31 Reaction Engineering of Biomass and Hydrocarbons in Supercritical Water

Sunday, November 8, 2015: 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
355C (Salt Palace Convention Center)

Upgrading of biomass and hydrocarbon resources in near and supercritical water has been an active topic in both university and industry labs for the past decade. Here, we define near and supercritical water as water held in the liquid phase but at temperatures greater than its normal boiling point. We invite submissions on original research or reviews on the state of the art in the field that includes using near or supercritical water for: conversion of algae hydrocarbons to fuels and chemicals; heteroatom removal and upgrading of petroleum, bitumen, and other fossil resources; gasification of biomass and wastes; hydrothermal liquefaction; aqueous phase processing; etc. Talks that focus on using other supercritical fluids should consider existing sessions on “Reactions in Near and Supercritical Fluids”, with the exception of near and supercritical alchohols as these solvents have critical properties comparable to water and have been recently used to achieve similar results. Talks describing new methods or data are invited, either with a computational or experimental emphasis.

Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division
Biorefinery Technologies for Forest Based Lignocellulosic Biomass (T4A)
Michael T. Timko Email: mttimko@wpi.edu
Ki-Hyouk Choi Email: kihyouk.choi@aramco.com

3:30 PM
(31a) Advances in Kinetic Modeling of Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Microalgae
David C. Hietala, Julia L. Faeth and Phillip E. Savage

4:10 PM

4:30 PM
(31d) Catalytic Upgrading of Maya Oil Vacuum Residue through Partial Oxidation in Supercritical Water
Pedro Arcelus-Arrillaga, Jose Luis Pinilla, Isabel Suelves, Klaus Hellgardt and Marcos Millan

5:10 PM
(31f) A Method for Monitoring Salt Deposition in a Salt Separator of a Hydrothermal Biomass Gasification Process
Sebastian Viereck, Zoran R. Jovanovic, Andreas Haselbacher, Aldo Steinfeld and Frederic Vogel

5:30 PM
(31g) The Impact of Algal Growth Conditions on the Hydrothermal Liquefaction Products
Robert Hable, Griffin W. Roberts, Abigail Perkins, Belinda S.M. Sturm and Susan Williams
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