Catalyst testing: Lab and Pilot Scale

Energy and chemical technologies heavily rely on solid materials used as catalysts and sorbents for numerous types of chemical reactions and separations. Although significant advances have been made in molecular simulations and modeling for rational design of these solid materials, most newly developed industrial processes still depend on applied methods of testing solid catalysts/sorbents for…

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Hydroprocessing Experts

What does a hydroprocessing expert or hydroprocessing consultant do? Hydroprocessing refers to any of several chemical engineering processes including hydrogenation, hydrocracking, and hydrotreating, especially as part of biofuels or oil refining. Hydroprocessing experts can design processes using hydrogen to upgrade biofuels and renewable chemicals.   Hydroprocessing is used to remove oxygen, sulfur, and nitrogen from biomass-derived…

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Pilot Plant Experts

What do pilot plant experts do? Pilot plant experts work closely with research scientists to scale chemical and biological processes. They are familiar with the four scales associated with process development – lab, pilot, demonstration, production – and the benefits and challenges associated with each. They need a strong grasp of chemical, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation…

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Hydrothermal Carbonization

What is hydrothermal carbonization and what does a hydrothermal carbonization expert do? Hydrothermal Carbonization (HTC) is a process that is capable of converting organic matter into carbon-rich substances in the presence of water, at temperatures of about 190–260°C. Consequently, this process is suitable for waste valorization, as high moisture content waste feedstocks such as agricultural…

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Expert Witness – Microchannel Reactors

The best renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms have experts in a wide variety of bioeconomy specialties, including microchannel reactors.  (They should also be able to provide clients project expertise and be available as expert witnesses in matters like aquaculture, biochemicals, bio-fertilizers, bio-fibers, biomass-to-sugars, bioplastics, catalysis, cellulose, enzymes, food ingredients, biogas production and biogas upgrading,…

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Hydro-Processing Consultant

What does a hydro-processing consultant or hydroprocessing expert do?  Hydroprocessing is the term used for a number of chemical reactions that take place as part of oil refining.  These include hydrogenation, hydrocracking, and hydrotreating.  Hydroprocessing consultants and experts can design processes using hydrogen to upgrade biofuels and renewable chemicals.   Hydroprocessing is used to remove oxygen,…

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