Keith Wisecarver

Keith Wisecarver

ProfessorKeplinger Hall U303B
918-631-2975
keith-wisecarver@utulsa.edu

Professor Wisecarver has expertise in the general area of multiphase reactor design and modeling, multiphase flows with reaction, and computer-aided process design, particularly as applied to petroleum refining and other energy processes. The main thrust of his current research is in the field of delayed coking, a petroleum refining process that uses high temperature thermal cracking to convert the heaviest cuts of crude oil to lighter fractions such as gasoline, diesel and gas oil, plus petroleum coke. He is co-Principal Investigator for the Tulsa University Delayed Coking Project (TUDCP), a research consortium of 19 energy-related companies. More information can be found at http://www.tudcp.utulsa.edu/.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 1987
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 1983
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 1979 


Areas of Research Focus

  • Petroleum Refinery Processes
  • Delayed Coking
  • Multiphase Chemical Reactors
  • Computer Aided Process Design

Professional Affiliations

  • AIChE
  • Sigma Xi

Courses Taught at TU

  • Chemical Engineering Lab I (CHE 4003)
  • Chemical Engineering Plant Design (CHE 4083)
  • Natural Gas Plant Design (CHE 4023)
  • Petroleum Refinery Design (CHE 4183)

Awards & Recognition

  • Kermit E. Brown Award for Teaching Excellence (2004)
  • Tau Beta Pi Professor of the Month (December, 1991 and March, 2003)

Publications


  • C.M. Sheppard, M. Volk, K.D. Wisecarver, “An Experimental Micro-Coker,” 4th International Conference on Refining Processes, AIChE (2001).

  • C.M. Sheppard, M. Volk, K.D. Wisecarver, “Experimental Coking Program,” 3rd International Conference on Refining Processes, AIChE (2000).

  • J.A. Salazar, K. Wisecarver, Y.T. Shah, and B. Solari, “Gas-Liquid Mass Transfer in Jet Bubble Columns,” Chemical Engineering Communications, 124, 177-188 (1993).

  • Y.T. Shah, and K. Wisecarver, J. Guitian, J.A. Salazar, A. Borole, and B. Joshi, “Hydrodynamics, Mixing and Mass Transfer in a Large Diameter Jet Bubble Column,” Chemical Engineering Communications, 136, 95 (1995).

  • K. Wisecarver, “Jet Wall Attachment in a Jet Bubble Column”, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 73, 676 (1995).

  • A. Borole, B. Joshi, K. Wisecarver, and Y.T. Shah, “Phase Distribution and Mixing in a Jet Bubble Column,” Chemical Engineering Communications, 126, 189-203 (1993).

  • C. M. Sheppard, S. S. Al-Alloush, J. B. Green, E. J. Zagula, L. L. Young, and K. D. Wisecarver, “Relating Feedstock Composition to Product Slate and Composition in Catalytic Cracking. 6. Feedstocks Derived from Merey, a Venezuelan Crude,” Energy and Fuels, 17(5), 1360-1366 (2003).

  • K. D. Wisecarver, H. Bamufleh, and C. M. Sheppard, “Relating Gasoline Production and Coke Formation to Feedstock Composition and Operating Conditions in Fluid Catalytic Cracking,” 6th International Conference on Refining Processes, AIChE (2003).