Case Studies (Sustainability & Environment)

The Cleanest Way to Treat Spent Caustic

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
Spent caustic is arguably the world’s most foul industrial wastewater. It is generated in the removal of acidic contaminants from...

Profit from Flue Gas to Increase Crop Yields

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Presented is pilot plant data/ results operating in multiple orchards in Kern County, California. Flue gas taken directly from the clean natural gas...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...
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