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AIChE Virtual Spring Meeting & Global Congress on Process Safety

Apr 18, 2021 to Apr 22, 2021
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SwRI will be exhibiting at the AIChE Virtual Spring Meeting & Global Congress on Process Safety.

We specialize in many areas of research, including chemical engineering. We

  • accelerate process development with the design, building, and operation of pilot plants
  • conduct proof-of-concept processing experiments
  • operate our standard refinery pilot plants to produce test quantities of fuels or refinery products
  • help our clients troubleshoot and optimize chemical and petroleum processes
  • independently test samples for the oil and gas industry

Conference Schedule

Tuesday, April 20, 1:30 p.m.

“Carbonaceous Feedstock Conversion to Fuels or Chemicals Using High Pressure Circulating Fluidized Beds," Eloy Flores

This presentation delves into technology that the department developed and patented to produce conventional liquid fuels. The patented technology utilizes a fluid bed for the direct conversion of carbonaceous materials to fuels and integrates pyrolysis and deoxygenation, maximizing hydrogen usage in one single fluidized bed reactor. The high pressure reactor takes advantage of the higher partial pressures needed for hydrogenation and any benefit of supercritical conditions to work on typically low-hydrogen bio-derived or hydrogen-depleted feedstocks. Initial testing is focused on pyrolysis and hydrotreating in a single reactor utilizing reactor design and catalyst development capabilities. 

Tuesday, April 20, 3:20 p.m.

"Development of a Production-Scale CO2 Conversion Catalyst for a Single System Circulating Fluidized Bed to Create Value-Added Chemicals," Kyle March

This presentation addresses the challenges of scaling up a CO2 conversion catalyst from a lab-scale preparation procedure. Ideally, this catalyst would be used in an industrial setting, utilizing a circulating fluidized bed for converting CO2 to value-added chemicals. SwRI is working to develop scaled up production catalyst and processes to convert carbon dioxide to value added products using temperature and pressure in a circulating fluidized bed reactor. The catalyst was prepared at lab scale and the preparation procedure converted to larger scale utilizing a spray drying for its production and the tested.

For more information, please contact Jate Cox.