Faculty of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Lawrence T. Novak

Dr. Lawrence Novak Assistant Professor B.S., M.S., & Ph.D., Chemical Engineering
Michigan State University

Reaction engineering, catalysis, polymer engineering, physical properties, process design.

Industrial Experience
  • Chemical & Catalytic Reaction Engineering
  • Catalyst Characterization and Evaluation
  • Polymer Engineering
  • Physical Properties
  • Process Design and Evaluation
  • Process Engineering
Lubrizol, Manufacturing Division (1991-2006)
Engelhard, Catalyst R&D (1980-1991)
Publications, Patents, and Grants
  1. Lawrence T. Novak, “Predicting Natural Gas Viscosity with a Mixture Viscosity Model for the Entire Fluid Region”, SPE Journal, 2013 (In Review) .
  2. Lawrence T. Novak, “A Predictive Corresponding States Viscosity Model for the Entire Fluid Region: n-Alkanes”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2013.
  3. Lawrence T. Novak and Merrill Galloway, “Scaled Transport Coefficient Correlations for Fluids”, 2012 Annual AIChE Meeting, Pittsburg, PA, Nov 2, 2012.
  4. Lawrence T. Novak, “Fluid Viscosity-Residual Entropy Correlation”, International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, 2011, Volume 9, Article A107.
  5. Lawrence T. Novak, “Self-Diffusion Coefficient and Viscosity in Fluids”, International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, 2011, Volume 9, Article A63.
  6. Lawrence T. Novak, “Entity-Based Eyring-NRTL Viscosity Model for Mixtures Containing Oils and Bitumens”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2006, 45, 7329-7335.
  7. Lawrence T. Novak, C-C Chen, Y. Song, “Viscosity Model for Mixtures Containing Polymers”, Presented at AspenWorld-2004, Orlando, Florida.
  8. “Eyring-NRTL Mixture Viscosity Model”, Commercialized in Aspen Tech Software, Release 13.1, October 2004.
  9. Lawrence T. Novak, C-C. Chen, Y. Song, “Segment-Based Eyring-NRTL Viscosity Model for Mixtures Containing Polymers”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2004, 43, 6231-6237.
  10. Lawrence T. Novak, “Relationship between Intrinsic Viscosity and Eyring-NRTL Viscosity Model Parameters”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2004, 43, 2602-2604.
  11. Lawrence T. Novak, “Modeling the Viscosity of Liquid Mixtures: Polymer-Solvent Systems”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2003, 42, 1824-1826.
  12. James D. Burrington, with Lawrence T. Novak and others, “Catalytic Process for Making High Reactivity Alkylating Agents and Products Resulting Therefrom”, US PATENT 5,986,155, 1999.
  13. Lawrence T. Novak, G. McCullough, “PIB Reactor System Modeling in SPEEDUP”, Presented at AspenWorld -1997, Boston, Mass.
  14. E. Nebesh, D.G. Kelly, Lawrence T, Novak, "Copper-Chromite Catalyst and Process for Preparing Said Catalyst", US PATENT 5,124,295, 1992.
  15. Lawrence T. Novak, E. Nebesh, "Copper-Chromite Catalyst Activity Correlation for the Hydrogenation of 2-Ethyl-3-propylacrolein", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 1991, 30, 2514.
  16. Lawrence T. Novak, K. F. Petraitis, "Laboratory Evaluation of Clays in the Treatment of BTX Feed stocks", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 1989, 28,1567.
  17. Lawrence T. Novak, "Laboratory Evaluation of Clays in the Treatment of BTX Feed stocks", Presented at the 25th Annual Clay Minerals Society Meeting, 1988, Grand Rapids, Mi.
  18. Lawrence T. Novak, O. Nebesh, "Computer Automated Catalyst Test Unit", Presented at the 79th Annual AIChE Meeting, 1986, Miami, Fl.
  19. Lawrence T. Novak, D. D. Mateer, "Trickling Flow Pressure Drop in Packed Beds of Formed Catalysts", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 1986, 25,1034.
  20. Lawrence T. Novak, Principal investigator for two National Science Foundation grants that were awarded to support research in the areas of microbial kinetics and fixed bed mass transfer (1974-1980).
  21. Lawrence T. Novak, "Kinetics of the Reaction between Orthophosphate Ions and Muskegon Dune Sand", Journal of Environmental Quality, 1979, 8, 312.
  22. Lawrence T. Novak, F. Petschaur, "Role of Agitation Conditions in Nitrification", Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 1979, XXI, 1457.
  23. Lawrence T. Novak, "Role of Agitation Conditions in Microbial Reactions - Nitrification", Presented at the 70th Annual AIChE Meeting, 1977, New York.
  24. Lawrence T. Novak, "A Method for the Study of Interphase Mass Transfer at Very Low Reynolds Nuatermbers in Packed Beds", AIChE Journal, 1977, 23, 398.
  25. Lawrence T. Novak, "Transport and Reactions of Ions in Soils", Water-1976, AIChE Symposium Series, 1977, 344.
  26. Lawrence T. Novak, "Transport and Reactions of Ions in Soils", Presented at the 69th Annual AIChE Meeting, 1976, Chicago, Ill.
  27. Lawrence T. Novak, "A Model for Soil-Orthophosphate Reactions and Extensions to the Modeling of Americium Transport in Soils", Presented at the Second Mineral Cycling Symposia sponsored by the University of Georgia and ERDA, 1976, Augusta, Georgia.
  28. Lawrence T. Novak, with D. B. Shah, G. A. Coulman, P. M. Schierholz, "Water Treatment: Chemical Engineering Methods in Action", Watrer-1975, AIChE Symposium Series.
  29. D. C. Adriano, with A. E. Erickson, A. R. Wolcott, B. G. Ellis, Lawrence T. Novak, “ Effect of Long Term Land Disposal by Spray Irrigation of Food Processing Wastes on Some Chemical Properties of the Soil and Sub-surface Water", Journal of Environmental Quality, 1975, 4, 242
  30. Lawrence T. Novak, D. C. Adriano, "Phosphorus Movement in Soils: Soil Orthophosphate Reaction Kinetics", Journal of Environmental Quality, 1975, 4, 261.
  31. Lawrence T. Novak, with D. B. Shah, G. A. Coulman, D. C. Adriano, "Phosphorus Movement in Soils: Theoretical Aspects", Journal of Environmental Quality, 1975, 4, 93.
  32. D. B. Shah, with Lawrence T. Novak, B. G. Ellis, G. A. Coulman, "A Mathematical Model for Phosphorus Movement in Soils", Journal of Environmental Quality, 1975, 4, 87.
  33. Lawrence T. Novak, G. A. Coulman, "Mathematical Models for the Drying of Rigid Porous Materials", Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 1975, 53, 60.
  34. Lawrence T. Novak, D. B. Shah, G. A. Coulman, "Application of Chemical Engineering Methods to Environmental Pollution Problems", Water-1974, AIChE Symposium Series, 1974, 277.
  35. G. A. Coulman, Lawrence T. Novak, D. B. Shah, "Terrestrial Ecosystem Response to Waste water Irrigation", with G. A. Coulman and D. B. Shah, Water-1974, AIChE Symposium Series, 1974,289.
  36. Lawrence T. Novak, G. A. Coulman,"Simulation of Soils Drying Under Natural Meteorological Conditions", Simulation, 1974, 11.
  37. Lawrence T. Novak, G. A. Coulman, "A Simulation of Two Phase Water Movement in Soils", Proceedings of the 1972 Summer Simulation Conference, 1972, 2, 940, San Diego, CA.
  38. Lawrence T. Novak, "Transport Phenomena in Porous Media with Emphasis on Water Movement in Soils", PhD Dissertation in Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University, 1972.
  39. Lawrence T. Novak, "Transport of Water and Other Chemical Compounds in Porous Media", Ecosystem Design and Mangement Annual Report, NSF-GI-2O, 1971.
Teaching

  • Lectures and workshops were integrated into the curriculum to introduce students to a high productivity software tool (Aspen-Plus) for chemical engineering computations.

Graduate Courses Taught:

  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Heterogeneous Reaction Engineering
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Mass Transfer in Porous media
  • Chemical Engineering Analysis

Undergraduate Courses Taught

  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Separation Processes
  • Unit Operations Laboratory
  • Material & Energy Balances
  • Engineering Computations
  • Engineering Computations
engaged learning
Mailing Address
Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Department
Fenn College of Engineering
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Ave., SH 455
Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2214
Campus Location
Stilwell Hall Room 455
1960 East 24th Street
Phone: 216.687.2569
Fax: 216.687.9220
ChE@csuohio.edu
Contact
Jorge E. Gatica
j.gatica@csuohio.edu
Phone: 216.523.7274


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