From 1 – 4 October our Agent in Mexico, Anyover, attended and exhibited at the XV Mexican and VI International Congress on Catalysis on behalf of Hiden Analytical.
The congress aims to bring together national and international experts on catalysis and related areas to:
- Analyze, exchange and communicate recent advances on the scientific knowledge and technological developments in catalysis
- Promote collaboration networks.
- Promote postgraduate programs on chemical sciences, materials science and chemical engineering
The Congress Topics were as follows:
- Environmental Catalysis
- Catalysts for clean fuel production
- Acid-base catalysts
- Nano structured catalysts
- Catalysts synthesis and characterization
- Catalyzed reaction engineering
- Computational catalysis
- Homogeneous catalysis
- Catalysts deactivation
- Kinetics of catalyzed reactions
Invited speakers were top catalysis experts including:
SERGIO FUENTES MOYADO
Chemical Engineer with Masters in Kinectic Chemistry and PhD in Physical Sciences at Claude Bernard University in Lyon, France.
Research at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).
MARCO J. CASTALDI
B.S. Chemical Engineering (Magna Cum Laude) from Manhattan Collage; M.S. Chemical Engineering from University of California; PhD Chemical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles.
Associate Professor at the City College of New York.
DANIEL E. RESASCO
B. S. Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina; PhD Yale University.
Professor of Chemical, Biological, and Materials Engineering at the University of Oklahoma
Ahmad Moini is a well-recognized expert in the area of zeolites and catalysis. During his career at Mobil, followed by subsequent positions at Engelhard and BASF, his research studies were directed at various aspects of heterogeneous catalysis for chemical transformations and environmental applications, with a particular focus on zeolite synthesis. He has been a co-inventor on more than 45 U.S. patents. Specifically, Ahmad is being recognized for his significant contributions toward the development of the Cu chabazite (Cu-CHA) catalyst for selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of NOx emission from diesel vehicles. Ahmad and his team were able to identify unique properties of Cu-CHA, making it a prospective material solution for NOx control by SCR. This research, in collaboration with the extended BASF team, led to the development of the Cu-CHA catalyst, widely accepted as a breakthrough technology. Today, it is found on millions of diesel vehicles meeting stringent emission standards worldwide. Since its discovery, Ahmad has been instrumental in various aspects of product development, as well as fundamental attributes of the associated zeolite chemistry. The impact of this work is also evident by the exponential increase in the amount of research activities focused on CHA chemistry and catalysis.
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