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Our Gas Processing and Conversion Research Facility is Australia's first fully automated, around-the-clock, industrially relevant gas processing research facility.
The Gas Processing and Conversion Research Facility at the Australian Resources Research Centre in Perth, Western Australia has been designed for unmanned 24-hour operation and has a level of process safety usually only associated with industrial-scale operations.
Servicing components in the facility
The state-of-the-art facility allows determination of critical process data to support the development and/or enhancement of mathematical models, including kinetic/process models, and heat and mass transfer models. It also enables investigations into optimising reaction or process conditions and assists in reactor and catalyst design.
The facility has the essential front-end gas handling infrastructure to enable complementary research capabilities in gas processing and conversion study.
The facility can operate continuously for months at a time, enabling our researchers to provide industry with data most relevant to their processes.
Work undertaken in our gas processing research area includes gas pre-treatment and cryogenic distillation. This work provides experimental evaluation and validation of complex cryogenic process simulations that can be directly applied to the existing liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing train.
The facility has been used to value add natural gas feedstock (or other sources of syngas) through catalytic conversion processes. Our emphasis is on the development and/or optimisation of processes for applications such as synthetic fuels production (e.g. gas to liquids), hydrogenation, isomerisation, oxidation and fuel upgrading.
The facility can also be used as a valuable training platform – supporting Australia’s gas processing communities both from academic institutes and industry.
There are also opportunities to incorporate other reactor systems or process units into the current facility, taking advantage of the substantial gas handling infrastructure already in place.
Monitoring process performance in the control room
Contact Dr Valerie Sage for more information about our Gas Processing and Conversion Research Facility.
Senior Research Scientist
Australian Resources Research Centre
26 Dick Perry Avenue,
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Last updated: Last updated: 29 April 2016
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