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Yurii Sh. Matros

Founder and President of Matros Technologies, Inc., Dr. Yurii Matros is a recognized authority in the field of chemical reaction engineering. He is the co-author of over 300 technical papers, 40 patents including 13 USA patents, and 6 books, including the definitive text entitled "Catalytic Processes under Unsteady State Conditions" and published in Russian, English and Chinese.

Dr. Matros is a graduate of Odessa Technical University, where he also received his Ph.D. degree. For many years he has served as a Professor and Head of the Department at the Boreskov Institute of Catalysis in Novosibirsk, Russia, where he received the degree of Full Doctor of Science. His forty years of academic and applied research has been focused on the gas-solid fixed and fluidized bed reactors, and on forced unsteady-state processes in catalysis. In the 60-80s he analyzed various levels of mathematical model of catalytic reactors beginning from the reaction process over the catalyst surface to the processes in catalyst pellet and catalytic reactor itself. One of the first researchers in the field he described non-standard patterns of fixed bed reactor behavior, such as wrong way behavior and multiplicity of steady-state solutions. He contributed greatly to the theory of formation and movement of creeping fronts through the packed bed. He has consistently brought his scientific achievements to industrial practice. In the 70s he commercialized highly efficient reactor for oxidation of methanol to formaldehyde, combining cooled tubes and adiabatic beds. Later on he developed a unique completely adiabatic process of oxidation of methanol for high unit capacity plants. In 70s-80s he invented reverse flow reactor for various applications. He elaborated scientific understanding, demonstrated the potential of reverse flow reactors up to the industrial scale and communicated this principal around the world. He guided design and commercialization of unique reverse flow reactors for oxidation of SO2 in sulfuric acid production, oxidation of VOC for air pollution control, and selective catalytic reduction of NOx.

His recent developedments include highly efficient regenerative catalytic oxidizers (RCOs) for VOC control, RCO purge system for increasing VOC removal up to more than 99%, and technology for retrofitting regenerative thermal oxidizers (RTOs) into RCOs. He provided basis for commercialization of more than 30 oxidizers operated in USA, Europe and East Asia. Dr. Matros is an organizer and chairman of four International Conferences on Unsteady-state Processes in Catalysis. He is a member of AIChE and AWMA and chaired several sections in annual meetings of these societies.

Grigorii A. Bunimovich

Dr. Grigorii A. Bunimovich has been involved in reaction engineering research for over twenty five years. His experience encompasses catalytic reaction kinetics and catalytic reactors. He developed process engineering and design fundamentals and methods of mathematical modeling and simulation of reversed flow reactors. He was a key engineering specialist in Dr. Yurii Matros' team involved in pilot tests and commercialization of reversed flow reactors for sulfuric acid production and control of volatile organic compounds.

Dr. Bunimovich is a graduate of the Technical University of Tomsk (M. S. in Chemical Engineering). In 1985 he obtained his Ph. D. in chemical engineering from Boreskov' Institute of Catalysis (Novosibirsk, Russia). Since 1993 he has joined Matros Technologies Inc. in a full-time position of Senior Specialist. In the company he fulfills various functions including laboratory testing of catalysts including performance and characterization, development of reactor modeling software, mathematical simulation and analysis, evaluation of customer applications,  customer assistance during start-up and operation of commercial reactors, marketing of company products and services.   

Dr. Bunimovich has over 40 publications in refereed journals, co-authored chapters in Handbook of Heterogeneous Catalysis and several other books, and holds four U.S. and several foreign patents.

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