Case Studies (Sustainability & Environment)

Mercury Removal in Ethylene Plants: An Update and a Case Study

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 28, 2015
Ethylene producers have faced the challenge of feedstock contaminants for decades. Mercury is one of the contaminants often present in ethylene plant...

Distributed Ammonia Synthesis

Archived Webinar
Dec 21, 2016
This 60-minute webinar describes a research project that takes wind—which is too far from urban areas to be used—and turns it into ammonia used on local farms. This project involves a small plant which raises the question: What will happen to the chemical industry when the plant is not fed from a...

How Our Communities Collect Waste and Recyclables

Archived Webinar
Sep 2, 2015
The presentation provides an overview on collecting solid waste (SW) from the curb in front of your home to the point of processing and/or disposal. It includes a brief history of how the industry has transitioned from horse and buggy to modern collecting methods. We discuss the various methods...

Deepwater Wind to Install First US Offshore Wind

July 15, 2016
Developer Deepwater Wind is on the verge of launching the first offshore wind farm in the US. Later this fall, w hen its five turbines finally power up off the coast of Rhode...

Worldwide Electric-Car Charging Network Ramps Up

August 5, 2016
As new electric vehicles (EVs) begin to flood the world's roads and highways, sold by a global who's-who of traditional car makers, it's important to remember that Nissan was the...

Elon Musk Opens Tesla's Nevada Gigafactory

August 8, 2016
Two weeks ago reporters and fans joined Elon Musk and chief technical officer J.B. Straubel at the official opening of Tesla's Nevada Gigafactory, where, in addition to giving...

Two Major Water Contamination Mysteries Solved

September 1, 2016
Few of her peers were surprised when Professor Joan Rose received 2016's Stockholm Water Prize in Geneva last March, which celebrated her career sleuthing, identifying, and...

PM2.5 Modeling Challenges

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 31, 2014
Air Dispersion Modeling is usually required to demonstrate compliance with the Ambient Air Quality Standards for PM 2.5 in support of an air permit...

Sustainable R&D for new Technology in Start Ups

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 10, 2014
Often Start Ups develop technology for building block chemicals from renewables. DOE has a list of 12 such building blocks, such as glucaric acid,...

2014 Conference Keynote

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 9, 2014
Strong process research organizations and capabilities constitute very relevant competitive advantages in the chemical industry, enabling constant...

NETL CO2 Injection and Storage Cost Model

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 30, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has developed a model to estimate the costs of storing captured CO 2 ...

Targeting Material Reuse via Property Integration

August
2005
Environmental Management
Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi, Vasiliki Kazantzi
Material reuse is often governed by the functionalities of the process streams. This new property-based technique creates a pinch diagram that identifies targets for the minimum use of fresh resources and waste discharge, and the maximum integration...
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