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Material Matters: Disappearing Materials in Aging Plants

April
2016
Material Matters
Kirk Richardson
Replacing materials and equipment as they corrode or reach the end of their service life is one of the challenges of managing an aging plant. When a material or part is no longer available because the supplier discontinued the product line, was acquired by another company, or went out of business, it can be difficult to find another source or suitable replacement.

2019 AIChE Annual Meeting

November 10-15, 2019
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A Novel TPOX-Based "Swiss-Roll" Fuel Reformer

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
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A compact, non-catalytic, thermal partial oxidation (TPOX) based reformer has been developed to provide hydrogen-rich syngas to solid oxide fuel...

Alternate Fuel Synthesis in Supercritical Solvents

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 19, 2014
Anant Sarve , Mahesh N. Varma*, Shreeram S. Sonawane. Department of Chemical Engineering, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur,...

Extracellular PHA Production from Woody Biomass

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 18, 2014
PHAs are commonly produced as bacterial carbon and energy storage intracellular. Recovery and purification of PHA are thus costly besides the...

CFD modeling of water-in-crude oil emulsions

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 9, 2014
A CFD model has been developed that fits laminar data of both suspensions and stabilized water-in-oil emulsions using a relative viscosity model...

Dewaxing Challenging Paraffinic Feeds in North America

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 9, 2014
With the more difficult and highly paraffinic feedstocks on the market along with more stringent diesel specifications, the need to provide an...

Processing Shale Oils in FCC: Challenges and Opportunities

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2014
Shale Oils such as Eagle Ford and Bakken are fast becoming a major feed source for US refineries. The rapid introduction of shale oils to the...

The Potential Of Osmotic Membrane Dehumidification

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 4, 2013
THE POTENTIAL OF OSMOTIC MEMBRANE DEHUMIDIFICATION Arthur Kesten, Jeffrey McCutcheon, Ariel Girelli and Jack Blechner An osmotic membrane...

Convection Battery - Elimination of Dendrite Failure

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 3, 2013
The convection battery pumps liquid electrolyte between the electrode and counter-electrode. It is different from flow batteries in that the same...

Transient Studies of a Sodium-Sulfur Cell

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 3, 2013
In the modern grid era , multiple fossil-fueled power generation facilities and renewable energy sources are expected to interact actively. Power...

The Identification of Butadiene Popcorn Polymer

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 30, 2013
The formation of butadiene polymer is a common problem in butadiene extraction units, as well as ethylene plant purification columns processing high...

Troubleshooting a Furnace Emissions Problem

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 30, 2013
We had been fighting CO flue gas emissions on our CEMS analyzer for around a year, we had indications that it was a burner problem, fixed the burners...

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