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Energy Storage Using Thermal Processes and Nanotubes

Author: Marcello Pompa – Industrial Engineering – University “Campus Bio-Medico” of Rome   1. Theme description Since 1970, the science had tried to find a solution at the energy crisis, developing new method to use and storage renewable energy[1]. The United States Department of Energy has expected that the world’s energy consumption will be increased […]

Intelligent Clothing to Improve Safety at Work and Support Production

Author: Marcello Pompa – Industrial Engineering – University “Campus Bio-Medico” of Rome   Theme description In order to reduce costs, to improve worker productivity, some companies are driving the development of smart wearables and sensors in industrial environments[1]. Currently, the safety on work is guaranteed through PPE (personal protective equipment) like safety eyewear and other. […]

Smart Grids

Author: Marcello Pompa – Industrial Engineering – University “Campus Bio-Medico” of Rome     Theme description   Energy systems are changing fast. The methods to produce energy and the ways to transmit it are changing. The consumption of electrical energy is growing and its generation is becoming more decentralized, with grid management increasingly complex[1]. With […]

Solar: paper like cells

Author: Marcello Pompa – Industrial Engineering – University “Campus Bio-Medico” of Rome   Theme description   There is a significant interest for the production of renewable energy. The researchers try every day to find or improve methods to produce green energy. One of the best renewable energy is the solar energy: available every day (though […]

Smart Fluid

Author: Marcello Pompa – Industrial Engineering – University “Campus Bio-Medico” of Rome   Theme description    A smart fluid, also called electro rheological fluid[1], is a liquid suspension of metals or zeolites which solidifies when electric current is applied to it, becoming fluid again when the current is removed. Smart fluids can be divided in […]

Desulfurization from Gas Oil: sulfur removal of gas oil to 10 ppm

Author: Vincenzo Piemonte – Associate Professor – University “Campus Bio-Medico” of Rome   Introduction The source of energy most used in the world is crude oil. Major portions of the crude oils are used as transportation fuels such as diesel, gasoline and jet fuel. However, the crude oil contains sulfur, typically in the form of […]

Applications of robotic technologies in the upstream and downstream sector

Author: Giovanni Franchi-Chemical Engineer – PhD Student –University UCBM – Rome (Italy)   Theme Description According to the 2017 edition of the BP Energy Outlook the world economy will double over the next 20 years with an annual growth of 3,4% drive by China and India. Oil, gas and carbon will account for more than 75% […]

The Contribute of Digital Technologies for the Oil and Gas Industry

Author: Giovanni Franchi-Chemical Engineer – PhD Student –University UCBM – Rome (Italy)   1. Theme Description The IEA estimated, in the“Medium-Term Oil Market Report 2016”, that oil demand will increase from 94.4Mbbl/day in 2015 up to 101.6 Mbbl/day in 2021 with a mean annual growth of 1.2% dragged by Asia and Middle East.[1]However, in last […]

Hydrocracking: converting Vacuum Residue in Naphtha and Diesel

Authors: Marcello De Falco – Associate Professor – University “Campus Bio-Medico” of Rome. Mauro Capocelli – Researcher – University “Campus Bio-Medico” of Rome.     Theme description In the refinery sector, both the fuel and the feedstock market as well as the more stringent environmental regulations are exacerbating the need of maximizing the residue conversion […]

Producing Catalyst such as Methanol Synthesis Catalyst, Ziegler Natta Catalyst, Ammonia Catalyst

Author: Marcello De Falco, Associate Professor, University UCBM – Rome (Italy)   1.Theme Description Catalysts are substances used to speed-up chemical reactions or to selectively drive the desired reaction to promote maximum efficiency. They can be homogeneous or heterogeneous, that is they can be in the same aggregation state of one or more reagents or […]

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