Celanese Bay City

Conceived and designed distillation modifications in a butanol process unit that reduced steam usage per unit of product by 30%. Oversaw installation of the modifications and commissioned the new unit.

Implemented changes in the butanol production system which led to a 5% overall increase in propylene to butanol efficiency. The total value in energy costs, capacity increases, and propylene efficiency was approximately $9 million/yr.

Provided all process support for a $20 MM conversion of partial oxidation (POX) reactors from fuel oil to natural gas.

Designed a new method of producing butanol. Successfully piloted the new process and received a patent for the work.