The Department of Chemical Engineering invites you to a seminar about plant design by Elmo Nasato, who is a specialist in the sulfur recovery industry.
Mr. Nasato’s path to becoming a specialist in the sulfur recovery industry began with a solid education and work experience that provided once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. They provided a means to contribute to the sulfur industry through the development of patents, publication and presentation of numerous technical papers at conferences worldwide, and participation on technical committees with his peers.
The oil and gas industry, of which sulfur is a key component, plays a prominent role in our lives. Knowledge of sulfur chemistry combined with chemical process engineering provides the framework for the safe removal of sulfur compounds from fossil fuels. By designing and troubleshooting safe and efficient sulfur recovery processes, we can make cleaner air possible and produce a viable sulfur product, which is a key ingredient in fertilizer necessary for the world's food supply.
Elmo Nasato is a process engineer specializing in sulphur recovery, amine treating and sour water processing. He has over 30 years experience in the sulphur recovery industry, including experience with design, retrofit, start-up and optimization of sulphur recovery units, sulphur handling units, amine units, sour water stripper units and tail gas cleanup units. His on-site field activities have included support of construction activities, turnaround assistance and operator training.
Elmo graduated from the University of Waterloo with a BASc in Chemical Engineering with an option in Management Science (1987). He is the lead instructor and moderator for the Brimstone Sulfur Recovery Symposiums and has served on the board of directors for Alberta Sulphur Research and the Technical Advisory Committee for the Laurance Reid Gas Conditioning Conference at the University of Oklahoma.
As an adjunct associate professor at the University of Toronto, Mr. Nasato taught advanced reactor design and was involved as an advisor and subject matter expert in the fourth-year plant design course. He has been awarded eight patents for SRU operation, oxygen enrichment and sulphur degassing technologies, published 34 papers and made over 64 presentations at conferences worldwide.
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