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  • Gas-phase phosgenation of TDA to produce TDI 

    Vezina, Ashley; Howe, Kristin; Thorn, Mitchell; Rodriguez, Jaime
    This design is for a plant that produces toluene-diisocyanate (TDI), an important raw material for the production of flexible polyurethane foams. This industry is a growing global market. The novelty of this process ...
  • Catalyzed production of monoethylene glycol 

    Borrero, Robert; Hudson, Richard; Mason, Corey; Yuan, Yuzhe
    This is a process for the catalytic production of 750,000 mt/a of Monoethylene Glycol (MEG). The process was developed in order to achieve a conversion efficiency of 99% towards MEG as opposed to 90% for ...
  • Production of propylene from methanol 

    Almansoori, Khalid; Kurdi, Abdullah; Almakhmari, Nasser
    The goal of this project is to design and simulate a chemical plant that will produce polymer grade propylene. The following proposed production plant is to produce 500,000 tons of propylene annually using methanol as the ...
  • Production of syngas: generation of power and DME synthesis 

    Lo, Philip; Martinez, Samantha; Opipari, Jennifer; Wood, Caitlin
    Refuse derived fuel (RDF) from municipal solid waste was used as the feedstock into a plasma gasifier in a two-step production process. Syngas, produced by the gasifier, was used as an energy source in a steam turbine ...
  • Production of ethylene from ethanol 

    Baatiyyah, Hani; Al Hinai, Hamed; Alkhaldi, Fawaz
    The purpose of this project is to design a chemical plant for the production of pure Ethylene from a feed which contains 5% water and 95% liquid Ethanol by weight. The proposed plant will produce 130,000 kg/hr of ...
  • Algae biodiesel byproduct utilization for economic feasibility 

    Bakley, Troy; Solano, Jennifer; Stewart, Katherine
    Algae derived biodiesel could allow the United States to produce energy domestically and sustainably while utilizing the liquid fuel distribution infrastructure we already have in place. Consistent fluctuations in crude ...
  • Natural gas to oxygenated gasoline 

    Boger, Craig; Collins, Reid; Romines, Corey; Worrell, Julia
    Methane is taken from a variety of sources including landfill, drilling flare, or standard pipeline and converted to gasoline and ethanol. This is accomplished by utilizing rapid prototype inorganic nanowire catalysts in ...
  • Production of ethylene from shale gas via oxidative coupling of methane 

    Akpan, Emmanuel; Al Asmi, Waad; Jefferson, Kevin
    The objective of this project is to design a chemical facility which will produce ethylene. The proposed plant will be located in New Albany, Ohio because of its promising shale deposits. This plant will operate at a rate ...
  • Synthesis of Gasoline from SynGas via Underground Coal Gasification 

    Krause, Chase; Thompson, Brayden; Peplinsk, Trison
    Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) has the capability of producing large volumes of synthesis gas via inaccessible coal deposits. Syngas is an intermediate in the process of creating synthetic natural gas (SNG), which is ...
  • Production of synthetic fuel from sewage sludge 

    Bohlin, Savannah; Dias, Nipuni; Qaiser, Sarah
    This is a process for the production of synthetic fuel from sewage sludge via anaerobic digestion and using a CO2 capture plant. After the sludge is initially digested, the product, biogas, is fed into the CO2 plant where ...
  • Impact of elastin incorporation into electrochemically aligned collagen fibers on mechanical properties and smooth muscle cell phenotype 

    Nguyen, Thuy-Uyen; Bashur, Chris A.; Kishore, Vipuil (2016-03-17)
    Application of tissue-engineered vascular grafts (TEVGs) for the replacement of small-diameter arteries is limited due to thrombosis and intimal hyperplasia. Previous studies have attempted to address the limitations of ...
  • An Analysis of Capital Cost Estimation Techniques for Chemical Processing 

    Symister, Omar Joel (2016-05)
    This research serves to compare the use of the capital cost estimation software, Aspen Capital Cost Estimator (ACCE), with other capital cost estimating methods specifically the module costing technique outlined by Richard ...
  • 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 ...

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