John P. Farone
An Associate of Trimeric Corporation
40+ years in industry in the area of separations and mass transfer, particularly in the areas of distillation, stripping, and absorption. This includes experience with simulation, design, functional specification, detailed specification, fabrication, installation, inspection, start-up, operation, and troubleshooting.
2004 to Present
- Trimeric Corporation Senior Associate.
- Consultant for Fractionation Research Inc. (FRI).
- Currently Research Fellow at the University of Texas consulting with the Separations Research Program (SRP)
- Instructor for the AIChE Distillation in Practice continuing education course.
1968-2004 - The Dow Chemical Company - positions culminating in Senior Technology Consultant
- Global Technical Resource Leader responsible for determining the trayed and packed tower internals to be purchased and installed at Dow.
- Worked with the internals suppliers to improved and advance the separations technology
- Dow’s alternate representative and full representative to the FRI Technical Advisory Committee for more than 20 years.
- Elected member of the FRI Technical Committee representing the Chemical Industry
- Dow’s representative to the Separations Research Program (SRP) at the University of Texas in Austin for more than 20 years.
- Editor and contributing author of the Dow Distillation Design Manual.
- Organizer and instructor for the Dow distillation global training.
- Responsibilities for developing, distributing and maintaining many of the tower internals design programs in Dow.
- Global distillation tower troubleshooting.
- Founded and mentored the Dow Tower Technology Team at the Freeport site for designing, specifying, procuring, installing, and troubleshooting trayed and packed towers used for distillation, stripping, and absorption.
- Authored and developed many papers and guidelines within the company for internal use.
- Member and one of the Technical Leaders of the Dow Process Separations Group.
- A founding member of the Dow Distillation Emphasis team (1981 to 1998) now called the Process Separations Network.
- Member of the Dow Process Separations Network.
- Separations work experience includes most of the major business areas of Dow Chemical, including: hydrocarbons, aromatics, styrene, oxides and derivatives, glycols, amines, allyl chloride, epichclorohydrin, glycerin, caustic and chlorine, and others.
Professional Affiliations / Other
Instructor for the AIChE Distillation in Practice continuing education course since 1999.
Chaired and Co-chaired many sessions at AIChE National meetings.
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1966.
M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1968.
Honors and Awards
Received Distillation Honors award for lifetime achievement in Distillation from AIChE Separations Division in 2006.