June 6, 2017 CE – Separations and Distillation

Continuing Education – Evening Lecture
Advanced Separations and Distillation Optimization

Speaker: Dr Antonio Garcia
AMACS Separations

Tuesday June 6, 2017
6:00pm-6:15pm – Brief Networking & Dinner
6:15pm-7:00pm – PDH Lecture
7:00pm-7:15pm – Q&A Session

PDH Credit: 1 credit

Third Floor Main Conference Room
Two Ash St. Suite 3000
Three Tower Bridge, Jacobs Engineering
Conshohocken, PA 19428

$30 Members
$35 Non-members & Guests
$15 Students
$15 WEBEX option– Please select from Drop down menu and Laura-Ann Chin (lchin@geieng.com) will be in contact with follow up webex info.

Dinner will be provided with registration for live attendance.


This PDH will have an emphasis on High Performance Mass Transfer Equipment, Trays, and Structured Packings.

In addition the following subtopics will also be explored:

  • Background and Evolution of distilation
  • High Performance equipment
  • Performance comparisons (Benchmarking)
  • Divided Wall Column Technology


Dr. Garcia is AMACS Process Tower Internals Business Development Manager.  Prior to joining AMACS, Dr. Garcia managed Raschig USA Mass Transfer Technology Group.  As well he has held positions in SULZER Chemtech PRAXAIR, Koch-Glitsch, and DuPont Engineering Technology (DuET).

He has extensive experience in troubleshooting and debottlenecking commercial high purity, high pressure, foaming and fouling cryogenic processes using high performance equipment (packing and trays). He has authored several refereed papers and presentations on separation processes (distillation and liquid-liquid extraction) dealing with fundamental modeling of mass transfer equipment.

He holds  PhD and MSc degrees in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin (USA) and Celaya Institute of Technology (Mexico), a BSc in Industrial Engineering Chemistry from Durango Institute of Technology (Mexico). He holds professional licenses for his MSc and BSc degrees.

Dr. Garcia is a member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), American Chemical Society (ACS) and Sigma XI Research Society and former member of Fractionation Research, Inc. (FRI) Technical Committee (Chemical companies).


Please register no later than Tuesday June 6 at 5:15 PM. Cancellation requests received by the registration deadline will be fully refunded.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Laura-Ann Chin at lchin@geieng.com 520-275-4152 (Mobile).

If you arrive after 5.30pm and the main entrance doors are locked, please call or text:
Matt Braskey at 610-310-8721 (Email: Matt.Braskey@jacobs.com) , or
Laura-Ann Chin at 520-275-4152 (Email: Lchin@geieng.com)