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Petroleum and Petrochemical Solvent Extraction Process Consultant

Technical Consultant #2218


Expertise

  • UDEX - Unit Hydrogenation Extraction Processes, Petrochemical Theory, and CAROM - Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamics, and Catalytic Mechanisms.
  • Development engineering, and operation of petroleum and petrochemical processes.
  • Troubleshooting and optimization of sulfuric acid and hydrofluoric acid alkylation, butane, and hexane isomerization, sulfur recovery, and amine treating units.
  • Bench -scale experimentation through pilot plant to commercialization.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Senior Advisor, Present

  • Leading a problem solving team and provide Master level technical services for refinery clients.
  • Through in-depth review of catalytic and chemical reactions, evaluate reliability engineers, operational experts, lab, and maintenance.

Sunoco Incorporated, Senior Process Specialist for Refining

  • Optimization, upgrade, and enhancement of petrochemical technologies.
  • Purification of high purity ethylene and polymer-grade propylene.
  • Ethylene partial oxidation to ethylene oxide.
  • UDEX/CAROM extraction processes, as used in Benzene Toluene Xylenes (BTX) manufacture, hydrogenation of benzene to cyclohexane, toluene disproportionation to benzene and xylene.
  • Cumene production using Mobil's zeolite technology or SPA catalyst.
  • Propylene oligomerization.
  • Provided in-depth technical understanding of; and peculiarities of specific refinery units.
  • Continuously improved and optimized alkylation and isomerization processes. alkylate and isobutane production established records.
  • Produced significant cost savings by reducing sulfuric acid consumption.
  • UDEX team solved a serious solvent loss problem, resulting in $750 million annual savings.
  • Developed chemical and petrochemical processes from bench-scale experimentation through pilot plant, to commercialization.
  • Conducted technical due diligence examinations for a proposed acquisition.
  • Acted as Technical Product Manager in charge of product specifications, solving product quality issues, customer queries, and transfer and shipping problems.
  • Recommended new catalysts, innovative feedstock cleaning processes, and state-of-the-art improved processing technologies.

Projects

  • Moisture in tank cars containing propylene resolved issue by identifying improved instrumentation, then brought the knowledge to the tank car repair shop Trained on moisture conditions after the reconditioning of tank cars.
  • Conducted technical due diligence examinations for a proposed acquisition.
  • Acted as Technical Product Manager in charge of product specifications, solving product quality issues, customer queries, and transfer and shipping problems.
  • Recommended new catalysts, innovative feedstock cleaning processes, and state-of-the-art improved processing technologies.

Honors & Publications


Credentials

  • Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Graduated in the Top 1% of the Engineering College at Tunghai University

Education

  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, (Summa Cum Laude), Tunghai University, Taichung City, Taiwan
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