KACST The 3rd KACST-Oxford Petrochemical Forum
"New, Disruptive Science and Technologies for the Modern Petrochemical Industry"

Wadham College, Oxford, UK
August 12th-15th, 2013
Oxford
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PROGRAMME

“Disruptive Innovations for the Modern Petroleum Refining and Petrochemical Industry”

All lectures will be held in the Okinaga Lecture Theatre

Monday 12th August

 

11:00-12:15

Registration and Refreshments

12.15-12.30

Professor Peter Edwards (Univerity of Oxford)

and Dr Hamid Al-Megren (KACST, KSA)

Welcome and Opening Address

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12.30-14.20

Lunch

Chair: Dr Hamid Al-Megren

Session 1: The Need, and Prospects, for Innovation and Nonconventional Technologies

-   New demand, new regulatory requirements, environmental sustainability, energy and operating efficiencies

14.30-15.00

Professor Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith

(University of Oxford, UK)

 

Energy Imperatives

 

15.00-15.30

Professor Peter Edwards, Dr Hamid Al-Megren and Dr Tiancun Xiao

(University of Oxford, UK)       (KACST, KSA)

 

Innovation in the Petroleum Refining and  Petrochemicals Industry

 

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15:30-16.00

Refreshments / Poster Session

Chair: Professor Peter Edwards

16.00-16.30

Dr Oliver Inderwildi

(World Economic Forum, Switzerland)

Energy Harnessing – Can We Decarbonise the Ever Growing Energy Sector?

 

Oliver Inderwildi

16.30-17.00

Professor Trevor Rayment

(DIAMOND, UK)

The DIAMOND perspective

Trevor Rayment

17.00-17.30

Dr Hicham Idriss

(SABIC, KSA)

Hydrogen production from water.  Exploiting photonic and plasmonic response

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17.30-18.00

Professor Mark Crocker (University of Kentucky, USA)

CO2 Recycling using Microalgae for the Production of Fuels

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18.00

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19.00

Rhodes House, Reception and BBQ

 

Tuesday 13th August

09.30-13.00

Free time / visit to ICL

13.00-14.00

Lunch

Chair: Professor Peter Edwards

14.10-14.15

Professor Alex Halliday, MPLS Divisional Head

(University of Oxford, UK)

Welcome

Session 2: Catalysis Innovation

-    Innovative materials and advanced characterisation techniques

14.15-14.45

Professor Sir David King

(Cambridge, UK)

Science and Policy:

Crucial Ingredients for a Sustainable Planet

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14.45-15.15

Dr Tara Shirvani

(The World Bank, USA)

Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts, and the Case for Resilience

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15.15-15.45

Refreshments

Chair: Dr Tiancun Xiao

15.45-16.15

Professor David Jackson

(University of Glasgow, UK)               

Characterising Carbon Deposited During Pyrolysis Gasoline Hydrogenation: Enhanced TPO Methodologies

16.15-16.45

Professor Edman S.C. Tsang

(University of Oxford, UK)

Rational Designs of Nanocatalysts

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16.45-17.15

Professor Adam Lee

(University of Warwick, UK) 

Catalysing Sustainable Chemical Synthesis

 

17.15-17.45

Dr Nikolaos Dimitratos

(Harwell, UK) 

Catalytic applications of Au-based nanoparticles

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17.45

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Wednesday 14th August

Session 2: Catalysis Innovation (Continued)

Chair: Dr Liam France

09.30-10.00

Dr Justin Hargreaves

(University of Glasgow, UK)                           

Towards the development of interstitial nitrides as nitrogen transfer reagents

10.00-10.30

Dr Mohammed Al-Kinany

(KACST, KSA)                                                  

Isopropylbenzene (Cumene) Production by Alkylation of Benzene with Propylene Using Super acid  Catalysts

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10.30-11.00

Professor Sulaiman Al-Khattaf

(KFUPM, KSA)                                                  

Effects of Zeolites Structure and Acidity on Ethylbenzene Disproportionation and Ethylation

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11:00-11.30

Refreshments

Chair: Dr Vladimir Kuznetsov

11.30-12.00

Dr David Payne

(Imperial College London, UK)

High-pressure XPS and catalysis: the “new” frontier of surface science

Payne

 

12.00-12.30

Dr Abdulhamid Al-Saygh
(KACST, KSA)

Elucidations of a distinct ethylene polymerization catalyst and prepared polymers

12.30-13.00

Dr Faisal Alotaibi

(KACST, KSA) 

The time on stream stability of some selected bifunctional zeolites based catalysts

13.00-14.30

Lunch

14.30-15.00

Dr Colm Durkan (University of Cambridge, UK)

Using Scanning Probe techniques to investigate catalyst nanoparticles

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15.00-15.30

Dr Khalid Abdullah Al-Bahily

(SABIC, KSA)                                                   

Study of the Factors Affecting the Selectivity of Catalytic Ethylene Oligomerization and Polymerization

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15.30-16.00

Refreshments

16.00-16.30

Dr AbdulMalik BinTaleb (KACST, KSA)

Stability and Reactivity of beta-diketiminate Chromium Compounds for Catalytic Ethylene Polymerization

 

Abdulmalik Bintaleb


Chair: Dr Daniel Slocombe

Session 3: Process Innovation: Upgrading Petroleum Heavy Crude Oil and Residues

- Electromagnetic field-assisted processes

-  Solar thermal energy-assisted processes

-  New separation, purification and intensification processes

16.30-17.00

Professor Xuehui Li (South China University of Technology, China)  

NOx reduction mechanism study in Flue gas from FCC catalyst regeneration

17.00-17.30

Professor Martyn Hill

(University of Southampton, UK) 

Manipulation, mixing and agglomeration with ultrasound

 

17.30-18.00

Professor Adrian Porch

(University of Cardiff, UK)                                     

Applications of Resonant Microwave Sensors

Porch

18.00

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Thursday 15th August

Chair: Dr Mohammed Al-Kinany

Session 3: Process Innovation: Upgrading Petroleum Heavy Crude Oil and Residues (Continued)

09.00-09.30

Dr Essam Al-Sayed

(Saudi Aramco, KSA)

Heavy Hydrocarbon Upgrading using Dispersed Catalysts

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09.30-10.00

Dr Raja Al-Otaibi (KACST, KSA) 

New methods of direct Desulphurization of Crude Oil

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10.00-10.30

Professor Kai Luo

(University College London, UK)

Advanced Modelling and Simulation for Energy Applications

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10.30-11.00

Dr Daniel Slocombe                                            (University of Oxford, UK)

Electromagnetic Approaches to Petrochemical Processing

11:00-11.30

Refreshments

Chair: Dr Hamid Al-Megren

Session 4: Innovation for Environmental Sustainability

-   Utilisation and valorization of CO2

-   Biomass-derived  feedstocks

-   Advanced biofuels

-   Clean combustion of fuels

11.30-12.00

Dr Zheng Jiang (University of Southampton)

Design transition-metal-based catalysts for clean and efficient catalytic conversion of hydrocarbons

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12.00-12.30

CEO Siqiu Qu (Shandong Sunway Engineering Institute, China) 

The Sulfur Recovery Catalysts and Process Optimisation

12.30-13.00

Dr Liam France (University of Oxford, UK) 

The effects of lanthanum addition on g-alumina supported bimetallic carbides

13.00-14.30

Lunch

Chair: Dr Justin Hargreaves

14.30-15.00

Dr Abdulaziz Bagabas   (KACST, KSA)

The Effect of Rare Earth Additive on g-Alumina Supported Bimetallic Carbides in the Dry Methane Reforming Reaction

15.00-15.30

Refreshments

15.30-16.00

Dr Stephen Jenkins

(University of Cambridge, UK)                   

 

The Surface Chemistry of Catalytic Partial Oxidation and Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis

 

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16.30-17.00

Professor Qiuyun Zong

(Shandong Sunway Engineering Institute, China)

QDB Sulfur Tolerant Catalyst for lean water gas ratio CO shift reaction: an inn ovation of Shell Gasification to Syngas

17.00-17.15

Professor Peter Edwards (University of Oxford, UK)

and Dr Hamid Al-Megren (KACST, KSA) 

Closing Remarks

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17.15

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Prayers will take place during Lunch and Dinner times at Wadham College

 


A PDF version or the programme for the 3rd KACST-Oxford Petrochemical Forum can be downloaded here.