Webinars & Conference Presentations

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 - 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
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 - 2:45pm

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 - 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 - 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

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 1:00pm

Thermal DeOxygenation (TDO) refers to a simple , non-catalytic , process which produces highly deoxygenated crude oils from levulinic and formic acids formed by acid hydrolysis of biomass feedstocks.  The TDO reaction is a single-step decomposition reaction which converts the neutralized acids...Read more

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 10:00am

The increase in greenhouse gasses concentration in the atmosphere has contributed to global warming in recent decades. Carbon sequestration is one of the solutions to control the CO2 concentration in atmosphere.  A pH-swing mineral carbonation is the process of extracting

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 8:30am

A multiple-gas cleanup process is proposed for the removal of CO2, SOx and NOx from coal combustion flue gas. This cleanup occurs at high temperatures (500-650 °C) in a single-stage gas-solid fluidized-bed reactor. This process – named Cal-C process –

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 5:00pm

Performance of accelerated carbonation by basic oxygen furnace slag (BOFS) in a rotating packed bed (RPB) was evaluated in this investigation.  The design of experiments (DOE) was introduced to evaluate the effect of different operating parameters including reaction time , particle size of BOFS...Read more

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 2:45pm

Dry reforming of methane for the production of hydrogen and syngas has attracted much attention from both industrial and environmental aspects. The major problem encountered in the application of this process is the rapid deactivation of the catalyst , which is mainly due to coke accumulation...Read more

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 1:30pm

The interest in hydrogen , regarded as a new clean energy carrier , has been increasing with the expectation for the upcoming hydrogen economy. In the hydrogen economy , hydrogen can replace the conventional fuels which have caused pollution problems. As one of the methods for mass production of...Read more

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 5:00pm

Due to the tunable structures and functionalities of ionic liquids (ILs) , current research efforts have introduced several unique materials for industrial applications , including solvents and media for CO2 capture.  Fundamental conclusions and aspects of these IL materials and their physical...Read more

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 4:00pm

It is estimated that the heavy-duty diesel vehicles (HDDVs) contribute to approximately 30 % of the total emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matters (PM) coming from the transport sector [1]. It is estimated that approximately 30 – 40 % of the engine run time is in idling mode [1...Read more

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 12:30pm

Currently ceria is a favored material within the concentrated solar power fuels community. The kinetic mechanisms responsible for ceria’s catalytic activity have been studied in great detail at lower temperatures and under numerous chemical environments. However , there is a critical gap in the...Read more

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 5:00pm

Elecrticity generation in power plants account for more than 73% of the total stationary CO2 emissions in the United States [1]. While carbon capture , utilization and storage (CCUS) is an enabling technology to reduce CO2 emissions from power plants , the costs of CO2 capture and compression ,...Read more

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 4:45pm

Power plant CO2 emissions account for a major portion of the anthropogenic greenhouse gases emitted to the atmosphere. Presently, the costs associated with the capture of carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants using first-generation oxy-combustion technology are

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Monday, November 4, 2013 - 4:15pm

Oxy-combustion is a competitive technology to enable the capture of CO2 from coal based power plants. The reduction in power efficiency and the increment of investment cost are less than (or at least comparable to) other CO2 capture technologies. The emissions of both SOx and NOx can also be...Read more

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 3:30pm

Sustainability since its original conceptualization is considered to have four dimensions; social; economic; environmental and institutional. It is simply the improved management of natural resources within a business establishment to provide economic and social benefits to the business and its...Read more

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 3:15pm

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI) was initiated in 2010 to develop and deploy state-of-the-art computational modeling and simulation tools to accelerate the development of carbon capture technology.The first components of the CCSI Toolset have been...Read more

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 2:45pm

CO2-Binding Organic Liquids (CO2BOLs) are a class of second-generation non-aqueous chemically selective CO2-separating solvents. CO2BOLs are unique in that in the absence of a co-solvent they are the only solvents that remain a liquid and in the process undergo dramatic changes in polarity with...Read more