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  • Preparing Acrylic Acid from Low Purity Propylene 

    Alhajri, Abdullah; Alsaeed, Ahmed; Thaher, Dhari
    This process produces acrylic acid from low purity propylene and propane 85%, 15% purity by mass respectively as a feedstock. This is more cost effective than high purity propylene that is used commonly. The process consumes ...
  • In Situ Bitumen Hydrocarbon Extraction and Upgrading 

    Frandsen, Athela; Hogan, Dennis; McCuskey, Samantha
    Bitumen, or “oil sands,” is a mixture of very heavy and extremely viscous semi-solid carbon chain compounds and asphaltenes embedded in sand, soil, and rocky geological features. Our process utilizes Steam Assisted Gravity ...
  • Production of Purified Terephthalic Acid Using the Spray Process Method 

    Patel, Beena; Kazuva, Chengeto; Aljarrah, Saleh
    The production of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) is currently done using the Amoco Mid-Century (MC) method. This method uses a Continuously Stirred Tank Reactor (CSTR) for the oxidation of para xylene into PTA. By changing ...
  • Production & Extraction of 1,3-Butadiene by Oxidative Dehydrogenation 

    Coutte, Luis; Gonzalez Portillo, Andres; Nystrom, Stuart
    The purpose of this project is to design and simulate a chemical plant which will manufacture 1,3-Butadiene on purpose. The proposed plant will be located in the United States and will operate at a rate of almost 11,000 ...
  • Ammonia Feedstock Production by Chemical Looping Reactors 

    Charbonneau, Nate; DeLellis, Daniel; Naqi, Ahmad
    A preliminary design for production of an ammonia feedstock plant using a chemical looping reactor system is presented. This novel fluidized bed configuration produces discrete streams of hydrogen, nitrogen, and carbon ...
  • Power Production from Biomass and Geothermal Resources 

    Brooks, Andrea; Jamunar, Stephen; Tu, Ryan
    One of the greatest environmental concerns in today’s society is the excessive release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Another concern that is prevalent, is the depletion of fossil fuels. In this plant we address ...
  • Commercializing Enzymatic Biodiesel Production 

    Shah, Benoy; Eleftherakis, Eleftherios; Alzanbaqi, Mohammad
    This is a process for the production of 20 million gallons per year of Biodiesel from sunflower oil using a lipase enzyme. This study is being performed to commercialize and scale-up Biodiesel production process.
  • Zero Emissions Sulphur Recovery Production 

    Alqattan, Ahmad; Alshatti, Naser; Alajmi, Qahsan; Alajmi, Fahad
    A designed process for the concurrent production of hydrogen and Sulphur from a H2S containing gas stream (acid gas) with zero emissions. The method uses catalytic oxidative cracking, COC, of H2S to form H2 and S2. In ...
  • Chemical Looping Combustion for Power Generation 

    Alhajri, Mohammad; Alotaibi, Faisal; Alotaibi, Abdulrahman; Almondi, Dalal
    Chemical looping combustion is a significant process in which it separates the combustion fuels into oxidation and reduction reactions. The required oxygen is provided to the fuel by a suitable metal oxide in this process ...
  • Design and optimize Ethylene Oxide Production plant 

    Alhajiri, Hamad; Alanezi, Mohammad; Alrashidi, Mohammad; Nour, Sadeqi
    The project is to design, and optimize Ethylene Oxide Production plant with partial oxidization of oxygen using silver based catalyst. And a CO2 recovery unit utilizing potassium carbonate. The annual capacity for the plant ...
  • Production of 1,3-Butadiene from Ethanol 

    Compton, Rosemary; Fries, Matt; Sinotte, Dillon
    Due to the increased reliance on natural gas, the production of 1,3-butadiene as a result of hydrocracking has decreased. This in turn drives the price of butadiene up at a rate that is unsustainable. Given that butadiene ...
  • Gel formation in protein amyloid aggregation: A physical mechanism for cytotoxicity 

    Burnett, Lisa Cole; Woodard, Daniel; Bell, Dylan; Tipton, David A.; Durrance, Samuel; Li, Bin; Xu, Shaohua (2014-04-16)
    Amyloid fibers are associated with disease but have little chemical reactivity. We investigated the formation and structure of amyloids to identify potential mechanisms for their pathogenic effects. We incubated lysozyme ...
  • Design of a Light-Weight Low-Volume High Oxygen Storage Density Material 

    Schwartz, Nicholas Robert (2014-05)
    A compact, lightweight, dense and safe method for storing and supplying oxygen remains a large hurdle for closed-circuit self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and respiratory protective equipment. No filter that can ...
  • Computational Modeling of Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes 

    Miller, Nathaniel Lee (2012-07)
    Ab initio self-consistent field (SCF) molecular orbital calculations were performed employing various basis sets to computationally predict methods to functionalize and solubilize carbon nanotubes. The structure and ...