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OPTIMIZATION OF 2-ETHYL-HEXYLACRYLATE PURIFICATION; SYNTHOMER LTD SOKOLOV, CZECH REPUBLIC; 2018-2019

  • Full process balance of the technology from reaction till finalization column
  • Process scenarios for improved final product quality
  • Reconstruction of finalization column, basic design
  • Engineering support by investment cost calculation, machinery equipment

REGENERATION OF SOLVENTS BY PIGMENT/DYES PRODUCTION; SYNTHESIA AS PARDUBICE, CZECH REPUBLIC; 2018-

  • Design of continual rectification process for DMF regeneration including very basic engineering and equipment selection
  • Optimization of ethanol recovery from pigment production process
  • Energy audit and measures for the reduction of steam consumption

LONG-TERM CONSULTANCY; HEXION SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORP.; USA/CZ; SINCE 2014, 8th PROJECT

  • Technology balancing sheets for entire production, consisting of 4 production lines
  • Detailed overview of AEM, AEE, AEB and 2EHA technologies
  • In depth cooperation with strong German investor, new technologies worldwide

DESIGN OF NEW SCRUBBER AND QUENCH; HEXION SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORP.; USA/CZ; 2014

  • integration of new scrubber and partial condensation of product
  • overall process balance after technology modification
  • dimension of scrubber, costs

EXTRACTION & QUENCHING IN ACRYLIC ACID PROCESS; EASTMAN USA CORP., USA/CZ; 2006-2010

  • detailed study for acrylic acid separation, aimed on extraction design (efficiency, capacity, setup)
  • lab-scale to pilot-scale experimental verification of achieved results
  • technological benefits/disadvantages compared to standard extraction technique
  • comparison of different technology solutions

REACTIVE DISTILLATION; HEXION CORP., USA/CZ; 2008-2010

  • new approach by esterification of acrylic acid
  • introducing design and process layout
  • experimental verification of process simulation data

REVAMP of ACRYLIC ACID PROCESS – dDESIGN OF DOWNSTREAM IMPROVMENTS; EASTMAN CORP., USA/CZ; 2006-2007

  • basic engineering study for leading CZ acrylic acid producer
  • overall balancing and design of downstream, focused on rectification efficiency
  • short term and mid-term investment proposal
  • very basic design of chosen process improvements

NEW TECHNOLOGY OF LOW-ALKANES ESTERS PRODUCTION VIA REACTIVE DISTILLATION; CHEMOPETROL CORP., CZ; 1995-2002

  • BUTYL-ACETATE
  • 2-METHYL-PROPYL-ACETATE
  • ETHYL-ACETATE
  • detailed study, basic engineering – lab scale project, pilot plant realisation
  • process scale up, process simulation
  • conomical evaluation, patented technology,
  • mid scale reference unit realised

 

REPPECAT – DESIGN OF NOVEL PROCESS FOR BYD PRODUCTION BASED ON REPPE SYNTHESIS; BERLIN/PRAGUE; 2016-2018

  • International EU-supported project
  • Reaction kinetics and modelling of new process, based on own design
  • Optimization of process conditions

POPDESTR – DESIGN OF CATALYTIC REACTOR AND PROCESS FOR DESTRUCTION OF PERSISTENS ORGANIC POLUTANTS; BERLIN/PRAGUE/OSTRAVA; 2017-

  • International EU-supported project
  • Reaction kinetics POP-destruction, design of the process
  • Scale up of the reaction system to pilot plant, optimization of destruction conditions

DESIGN of STRIPPER and RECTIFICATION COLUMN; DEZA corp., Czech Republic; since 2013

  • integration of new stripper for heavy oil stripping
  • process intensification, balances of crude benzene feedstock
  • separation efficiency versus fixed costs
  • design of new rectification column for side stream separation info fractions
  • dimensions of columns, separation internals, costs

COMMERCIALISATION OF CO2 AND BIOMASS-BASED FUAL PRODUCTION; RSSD-Group, Germany/UK; since 2014

  • real technology flowsheet assesment, process simulation
  • recycle and re-utilisation of feedstock
  • tailoring of separation steps
  • detailed engineering documentation
  • business-oriented economy calculations

DOWNSTREAM OF CO2-BASED FUEL PRODUCTION; GIANT AG, Germany/Switzerland/Portugal; 2011-2013

  • modelling of downstream separation process
  • flowsheet and major equippment description
  • economy calculation, investment cost prediction
  • ROI, tax-related calculation of production losses

DESIGN of RECTIFICATION COLUMN; DEZA corp., Czech Republic; 2009-2010

  • integration of new rectification column for heavy oil stripping
  • process intensification, yield & selectivity of key products
  • separation efficiency versus fixed costs
  • scale issues – column parameters

DESALTING of heavy oil – EXTRACTION PROCESS; DEZA corp., Czech Rep.; 2008-2009

  • balancing study for heavy oil refinery
  • design of desalting vessel
  • process integration and balance

GLYCERINE CONVERSION to more valuable products; Unipetrol/Orlen group, CZ/Poland; 2006-2007

  • technology-oriented engineering study for glycerine conversion to chemical specialities
  • overview of different production pathways in glycerine chemistry

PROCESS INTENSIFICATOIN – desalination; DEZA corp.; 2006-2007

  • advanced study for CZ petrochemical company
  • scale up and extraction design study with cost-reduction feedback
  • technological benefits/disadvantages by proposed reconstruction
  • plant-scale experimental verification