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Shale Gas Resource Page

February 14, 2013
To help AIChE members better understand and better communicate about shale gas, the Public Affairs & Information Committee has helped curate valuable shale gas resources.

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AIChE communities that address energy-related topics include: Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division Environmental Division Fuels & Petrochemicals Division Nuclear Engineering Division Process Development Division Sustainability Engineering Forum Transport and Energy Processes Division Research and New Technology Committee See all Divisions & Forums and Committees

Carbon Capture Ready Heavy Oil Extraction and Upgrading

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 12:00am
Carbon dioxide emissions from heavy oil production are typically higher than that of producing conventional crudes. Ultimately, carbon dioxide...

Opportunities and Challenges for Advanced Biofuel Industry

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 12:00am
Biofuels have been criticized for leading to rise in food costs. Advanced biofuels steer clear of this controversy as they are produced mostly from...

The Development of An Advanced Biofuel

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 12:00am
The Development of An Advanced Biofuel

Absorption Refrigeration for Auxiliary Applications in LNG Plant

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 12:00am
ABSORPTION REFRIGERATION FOR AUXILIARY APPLICATIONS IN LNG PLANT Jordan Belue a , Robert Havlik b , Stanley Huang a , a: Chevron Energy Technology...

Amine Treating: A Technology Review and Tutorial

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 12:00am
Removal of H 2 S and CO 2 from gas streams and liquid hydrocarbon streams is important in many industrial processes. Solutions of aqueous amines have...

Work Output of Multicomponent LNG Mixtures in Two-Phase Expanders

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 12:00am
A two-phase expander recovers more work from a multicomponent LNG mixture than a single phase expander. The calculation of the recoverable work...

Hydrogen Membrane Technology for Ethylene Production

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 12:00am
HYDROGEN TRANSPORT MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY FOR ETHYLENE PRODUCTION U. (Balu) Balachandran, T. H. Lee, C. Y. Park, and S. E. Dorris Energy Systems...

Cryogenic Expander Application in Propane Liquefaction Process

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 12:00am
The use of cryogenic liquid expanders in the propane liquefaction process can increase the amount of liquefied product by reducing the boil-off...

Practical Process Integration Retrofit Part 3. Path Analysis

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 12:00am
Practical Process Integration Retrofit Part 3. Path Analysis G.T.Polley The concept of transferring heat along paths was first suggested by Dhole [1...

Mixed Fluid Cascade, Experience and Outlook

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 12:00am
The first Base Load LNG plant, which has been built using the Mixed Fluid Cascade (MFC ® ) process, started up in 2007 at a Norwegian location close...

Ethylene Industry Review

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 12:00am
This paper will focus on ethylene business aspects covering: · Global review of the markets and market outlooks for olefins (ethylene / propylene /...

Hydrogen Production From Deliquescence of Ammonia Borane

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:00pm
Chemical hydride is one of the most potential hydrogen storage materials which can effectively increase hydrogen storage capacity. To meet the new...

Energy Optimization of Hydrogen Production From Biomass

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 8:00pm
Energy optimization of Hydrogen production from biomass Mariano Martín a,b , Ignacio E. Grossmann b [1] mariano.m3@usal.es ; grossmann@cmu.edu a...

Sustainability Evaluation of LNG Processing Technologies

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 8:00pm
Growing demand for clean fuels has led to a renewed urgency in the search for alternative fuels. With the recent shale gas development initiatives,...

Critical FLNG Project Enablers: Identified Risks and Mitigation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:00pm
Energy demand in the next two decades is expected to increase by 50 percent or more driven by the engine of economic growth. In parallel, the global...

LNG Tank Top Fires

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:00pm
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
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:00pm
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
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:00pm
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
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:00pm
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...

Advanced Hydrogen Management : More Than a Balancing Act

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:00pm
Modern high complexity refining landscape involves increasing proportion of “opportunity crude” processing and widened bottom-of-the-barrel...

The Impacts of Tight Gas and Shale to Global LNG Market and Gas

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 14, 2011 - 8:00pm
“Do we have enough gas?” This question asked by former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan in 2003 had prompted him to declare that the US did...

Thermal Plasma Gasification of Different Coals with Carbon Dioxide

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 14, 2011 - 8:00pm
Carbon dioxide emissions from conventional coal-fired power plants constitute the majority CO 2 emissions in the U.S. Mitigation of CO 2 by chemical...

Petroleum Resid Conversion: Opportunities and Limitations

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 14, 2011 - 8:00pm
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...

Glid ARC Plasma Conversion of Pyrolysis Gas Into Syngas

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 14, 2011 - 8:00pm
Pyrolysis gas is a product of Biomass, Municipal Wastes or Coal gasification process that contains H2, CO as well as unreacted light hydrocarbons and...

Study on Energy Consumption for Natural Gas Liquefaction

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 14, 2011 - 8:00pm
The main purpose of this work is to optimize natural gas liquefaction process by reducing energy consumption. At first, a rigorous simulation of...

The Role of Heat Exchangers In Post-Combustion CO2 Capture

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 14, 2011 - 8:00pm
The role of heat exchangers in post-combustion CO2 capture Warren Ziegler Motivation: The overall energy penalty for post-combustion carbon capture...

Multi-Model MPC for a Complex pH Neutralization Process

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 14, 2011 - 8:00pm
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
Monday, March 14, 2011 - 8:00pm
The site utility system provides the heating, cooling load along with power production for the processes on the total site. Low-grade heat is...

Novel Additives to Improve Resid Quality

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 14, 2011 - 8:00pm
With an increasing focus on resid upgrade and bottom of the barrel conversion over the years due to economic advantages, refiners are increasingly...

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