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Lubo Zhou Phones & Addresses

  • Inverness, IL
  • Fox River Grove, IL
  • Palatine, IL
  • Schaumburg, IL
  • Skokie, IL
  • Houston, TX
  • College Station, TX
  • Rolling Meadows, IL
  • Rolla, MO
  • Vernon Hills, IL
  • 9213 Primrose Ln, Fox River Grv, IL 60021

Work

Position: Sales Occupations

Education

Degree: Associate degree or higher

Publications

Us Patents

Hydrogen Generation Via Methane Cracking For Integrated Heat And Electricity Production Using A Fuel Cell

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US Patent:
6506510, Jan 14, 2003
Filed:
Dec 15, 2000
Appl. No.:
09/737990
Inventors:
Daniel R. Sioui - Arlington Heights IL
Gavin P. Towler - Barrington IL
Anil R. Oroskar - Oakbrook IL
Lubo Zhou - Fox River Grove IL
Stephen R. Dunne - Algonquin IL
Santi Kulprathipanja - Inverness IL
Leonid B. Galperin - Wilmette IL
Frank S. Modica - Naperville IL
Timur V. Voskoboinikov - Arlington Heights IL
Assignee:
UOP LLC - Des Plaines IL
International Classification:
H01M 804
US Classification:
429 17, 429 26, 429 39
Abstract:
A novel integrated system for the co-production of heat and electricity for residences or commercial buildings is based on the cracking of hydrocarbons to generate hydrogen for a fuel cell. Compared to prior art reforming methods for hydrogen production, the cracking reaction provides an input stream to the fuel cell that is essentially free of CO, a known poison to the anode catalyst in many fuel cell designs, such as PEM fuel cells. The cracking reaction is coupled with an air or steam regeneration cycle to reactivate that cracking catalyst for further use. This regeneration can provide a valuable source of heat or furnace fuel to the system. A novel control method for system adjusts the durations of the cracking and regeneration cycles to optimize the recovery of reaction heat.

Process For Simultaneous Removal Of Carbon Dioxide And Sulfur Oxides From Flue Gas

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US Patent:
2010013, Jun 3, 2010
Filed:
Jul 28, 2009
Appl. No.:
12/510735
Inventors:
Lubo Zhou - Inverness IL,
Dennis J. Bellville - Deer Park IL,
Edward P. Zbacnik - Fox River Grove IL,
International Classification:
B01D 53/50
B01D 53/62
US Classification:
423230
Abstract:
A process is provided for the simultaneous removal of carbon dioxide and sulfur oxides from a flue gas stream by a potassium carbonate solvent. As a part of the regeneration of the contaminated stream, a portion of that stream is removed and cooled to allow for filtration of potassium sulfate, the reaction product of the solvent and the sulfur oxides.

Polybenzoxazole Membranes Prepared From Aromatic Polyamide Membranes

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US Patent:
8459469, Jun 11, 2013
Filed:
Sep 10, 2010
Appl. No.:
12/879244
Inventors:
Chunqing Liu - Schaumburg IL,
Raisa Minkov - Skokie IL,
Syed A. Faheem - Huntley IL,
Man-Wing Tang - Cerritos CA,
Lubo Zhou - Inverness IL,
Jeffery C. Bricker - Buffalo Grove IL,
Assignee:
UOP LLC - Des Plaines IL
International Classification:
B01D 71/62
B01D 71/68
B01D 71/38
US Classification:
21050039, 21050021, 21050041, 427487, 427243
Abstract:
The present invention discloses high performance polybenzoxazole membranes prepared from aromatic poly(o-hydroxy amide) membranes by thermal cyclization and a method for using these membranes. The polybenzoxazole membranes were prepared by thermal treating aromatic poly(o-hydroxy amide) membranes in a temperature range of 200° to 550° C. under inert atmosphere. The aromatic poly(o-hydroxy amide) membranes used for making the polybenzoxazole membranes were prepared from aromatic poly(o-hydroxy amide) polymers comprising pendent phenolic hydroxyl groups ortho to the amide nitrogen in the polymer backbone. In some embodiments of the invention, the polybenzoxazole membranes may be subjected to an additional crosslinking step to increase the selectivity of the membranes. These polybenzoxazole membranes showed significantly improved permeability for gas separations compared to the precursor aromatic poly(o-hydroxy amide) membranes and are not only suitable for a variety of liquid, gas, and vapor separations, but also can be used in catalysis and fuel cells.

Processes And Systems For Discharging Amine Byproducts Formed In An Amine-Based Solvent

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US Patent:
8563296, Oct 22, 2013
Filed:
Nov 24, 2010
Appl. No.:
12/953865
Inventors:
David W. Greer - Cary IL,
Graham Ellis - Belmont CA,
Edward Zbacnik - Fox River Grove IL,
Lubo Zhou - Inverness IL,
Assignee:
UOP LLC - Des Plaines IL
International Classification:
C12N 1/12
US Classification:
4352571, 435183, 435821, 435946, 435243
Abstract:
Embodiments of a process for discharging amine byproducts formed in an amine-based solvent are provided. The process comprises the steps of contacting the amine-based solvent with flue gas comprising carbon dioxide, oxygen, nitrogen, NO, SO, or mixtures thereof to form a carbon dioxide-laden amine-based solvent that contains the amine byproducts. Carbon dioxide is separated from the carbon dioxide-laden amine-based solvent to form a carbon dioxide-depleted amine-based solvent. The amine byproducts from the carbon dioxide-depleted amine-based solvent are fed to an algae source.

Polymer Membranes Derived From Aromatic Polyimide Membranes

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US Patent:
8613362, Dec 24, 2013
Filed:
Mar 27, 2009
Appl. No.:
12/412653
Inventors:
Chunqing Liu - Schaumburg IL,
Raisa Serbayeva - Skokie IL,
Man-Wing Tang - Cerritos CA,
Lubo Zhou - Inverness IL,
Peter K. Coughlin - Mundelein IL,
Assignee:
UOP LLC - Des Plaines IL
International Classification:
B01D 71/64
B01D 71/28
B01D 69/00
US Classification:
21050039, 21050034
Abstract:
The present invention discloses a new type of high performance polymer membranes derived from aromatic polyimide membranes and methods for making and using these membranes. The polymer membranes described in the present invention were derived from aromatic polyimide membranes by crosslinking followed by thermal treating. The aromatic polyimide membranes were made from aromatic polyimide polymers comprising both pendent hydroxy functional groups ortho to the heterocyclic imide nitrogen and cross-linkable functional groups in the polymer backbone. The high performance polymer membranes showed significantly improved permeability for gas separations compared to the aromatic polyimide membranes without any treatment. The high performance polymer membranes also showed significantly improved selectivity for gas separations compared to the thermal-treated but non-UV-crosslinked aromatic polyimide membranes. The high performance polymer membranes of the present invention are suitable for liquid, gas, and vapor separations, as well as for catalysis and fuel cell applications.

Process For Dehydrocyclodimerization

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US Patent:
2008002, Jan 31, 2008
Filed:
Jul 27, 2006
Appl. No.:
11/460522
Inventors:
Lubo Zhou - Des Plaines IL,
Benjamin J. Nagel - Des Plaines IL,
International Classification:
B01J 8/00
US Classification:
422190, 422211, 422213, 422223
Abstract:
This invention relates to a process for catalytic dehydrocyclodimerization wherein the reaction mixture contains from about 10 to about 200 wt. ppm water. Providing water in the reaction mixture allows for an extended life of the zeolitic catalyst thereby increasing the efficiency of the catalytic dehydrocyclodimerization process.

Polybenzoxazole Polymer-Based Mixed Matrix Membranes

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US Patent:
2010013, Jun 3, 2010
Filed:
Mar 27, 2009
Appl. No.:
12/412643
Inventors:
Chunqing Liu - Schaumburg IL,
Man-Wing Tang - Cerritos CA,
Raisa Serbayeva - Skokie IL,
Lubo Zhou - Inverness IL,
International Classification:
B01D 39/16
US Classification:
21050028
Abstract:
The present invention discloses new types of polybenzoxazole-based mixed matrix membranes and methods for making and using these membranes. The polybenzoxazole-based mixed matrix membranes are prepared by fabricating a polyimide-based mixed matrix membrane by dispersing molecular sieve particles in a continuous aromatic polyimide matrix with pendent hydroxyl groups ortho to the heterocyclic imide nitrogen; and then converting the polyimide-based mixed matrix membrane to a polybenzoxazole-based mixed matrix membrane by heating between 300° and 600° C. under inert atmosphere or vacuum. The polybenzoxazole-based mixed matrix membranes of the present invention can be fabricated into any convenient geometry such as flat sheet (or spiral wound), tube, hollow fiber, or thin film composite. These polybenzoxazole-based mixed matrix membranes exhibit high thermal stability, significantly higher selectivity than the neat polybenzoxazole polymer membranes, and much higher permeability than traditional mixed matrix membranes.

Polybenzoxazole Membranes Prepared From Aromatic Polyamide Membranes

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US Patent:
2010013, Jun 3, 2010
Filed:
Jun 25, 2009
Appl. No.:
12/491473
Inventors:
Chunqing Liu - Schaumburg IL,
Raisa Minkov - Skokie IL,
Syed A. Faheem - Huntley IL,
Man-Wing Tang - Cerritos CA,
Lubo Zhou - Inverness IL,
Jeffery C. Bricker - Buffalo Grove IL,
International Classification:
B01D 71/56
C08G 73/22
B01D 15/00
C02F 1/44
B01D 61/36
US Classification:
210640, 528403, 210650, 210654
Abstract:
The present invention discloses high performance polybenzoxazole membranes prepared from aromatic poly(o-hydroxy amide) membranes by thermal cyclization and a method for using these membranes. The polybenzoxazole membranes were prepared by thermal treating aromatic poly(o-hydroxy amide) membranes in a temperature range of 200° to 550° C. under inert atmosphere. The aromatic poly(o-hydroxy amide) membranes used for making the polybenzoxazole membranes were prepared from aromatic poly(o-hydroxy amide) polymers comprising pendent phenolic hydroxyl groups ortho to the amide nitrogen in the polymer backbone. In some embodiments of the invention, the polybenzoxazole membranes may be subjected to an additional crosslinking step to increase the selectivity of the membranes. These polybenzoxazole membranes showed significantly improved permeability for gas separations compared to the precursor aromatic poly(o-hydroxy amide) membranes and are not only suitable for a variety of liquid, gas, and vapor separations, but also can be used in catalysis and fuel cells.
Lubo B Zhou from Inverness, IL, age ~53 Get Report