Paco Cuadra provides 30+ years’ experience in catalyst testing, designing and operating lab scale mini reactors, organo-metallic synthesis and high vacuum distillations. In addition, he has participated in pilot plant design, fabrication, operations and decommissioning, applying relevant safety standards to each activity.
Early in 2014, one of our customers was experiencing high impurity concentrations in their product. High levels of both the typical impurities and unexpected oxidized contaminations were present in their product overhead. This was problematic because a high-value stream was failing specifications and the only solution was to sell it as a lower-value commodity. Using our uncommon expertise in chemical, engineering and environmental technologies, MATRIC conducted a thorough study which included thoughtful analysis of data, discussion amongst experienced scientists, and experiments in the laboratory to understand the reasons for the high levels in order to control and prevent them.