Fossil Fuels

Democratizing Fossil Fuel Conversion

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 10, 2015
Do you have a billion dollars? Neither do most of the 6 million companies in the Unites States. In fact, less than 10 companies in the U.S. can...

Production of Synthetic Fuel from Coal and Biomass

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 9, 2015
Ceramatec is the prime contractor on a project for the US Department of Energy to produce a ~2 BPD Fischer Tropsch pilot plant. The feedstock for the...

Deepwater Drilling Regulations In the Gulf of Mexico

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 16, 2011
Deepwater Regulations in the Gulf of Mexico The Deepwater Horizon incident (DWH) of April 2010 led to many changes in deepwater operations in the...

Advanced Hydrogen Management : More Than a Balancing Act

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 15, 2011
Modern high complexity refining landscape involves increasing proportion of “opportunity crude” processing and widened bottom-of-the-barrel...

LNG Tank Top Fires

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 15, 2011
The regulatory requirements of 49 CFR 193, Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities: Federal Safety Standards, require thorough engineering reviews before...

Operational Inputs Into the Mechanical Integrity Program

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 15, 2011
A predictive mechanical integrity (MI) program is based on the following: * Damage mechanisms that affect process equipment. * Rate at which...

Process Automation During Refinery Unit Transitions

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 15, 2011
Process Automation ideas and technologies have been used sporadically for decades. However, in US refineries, automation technologies are still...

Mitigation of Preheat Fouling by Eliminating the Cause

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 15, 2011
Today, there is no excuse for not getting five years or more on the run length of refinery preheat exchangers without the need for cleaning. Among...

Novel Additives to Improve Resid Quality

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 14, 2011
With an increasing focus on resid upgrade and bottom of the barrel conversion over the years due to economic advantages, refiners are increasingly...

New Continuous Coking Process

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 14, 2011
NEW CONTINUOUS COKING PROCESS A new coking process can accept resid feed from the conventional resid heater in a coking plant and continuously...

The Role of Heat Exchangers In Post-Combustion CO2 Capture

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 14, 2011
The role of heat exchangers in post-combustion CO2 capture Warren Ziegler Motivation: The overall energy penalty for post-combustion carbon capture...

Handling LPG Components In LNG Plants

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 14, 2011
Natural Gas Liquid (NGL) recovery is an inherent part of most Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) production trains. The requirement serves many purposes,...

Efficient Power Recovery In LNG Regasification Plants

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 14, 2011
Regasification plants vaporize liquefied natural gas using mainly high-pressure LNG pumps and heat exchangers. The vaporization pressure corresponds...

Petroleum Resid Conversion: Opportunities and Limitations

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 14, 2011
In the conversion of vacuum resids one has the option to form coke as a byproduct or to devise conversion processes that prevent coke formation while...

Plasma Assisted De-NOx In Diesel Engine

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 14, 2011
Plasma assisted De-NOx systems in mobile application are introduced. In general, de-NOx process requires reductant for reducing catalyst. NH3(Urea)...

Study on Energy Consumption for Natural Gas Liquefaction

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 14, 2011
The main purpose of this work is to optimize natural gas liquefaction process by reducing energy consumption. At first, a rigorous simulation of...

Multi-Model MPC for a Complex pH Neutralization Process

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 14, 2011
Control of feed pH control is an important task in chemical industries, wastewater treatment, polymerization reactions, fatty acid production and...

Exploitation of Low-Grade Heat In Site Utility Systems

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 14, 2011
The site utility system provides the heating, cooling load along with power production for the processes on the total site. Low-grade heat is...

Synthesis Gas Cleanup with Nonthermal Plasma

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 14, 2011
Plasma processes are very useful in industry because plasma has the unique characteristic of producing active species in large numbers of energetic...

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