Webinars & Conference Presentations

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 9:15am

Design and performance of a novel reverse-flow fixed-bed reactor for chemical-looping combustion

Lu Han, Zhiquan Zhou, George M. Bollas


                The reactor technologies for chemical-looping combustion (CLC)...Read more

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 4:45pm

Today the world's energy economy is still based to a large extent on the abundance of fossil fuels. This has led to a rapid depletion of the easily accessible oil reserves resulting in continuously rising oil prices. Furthermore severe environmental problems caused by...Read more
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:15pm

More than 60% of the total anthropogenic CO2 emissions in the U.S. are emitted from stationary sources such as power plants, iron and steel industries, cement plants, chemical plants, refineries, gas processing plants, petrochemicals, etc. While CO2...Read more
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 1:00pm

The recent energy trends indicate that the global energy requirement will increase from 14 TW to 30 TW by the year 2050. Currently, fossil fuels such as petroleum oil, coal and natural gas are used as the major energy source for the fulfillment of the energy...Read more
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 2:15pm

A few N-functionalized porous carbon adsorbents were synthesized and characterized for capturing carbon dioxide from flue gas and separating carbon dioxide from natural gas. The hydroquinone and quinone functional groups were grafted into a hierarchical porous carbon...Read more
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 12:30pm

The Department of Energy’s Advanced Energy Systems Program –managed within the Office of Fossil Energy and implemented by the National Energy Technology Laboratory– has been developing both second generation and transformational technologies that will drive towards...Read more
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 4:45pm

The levels of CO2 emitted by coal combustion raise enormous concerns about its utilization as energy source because of the copious effects on global climate. In this scenario, carbon capture technologies (CCT) emerge as the effectual remediation processes to...Read more
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 3:30pm

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE), in conjunction with its National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), conducts research, development and demonstration (RD&D) of advanced fossil-based energy conversion technologies, with a...Read more
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 3:15pm

The Department of Energy’s Carbon Capture Program –managed within the Office of Fossil Energy and implemented by the National Energy Technology Laboratory– has been developing both second generation and transformational technologies that will enable carbon capture and...Read more
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 2:15pm

The continuous emission of CO2 from coal-fired power plants, cement manufacturing, refineries, etc., is considered as one of the major reasons for the greenhouse effect and global warming. The utilization of fossil fuels contribute to 64% of greenhouse gas...Read more
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 1:15pm

TDA Research, Inc (TDA) is developing a low cost, high capacity CO2 adsorbent and demonstrating its technical and economic viability for post-combustion CO2 capture for existing pulverized coal-fired power plants.  TDA uses an advanced physical...Read more
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 12:45pm

ION Engineering, The University of Alabama and other partners are currently building a slipstream-scale process for post-combustion CO2 capture at an operating coal-fired power plant.  Through a rational solvent screening process based on several key parameters, we...Read more
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 10:15am

Spray columns can potentially be utilized for large scale CO2 absorption in aqueous amine solvents. Drop sizes produced by commercially available nozzles are strongly dependent on the physical properties of the solvent, and they can greatly affect the rate...Read more
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 2:00pm

Molecular Characterisation of Petroleum Streams

Luyi Liu , Nan Zhang


The highly competitive market in the oil refining industry forces refiners look for more detailed information of both feedstocks and products to achieve the optimal economic performance...Read more

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 3:30pm

Dry reforming of methane (DRM) to syngas (H2 and CO) has been well-studied over a number of catalysts. The high temperatures needed to produce syngas inevitably result in carbon formation. Although pyrochlores are known to be thermally stable at conditions required for dry reforming,...Read more

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 3:30pm





Joseph W. Guida, PE – Director, Process Technology and Engineering - Fluor...Read more

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 3:00pm

FM Technologies, Inc. (FMT) has developed new methods for joining SiC-to-SiC and SiC-to-metal for use in ethylene production.  Global production of ethylene from olefin plants reached over 150 million metric-tons in 2012 according to GPCA, making ethylene one of the largest, by volume, chemical...Read more

Friday, November 8, 2013 - 8:45am

Alternatives to Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) are needed that can use captured CO2 directly or convert it to valuable products , such as fuels , chemicals , plastics , or building materials. This paper will describe a breakthrough process invented and patented by Rutgers called hydrothermal...Read more

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 5:00pm

Hydrogen may become an important energy carrier in the future. The current technologies for the large scale production of H2, i.e. steam reforming of natural gas and steam gasification of coal, are very energy intensive owing to the need for various separation steps

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 4:30pm

The need for practical solutions to both carbon capture and carbon sequestration becomes imperative as the climatic impact of anthropogenic CO2 emissions become increasingly clear. With current global CO2 emissions increasing beyond 30 gigatons per year , all potential CO2 reservoirs should be...Read more

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 3:45pm

Deep saline aquifers are considered as a promising option for long-term storage of carbon dioxide. However , risk of CO2 leakage from the aquifers through faults , natural or induced fractures or abandoned wells cannot be disregarded. Therefore , modeling of various leakage scenarios is crucial...Read more

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 2:45pm

  Tingjun Fu, Zhenhua Li

 Key Laboratory for Green Chemical Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemical Engineering & Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China

      The recent renewed interest in Fischer–Tropsch (FT) synthesis has largely been

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 2:30pm

This study investigates the cyclic use of several sorbents for CO2 capture and comparative study of thermodynamic analysis to predict sorbent regeneration conditions and thermal levels where sorbent kinetics change from CO2 absorption to CO2 desorption. It is expected cycling processes with CO2...Read more

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 2:45pm

It is generally well accepted that an increase in anthropogenic emissions is a leading cause of the increase in levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) , one of the greenhouse gases , in the atmosphere.  Generation of electrical power is responsible for a roughly 40% of these emissions.  Design of new...Read more

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 1:45pm


Chemical looping is one of several emerging technology options capable to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions and helping in a diverse range of applications for production of fuels , chemicals and electricity [1-3]. In a general

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 1:15pm

In order to model the growth of microalgae in a open-pond reactor , a 1000L system has been built and operated under realistic outdoor conditions. Environmental data (light intensity , temperature , pH) were captured with a datalogger and the growth was measured. A phenomenological mathematical...Read more