Patents and Publications:

44 US Patents.
Schultz, Michael A; Zhu, X. Xin; Qafisheh, Jabreel A. “Process and system for heating or cooling streams for a divided distillation column.” U.S. Patent 8,999,117. 07 April 2015.
Schultz, Michael A; Havill, Alice M; Oroskar, Anil R. “Fermentation and simulated moving bed process.” U.S. Patent 8,980,596. 17 March 2015.
Schultz, Michael A; Obern, James; Simpson, Sean D; “Methods and systems for the production of hydrocarbon products.” U.S. Patent 8,809,015. 19 Aug 2014.
Ulas Acikgoz, S; Schultz, Michael A; Zhu, X. X. “Process for recovering catalytic product.” U.S. Patent 8,747,654. 10 June 2014.
Schultz, Michael A. “Fermentation method.” U.S. Patent 8,663,949. 04 March 2014.
Schultz, Michael A; Griffin, Derek W. “Process for the production of esters.” U.S. Patent 8,658,402. 25 Feb 2014.
Jan, Deng-yang; Schultz, Michael A; and Johnson, James A. “Methods for removing unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbons from a hydrocarbon stream using an acidic molecular sieve.” U.S. Patent 8,546,632. 01 Oct 2013.
Jan, Deng-yang; Schultz, Michael A; and Johnson, James A. “Methods for removing unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbons from a hydrocarbon stream using activated carbon.” U.S. Patent 8,546,631. 01 Oct 2013.
Jan, Deng-yang; Schultz, Michael A; and Johnson, James A. “Methods for removing unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbons from a hydrocarbon stream using clay.” U.S. Patent 8,546,630. 01 Oct 2013.
Schultz, Michael A and Zhu, Xin X. “Process for providing one or more streams.” U.S. Patent 8,518,245. 27 Aug 2013.
Jan, Deng-Yang and Schultz, Michael A. “Selective hydrogenation of unsaturate aliphatic hydrocarbons in predominantly aromatics streams.” U.S. Patent 8,350,106. 08 Jan 2013.
Glover, Bryan K.; Zarraga, Julie A.; and Schultz, Michael A. “Fluidized bed reactor with back-mixing for dehydrogenation of light paraffins.” U.S. Patent 8,282,886. 9 Oct 2012.
Schultz, Michael A. and Zhu, Xin. “Zone or system for providing one or more streams.” U.S. Patent 8,246,816. 21 Aug 2012.
Schultz, Michael A., Zhu, Xin, and Qafisheh, Jibreel. “Process and system for heating or cooling streams for a divided distillation column.” U.S. Patent 8,197,677. 12 June 2012.
Schultz, Michael A. “Integrated production of FCC-produced C3 and cumene.” U.S. Patent 8,128,895. 6 March 2012.
Vora, Bipin., Luebke, Charles., Meister, Jill. Schultz, Michael A., and Shields, Dale. “Process and apparatus for oligormerization in multiple stages with single fractionation column.” U.S. Patent 8,052,945. 8 Nov 2011.
Schultz, Michael A.; Wegerer, David A.; and Towler, Gavin. “Modified absorption recovery processing of fcc-produced light olefins.” U.S. Patent 8,007,661. 30 Aug 2011.
Towler, Gavin; Brady, John; Lechnick, W. Jay; and Schultz, Michael A. “Fractionation recovery processing of light olefins free of carbon dioxide.” U.S. Patent 7,973,209. 5 July 2011.
Schultz, Michael A. “Dividing wall separation in light olefin hydrocarbon processing.” U.S. Patent 7,947,860. 24 May 2011.
Schultz, Michael A. “Integrated production of FCC-produced C2 and ethyl benzene.” U.S. Patent 7,914,754. 29 March 2011.
Glover, Bryan K; Zarraga, Julie A; and Schultz, Michael A. “Fluidized bed reactor with back-mixing for dehydrogenation of light paraffins.” U.S. Patent 7,902,416. 8 March 2011.
Vora, Bipin., Luebke, Charles., Meister, Jill. Schultz, Michael A., and Shields, Dale. “Process and apparatus for oligormerization in multiple stages with single fractionation column.” U.S. Patent 7,803,978. 28 Sept 2010.
Schultz, Michael A. “Integrated production of FCC-produced C3 and cumene.” U.S. Patent 7,795,486. 14 Sept 2010.
Schultz, Michael A. “Integrated production of FCC-produced C2 and ethyl benzene.” U.S. Patent 7,795,485. 14 Sept 2010.
Schultz, Michael A. “Modified fractionation recovery processing of FCC-produced light olefins.” U.S. Patent 7,763,165. 27 July 2010.
Schultz, Michael A. and Corroadi, Jason. “Fractionation recovery processing of FCC-produced light olefins.” U.S. Patent 7,737,317. 15 June 2010.
Naunheimer, Chris; Sechrist, Paul; and Schultz, Michael A. “Enhanced bed separation in a styrene monomer reaction using milled plates.” U.S. Patent 7,718,146. 18 May 2010.
Schultz, Michael A., Lankton, Steven P., and Tagamolila, Constante. “Apparatus for producing ethylbenzene or cumene.” U.S. Patent 7,713,386 B2. 11 May 2010.
Schultz, Michael A. ,Towler, Gavin; Brady, John; and Lechnick, W. Jay; “Amine treatment in light olefin processing.” U.S. Patent 7,687,048. 30 March 2010.
Schultz, Michael A.; Lankton, Stephen P., and Tagamolila, Constante. “Process for producing cumene.” U.S. Patent 7,525,006 B2. 28 April 2009.
Schultz, Michael A.; Lankton, Stephen P., and Tagamolila, Constante. “Process for producing ethylbenzene.” U.S. Patent 7,525,003 B2. 28 April 2009.
Schultz, Michael A.; Lankton, Stephen P., and Tagamolila, Constante. “Process for producing ethylbenzene.” U.S. Patent 7,525,004 B2. 28 April 2009.
Schultz, Michael A.; Lankton, Stephen P., and Tagamolila, Constante. “Process for producing cumene.” U.S. Patent 7,525,005 B2. 28 April 2009.
Schultz, Michael A.; Lankton, Stephen P., and Tagamolila, Constante. “Process for producing cumene.” U.S. Patent 7,498,471 B2. 3 March 2009.
Schultz, Michael A.; Lankton, Stephen P., and Tagamolila, Constante. “Process for producing ethylbenzene.” U.S. Patent 7,498,472 B2. 3 March 2009.
Schultz, Michael A. and Brady, John P. “Process for the removal of sulfur-oxidated compounds from a hydrocarbon stream.” U.S. 7,452,459. 11 Nov 2008.
Schultz, Michael A. and Maher, Greg F. “Process for making xylene isomer using a deheptanizer with a side draw recycle.” U.S. Patent 7,371,912. 13 May 2008.
James W. Harris, Steven P. Rosenblum, Michael A. Schultz, Dennis E. O’Brien, and Douglas G. Stewart, “Dividing wall distillation column control apparatus.” U.S. Patent 7,267,746. 11 September 2007.
Schultz, Michael A, Gatan, Ronald M., Brandvold, Timothy A., and Gosling, Christopher D., “Process for the regeneration of an adsorbent bed containing sulfur oxidated compounds.” U.S. Patent 7,186,328. 6 March 2007.
Hayim Abrevaya, Joel T. Walenga, Michael A. Schultz, and Anil R. Oroskar, “Riser reactor system for hydrocarbon cracking.” U.S. Patent 7,112,307. 26 September 2006.
Schultz, Michael A. and Weiszmann, Joseph W. “Fractionation and treatment of full boiling range gasoline.” U.S. Patent 6,927,314. 9 August 2005.
Hayim Abrevaya, Joel T. Walenga, Michael A. Schultz, and Anil R. Oroskar, “Riser reactor system for hydrocarbon cracking.” U.S. Patent 6,791,002. 14 September 2004.
Gavin P. Towler and Michael A. Schultz, “Fractionation for full boiling range gasoline desulfurization.” U.S. Patent 6,726,835. 27 April 2004.
Gavin P. Towler and Michael A. Schultz, “Fractionation for full boiling range gasoline desulfurization.” U.S. Patent 6,540,907. 1 April 2003.

Publications
Schultz, Michael A. “A Hierarchical Decision Procedure for the Conceptual Design of Pollution Prevention Alternatives for Chemical Processes.” 1 Jan. 1998. (Doctoral Dissertations Available from Proquest. Paper AAI9909218.)
Schultz, Michael A., Douglas, James M. “The Effect of Heat Carrier Selection on the Structure of a Flowsheet”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol. 39, No. 6, June 2000, pp. 1878-1890.
Schultz, Michael A., Douglas, James M. “Stream Costs-A First Screening of Reaction Pathways”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol. 39, No. 7, July 2000, pp.2410-2417.
O’Brien, Dennis E., Schultz, Michael A., Stewart, Douglas G., Harris, James W., Rosenblum, Steven P., Shakur, Mohammed S. “Reduce Costs with Dividing-Wall Columns”, Chemical Engineering Progress, Vol. 98, No. 5, May 2002, pp. 64-71.
O’Brien, Dennis E., Schultz, Michael A. “Ask the Experts: How Can I Design an Optimized Distillation Column?”, Chemical Engineering Progress, Vol. 100, No. 2, February 2004, pp. 14.
Schultz, Michael A., et al. “Innovative flowschemes using dividing wall columns.” Computer Aided Chemical Engineering 21 (2006): 695-700.
Griffin, Derek W., Schultz, Michael A. “Fuel and chemical products from biomass syngas: a comparison of gas fermentation to thermochemical conversion routes.” Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy 31.2 (2012): 219-224.
Fleischanderl, A, Platner, T., Puschitz, P. ,Nair, P., and Schultz, M. “The Circular Economy: Carbon Recycling and the Steel Industry”, Steel & Metallurgy, Jan 2016.
Schultz, Michael A. “Classical Chemical Technology Wins Role in Bioprocessing”, Chemical Processing, Aug 2017, pp 37-41. https://www.chemicalprocessing.com/articles/2017/classical-chemical-technology-wins-role-in-bioprocessing/
Presentations:
“Design and Control of a Dividing Wall Column for the PacolTM Enhancement Process (PEPTM)”
AIChE National Meeting | Spring 2001
“Fractionator Process Design Overview”
Spring AIChE National Meeting | Spring 2002
“Advanced Yield Estimating Tools Linking Multiple Types of Models”
Spring AIChE National Meeting | Spring 2003
“Process Design Software Needs for the Refining and Petrochemical Industries”
AIChE National Meeting | Spring 2003
“Dividing Wall Columns at UOP: From Development to Commercial Reality”
IChemE Symposium on Dividing Wall Columns | September 2004
“Innovative Process Flowschemes Using Advanced Fractionation Techniques”
AIChE National Meeting | Fall 2005
“Innovative Flowschemes Using Dividing Wall Columns”
ESCAPE-16 + PSE ‘2006, Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany
“Process Applications for New EBZ-800 Alkylation Catalyst”
International Styrene Conference | Hong Kong | 2006
“New Catalyst and Process Innovations for Cumene Alkylation”
AIChE Meeting | Spring 2007
“Fuel and Chemical Products from Biomass Syngas”
tcbiomass | 2011
“Fuels and Chemicals from Industrial Gases”
ChemInnovations | 2011
“LanzaTech Overview: Technology Development and Commercialization”
SBE Conference on Electrofuels Research | 2011
“Bringing Value to Waste Through Gas Fermentation”
AIChE Meeting | Spring 2011
“Gas Fermentation of Industrial Waste Gases to Fuel and Chemicals”
AIChE Annual Meeting | 2011
“Completing the Cycle: Capturing Waste Carbon As Fuel/Chemicals”
AIChE Annual Meeting | 2011
“LanzaTech: Gas to Liquids via Gas Fermentation”
Prospects for North American Gas To Liquids | 2012
“Develop the Right Innovative Concepts Using Early Stage Process Design”
Process Development Symposium | 2012
“Hybrid Thermochemical/Biochemical Gas Fermentation Process for Production of Fuels and Chemicals”
AIChE Annual Meeting | 2012
“Commercializing Gas Fermentation”
5th Annual AIChE Midwest Regional Conference | 2013
“Conversion of Steel Mill Gases to Fuels and Chemicals”
AISTech | 2013
“LanzaTech Projects and Technology for Advanced Biofuels and Chemical Co-Products”
AIChE Annual Meeting | 2013
“CO2 and CO Fermentation: A Route from Waste to Fuels and Chemicals”
GTL Technology Forum | 2014
“Reproducing Results from R&D Scale to Industrial Scale”
Technology Challenges and Opportunities in Commercializing Industrial Biotechnology | 2015
“Fuel and Chemical Products from Biomass Syngas”
tcbiomass | 2015
“Moving Towards a Low Carbon Future”
Plenary Presentation – GLCACS | 2016
“Carbon recycling from metallurgical waste gases into bio-fuel and chemicals”
SCANMET V: 5th International Conference on Process Development in Iron and Steelmaking | 2016
“Using the Best of Biology and Chemistry for Sustainable Solutions” AIChE Midwest Regional Conference | 2017
“Scale Down…To Scale Up More Efficiently” AIChE Process Development Symposium | 2017

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Mike Schultz is Managing Director of PTI Global Solutions, bringing process technology leadership to companies in the fuels, chemicals, and energy space.   Services include:  scale-up planning and risk assessment, pilot/demo plant design, technoeconomics, process modeling and simulation, independent engineering reviews, partnership development, project development.    

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