UMSS20 Student Profile: David Fitzpatrick
David Fitzpatrick, Engineering Physics
A Hybrid Thermochemical and Pressure Swing Adsorption process of Air Separation
Mentored by Justin Lapp
David Fitzpatrick is modeling a new type of air separation to see if it could be more efficient than the current standard. He is combining two types of air separation processes to assess whether the process is more efficient together or separately. The first process increases pressure to adsorb nitrogen, and the second is a metal oxidation process.
Fitzpatrick is passionate about this because new developments could “make smaller hospitals more competitive in their markets and could reduce healthcare costs.”