Rios, J.

Honeywell UOP, Des Plaines, Illinois

Javier Rios is a Principal Technical Service Specialist at Honeywell UOP. He is responsible for supporting UOP FCC and Merox operations worldwide. Over the past 14 yr, Mr. Rios has worked in the field services and technology services groups. As a Field Service Advisor, he provided onsite guidance and expertise during new unit commissioning, startup and troubleshooting for various technologies. In his current role, he specializes in FCC and Merox technologies, providing troubleshooting, optimization and operational assistance. Mr. Rios has been awarded four patents on UOP technologies and two trade secrets for improvements in treating technologies. He earned his BS and MS degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Improve kerosene mercaptan sweetening with fluoropolymer-cartridge liquid-liquid coalescers

Wines, T. H., Gorin, A., Pall Corp.; Rios, J., Trucko, J., Honeywell UOP

Many refineries are experiencing new problems related to the formation of stable emulsions and poor separation due to the increased use of lower-cost opportunity crude oils that have a high total acid number (TAN), higher gravities and more sulfur content.