Dr. Tofik K. Khanmamedov is
an innovative, diversified and productive person. He
holds numerous patents, including patents of US, Canada and
inventor's certificates of USSR (patents), International (PCT)
patents, published more than 100 scientific papers, presentations.
He develops market driven technologies, processes, catalysts and
materials for petrochemical, oil, gas and other industries. His work
and experience have been both challenging and diversified.
He has been engaged in sulfur related process
technologies development and process engineering and designs for amine,
sour water treatment units, sulfur recovery and tail gas treatment
units since 1983 in the former Soviet Union and 1991 in the USA.
He has extensive experience in computational engineering, technology
engineering, computer simulation of processes and reactors for
petrochemical industry, refinery and gas plants, basic process design
(PFD), material and heat balance calculation.
As a president and CEO of TKK COMPANY
in alliance with other companies he prepared multimillion dollars
Commercial Proposals for modernization of refineries and gas plants of
Russia (Gazprom, Rosneft), Belarus (Mozyr) etc.
As a Process Consultant of GTC Technology
Corporation.(Foster Wheeler Engineering & Construction Group) he
worked in Process engineering group, prepared PFD, material and heat
balance, process equipment sizing, prepared technical and commercial
proposals for aromatics recovery and purification with
GT-BTX ® process, for gasoline desulfurization with GT-DeSulfSM
process by using PROII simulation program, worked on the improvement
and diversification of extractive distillation technology, was involved
in new business development. Prepared multimillion dollars Technical
Commercial Proposals: GT-BTX ® process for benzene recovery
and purification for major petrochemical refineries in Russia,
Belarus, Ukraine and other republics of FSU, N. America, Europe;
GT-DeSulfSM process for FCC gasoline desulfurization units
for refineries of major oil companies worldwide.
Dr. Khanmamedov is a first chemical engineer-scientist
in the former Soviet Union, who was granted highest D.Sc. (Chem. Eng.)
scientific degree in the field of sulfur recovery technology (Claus)
and has gained an international reputation in the field of acid gas
removal, sulfur recovery and tail gas treatment processes technology.
He was a distinguished member of Scientific Counsel "Sulfur
Problems" at the State Committee of Science and Technique in Moscow,
For very short time Dr. Tofik K. Khanmamedov, in
collaboration with Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Novosibirsk,
Russia, has developed, tested and commercialized new catalyst and
process technology for incineration of tail gases of sulfur plants in
Russia and Uzbekistan. Also, in collaboration with the same
institution, he had developed and tested in commercial scale new TiO2
based catalyst for Claus process.
Tofik K. Khanmamedov has also worked in R&D
involving promoted and flameless catalytic combustion of acid gas and
incineration technology and environmental emission abatement processes
for oil-, gas and petrochemical industries, heterogeneous catalysis,
new polymers development, photoactive polymer coatings. His Ph.D.
thesis was devoted to asymmetric catalysis - aspects of the formation
of optical active polymers with chiral carbon atoms in the main chain
in the presence of chiral homogeneous catalysts. He conducted research
in the field of polymer chemistry and obtained polymers with chiral
carbon atoms in the main chain by implementation of the principles of
asymmetric induction. He performed unique experiments of racemization
in optical active polymers with chiral carbon atoms in the main chain
of polymer. His achievement in asymmetric catalysis is included in v. 3
of Encyclopedia of Polymer of USSR (1974-1975).
Also he worked in the field of synthetic organic
chemistry and chemistry of such important heterocyclic compounds
as γ-pyrones. He developed and patented new and effective
catalysts for production of γ-pyrones.
Dr. Khanmamedov also developed and patented new methods
of production of special acrylic monomers and polymers with unique
Dr. Khanmamedov worked as a process engineer and senior
process consultant for engineering companies in USA since 1991, and he
founded TKK TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, a Texas corporation,
d.b.a. TKK COMPANY. In 2012 TKK TECHNOLOGY
COMPANY was converted to TKK TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LLC,
d.b.a. TKK COMPANY.
TKK COMPANY became a process
technology leader. For very short time Dr. Tofik K. Khanmamedov
developed and patented several new technologies and processes
applicable for petrochemical, oil, gas and other industries.
TKK COMPANY is in global
technology marketing business and Dr. Khanmamedov continues to develop
new processes and technologies for petrochemical, oil, gas and other
Dr. Khanmamedov’s last developments include
SHIFT-CLAUS® process, the family of HIGHSULF™ processes, TC™ -
process, new commercial catalysts for Claus process and incineration of
Claus unit tail gases and VOC of different sources. He has developed,
tested in the field and commercialized the following new processes and
· SHIFT-CLAUS® process for
99 % sulfur recovery in 3 catalytic bed Claus unit. Obtained U.S.
· HIGHSULF™ amine gas sweetening
processes to increase H2S concentration and reduce
hydrocarbon concentration in acid gases, ideal for enrichment of acid
gas with H2S. Obtained U.S. patents, 2003, 1998, 1996,
patent of Canada. U.S. and International (PCT) patents pending.
· HIGHSULF™ Tail Gas Treatment
Process (enhanced SCOT process of Shell) to increase CO2
rejection in any amine based Tail Gas Treating Unit and reduces
capital and operating costs. Obtained U.S. Patent, International
· TC™ - flameless process for
processing "weak" and "lean" acid gases. Obtained U.S. Patent.
· He proposed and developed new
concept for gas sweetening and removal of different contaminates from
the gas streams of natural gas processing industry, coal gasification,
petrochemical industry, oil refineries, etc. Obtained U.S. Patent and
International (PCT) patents.
· He proposed and developed new
concept for tail gas treatment of natural gas processing plants, coal
gasification industry, oil refineries, petrochemical industry, etc.
Obtained U.S. Patents.
· For the first time Dr. Tofik
K. Khanmamedov proposed new kinetic paths and equations for catalytic
Claus reaction and "direct" oxidation of H2S to sulfur.
These paths include new stages of S6 and S8
formation on the surface of the catalysts in sulfur recovery processes
through the formation of so-called "sulfen" species. (Baku 1986, Moscow
1988, Cancun 1990)
· New catalysts and catalytic
incineration of H2S, COS, CS2 , Sulfur vapor,
CO, NOx and VOC of different sources. Obtained several
Certificates of Inventor of USSR (1985, 1988, 1990 patents).
· New catalysts for Claus
process. Obtained Certificates of Inventor of USSR (1988, 1990
· He has developed new concept
and special knowledge for combustion of acid gases and continues work
on the development of new combustion technology and his new burner for
· He managed pilot tests of the
catalytic processes of "weak" acid gas treatment and tests of the
catalytic incineration of tail gases for Orenburg and Mubarek Gas
· Dr. Tofik K. Khanmamedov also
managed three projects for the reconstruction of incineration system of
Claus sulfur plants in Russia and Uzbekistan. These projects included
development, engineering, process design and reconstruction of existing
thermal incinerators of Claus sulfur plants and commercialization of
new incineration catalysts and technology in:
Mubarek Gas Plant (Uzbekistan), SRU, 160 LTD.
Orenburg Gas Plant (Russia), SRU, 180 LTD.
Ryazan Experimental Metallurgical Plant (Russia), SRU, 5 LTD
He was a manager of sulfur recovery technology
development research laboratory in All-Union Natural Gas Treatment and
Design Institute of
Gazprom, USSR (Baku, Azerbaijan) 1983 - 1991.
EDUCATION OF TOFIK K. KHANMAMEDOV
D.Sc., Doctor of Technical
Sciences (Fuel and Gas Technology. Chemical Engineering) from
the Moscow Institute of Oil and Gas, USSR (Moscow, Russia).
Dissertation: " An Improvement of Technology and Ecology of Sulfur
Ph.D. (Chemistry) from the
A.V. Topchiev Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis of Academy of
Sciences of USSR (Moscow, Russia). Dissertation: "Asymmetric Migration
Polymerization of Vynilketones by Michael Reaction".
B. Sc. (Chemical Engineer).
Technology Engineer Diploma from Azerbaijan Oil and Chemistry Institute
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Background of Dr. Tofik K. Khanmamedov