Smith, D.

UOP, a Honeywell company, Danville, California

is the global aluminas business development and technical support manager for the Catalysts, Adsorbents and Specialties business unit of UOP, a Honeywell company. Mr. Smith is based in Danville, California. With 40 years of experience in the adsorbent field, Mr. Smith joined UOP in 2000 after holding positions with Union Carbide, Schoofs Inc., and Alcoa. He has given adsorbent product application technology presentations to petrochemical, natural gas processing, petroleum refining and industrial gases industry accounts worldwide, as well as presented numerous technical papers at industry conferences. From these, a number of technical papers were published in industry journals. Mr. Smith holds a BS in chemical engineering from Iowa State University.

Remove O2 and CO from monomer and N2 streams in polymer plants

Smith, D., UOP, a Honeywell company

To prevent deactivation, the latest generation of polymerization catalysts requires removal of a wide range of contaminants to ultra-low levels in the monomer, comonomer, solvent and reaction-controlling gas streams in polyolefin production processes.