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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 4:45pm
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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...Read more
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:15pm
AIChE



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
AIChE



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
AIChE



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...Read more
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 12:30pm
AIChE



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
AIChE



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...Read more
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 3:30pm
AIChE



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,...Read more
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 3:15pm
AIChE



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...Read more
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 2:15pm
AIChE



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...Read more
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 1:15pm
AIChE



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...Read more
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 12:45pm
AIChE



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...Read more
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 10:15am
AIChE



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...Read more
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 2:00pm
AIChE

Molecular Characterisation of Petroleum Streams

Luyi Liu , Nan Zhang

Abstract

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...Read more

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 3:30pm
AIChE

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
AIChE

ABSTRACT

 AIChE 2014 SPRING CONFERENCE – ENVIRONMENTAL AND WATER SOLUTIONS SESSION

 

AUTHORS

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

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 3:00pm
AIChE

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,...Read more

Friday, November 8, 2013 - 8:45am
AIChE

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
AIChE

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

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 4:30pm
AIChE

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
AIChE

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
AIChE

  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

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 2:45pm
AIChE

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...Read more

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 2:30pm
AIChE

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
AIChE

Introduction


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 chemical looping process

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 1:15pm
AIChE

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
AIChE

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...Read more

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 10:00am
AIChE

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

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