Michael R. Resetarits | AIChE

Michael R. Resetarits

After receiving BS and MS degrees in chemical engineering, Mr. Mike Resetarits’ career began in 1974, at Union Carbide Corporation.  While there, Mike worked on the development of the MD distillation tray and the MU liquid-liquid extraction tray.  The ECMD tray was invented with Dr. Mike Lockett.  Several Union Carbide businesses were acquired by UOP in 1988, at which point Mike became a UOP R&D Manager.  The ECMD tray was developed and UOP acquired the Benfield hot carbonate acid gas removal process.  In 1999, Mike joined Koch-Glitsch as their R&D Director and later as their Global Tray Product Manager.  Mike helped to lead the development efforts associated with Ultra-Frac trays and Flexipac HC structured packing.  He was on the team that blended the Koch-Glitsch and Norton technologies.  Since 2007, Mike has been FRI’s Technical Director, leading a team of engineers and technicians as trays and packings were proof-tested for FRI’s global membership.  FRI soon became a leader in heat transfer research and Yokogawa control technology.

Mike spent appreciable time in the field, running pilot plant tests, starting units, performing troubleshooting work and collecting data.  He is coauthor of 17 patents and over 60 presentations and articles.  This presentation describes some of Mike Resetarits’ contributions to separations engineering.