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Issue 41 of Science@IFPEN
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Study of packings for natural gas treatment and CO2 capture columns (HDR 2019)

Employed in certain treatment equipment, such as industrial gas purification columns, structured packings are ordered stacks of corrugated metal sheets that promote contact between the gas and a
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Jean-Charles DE HEMPTINNE

IFP-School Professor / PhD Chemical Engineering
Jean-Charles de Hemptinne graduated from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 1985 with a Chemical Engineering degree followed by a PhD in Chemical Engineering from MIT. In 2000, he defended a thesis
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Pascal ALIX

Project Manager, Research Engineer
E-mail : pascal.alix@ifpen.fr
Pascal Alix studied Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer et Claude Bernard University (Lyon I), and then completed a PhD at the Ecole des Mines de Saint Etienne on the charactrization and the modelling
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Damien HUDEBINE

Research Engineer
Damien Hudebine obtained his degree in Chemical Engineering (ENSIC) in 1999 before completing his PhD in the kinetic modeling group of IFPEN in collaboration with ENS Lyon until 2002. He then joined
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Looping the chemistry for clean energy

Chemical Looping Combustion (CLC) is an airless combustion technology using oxygen carrier materials (OCM), which circulate between an oxidation and a reduction reaction zone. Separation into two
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Process efficiency: a matter of integration!

In order to optimize the use of very expensive installations, the development of industrial processes needs to take into account integration between units, both for developments relating to mature
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Mix between kinetic and machine learning models

Having access to increasingly precise and robust extrapolation models to be able to predict certain propertiesa remains a major challenge for chemical processes industry. For widely used models, be
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In trickle bed reactor simulators, hydrodynamics count!

Improvements in chemical processes are regularly achieved as a result of the introduction of new internal geometries within reactors. Conventionally, fixed bed reactor models use an overly simple
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A world first for energy integration: heat and gas at every level

In partnership with Arol Energy, a new methanization-based biogas purification technology has been developed to extract methane (CH4) and inject it into the natural gas network. The process uses an
Numéro 40 de Science@IFPEN
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Extrapolating ethanol-from-biomass production technologies

The industrial production of ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass was demonstrated by the Futurol™ projecta. The extrapolation and optimization of the process, along with its flexibility in terms of