Dr. David W. Arnold

  • Professor

Contact Information

  • Office: 3478 SEC
  • Phone: (205) 348-1741
  • Fax: (205) 348-7558

Areas of Research

  • Soil remediation
  • Thermodynamics


  • Ph. D., Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, 1980
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1976
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering , University of Alabama, 1971


Dr. David Arnold’s research primarily covers three areas:

  • formulation, cleaning, rheology, atomization, combustion and commercial use of coal-water fuels
  • remediation of soil contaminated with oil
  • formulation, rheology and process technology of the paints made from magnetic pigments that are used in the manufacture of magnetic recording media, such as audio and video tapes


  • Final Report “Minimizing the Derate of adding Post Combustion Capture to Pulverized Coal Units” EPRI——-December, 2012——Eric Altman, Josh Slaten, Scott Piltzer, David W. Arnold
  • Niraj, P., B. M. Adams and D. W. Arnold “Optimization of Two-Step Process for Remediation of Sucarnoochee Soil with Petroleum Coke.” Advances in Environmental Research, 3 (2) 1999, 189-201.
  • Hale, B. M. and D. W. Arnold “Fire-Tube Boiler Test Burn on Coal-Water Fuel,” Energy Sources, 20(11): 11-24; (1998).
  • Hale, B. M. and D. W. Arnold “Retrofit of a Fire-Tube Boiler to Burn Coal-Water Fuel,” Energy Sources, 19(10): 1139-1151; (1997).
  • Hamilton, B., P. Yelamanchili and D. W. Arnold “Coal-Water Fuel from Fine Coal for Use in a Fire-Tube Boiler,” Energy Sources, 19(10): 1127-1137; (1997).