Project presentations

Public project presentation


2018 - ISCRE 25 - 25th International Conference on Chemical Reaction Engineering
Presentation on the feasibility of the sorption-enhanced DME synthesis (SEDMES) process related with efficient regeneration of the system: the pressure swing approach is combined with temperature swing regeneraton to enhance the global performances. Poster on modelling activities of sorption enhanced DME synthesis reactors: thermodynamic and kinetic analysis to check the advantages of a preliminary step without sorbent and to evaluate the heat management of the reactors.
2018 - FBC23 - International Conference on Fluidized Bed Conversion
Presentation on the validation and investigation of tailored syngas production in a 200 kWth dual fluidized bed facility. Experimental results for SEG gasification.
2018 - NCCC XIX - The Netherlands Catalysis and Chemistry Conference
Poster on sorption enhanced direct DME synthesis from tailored syngas. In this effort an investigation into the impact of the regeneration conditions on the catalyst performance for the sorption-enhanced DME synthesis is presented. CZA catalyst is active for SEDMES and provides significant conversion enhancement compared to conventional DME synthesis. Regeneration by temperature swing to 400 °C further improves the DME yield pre and post water breakthrough, as well as the adsorbent capacity. The interaction of water with alumina provides understanding of the impact of the regeneration temperature on the catalyst activity.
2017 - CHAINS - Chemistry for the Future (Dutch national chemistry conference)
Presentation and poster about SEDMES technology for enhanced DME synthesis. Experimental proof-of-concept has shown increased DME yield, improved selectivity towards DME over methanol and reduced CO2 content in the product. Inherent to the adsorptive reactor concept, both the catalyst and adsorbent are periodically subjected to a regeneration procedure whose operating conditions strongly influence the effectiveness of the system.
2017 - TMFB5 - International Conference on Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass
Presentation on sorption enhanced direct DME synthesis from tailored syngas. A novel sorption enhanced dimethyl ether synthesis (SEDMES) process is presented using a solid adsorbent to remove produced water in situ. SEDMES experiments from feed mixtures of H2, CO, and CO2 have shown an increased yield of DME, an improved selectivity to DME over methanol, and a strongly reduced CO2 content in the product.
2017 - CFB12 - International Conference on Fluidized Bed Technology
Presentations on the production of tailored syngas for DME synthesis by sorption enhanced gasification SEG and on the 3D-modelling of the governing phenomena inside the gasifier.