Carnegie Mellon University
May 31, 2017

MS Student Awarded Prize at Annual Shale Innovation Contest

Portrait of Nyla Khan

Masters student Nyla Khan was part of a team whose research recently won a $500 award at the 6th Annual Shale Gas Innovation Contest.

Her poster, “Cold Energy Recovery from LNG Regasification,” discussed the comparison between regasification solutions and their impact on savings and recovery.

Khan’s research focused on the cold energy that is lost to a heat sink when liquefied natural gas (LNG) is regasified to natural gas at the receiving terminal. She compared two different thermodynamic cycle technologies for recovering LNG regasification cold energy: the Direct Expansion Cycle (DEC) and the Combined Cycle. The team found that the amount of LNG regasified has the highest impact on saving, and that DEC is optimum for small scale recovery while the Combined Cycle is better for large scale recovery.