Pedro Sá Gomes' paper "Gas-Phase Simulated Moving Bed separation of propane/propylene: is it worth it?" was selected as the keynote presentation at the upcoming CHEMPOR 2011 - 11th International Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference in Lisbon, Portugal. Pedro is a post-doctoral affiliate at MIT supported by a Marie Curie fellowship. His work is co-authored by Paul Barton and Pedro's thesis advisor Alírio E Rodrigues.
Archive: PSEL in the News
Paul Barton is giving the Bayer lecture at the Department of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. His talk discusses recent work in the laboratory on Optimal Design and Operation of Natural Gas Value Chains.
The PSEL is expanding through the addition of two new PIs, Prof. Richard D. Braatz and Prof. George Stephanopoulos. Prof. Braatz will be joining the MIT faculty in September. Prof. Braatz's experience in simulation, design, and control of multiscale systems and Prof. Stephanopoulos's work on nanoscale process systems engineering will compliment ongoing research in the PSEL.
Scientific American reports on the novel natural gas plant proposed by Tom Adams and Paul I. Barton.
Tom Adams and Paul I. Barton developed a novel high-efficiency system with no atmospheric CO2 emissions to produce electricity from natural gas. The proposed process uses fuel cells and carbon capture, and it will be economically competitive with current natural-gas plants. See our recent publication in J. of Power Sources.
Microfabricated Power Generation Devices: Design and Technology, a book edited by PSEL alumnus Alexander Mitsos and Paul I. Barton, is published by Wiley. The book focuses on the design, modeling and simulation of micropower generation devices covering fundamentals and design aspects as well as numerous power generation strategies and system engineering.