C5MPT Project: Conversion of Asphaltenes and Coal
Profile on CME website
Dr. de Klerk’s research interests include the upgrading/refining of alternative carbon sources to fuels and chemicals. Alternative feed materials (non-crude oil) that are considered include oil sands, coal, Fisher-Tropsch syncrude, biomass and waste materials. Central themes that are of interest are oxygenate conversion processes, Catalysis and reactor engineering and refinery design.