Webinars & Conference Presentations

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 12:30pm

A current issue related to the production of petroleum from shale formations is the co-production of natural gas.  In many cases, this co-produced gas is flared since the infrastructure is not in place to allow transport.  The flaring operations produce carbon emissions and make no use of the...Read more

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 8:30am

The waste generated from feed lots, dairy farms, meat processing, etc can be converted to a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide using anaerobic digestion.  The methane can be converted to synthesis gas and subsequently converted to synthetic fuel using Fischer Tropsch technology.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 12:30pm

Coal remains the low-cost but high carbon power generation option around the globe. We have studied the design of a 500 MW pulverized-coal boiler under advanced ultra-supercritical (AUSC) oxy-coal firing with pure oxygen (no flue gas recirculation) for carbon capture and high efficiency. This...Read more

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 12:30pm

The abundant supply of natural gas provided by the fracking  boom has dramatically changed the options for carbon dioxide management.  It appears that much of the near-term regulatory need for carbon management will be met by switching natural gas for coal.  However, long term supplies are still...Read more

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 12:30pm

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) established seven Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships (RCSPs) in 2003. The Southeast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (SECARB), whose lead organization is the Southern States Energy Board (SSEB), represents 13 States within the south...Read more

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 12:30pm

Regulatory Process Control of an Advanced Post-Combustion Amine Scrubbing System

Matthew S. Walters, Thomas F. Edgar, Gary T. Rochelle

McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 200

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Monday, November 9, 2015 - 12:30pm

Liquid aminosilicone CO2 capture solvents have been developed that have the potential to significantly reduce the cost of carbon capture from pulverized coal power plants.  Compared to aqueous amines, aminosilicones have the potential to reduce CO2 capture cost through...Read more

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 8:30am

Scale-up of Amine-Containing Membranes for CO2 Capture and Separation

Witopo Salim1, Varun Vakharia1, Dongzhu Wu1, Yuanxin Chen1, Lin Zhao1, Yang Han1, and W.S. Winston Ho1,2...Read more

Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 9:00am

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a technically feasible technology that can be deployed to reduce CO2 emissions from power plants and industrial sources. In the long run, CCS is also expected to lower the cost of climate change mitigation. However, because first-of-a-kind (FOAK)...Read more

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 4:30pm

Accurate characterization of petrochemical feeds plays a crucial role in describing the different pyrolysis pathways and reactivity of the various isomer species. The isomer distribution is proved to have a critical role in characterizing product yields. Isomers with almost identical physical...Read more

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 2:30pm

CO2 is a major anthropogenic gas contributing to global warming. The growing concerns for climate change have encouraged research activities towards developing more-efficient processes for CO2 capture. Some of the excellent adsorbents like zeolites, carbon nanotube-based solid sorbents and...Read more

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