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US Patent Application, No.US 2005/0097820 A1, May 12, 2005, Fuel Reformer for Hydrogen Production, especially for Operation of a Fuel Cell, Filed Sept.10, 2004, Priority Nov.12 ,2003,(DE), Ian Faye, Rainer Saliger, Thanh-Binh Truong, Esmond Newson.




E.Newson, T.B.Truong, Low Temperature Catalytic Partial Oxidation of Hydrocarbons (C1 to C10) for Hydrogen Production, Intl. J. Hydrogen Energy, 28, (2003), 1379-1386.


E.Newson et al., High Selectivity PreferentialOxidation (PROX) Catalysts for CO Removal from Hydrocarbon derived Reformates for PEM Fuel Cells, Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis, Eds. M.Anpo et al., Elsevier, Vol.145, (2003), 391-194




E. Newson, T.B. Truong, N.De Silva, A. Fleury, R. Ijpelaar, High Selectivity Preferential Oxidation (PROX) Catalysts for CO Removal from Hydrocarbon derived Reformates for PEM Fuel Cells, TOCAT 4, Tokyo, July 14-19, (2002), paper IO-A3.


EP 02 015 061.1 ( 05.07.02)Method for preparing a catalyst for preferential oxidation to remove carbon monoxide from a hydrogen-rich gas, a process for preferential oxidation to remove carbon monoxide from a hydrogen-rich gas and a method for operating a fuel cell system, E.Newson, T.B. Truong.


E. Newson, T.B. Truong, Low Temperature Catalytic Partial Oxidation of Hydrocarbons (C1 to C10) for Hydrogen Production, 14th World Hydrogen Energy Congress, Montreal, Canada, June 9-13, (2002), Session A 1.6.


EP 02 012 172.9 (03.06.02) Method for preparing a catalyst for the catalytic production of hydrogen, a process for the catalytic generation of hydrogen and a method for operating a fuel cell system, E.Newson, T.B.Truong.





P. Mizsey, E. Newson, Comparison of different vehicle power trains, Journal of Power Sources, 102 (2001) 205-209.


P. Mizsey, E.Newson, T-B. Truong, P. Hottinger, The kinetics of methanol decomposition: a part of autothermal partial oxidation to produce hydrogen for fuel cells, Applied Catalysis A: General 213 (2001) 233-237.


K. Geissler, E. Newson, F. Vogel, T.B. Truong, P. Hottinger, A. Wokaun, Autothermal methanol reforming for hydrogen production in fuel cell applications, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2001, 3, 289-293.


T. Schildhauer, E. Newson, St. Müller, The Equilibrium Constant for the Methylcyclohexane-Toluene System, J.Catalysis, March (2001),

 355-358 .




E. Newson, P. Mizsey, T. Truong, P. Hottinger, The Autothermal Partial Oxidation Kinetics of Methanol to produce Hydrogen, Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis 130, Part A, A. Corma, F.V. Melo, S. Mendioroz, J.L.G Fierro, (Editors), Elsevier, Vol.130, (2000), 695-700.

(Presented at 12th. Intl. Congress on Catalysis, Granada, Spain, July 9-14, (2000))


P. Mizsey, A. Cuellar, E. Newson, P. Hottinger, T.B. Truong, F.von Roth, Fixed bed reactor modelling and experimental data for catalytic dehydrogenation in seasonal energy storage applications, Computers and Chemical Engineering Supplement (1999) S379-S382.


G.W.H. Scherer, E. Newson, A. Wokaun, Economic analysis of the seasonal storage of  electricity with liquid organic hydrides, Intl. J. Hydrogen Energy, 24 (1999) 1157-1169.


E. Newson, TH. Haueter, P. Hottinger, F.von Roth, G.W.H. Scherer, TH.H. Schucan, Seasonal Storage of Hydrogen in Stationary Systems with Liquid Organic Hydrides, Intl. J. Hydrogen Energy, Vol 23, No.10, 905-909, (1998).


G.W.H. Scherer, E. Newson, Analysis of the Seasonal Energy Storage of Hydrogen in Liquid Organic Hydrides, Intl. J. Hydrogen Energy, Vol.23, No.1, 19-25, (1998).


S. Müller, E. Newson, D. Imhof, L.M. Venanzi, R. Köppel, A. Baiker, Heterogenised Platinum Clusters as Dehydrogenation Catalysts, 11th. Intl. Congress Catalysis, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June30-July 5, (1996), Po-073.


 G. Maria, A. Marin, C. Wyss, S. Muller and E. Newson , Modelling and scaleup of the kinetics with deactivation of methylcyclohexane dehydrogenation for hydrogen energy storage, Chem. Eng. Science, Volume 51, Issue 11, June 1996, Pages 2891-2896

 Jawad K. Ali, E. J. Newson and D. W. T. Rippin , Exceeding equilibrium conversion with a catalytic membrane reactor for the dehydrogenation of methylcyclohexane, Chem. Eng. Science, Volume 49, Issue 13, July 1994, Pages 2129-2134.


R.K.Sharma, D.L.Cresswell, E.J.Newson, Kinetics and Fixed Bed Reactor Modelling of Butane Oxidation to Maleic Anhydride, AIChEJ, Jan.1991, Vol. 37, No.1, 39-47.



D.Suter, A.Bartroli, F.Schneider, D.W.T.Rippin, E.J.Newson, Radial Flow Reactor Optimization for Highly Exothermic Selective Oxidation Reactions, Chem. Eng. Science, Vol.45, No.8, 2169-2176.


F.A.Schneider, D.W.T.Rippin, E.J.Newson, Generalized Description of Fluid Flow, Void Fraction and Pressure Drop in Fixed Beds with embedded Tubes, I&EC Research, (1990), Vol.29, 968-977.


T. R. Rimensberger, D. W. T. Rippin, T. B. Truong, E. J. Newson, Catalyst Screening and Evaluation in Micropulse, Microcontinuous and Pilot-Scale Reactors, Proc. 9th. Intl. Congress of Catalysis, Chem. Inst. Canada (1988), Vol.4, 238-245.


E.J.Newson,  Heterogeneous Selective Oxidation in Vitamin C Synthesis, Hoffman La Roche Research Centre, Basel, June 3rd, (1987).


J. P. Bucher, J. Buttet, M. Graetzel, J. J. van der Klink, T. B. Truong, E. J. Newson, Preparation, Characterisation and NMR Spectra of Platinum on Alumina Catalysts in relation to their Activity and Stability, J. Molecular Catalysis, Vol.43, (1987) 213-220.


T. P. Wellauer, D. L. Cresswell, E. J. Newson, Optimal Policies in Maleic Anhydride Production through detailed Reactor Modelling, 9th.,Intl. Chem.Reaction Eng. Sym., Philadelphia, USA, 1986, (Chem. Eng. Sci. Vol. 41, No.4, (1986), 765-772).


E. J. Newson, Deactivation Phenomena in Catalytic Industrial Processes, Invited Lectures, February, May (1986): ETH Zurich, April (1986): Hoffman la Roche, Basel.


E. J. Newson, Patent (to Lonza, Basel) CH 654,576 Katalysator Traeger und seine Verwendung, January (1986).


R. Sharma, D. L. Cresswell, E. J. Newson, Kinetics and Reactor Modelling in Fixed Bed Pilot Plant Production of Maleic Anhydride by the Oxidation of n-Butane, Annual AIChE Meeting, San Francisco, USA, Nov. (1984), paper 69b.


R. Sharma, D. L. Cresswell, E. J. Newson, Selective Oxidation of Benzene to Maleic Anhydride at commercially relevant Conditions, 8th., Intl. Chem. Reaction Eng. Sym., Edinburgh, Scotland, Sept., Inst. Chem. Eng. Symposium Series No. 87, (1984) 353-360.


E. J. Newson, Deactivation Phenomena in Industrial Processes, Heterogeneous Catalysis Seminar, Leysin, Switzerland, Sept. (1984).


E.J.Newson, Hydrogen Powered Vehicles with Liquid Organic Hydrides- the Catalyst Problem, Hydrogen Seminar, Bern, CH, May 25th, (1982).


E.J.Newson, Research & Development: Portfolio to Payoff, Alusuisse Management, Zurich, May 10, (1982).


T. P. Wellauer, D. L. Cresswell, E. J. Newson, Heat Transfer in Packed Reactor Tubes suitable for Selective Oxidation, 7th. Intl. Chem. Reaction Eng. Sym., Boston, Mass., USA, ACS Symposium Series No. 196, (1982), 527-542.




E.J.Newson, Catalyst and Process Development for Phthalic Anhydride Production, Alusuisse R&D, Neuhausen, Feb. 14th., (1980).


J. V. Jensen, E. J. Newson, A Deactivation Reactor for Catalyst Screening and Evaluation, Proc. 6th., Intl. Congress on Catalysis, The Chemical Soc., London, Vol.2, July (1977), 796-805.


J. V. Jensen, J. Villadsen, E. J. Newson, The Deactivation of Base Metal Oxide Catalysts exposed to Auto Exhaust Gases under oxidising Conditions, Preprints 4th. Intl.,/ 6th. European Chemical Reaction Eng. Sym., Heidelberg, Germany, Section IV, April (1976), 250-259.


J. V. Jensen, E. J. Newson, The Effect of Preparation Parameters on the Oxidation Activity of Catalysts made by Coprecipitation, Sym. Louvain, Belgium, Oct. (1975) in  Proc.: Preparation of Catalysts Sym., Elsevier (1976), paper A6, 91-103,


E. J. Newson, The Guard Bed Concept for rapidly deactivating Catalyst Systems, Sym. on Catalysis and Catalytic Processes in Petroleum Refining, 1st Chemical Congress of the North American Continent, Mexico City, Dec. (1975), paper 30.


E. J. Newson, Catalyst Deactivation due to Pore Plugging by Reaction Products, IEC Proc. Design & Dev., Jan. (1975), Vol.14, No.1, 27-33.

(Presented at Pollution Control Sym., 164th. ACS Natl. Mtg., New York, USA, Aug. 1972)


US 3,844,936 to Haldor Topsoe A/S, Denmark, Desulfurisation Process, Publ. Oct.29, (1974),

Filed April 2, (1973), Inventor: Esmond Newson, 5 Claims.


E. J. Newson, O. Persson, Counter Diffusion of Liquid Hydrocarbons in pelleted Type X Zeolites, Zurich (1973) in Proc. 3rd. Intl. Conf. on Molecular Sieves, Zurich, Switzerland, paper 133, 252-257.


E. J. Newson, Invited Lectures (Oct. 1972) at Chiyoda Chemical Eng. Co., Kawasaki, Japan,

            a) Intraparticle problems leading to Catalyst Deactivation in Hydrodesulfurisation

            b) Interparticle problems leading to Bed-Plugging in Hydrodesulfurisation.


E. J. Newson, Comparison of Axial Flow and Radial Flow Fixed Bed Reactors for Hydrotreating, 1st. Pacific Chem. Eng. Congress, Oct. 10-14, (1972) Kyoto, Japan, Reaction Eng. Part II, Session 8, Paper 8c.


E. J. Newson, Invited Lectures (Aug. 1972) at Houdry Div., Air Products Ind., Philadelphia, USA,

            a) Catalyst Deactivation due to Pore Plugging by Reaction Products

b) Auto Exhaust Oxidation Catalysts:Activity and Stability in leaded Gasoline Operation


E. J. Newson, Bed-Plugging due to Interparticle Reactions in Trickle Bed Hydroprocessing, Proc. 2nd. Intl. Chemcal Reaction Eng. Sym., Amsterdam (May, 1972), Elsevier, Holland, paper B 6, 6-11.


E. J. Newson, “Heterogeneous Catalysis”, Technical Press, Copenhagen, (1972)

            a) Chapter 2: Catalyst Preparation               b) Chapter 11: Catalyst Deactivation

            c) Chapter 14: Hydrodesulfurisation.


E. J. Newson, (EJN), Proc. 8th. World Petroleum Congress Moscow, USSR, (June, 1971), by invitation of Chairman Hoog (Shell), EJN led the discussion on UOP paper “Desulfurisation of Reduced Crude”.


E. J. Newson, Demetallation, Deactivation and Bed-Plugging in Residuum Hydro-desulfurisation, 160th. National ACS Meeting, (Sept. 1970), Chicago, USA, Div. Petroleum Chem. Preprints, Vol. 15, No.4, A141-A152.


E. J. Newson, Consultant to Haldor Topsoe Co., Vedbaek, Denmark, (1970-1974) in 3-Phase Reactor Design, Catalytic and Adsorption Processes (Refinery Hydroprocessing). Patent to Topsoe on Radial Flow Reactor for 3-phase systems, filed 1972 world wide e.g. Japan, GB, US 3,844,936 (1974).


E. J .Newson, Jet Flow through Sintered Discs in Gas Distribution for Fluidised Beds, 66th. National. AIChE Mtg., (Aug. 1969), Portland, Oregon, USA, paper 7b.


E. J. Newson, Gas Distribution for Fluidised Beds: Conical Diffusers with Gauze Bed Supports, 64th.National AIChE Mtg., (March 1969), New Orleans, USA, paper 47d.