Process Engineering Laboratory

École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, Québec
What the facility does

Research in the field of high-pressure and high-temperature chemical processes.

Area(s) of Expertise

Our laboratory studies and develops high-temperature and high-pressure multiphase chemical processes, including catalytic processes, thermochemical processes aimed at deriving value from biomass and waste (incineration, combustion, pyrolysis and gasification) and biorefining. We also have extensive experience in process simulation and optimization, technical/economic studies, matter and heat transfers, studies of reactor hydrodynamics, development of new measuring methods and powder technology.

Research Services

Development and optimization of new chemical processes, investigational testing, prototyping, modelling, analytical services.

Sectors of Application
  • Chemical industries
  • Clean technology
  • Energy (renewable and fossil)
  • Forestry and forest-based industries
  • Mining, minerals and metals

Name of equipment

Description of function

Gas-liquid-solid bubble column

Study of low-pressure low-temperature hydrodynamics

Gas-solid fluidized bed

Study of low-pressure low-temperature hydrodynamics

Gas-solid circulating fluidized bed

Study of low-pressure low-temperature hydrodynamics

Gas-solid fluidized bed

Study of high-temperature (≤ 800°C) hydrodynamics and reactions

Gas-solid turbulent fluidized bed

High-temperature (≤ 1,200°C) hydrodynamics and reactions

Gas-solid internally circulating fluidized bed

High-temperature (≤ 1,200°C) hydrodynamics and reactions

Jet-spouted bed dryer

Study of drying

Stirred tank reactors

Study of hydrodynamics

Ascending flow reactor

Study of high-temperature (≤ 1,650°C) hydrodynamics and reactions

High-pressure high-temperature gas-solid fluidized bed

Study of high-pressure (≤ 30 atm) high-temperature (≤ 900°C) hydrodynamics

High-pressure high-temperature gas-liquid-solid bubble column

Study of high-pressure (≤ 30 atm) high-temperature (≤ 250°C) hydrodynamics

Conventional thermogravimetric analysers

Thermogravimetric analysis

Fluidized bed thermogravimetric analyser

Fluidized bed thermogravimetric analysis

Inductive heating reactor

High-temperature (≤ 1,200°C) thermogravimetric and reactional analysis

Fourier transform infrared analyser (FTIR), gas chromatography mass spectrometry analyser (GC-MS), gas chromatography flame ionization detector (GC-FID), gas chromatography thermal conductivity detector (GC-TCD), flash point, and other analytical devices.

Analysis of gases and oils

Microwave reactors

Study of high-temperature reactions using a microwave heater

  • Total
  • OCP (Morocco)
  • Sasol (South Africa)
  • Hutchinson
  • Iamgold
  • Kengtek
  • Pyrowave
  • Ecolomondo
  • Dupont

Title

URL

Étude sur la pyrolyse micro-ondes de déchets

http://blogues.radio-canada.ca/rive-sud/2013/04/22/changer-dechets-kengtek/

Liste des publications du groupe de recherche

http://www.polymtl.ca/recherche/rc/professeurs/details.php?NoProf=29&showtab=PUB