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Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 3:20pm
AIChE

The benefits and challenges of a large scale industrial waste heat-to-power/cogeneration facility are presented in this case study of the Port Arthur Steam Energy Project. The project recovers 2000⁰F flue gas energy from a petroleum coke calcining plant
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Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 3:00pm
AIChE

Dry Reforming of Methane (DRM) refers to the reaction between CH4 and CO2 to produce syngas. However, due to the stoichiometry of the reaction, the H2/CO ratio of the syngas produced is slightly below 1. Life cycle analysis work done by our group [1] indicates that
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Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 1:50pm
AIChE

Center for Houston’s Future interviewed stakeholders representing over 30 energy companies, academic institutions and other parties. We also heard presentations by 40 participants at our June 2019 Low-Carbon Energy Summit.
Our research shows Houston
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Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 1:30pm
AIChE

The world’s energy system is in the midst of a fundamental and disruptive transition that will have a direct on impact how energy is produced, processed, transmitted, distributed and consumed. The energy mix of the future will see a substantial
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Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 11:20am
RAPID - RAPID Manufacturing Institute for Process Intensification

Kyle March, Eloy Flores, Chemical Engineering Dept., Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX 78238.

Topic: Fluidized reactor technology /Carbon capture/CO2 utilization

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 11:00am
AIChE

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions of steam cracking furnaces by oxy-fuel combustion, renewable fuels and high emissivity coatings

Authors: Vangaever S. 1, Djokic M.R.1, Van Thielen J.2, Olver J.3, Theis G. 4,

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 3:00pm
AIChE

An excel spreadsheet based model uses the equation ΔCO2 = 5.13 + E − 0.0177*CO2 to calculate annual increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide. In this equation ΔCO2 is the annual increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide in any year
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Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 2:10pm
AIChE

Dry Reforming of Methane (DRM) process has been studied extensively as it utilizes CO2 and CH4 to produce syngas, a valuable intermediate. The main challenges for industrial application are the high energy requirement, severe coking environment and
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Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 1:30pm
AIChE

The inherently sustainable Black Swan Biomass Cycle for energy carbon management is progressed in industrial scale demonstration facilities under construction at the Kern Oil and Refining Company's cogeneration unit surrounded by hundreds of acres of crops in the heart
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Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 11:40am
AIChE

This paper will discuss Dioxide Materials efforts to scale their existing CO2 electrolyzers from the 1.5 watt laboratory units to 10 kW pilot scale units. Efforts included increasing the current per unit area from 200 mA/cm2 to 500 mA/cm2
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Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 11:20am
AIChE

Combatting global climate change from anthropogenic CO2 emissions is an active area of discussion and research. One area of considerable excitement is the “utilization” of CO2 as a raw material for producing
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Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 2:00pm
CRE - Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division

Worldwide energy demand is projected to grow strongly in the coming decades, with most of the growth in developing countries.  Even with unprecedented growth rates in the development of renewable energy technologies such as solar, wind and bioenergy, the world will continue to rely on...Read more

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 8:50am
AIChE

Dry Reforming of Methane Process utilizes CO2 and CH4 to produce syngas (mixture of CO and H2). This process has grabbed a lot of attention in academia due to its utilization of CO2 to produce a valuable intermediate. However,
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Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 8:00am
AIChE

Minimizing CO2 prodcution in chemical reactions is a desirable pathway to low-carbon processes. Our approach encompasses two aspects: 1) use nano-sized catalysts to enhance surface area to achieve increased space-time-yield (STY) and couple it with 2) slurry
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Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 4:10pm
AIChE

Presented is pilot plant data/ results operating in multiple orchards in Kern County, California. Flue gas taken directly from the clean natural gas fired power plant stack is utilized. The technology provides cooling, delivery, dilution, and dispersal systems to feed/
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Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 2:20pm
AIChE

That elevated concentrations of CO2 can increase plant growth has been known since at least 1804, when a scientist named De Saussure reported that peas exposed to high CO2 concentrations grew better than control plants in ambient air (about 300 ppm
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:00pm
AIChE

IMPROOF: Integrated model guided process optimization of steam cracking furnaces

Authors: Van Geem Kevin M.1,*, Battin-Leclerc F.2, Bellos G.3, Heynderickx G.1, Buysschaert W.4, Cuenot B.5, Djokic M.R.1, Faravelli T.6, Theis G.7, Jakobi D.8, Lenain P.9, Munoz A.E

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 12:30pm
AIChE

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...Read more

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 8:30am
AIChE

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
AIChE

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...Read more

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 12:30pm
AIChE

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

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 12:30pm
AIChE

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

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

McKetta

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Monday, November 9, 2015 - 12:30pm
AIChE

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
AIChE

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
AIChE

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
AIChE

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
AIChE

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
AIChE

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
AIChE

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

Lu Han, Zhiquan Zhou, George M. Bollas

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