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PhD in Chemical Engineering

Location:
Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Posted:
August 28, 2017

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PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Name: MARÍA ARIELA PERALTA.

Date of Birth: October 13th, 1975.

Place of birth: Santa Fe - Argentina.

E-mail: ac11t7@r.postjobfree.com.

I have experience in mounting reaction systems at lab and pilot scales, design of experiments, catalyst preparation and evaluation, use of catalytic characterization techniques (FTIR, Raman Spectroscopy, XPS, TEM, SEM, High Frequency CO2 Pulses, BET and Pore Size Distribution, AA, CO Chemisorption, Pyridine TPD, Pyridine FTIR, etc), Temperature Programmed Techniques (TPO, TPD, DSC, TGA, Adsorption/Desorption on Microbalance) and different analytic techniques (GC-FID, GC-MS, etc), team work, human resources management, research proposals direction, doctoral thesis direction, teaching, consulting work with companies and use of process simulators.

MOST RECENT POSITIONS:

Researcher. National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET). Institute of Research on Catalysis and Petrochemistry (INCAPE), Santa Fe, Argentina. 09/08 to 08/16.

Affiliated. Department of Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering. University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA. 01/14 to 12/15

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND:

PhD in Chemical Engineering, National University of the Litoral, Argentina, 12/06.

Thesis: “Elimination of diesel engines exhaust-contaminants: catalyst stability”.

Chemical Engineer, National University of the Litoral, Argentina, 02/03.

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP:

University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA, 5/15/07 to 5/14/08.

“Refining of Bio-oil obtained from biomass pyrolysis.”

PUBLICATIONS:

1."Hydrodeoxygenation of anisole with Pt catalysts" - Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 56 (22) (2017) 6419–6431, Maria S Zanuttini, Camila Desire Lago, Martin Sebastian Gross, Maria Ariela Peralta, and Carlos A. Querini.

2."Deoxygenation of m-Cresol: Deactivation and Regeneration of Pt/γ-Al2O3Catalysts" - Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 54 (18) (2015) 4929-4939, M. S. Zanuttini, M. A. Peralta, C. A. Querini.

3."Hydrodeoxygenation of mcresol with Pt supported over mild acid materials" - Applied Catalysis A 482 (2014) 352-361, M. S. Zanuttini, B. O. Dalla Costa, C. A. Querini, M. A. Peralta.

4.“Gas phase dehydration of glycerol over Lanthanum-modified Beta-zeolite” – Applied Catalysis A 472 (2014) 53-63, B. O. Dalla Costa, M. A. Peralta, C. A. Querini.

5. “Deoxygenation of m-cresol on Pt/ -Al2O3catalysts”- Catalysis Today 213 (2013) 13-17, M. S. Zanuttini, C. D. Lago, C. A. Querini, M. A. Peralta.

6.“Activity and Stability of BaKCo/CeO2 catalysts for diesel soot oxidation”- Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 110 (2011) 90-98, M. A. Peralta, M. S. Zanuttini, C. A. Querini.

7.“Diesel soot and NOx abatement on K/La2O3 catalyst: Influence of K precursor on soot combustion” - Applied Catalysis A: General 399 (2011) 161-171, M. A. Peralta, M. S. Zanuttini, M. A. Ulla, C. A. Querini.

8.“Ba,K,Co/CeO2 catalysts for NOx traps: effect of preparation procedure”, Applied Catalysis A: General 393 (2011) 184-188, M. A. Peralta, B. S. Sanchez, M. A. Ulla, C. A. Querini.

9.“Diesel soot and NOx abatement: K/La2O3 catalyst stability” – Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 101 (2010) 38-44, M. A. Peralta, M. A. Ulla, C. A. Querini.

10.“Catalyst Formulation to Avoid Reaction Runaway During Diesel Soot Combustion” - Applied Catalysis A: General 367 (2009) 59-69 - M.A. Peralta, M. S. Gross, M. A. Ulla and C.A.Querini.

11.“Deoxygenation of benzaldehyde over CsNaX zeolites” – Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 312 (2009) 78-86, M. A. Peralta, T. Sooknoi, T. Danuthai, D. E. Resasco.

12.“Catalytic Combustion of Diesel Soot: Experimental Design for Laboratory Testing” – Chemical Engineering Journal 152 (2009) 234-241 - M. A. Peralta, M. S. Gross, B. S. Sánchez, C. A. Querini.

13.“SO2 influence on the K/La2O3 soot combustion catalyst deactivation” – Catalysis Today 133-*** (****) 461-466 – M. A. Peralta, M. A. Ulla, C. A. Querini.

14.“Soot oxidation on a catalytic NOx trap: Beneficial effect of the Ba-K interaction on the sulphated Ba,K/CeO2 catalyst” - Catalysis Communications 8 (2007) 765-769 - V. G. Milt, M. A. Peralta, M. A. Ulla and E. E. Miró.

15.“Stability of Ba,K/CeO2 catalyst during diesel soot combustion: effect of temperature, water and sulfur dioxide” – Journal of Catalysis 242 (2006) 118-130 - M. A. Peralta, V.G. Milt, L.M. Cornaglia, C.A. Querini.

16."Catalytic abatment of pollutants from Diesel exhausts"- Latin American Applied Research (LAAR) 33 (2003) 345-352 - M.L. Pisarello, V. Milt, M.A. Peralta, C.A. Querini, E.E. Miró.

17."Simultaneous removal of soot and nitrogen oxides from diesel engine exhausts"- Catalysis Today 75 (2002) 465-470 - M.L. Pisarello, V. Milt, M.A. Peralta, C.A. Querini, E.E. Miró.

18."Eliminación simultánea de hollín y óxidos de nitrógeno de efluentes gaseosos de motores diesel" Revista Tecnológica (Technological Journal )– ISSN 1517-8048 - Edited by the state University of Maringá (Brasil) – (2000) - M.L. Pisarello, C. Saux, M.A. Peralta, C.A. Querini, E.E. Miró.

PEER REVIEWER of publications:

Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 2013.

Energy and Fuels. 2012 and 2009.

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 2012.

Chemical Engineering Journal. 2012.

BOOK CHAPTER:

“Reforming-Heterogeneous” - Encyclopedia of Catalysis, John Wiley - B. Dalla Costa, M.A. Peralta, C.A. Querini - DOI: 10.1002/047*******.eoc180.pub2. - ISBN: 9780471227618.

RESEARCH PROPOSAL DIRECTION:

PICT 2012-2642 - Deoxygenation of bio-oil obtained by biomass fast pyrolysis. Years 2013-2014.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Co-Instructor, College of Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 2014-2015.

Courses: “Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering”

“Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics”

Adjunct Professor, Chemical Engineering School (FIQ), National University of the Litoral (UNL) 09/01/10 – 12/31/2013.

Courses: “Industrial and Environmental Safety Engineering”

“Design and Operations for Metals Processing”

Teaching Associate, “Industrial and Environmental Safety Engineering”, Chemical Engineering School (FIQ), National University of the Litoral (UNL), 10/07/08 – 09/01/10.

Teaching Assistant, “General and Inorganic Chemistry”, Chemical Engineering School (FIQ), National University of the Litoral (UNL). 1997-1999.

CONSULTING WORK:

1.OK Solutions. Advising to Oil Companies in Argentina (YPF - Oil Combustibles) about Process Plant Energy Integration. 2013.

2.Cargill Company. Analysis of solids in filters from a biodiesel production plant. 2012.

3.Vicentín Company. Analysis and identification of impurities from a glycerine stream of a biodiesel production plant. 2012.

4.Social Welfare System for Physicians and Biochemists of the City of Entre Ríos, Argentina. General consulting for a biodiesel production plant operations. 2011.

5.Casaro and Company. Integral consulting for a biodiesel production plant construction. 2011.

6.ESIN Company. Report on the different options for biofuel production in Salta, Argentina. 2010.

7.Degab Petroleum Company. Testing of gasoil antioxidant additives. 2010.

8.Sachem Argentina. Testing of alternative catalyst for biodiesel production. 2010.

9.Atanor SCA. Coke determination of dehydrogenation catalysts. 2008.

10.REFINOR Petroleum Company. Selection of naphtha reforming catalysts. 2004-2005.

11. América Latina Logística. Quality control of IFO and fuel oils. 2002-2003.

12. CIFIVE SAIC. Quality control of IFO and fuel oils. 2002-2003.

13. America Latina Logistica. Quality control of IFO fuels. 2002.

14. ICI Argentina SAIC. Continuous reactor’s development for tartaric acid production - The development made it possible to substitute three batch reactors of 25 m3 each, by two continuous reactors of 2 m3 each. 2002.

15. CICSA (International Beer Industry). Development and preparation of a catalyst for water’s deoxygenation. The catalyst was successfully produced by our research group (INCAPE), and replaced the German catalyst, previously imported by the company. 2001-2003.

16. Hugo Brescia S.A. (Filters Company). Certification of diesel fuel filters. These filters are used in gas stations and petroleum companies. The certification was carried out following ASTM standards. 2001-2002.

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:

Member of the Directive Council of the Institute of Research on Catalysis and Petrochemistry (INCAPE). 2010-2012.

Member of the Commission of Physical Spaces of the Institute of Research on Catalyst and Petrochemistry (INCAPE). 2012-2013.

Member of the Commission of Scientific Equipment of the Institute of Research on Catalyst and Petrochemistry (INCAPE). 2010-2013.

Member of the Directive Commission of the Litoral Association of students of Chemical Engineering. 1999-2000.

Coordinator of the Internships Program of the Litoral Association of students of Chemical Engineering. 1999-2000.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

Argentine Congress on Catalysis, Brazilian Congress on Catalysis (CBCAT), Congress on Catalysis of Mercosur (MERCOCAT), Iberoamerican Congress on Catalysis, European Congress on Catalysis (Europacat), North American Meeting of the Catalysis Society, AIChE Centennial Annual Meeting, MERCOSUR Congress of Chemical and Petrochemical Industry, Mercosur Congress on Chemical Engineering, Mercosur Congress on Process Systems Engineering, Argentinian Congress on Physicochemistry and Inorganic Chemistry, Argentinian Congress on Chemistry, International Congress on Catalysis, European Workshop on Environmental Catalyst, Iberoamerican Seminar on Catalyst for Environmental Protection. Since 2000.

MENTORING AND ADVISING:

Internship Advisor of Chemical Engineering students. 2005-2013.

PhD Thesis Advisor of María Soledad Zanuttini. Thesis: Catalysis for the deoxygenation of bio-oil model compounds. 2014.

SIMULATION AND PROGRAMMING TOOLS:

Familiarity with PRO II, HYSYS, GAMS and FORTRAN.

TRANSLATION SERVICES:

English to Spanish and Spanish to English translations to third parties.

LANGUAGES:

Spanish (native), English (fluent), Portuguese (beginner) and Italian (beginner).



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