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Dr. Bommaraju has over 30 years of experience in industrial R&D and manufacturing operations. His area of expertise includes chlor-alkali and chlorate operations, corrosion and corrosion prevention, electrocatalysis, electrowinning, membranes and supercapacitors. Dr. Bommaraju worked at the International Nickel Company of Canada, presently Vale Inco, for 3 years and at Occidental Chemical Corporation for 25 years in their chlor-alkali and chlorate technology development and operations support efforts. Currently, his efforts are focused on developing carbon dioxide sequestration technologies and safe ration heaters for MREs and UGR-Es.
Process Technology Optimization, Inc. provides research and development, process engineering, and scale-up expertise to develop processes from conceptualization to commercialization. We offer:
• Complete confidentiality
• Quality research at reasonable costs to our clients
• Chemical and electrochemical evaluations
• Well-equipped laboratory and pilot facilities
• Client-specific inorganic/organic chemical synthesis
• Up-to-date literature searches and comprehensive analysis
• Timely progress reports and communications
Our expertise in electrochemistry includes the following areas:
Chlor-alkali, Chlorate, and Hypochlorite Technologies
PTO staff have worked in industrial operations for over 25 years introducing many improvements in aspects of various processes (membranes, electrodes, brine treatment, etc.). Our services include analyzing problem areas and developing cost-effective solutions. We will work with the client to develop and implement technological innovations to address their specific needs.
Electrode Materials and Catalytic Coatings
Selection of a specific electrode material and the catalytic coating is important to achieve high product selectivity, low energy consumption and long life. We can serve our clients in the choice and development of new electrode materials with appropriate electrocatalysts for chemical synthesis. We have the capability to produce electrodes and electrochemical cells to investigate their efficacy for the given reactions.
Corrosion is a perpetual problem plaguing all facets of life, dealing with metals and alloys. We have the knowledge base and well acknowledged capabilities to combat this problem for our customer. We will work with the client to identify the origin of the problem and develop cost-effective measures to suppress the causal factors contributing to the problem.