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Southwest Chapter Meeting April 28

April 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: 11883 Cutten Road, Houston, Texas 77066
Hosted and Sponsored by Filtration Technology Corporation (FTC)

“Sulfur Recovery Overview”

Martin A. Taylor, Sulfur Technologist, Bechtel Hydrocarbon Technology Solutions Inc.

Sulfur recovery is governed by environmental protection laws, equipment protection requirements (corrosion prevention), and catalyst protection.  Recovery levels vary by jurisdiction, but most of the different means of recovery are presented here.  Large scale recovery (tens of thousands of pounds/day or more using amine + Claus processes), mid-scale recovery (hundreds to a few thousand pounds/day using Lo-Cat/Sulferox, Thiopaq, etc.) and small scale recovery (under a few hundred pounds/day using adsorbents).

About the Speaker:

Martin A. Taylor is a Sulfur Technologist for Bechtel Hydrocarbon Technology Solutions, Inc. based in Houston, TX.  His experience includes design, troubleshooting, consulting, commissioning, and start-up of sulfur related units such as amine, sour water, SRUs, tail gas treating units, etc. for 18+ years.  Martin has patents and patents pending for technologies in and around the sulfur industry.  Martin earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a M.S. in Natural Gas Engineering from Texas A&M University in Kingsville, TX.

“Chemical Adsorbents Basics”

Eduardo Bolivar, M Chemical Company, Inc.

Adsorbents are materials that remove soluble contaminants from gas and liquid streams. These materials remove a wide range of components and can be used in a number of ways for both meeting product specifications as well as controlling the ingress of contaminants.  This presentation will discuss the basic concepts of chemical adsorbents in the process industry.

About the Speaker:

Eduardo Bolivar has 25 years of experience in adsorbents and catalysts used in natural gas, refining and petrochemical applications.   He has been involved in sales, business management, product development  and technical service responsibilities for these areas.  Today he works for M Chemical Inc. as global adsorbent manager.  He has BSME degree from the University of Puerto Rico.


10:30-11:20Martin Taylor – Sulfur Overview
11:20-11:30Coffee Break
11:30-12:20Eduardo Bolivar – Chemical Adsorbents Basics
12:20-13:00Lunch & Networking


The registration fee for the lunch meeting is $25 for AFS members and $45 for non-AFS members.
Pre-registration by April 27th is required.


Please contact David Engel by email (david.engel@NexoSolutions.com) or phone (832-296-6624) for pre-registration or any questions.


April 28, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


11883 Cutten Rd
Houston,TX77066United States+ Google Map