Diego Zapater Bes

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interest

Improved reactor technologies for process intensification and heterogeneous catalysis.

Selected Publications

  • MTO with SAPO-34 in a Fixed-Bed Reactor: Deactivation Profiles. D. Zapater, J. Lasobras, J. Soler, J. Herguido, M. Menendez. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 60, 45, 16162 – 16170 (2021).
  • Temperature and dilution effects on MTO process with a SAPO-34-based catalyst in fluidized bed reactor. D. Zapater, J. Lasobras, J. Soler, J. Herguido, M. Menendez. Catalysis Today (Corrected proof).
  • Counteracting SAPO-34 catalyst deactivation in MTO process using a two zone fluidized bed reactor: Reactor testing and process viability. D. Zapater, J. Lasobras, J. Soler, J. Herguido, M. Menendez. Catalysis Today, 362, 155 – 161 (2021).
  • Water effect on MTO performance in fluidized bed reactors: conventional and two zone. D. Zapater, J. Lasobras, J. Soler, J. Herguido, M. Menendez. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research (accepted).

Education

Chemical engineering and environmental technologies degree, master and PhD at University of Zaragoza (Spain)

Professional Profile

  • 2022 – Actually: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2021 – 2022: PhD Researcher, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
  • 2018 – 2021: PhD student, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
  • 2017 – 2018: Junior research scientist, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
  • 2016 – 2017: Student internship, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain

Awards

Best oral presentation at 2019 National Congress of Chemical Engineering (Spain).

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Reactor technologies Heterogeneous catalysis oxygenates to hydrocarbons Zeolites eotypes