Research Interests

1. Numerical mathematical methods:

Burningham, N. W., and Seader, J. D., “Determination of Kinetic Parameters for the Thermal  Degradation of Polymers by the Quasilinearization Technique,” Thermochimica  Acta, 5, 1 (1972), 59-69.

Khaleghi Rahimian, S., and F. Jalali, J.D. Seader, and R.E. White,  ” A new homotopy for seeking all real roots of a nonlinear equation”, Computers and Chem. Engr., 35, 403-411 (2011).

Khaleghi Rahimian, S., and F. Jalali, J.D. Seader, and R.E. White, “A Robust Homotopy Continuation Method for Seeking All Real Roots of Unconstrained Systems of Nonlinear Algebraic and Transcendental Equations:, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 50, 8892-8900 (2011).

2.  Separation Processes:

Wayburn, T. L., and Seader, J. D., “Solution of Systems of Interlinked Distillation Columns  by Differential Homotopy-Continuation Methods,” in Proceedings of the  Second International Conference on Foundations of  Computer-Aided Process Design, CACHE, pp 765-862 (1984).

Seader, J. D., “The B. C. (Before Computers) and A. D. of Equilibrium-Stage  Operations,” Chemical Engineering Education, 19, 88-103 (1985).

Chavez, C. R., Seader, J. D., and Wayburn, T. L., “Multiple Steady-State Solutions for  Interlinked Separation ‘Systems,” IEC Fundamentals, 25, 566-576 (1986).

Seader, J. D., “The Rate-Based Approach for Modeling Staged Separations,” Chem. Eng.  Progress, 85, (10), 41-49 (1989).

3. Process Synthesis and Design:

Seader, J. D., and Dallin, D. E., “Interative-graphical-system Computer Design of a Toluene Dealkylation Process,” Chemical Engineering Computing, 1 (AIChE Workshop), New York; American Institute of Chemical Engineers (1972), 87-98.

Hendry, J. E., Rudd, D. F., and Seader, J. D., “Synthesis in the Design of Chemical Processes,”  AIChE Journal 19, 1 (1973), 1-15.

Rodrigo, F. R., and Seader, J. D., “Synthesis of Separation Sequences by Ordered Branch  Search,” AIChE Journal, 21 (1975), 885-894.

Gomez, A., and Seader, J. D., “Separation Sequence Synthesis by a Predictor Based  Ordered Search,” AIChE Journal, 22 (1976), 970-979.

Seader, J. D., and Westerberg, A. W., “A Combined Heuristic and Evolutionary Strategy  for Synthesis of Simple Separation Sequences,” AIChE Journal, 23 (1977) 951-954.

Wayburn, T. L., and Seader, J. D., “Homotopy Continuation Methods for Computer-Aided Process  Design,” Computers and Chemical Engineering, 11, 7-25 (1987).

4. Transport and Reaction Kinetics in Curved Tubes:

Kalb, C. E., and Seader, J. D., “Heat and Mass Transfer Phenomena for Viscous Flow in Curved  Circular Tubes,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 15, (1972),  801-817.

Austin, L. R., and Seader, J. D., “Fully Developed Viscous Flow in Coiled Circular Pipes,”  AIChE Journal, 19, 1 (1973), 85-94.

Kalb, C. E., and Seader, J. D., “Fully Developed Viscous-Flow Heat Transfer in Curved  Circular Tubes with Uniform Wall Temperature,” AIChE Journal, 20, 1 (1974), 340-346.

Austin, L. R., and Seader, J. D., “Entry Region for Steady Viscous Flow in Coiled Circular Pipes,”  AIChE Journal, 20, 4 (1974), pp. 820-822.

Seader, J. D., and Southwick, L. M., “Saponification of Ethyl Alcohol in Curved-Tube  Reactors,” Chem Eng. Comm., 9, 175-183 (1981).

Kalb, C. E., and Seader, J. D., “Entrance Region Heat Transfer in a Uniform Wall-Temperature  Helical Coil with Transition from Turbulent to Laminar Flow,” Int. J. Heat Mass  Transfer, 26, 23-32 (1983).

Slominski, C.G., W.D. Seider, S.W. Churchill, and J.D. Seader, “Helical and Lemniscate Tubular Reactors”, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 50, 8842-8850 (2011).

5. Rocket Engine Heat Transfer:

Seader, J. D., and Wagner, W. R., “Regenerative Cooling of Rocket Engines,” condensed version  in Chemical Engineering Progress, 60 (February,, 1964), 50-52; complete paper in  Chemical Engineering Techniques in Aerospace.  Edited by Donald J. Simkin.  (“Chemical Engineering Progress Symposium Series,” Vol. 60. No. 52) New York;  American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1964, 130-150.

Gessner, F.,  Seader, J. D., Ingram, R. J., and Coultas, T. A., ‘”Analysis of Self-Cooling with  Infiltrated Porous Tungsten Composites,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets,  1, 6 (1964), 643-648.

Miller, W. S., Seader, J. D., and Trebes, D. M., “Forced Convection Heat Transfer to Liquid  Hydrogen at Supercritical Pressures,” Heat Flow Below 100°K and its Technological Applications.  (“Refrigeration Science and Technology,”  Supplement 1965-2 to the Bulletin of the International Institute of Refrigeration.)   Grenoble, France: Commission 1, International Institute of Refrigeration, 1965,  pp. 173-191

Sutton, G. P., Wagner, W. R., and Seader, J. D., “Advanced Cooling Techniques for Rocket  Engines,” Astronautics and Aeronautics, 4 (1966), pp. 60-71.

6. Smoke Development:

Chien, W. P., and Seader, J. D., “Smoke Development at Different Energy Flux Levels in an NBS  Smoke Density Chamber,” Fire Technology, 10, 3 (1974), 187-196.

Seader, J. D., and Chien, W. P., “Physical Aspects of Smoke Development in an NBS Smoke- Density Chamber,” Journal of Fire and Flammability, 6 (1975), 284-310.

Chien, W. P., and Seader, J. D., “Prediction of Specific Optical Density for Smoke Obscuration  in an NBS Smoke Density Chamber,” Fire Technology, 11, 3 (1975), 206-218.

Seader, J. D., and Ou, S. S., “Correlation of the Smoking Tendency of Materials,”  Fire Research, 1 (1977), 3-9.

7. Thermodynamics:

Chao, K. C., and Seader, J. D., “A General Correlation of Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium in  Hydrocarbon Mixtures,” AIChE Journal, 7 (1961), 598-605.

deNevers, N., and Seader, J. D., “Lost Work: A  Measure of Thermodynamic Efficiency,”  Energy  5, 757-769 (1980).

deNevers, N., and Seader, J. D., “Mechanical Lost Work, Thermodynamic Lost Work,  and Thermodynamic Efficiencies of Processes,” Latin American Journal of Heat  and Mass Transfer, 8, 77-105 (1984).

deNevers, N., and Seader, J. D., “The Two Lost-Work Statements and the Combined First-  and Second-Law Statement,” Chemical Engineering Education, 18, 128-131,  146-148 (1984).

8. Recovery of Oil from Tar Sand:

Seader, J. D., and K. M. Jayakar, U.S. Patent 4,160,720, “Process and Apparatus to Produce Synthetic Crude Oil from Tar Sands,” Filed Dec. 15, 1977, Issued July 10, 1979 (also Venezuela Patent 41960, issued Oct. 31, 1978, Registered July 25, 1983).

Seader, J. D., and Smart, L. M., “Recovery of Bitumen from Tar Sands by a Thermally  Coupled Fluidized-Bed Process,” Proceedings of Third International Conference  on Heavy Crude and Tar Sands, Long Beach, California, July 22-31, 1985,  pp. 1067-1079.