stewart McIntyre, Donald Argo and Boyd R. Davis, ""Interfacial Reactions between SF6 and Molten Magnesium"," 2001, TMS Annual Conference 2001, New Orleans, LA.

B.R. Davis, S. Kelebek, E. Dillon, "Characterization and Flotation of BOF Dust for Zinc Removal, International Symposium on Waste Processing, Recycling in Metallurgical Industries," August, 2001, Conference of Metallurgists - CIM, Toronto, ON.

Patents and Patent Applications:

John N. Hryn, Boyd R. Davis, Jianhong Yang, Alain Roy, "Process for electrolytic production of aluminum", U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ. 2005092619, May 5, 2005

J. Kelly Kindig, Robert R. Odle, Thomas E. Weyand, Boyd R. Davis, " Method and apparatus for the production of hydrogen gas", US Patent 6,682,714, Jan. 27, 2004

J. Kelly Kindig, Boyd R. Davis, Robert R. Odle, Thomas E. Weyand, "Method for the production of hydrogen and applications thereof", US Patent 6,663,681, Dec. 16, 2003

J. Kelly Kindig, Robert R. Odle, Thomas E. Weyand, Boyd R. Davis, "Method for the production of ammonia", US Patent 6,620,398, Sept. 16 2003

J. Kelly Kindig, Thomas E. Weyand, Boyd R. Davis, Robert R. Odle, "Method for the production of hydrogen-containing gaseous mixtures", US Patent 6,685,754, July 10, 2003

Lo, C.-T. Flora; Karan, K; Davis, B.R., Kinetic Studies of Reaction between Sodium Borohydride and Methanol, Water, and their Mixtures, submitted to Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research (2006)

Recent Publications:

Rubenstein, J; Davis, B.R., "Wear Testing of Inert Anodes for Magnesium Electrolyzers" accepted in Met. Trans. B (2006)

Atiyeh, H.K. and Davis, B.R., "Separation of sodium metaborate from sodium borohydride using nanofiltration membranes for hydrogen storage application", accepted in International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2006)

Davis, B.R.; Lo, C.-T. Flora; Calabretta, D.; Abdul, M., Chemical hydrogen storage for automotive applications, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies, 1st, Calgary, AB, Canada, Aug. 21-24, 595-605 (2005)

Coursol, P.; Davis, B.R., Roy, A.; Lebel M., "Oxygen Removal from Blister Copper by Copper Oxide Formation" JOM, TMS, 64-67, July (2005)

Rubenstein, J; Davis, B.R., "Wear testing of inert graphite anodes for magnesium production" Magnesium Technology 2005, Proceedings of the Symposium held during the TMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, United States, Feb. 13-17 (2005)

Rubenstein, J.; Davis, B.R., "Measurement of Inert Graphite Anode Wear using Confocal Surface Profilometry", CIM Light Metals Conference Proceedings, Hamilton (2004)

Bell, S.M.; Davis, B.R.; Thomson, J.P., "Development of new coating for magnesium permanent mold casting", Transactions of the American Foundry Society, 112, 971-983 (2004)

Yang, Jianhong; Hryn, John N.; Davis, Boyd R.; Roy, Alain; Krumdick, Greg K.; Pomykala, Joseph A., Jr., "New opportunities for aluminum electrolysis with metal anodes in a low temperature electrolyte system", Light Metals (Warrendale, PA, United States), 321-326 (2004)

Kelebek, S.; Yoruk, S.; Davis, B.R., "Characterization of basic oxygen furnace dust and zinc removal by acid leaching", Minerals Engineering, 17(2), 285-291 (2004)

Mark, A. F.; Davis, B. R., "Mold coatings for magnesium permanent mold casting", Transactions of the American Foundry Society, 111, 1077-1087 (2003)

B.R. Davis, S. Kelebek, E. Dillon, "Characterization and Flotation of BOF Dust for Zinc Removal, International Symposium on Waste Processing, Recycling in Metallurgical Industries", Conference of Metallurgists - CIM, Toronto, ON, August 2001

Mary Jane Walzak, Ross D. Davidson, N. Stewart McIntyre, Donald Argo and Boyd R. Davis, "Interfacial Reactions between SF6 and Molten Magnesium", Magnesium 2001, TMS Annual Conference 2001, New Orleans, LA