Prof. Alfredo Gordon

Prof. Alfredo Gordon2018-07-05T12:57:16+00:00

Prof. Alfredo Gordon, Principal Researcher, Bioenergy Department

algordon(at)udec.cl / +56 41 220 4534

Lines of research:

  • Coal and biomass conversion processes.
  • Heterogeneous catalysis applied to energy conversion processes and pollution mitigation.

Education

  • Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA. U.S.A., 1974
  • Chemical Engineering, UNIVERSITY OF CONCEPCIÓN.Chile, 1969

Professional Experience

  • Full Professor
    Chemical Engineering, University of Concepción
    January 1975 – Present date
  • Head of Department
    Chemical Engineering, University of Concepción
    August 1994 – June 1999, July 2011 – Present date
  • Associate Professor
    Chemical Eng. Dept., University of Minnesota, U.S.A.
    September 1970 – May 1972
  • Visiting Professor
    Chemical Eng. Dept., University of Delaware
    September 1979 – May 1980

TESSINI, C.; ROMERO, R.; ESCOBAR, M.; GORDON, A.; FLORES, M.: Development of an analytical method for the main organic compounds derived from thermochemical conversion of biomass. Journal of the Chilean Chemical Society, 61, 2837-2842 (2016).

FERNÁNDEZ, C.; MIRANDA, N.; GARCÍA, X.; ELOY,  P.; RUIZ, P.; GORDON, A.; JIMÉNEZ, R.: Insights into dynamic surface processes occurring in Rh supported on Zr-grafted gamma-Al2O3 during dry reforming of methane.Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 156, 202 – 212 (2014).

TOLEDO, J.; GARCÍA, X.; GORDON, A.; JIMENEZ, R.: Magnesia-supported potassium oxide catalysts for soot combustion: effect of Fe addition on the catalyst activity and stability. Reaction Kinetics Mechanisms and Catalysis, 113, 487 – 497 (2014).

GÁLVEZ, M.; ASCASO, S.; SUELVES, I.; MOLINER, R.; JIMÉNEZ, R.; GARCÍA, X.; GORDON, A.; LÁZARO, M.J.: Soot oxidation in the presence of NO over alumina-supported bimetallic catalysts K–Me (Me = Cu, Co, V). Catalysis Today. 176(1), 361-364 (2011).

GÁLVEZ, M.; ASCASO, S.; SUELVES, I.; MOLINER, R.; JIMÉNEZ, R.; GARCÍA, X.; GORDON, A.; LÁZARO, M.J.: Catalytic filters for the simultaneous removal of soot and NOx: Effect of CO2 and steam on the exhaust gas of diesel engines. Catalysis Today. 176, 134-138 (2011).

VALLEJOS, F.; UTSUMI, S.;  HATTORI, Y.; GARCÍA, X.; GORDON, A.; KANOH, H.; KANEKO, K.; RADOVIC, L.: Pyrolyzed phthalocyanines as surrogate carbon catalysts: Initial insights into oxygen-transfer mechanisms. Fuel. 99, 106-117 (2011).

ULLOA, C.A.; GORDON, A.L.; GARCÍA, X.A.: Thermogravimetric study of interactions in the pyrolysis of coal-biomass blends with Radiata pine sawdust. Fuel Processing Technology, Vol. 90, pp. 583 – 590,  abril 2009.

JIMÉNEZ, R.; GARCÍA, X.; GORDON, A.: About the Active Phases of KNO3/Mgo for Catalytic Soot Combustion. Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters 99 281-287, 2010.

JIMÉNEZ, R.; ZAMORA, R.; G. PECTIN, G.; GARCÍA, X.; GORDON, A.: Effect of Ca-Substitution in La1-Xcaxfeo3 Perovskites on the Catalytic Activity for Soot Combustion.Fuel Processing Technology 91 546-549, 2010.

RIOSECO, F.; RADOVIC, L.; GARCÍA, X.; GORDON, A.; PECCHI, G.: Effect of Ag addition on the thermal stability and catalytic properties of LaFeO3 perovskite. Journal of the Chilean Chemical Society 55 44-49, 2010.

KARELOVIC, A.; GARCÍA, X.; WOJCIESZAK, R.; RUIZ, P.; GORDON, A.: Insight on the Promoting Effect of Zr and Ti on the Catalytic Properties of Rh/Sio2 for Partial Oxidation of Methane. Applied Catalysis A: General, Vol. 384, pp.220–229, agosto 2010.

GÁLVEZ, M.; ASCASO, S.; SUELVES, I.; MOLINER, R.; JIMÉNEZ, R.; GARCÍA, X.; GORDON, A.; LÁZARO, M.: Soot Oxidation in the Presence of NO over Alumina-Supported Bimetallic Catalysts K-Me (Me = Cu, Co, V), Catalysys Today, 2010.

JIMÉNEZ, R.; GARCÍA, X.; LÓPEZ, T.; GORDON, A.: Catalytic combustion of soot. Effects of added alkali metals on CaO-MgO physical mixtures. Fuel Processing Technology, Vol. 89, Issue 11, pp. 1160-1168. 2008.

ARTEAGA, L.; FLORES, M.; ESCOBAR, M.; SEGURA, C.; GORDON, A.: Comparative Assessment of the Wet and Dry Torrefaction of Pinus Radiata. Energética 46, pp. 5-12.(2015).

GORDON, A.; AVILA, C.; GARCIA, X.: A reaction shrinking core model for pyrolysis and combustion of a single biomass particle. World Bioenergy 2008, Procedings Poster Session, Jönköping, Suecia, pp. 232-235, 27 – 29 de mayo de 2008.

TOLEDO, J., JIMÉNEZ R., GARCÍA, X., GORDON, A: Using K and Fe supported on MgO for the catalytic combustion of soot. XXI Iberoamerican Symposium on Catalysis-SICAT 2008, June 2008.

JIMÉNEZ R., PECCHI, G., GARCÍA, X,. GORDON, A., ZAMORA, R.: Effect of the substitution degree of Ca in La1-xCaxFe2O3 perovskites on the catalytic activity for the combustion of soot emitted by diesel engines. XXI Iberoamerican Symposium on Catalysis-SICAT 2008, June 2008.

RIOSECO, F., RADOVIC, L., GARCÍA, X., GORDON, A., PECCHI G.: Thermal stability and catalytic activity during the complete combustion of ethyl acetate in a LaFeO3 perovskite doped with Ag. XXI Iberoamerican Symposium on Catalysis-SICAT 2008, June 2008.

FIGUEROA, P., CERDA, C., JIMÉNEZ, R., GARCÍA, X., GORDON, A., ALARCÓN, N.: Mixtures of CeO2 – MgO as supports for the complete oxidation of a mixture of CH4-C10H8. XXI Iberoamerican Symposium on Catalysis-SICAT 2008, June 2008.

VALLEJOS-BUROGS, F.; GORDON, A.L.; GARCÍA, X.; KANOH, H.; KANEKO, K.; RADOVIC, L.R.: Effect of porosity of the carbon support in the gasification with O2 catalyzed by Co and Cu. Book of Abstracts, V Chilean Conference on Catalysis and Adsorption, Talca, Chile, pp. 29-30, November 20-21, 2008.

KARELOVIC, A.; GARCÍA, X.; RUIZ, P.; GORDON, A.L.: Effect of SiO2 changes grafted with Zr and Ti in the catalytic partial oxidation of methane. Book of Abstracts, V Chilean Conference on Catalysis and Adsorption, Talca, Chile, pp. 15-16, November 20-21, 2008.

JIMENEZ, R.; CAMPAGNARO, B.; GARCÍA, X.; GORDON, A.L.: Catalytic combustion of soot with K/MgO. Active phases of the catalyst. Book of Abstracts, V Chilean Conference on Catalysis and Adsorption, Talca, Chile, pp. 15-16, November 20-21, 2008.