Limitations of Particle Disengagement Estimation Methods

written by Michael Tanzio, Process Engineering Associates, LLC; February 2021 The industrial literature is full of stories about poor separation in systems consisting of drops or particles in a separate continuous phase (gas or liquid).  Poor disengagement of the dispersed phase can lead to major, unwanted, economic consequences (poor product quality, reduced throughput, environmental and…

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Megaproject OSBL Scope Development

Designing critical OSBL facilities for the Sadara Project presented the UPI team with some unique challenges, which required innovative solutions. Written by Mr. Joe Matherne, Chief Process Engineer, Process Engineering Associates, LLC December 7, 2020 The Sadara Chemical Company is a joint venture between The Dow Chemical Company and Saudi Aramco.  Sadara constructed at Al…

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Adsorption of Activated Carbon – Part 2

Adsorption on Activated Carbon – Part 2 Part 2 of this blog topic continues the discussion from last month of some important aspects of adsorption on activated carbon in the process industries and both parts are intended to serve as an introduction to the topic. The references cited at the end of this article are…

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Adsorption on Activated Carbon – Part 1

Adsorption on Activated Carbon – Part 1, M. Tanzio 09/10/20 Background As a unit operation, many do not consider Adsorption a glamorous technology – “just put some charcoal in a drum and away you go!”.  But the physics involved and the engineering required for an effective system are quite challenging and sophisticated. For a long…

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CPI Unveils New Small Scale Ammonia Process

CPI has just announced significant news on some recent process technology developments, which we are happy to pass along. CPI, one of PROCESS’ clients, has recently announced development of a new high-efficiency small-scale ammonia production process. Natural gas is the feed material for the catalyzed process which includes innovations such as air cooling, Pressure Swing…

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Carbon Engineering, Ltd. Announces New Strategic Investors

Carbon Engineering Ltd. (CE) in Squamish, B.C., Canada has just announced significant news on some recent strategic investments, which we are happy to pass along. CE has announced two major strategic investors, the first being Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, and the second being Chevron Technology Ventures, the venture capital…

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PROCESS Completes Basic Engineering Design of Fracking Water Treatment Demo Plant

PROCESS recently completed a project for a technology development company for a demonstration scale process designed to transform spent fracking water into clean water. Agua Dulce Technologies, LLC based in Littleton, Colorado hired PROCESS to scale up the design of a novel water treatment process from a bench top unit to a demonstration-scale pilot unit. PROCESS developed the…

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Rame Sulaiman Earns Professional Engineering Registration

PROCESS is pleased to announce that Rame Sulaiman, working out of the Oak Ridge, Tennessee office, has just recently completed the requirements for and been awarded his P.E. license for the state of Tennessee. We congratulate Rame on achieving this significant accomplishment. Rame routinely leads many of our pressure relief device evaluation and sizing projects. Rame…

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