Dr. Stiller has worked in the energy area since 1976. His work has
concentrated on the areas of (1) coal dissolution, (2) reclamation of dispoiled mine lands, and (3) iron sulfide
compounds for coal liquefaction catalysis. His efforts in coal
dissolution include the use of novel solvents in a coal extraction
process. These studies have led to a patented process. He is currently
studying the production of precursors for carbon materials from coal.
Dr. Stiller's highest activity is coal conversion with the goal of
producing the entire range of carbon materials from coal. One of the
focal points of this activity is the production of graphitizable
carbon foam structures which might have a myriad of applications in
Z., J. Yang, J.W. Zondlo, A.H. Stiller, and D.B. Dadyburjor, "In-situ
Impregnated Iron-Based Catalysts for Direct Coal Liquefaction," Fuel,
75, 1-7 (1995).
Stiller, A.H., D.B. Dadyburjor, C.D. Stinespring, A. Chadha, D. Tian,
S.B. Martin, Jr., and S. Agarwal,
"Preparation of Iron-Sulfide-Based Catalysts Using an Aerosol
Technique," Prepr. Pap.-American Chemical
Society, Division of Petroleum Chemistry, 40, 44-47 (1995).
Dadyburjor, D.B., A.H. Stiller, C.D. Stinespring, J.W. Zondlo, J.P. Wann, R.K. Sharma, D. Tian,
S. Agarwal, and A. Chadha,
"Towards Improved Iron-Based Catalysts for Direct coal Liquefaction," Prepr. Pap.-American Chemical Society, Division
of Fuel Chemistry, 39, No. 4, 1088-1092 (1994).
Batarseh, K.I. and A.H.
Stiller, "Modeling the Role of Bacteria in the Leaching of Low Grade
Minerals," AIChE, 40, No. 10, 1741-1756
Dadyburjor, D., W.R. Stewart, A.H. Stiller, C.D. Stinespring, J.P. Wann, and J.W. Zondlo, "Disproportionated
Ferric Sulfide Catalyst for Coal Liquefaction," Energy Fuels, 8, 19-24
Dorland, D., A.H. Stiller and E.A. Mintz,
"Effects of Sulfur on Coal Treatment in Aqueous Sodium Hydroxide," Fuel
Processing Technology, 30, 195-206 (1992).
A.H. and J.E. Smith, "Internal Combustion Engine," filed Jul. 16, 1984,
Stiller, A.H., "Electrochemical Neutralization of Acid Electrolyte,"
filed Oct. 29, 1984, SN 665, 569.
Stiller, A.H., G.D. Case, P.J. Bekowies
and A.J. Parson, "Fossil Fuel Extraction Process," patented Oct. 1984.
Stiller, A.H., J.T. Sears and R.W. Hammack,
"Coal Extraction Process," US SN 4272356, patented
Jun. 9, 1981.