REDUCT & Lobbe has more than 15 years of experience in development and implementation of energy technologies (coal, oil, gas, biomass, etc.), and Environmental Decision Support Systems (EDSS's). REDUCT's Environmental Decision Support Systems (EDSS's) are based on advanced information technologies and provide support for environmental management and protection. Some examples of projects and systems are listed below.
of Technologies and Policy Options and Development of
Comprehensive reference document outlining strategies for the future use of fossil fuels in Saskatchewan relating to the production and use of energy in Saskatchewan and alternate courses of action that Saskatchewan might take to address concerns about greenhouse gases. GREENCALC is an Environmental Decision Support System for development of alternative strategies for greenhouse gases abatement and for estimating Saskatchewan greenhouse gases emissions.
Pollution Control and Environmental
Assessment for Thermal
Comprehensive workshop on environmental assessment and pollution control as they relate to the construction and operation of thermal power plants.
3. Evaluation of Inherent Sulfur Capture for Shand Lignite
Techno-economic evaluation of sorbent injection technology including development of an EDSS for modeling of the boiler sulfur emission reduction.
Technologies Using Advanced Agglomeration Techniques
Review, analysis and preparation of ARC final reports summarizing a three year experimental program on using ARC agglomeration technology. Work included interpretation of laboratory results, analysis of process development work, development of process design sheets and equipment specifications, and an order of magnitude process costing. Three process studies were completed (Aglotherm, Aglofloat, and Soil Cleanup).
5. Modeling Methane Flow into Underground Longwall Coal Mines
Detailed study of five computer models including their feasibility of application of EDSS's at Canadian mines. Work included analysis of assumptions, governing equations, numerical techniques and computer algorithms used in the models, and limitations of the models.
Integrated Sulphur Removal for Thermal Power Plants, Xian
Comprehensive workshop on all aspects of control of sulphur dioxide emissions from coal fired plants including the latest technologies demonstrated in North America.
7. AI Pilot Program
Introduction of intelligent software systems for improvement of productivity, product quality and energy efficiency to heavy industry sectors such as pulp and paper, cement, iron and steel, oil and gas and mining and metallurgy.
8. Assessment of New Technologies for Natural Gas
Development of a framework for the assessment of research projects in the area of natural gas conversion to identify opportunities, constraints and critical factors, and to define possible criteria for evaluating various technology options.
9. Development of Upgraded Lignite Fuel
Comprehensive assessment of the potential for the development of upgraded lignite using new coal upgrading processes within identified market constraints. The study included analysis of lignite resources and potential markets, detailed evaluation of coal upgrading processes, development of process flow diagrams, analysis of process data, heat and material balances, sizing and costing of major pieces of process equipment, and economic evaluation of each process.
10. Clean Air Strategy, Saskatchewan Environment and Public Safety
Draft document in preparation of Saskatchewans response to a number of national and international initiatives impacting the provinces environment and economy.
Software Systems in Heavy Industry
Critical review of the hardware-software and human-machine integration issues for implementing intelligent systems and identification of barriers and their remedies for the development and application of intelligent systems in Canadian heavy industry.
12. Mathematical Modeling of Co-processing (coal-heavy oil)
Optimization study of CANMET Co-processing including development of computer simulator, support graphics programs and user manuals. The performed optimization studies resulted in a number of recommendations for future co-processing R&D on phase equilibrium for feed and product components, co-processing of bituminous coals, modeling coke formation and hydrogen consumption, etc.
13. Evaluation of a 6 tonnes/day EPRI/ARC Oil Agglomeration Plant
Quality assurance review of the design of an oil agglomeration plant including plant conceptual design, the selection of major equipment, detailed engineering and shop drawings, and casting. The work order also included a critical review of the flowsheets and the PEID, with emphasis on materials handling, control approach to process flows, verification of the design for equipment, and costing of selected equipment.
14.Advanced Software Systems in Support of Saskatchewan
Identification and implementation of suitable advanced AI based methods for improved diagnosis and optimization of heavy oil production in Saskatchewan and Alberta.
15. Automated Fault Detection and Diagnosis Systems
Critical review and analysis for advanced fault detection and diagnosis systems for industrial process energy and performance improvement in Pulp and Paper and Petroleum sectors.
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