The Industrial Thermochemical Conversion (ITC) Group is made up of a group of experienced industrial and academic researchers and engineers with a long history of tackling and solving difficult industrial challenges in the area of high temperature fluidized and fixed bed systems.
The ITC Group provides R&D, problem solving, and design expertise on fixed and fluidized bed systems involving reaction kinetics and thermodynamics, mass transfer and heat transfer. The group thrives to help clients solve operational challenges on existing systems, or overcome technical hurdles through the different stages of development of their emerging technologies. Projects can be handled at the lab-scale, pilot scale, demonstration size, or commercial size.
The group members have been providing innovative solutions and services to Canadian and international clients in the chemical, petrochemical, oil sands, pulp and paper and renewable/cleantech industries. Projects have been completed on a variety of roles, as a R&D partner, technical consultant, or engineering service provider.
See some of our recent work on our Case Studies page.
Design and Management of R&D Programs
Engineering Solutions and Conceptual Design
Consulting and Technology Review
Materials of Construction Selection
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
Process Simulation and System Integration
Design, Engineering, Construction and Operation of Pilot Plants
Design, Engineering and Construction of Demo Plants
Design, Engineering and Construction of Commercial Plants
Areas of Interest
Thermochemical and Catalytic Conversion Processes
Natural and Renewable Feeds with Complex Composition
High Temperature Reaction Systems
Combustion, Gasification, Reforming and Torrefaction
Pyrolysis, Liquefaction, Thermal and Catalytic Cracking
Multiphase Flows and Particulate Systems
Fixed Beds, Bubbling and Circulating Fluidized Beds
Transport Phenomena, Heat and Mass Transfer
System Integration and Optimization
Scale-up and Process Intensification