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Tier-1 Canada Research Chair in High Temperature, High Pressure Heterogeneous Catalysis
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Phone: (514) 340-4711 Ext. 3439 Room: A-671.2

Research areas description

Methane and contaminants come out of solution when oil is pumped to the surface from high pressure reservoirs. Gas pipeline infrastructure is too costly for small volumes so it is flare (or vented), which harms the environment. The Chair's research program will develop economic micro-refinery technology to produce diesel type hydrocarbons from this wasted natural gas. It will integrate multiple heterogeneous catalytic reactions in a single vessel and seek economies through mass manufacturing rather than scale. Process intensification through remotely operated reactors operating at the well head will reduce the environmental foot print of oil and gas operations.

Research staff

Professors / researchers (1)
Number of graduate students: 4
Number of postdoctoral fellows :1

News about Tier-1 Canada Research Chair in High Temperature, High Pressure Heterogeneous Catalysis

NEWS | December 14, 2017
Polytechnique Montréal awarded $2.4 million grant for three chairs as part of the Canada Research Chairs Program | Read

Press review about Tier-1 Canada Research Chair in High Temperature, High Pressure Heterogeneous Catalysis

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