Prof. Eduardo S. Perez Cisneros

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Prof. Eduardo S. Perez Cisneros

Universidad Autonóma Metropolitana - Iztapalapa, Mexico, City

Title: An intensified Co-hydrotreating Reactive Separation Process for Jet Fuel Production

Abstract: An intensified three-step reaction-separation process for the production of bio-jet diesel from tryglycerides and petro-diesel mixtures is proposed. The intensified reaction-separation process considers three sequentially connected sections: 1) a triglyceride hydrolysis section with a catalytic heterogeneous reactor, which is used to convert the triglycerides of the vegetable oils into the resultant fatty acids. The separation of the pure fatty acid from glycerol and water is performed by a three-phase flash drum and two conventional distillation columns; 2) a co-hydrotreating section with a reactive distillation column used to perform simultaneously the deep hydrodesulphurization (HDS) of petro-diesel and the hydrodeoxigenation (HDO), decarbonylation and decarboxylation of the fatty acids; and 3) an isomerization-cracking section with a hydrogenation catalytic reactor coupled with a two-phase flash drum is used to produce bio-jet diesel with the suitable fuel features required by the international standars. Intensive simulations were carried out and the effect of several operating variables of the three sections (tryglyceride-water feed ratio, oleic acid-petro-diesel feed ratio, hydrogen consumption) on the global intensified process was studied and the optimal operating conditions of the intensified process for the production of bio-jet diesel were achieved.

 Biography: Dr. Perez-Cisneros is currently a full Professor at the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana (UAM-Iztapalapa) in Mexico City. Dr. Perez-Cisneros has published more than 75 scientific articles in international scientific journals, 3 book chapters and more than 150 proceedings in national and international conferences. Also, he have the direction of 9 graduate students (4 PhD, 6 MSc), 29 bachelor projects and has been the main responsible researcher of four research projects funded by the National Science and Technology Council (CONACYT). Member of the Mexican National Researchers System (SNI) since 1998. Head of the Chemical Engineering Department from 2004 to 2008, and Coordinator of the graduate program in Energy and Environmental Sciences. Dr. Perez-Cisneros was the President of the Mexican Academy of Docency and Research in Chemical Engineering (AMIDIQ, 2007-2009). Dr. Perez-Cisneros was awarded with a Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidad Autonoma de Puebla (UAP-1979-1984). Master in Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM 1989-1991) and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU 1994-1997). His main research areas include process design and energy integration, as well as reactive separation process modeling, simulation and design. His research group focuses on the development of systematic methodologies for reactive separation process modeling and design to produce ultra-clean fuels from mineral oils and/or biomass resources.