About DOE Fellow
Maximiliano Edrei is a Senior undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical engineering at Florida International University (FIU). His expected graduation is set for May of 2015. His professional interests include Fluid Mechanics, computational modeling, and design optimization. Maximiliano is currently an executive board member of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) chapter at FIU. Upon graduating with his BS in mechanical engineering, Max plans to continue his education by pursuing a master’s degree.
DOE Related Projects
Maximiliano is currently working under the mentorship of Dr. Seckin Gokaltun on high level waste fluid simulations inside tanks while being perturbed by a process known as pulse jet mixing (PJM). Currently, there is an abundance of high level waste being stored inside tanks that are in various post nuclear processing DOE facilities around the United States. When stored, chemical reactions occur causing bubble formation that can be very hazardous if released in an uncontrolled fashion. The goal of this research is to be able to accurately model the effects of bubble formation and release as well as the behavior of the non-Newtonian waste while undergoing PJM in order to predict and control the release of hazardous gases during the transferring of high level waste.