Ventham, T.

Johnson Matthey Process Technologies, Sea Girt, UK

Tom Ventham is an Account Manager and is the FCC Technical Authority in Europe for Johnson Matthey Process Technologies. Previously, he served the company as a senior technical service engineer supporting refineries in Europe and Africa. Before joining Johnson Matthey, he worked for MW Kellogg Ltd. as a process engineer and for the Murco Milford Haven refinery as an FCC engineer. Mr. Ventham holds an MS degree in chemical engineering from Imperial College, London, and is a chartered member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

Additive solutions to SOx emissions in FCCUs

Genç, M., Dalgıç, E., Karani, U., Emiroglu, I., Er, I., Gül, A., Avcilar, S., Tüpraş; Ventham, T., Johnson Matthey Process Technologies

Sulfur oxide additives are typically based on hydrotalcite or magnesium aluminate spinel-type structures. Magnesium alumina is the pickup agent present in the most effective SOx additives on the market; therefore, to optimize SOx reduction, it is critical to maximize the amount of the critical magnesium component in the fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) in an efficient and cost-effective way.