48 Reaction Engineering of Biomass and Hydrocarbons in Supercritical Water

Sunday, November 13, 2016: 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Franciscan B (Hilton San Francisco Union Square)
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
High Pressure (01F), Biorefinery Technologies for Forest Based Lignocellulosic Biomass (T4A)

Michael T. Timko
Email: mttimko@wpi.edu

Ki-Hyouk Choi
Email: kihyouk.choi@aramco.com

4:30 PM
(48d) Hydrothermal Liquefaction (HTL) of High-Ash Algal Biomass: The Effect of Ash Contents in HTL Reactions
Wan-Ting Chen, Wanyi Qian, Karalyn Scheppe, Zachary Mazur, Lance Schideman, Chih-Ting Kuo, Peng Zhang and Yuanhui Zhang

4:50 PM
(48e) Simultaneous Solid, Phosphorus Recovery and Biocrude Production through Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Algae
Robert Hable, Sirwan Alimoradi, Shawn Benson, Colin White, Belinda S.M. Sturm and Susan M. Stagg-Williams

5:10 PM
(48f) Supercritical Water Treatment of Fractions of Crude Oil: Quantification of the Products
Soumya Gudiyella, Lawrence Lai, Isaiah Borne, Jianghuai Cai, Michael T. Timko, Geoffrey Tompsett, Alison Lui and William H. Green

5:30 PM
(48g) Supercritical Water Process - Finding a Way to Accomodate into Petroleum Industry
Ki-Hyouk Choi, Joo-Hyeong Lee, Ashok K. Punetha, Emad Shafei, Abdullah Abdulhadi, Muneef Qarzouh and Bader Al-Otaibi
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