Prof. de Lasa’s activities have been of key importance for furthering the understanding of the science and the technology of chemical reactors. His original work deals with the application of chemical reactor engineering to environmentally friendly processes and products. Examples of Hugo de Lasa's inventions are the CREC-Riser Simulator, the Pseudoadiabatic Catalytic Reactor, the CREC-Optiprobes and the Photo-CREC reactors. In 2003, de Lasa funded Recat Technologies Inc ( with the goal of commercializing CREC innovations and patents.

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Recent Hugo de Lasa’s Publications

  1. Escobedo S (*), de Lasa H. Photocatalysis for Air Treatment Processes: Current Technologies and Future Applications for the Removal of Organic Pollutants and Viruses. Catalysts, Commemorative Issue Hugo de Lasa. Vol.10((9) 966 (2020). IF: 3.52. MDPI. Cover of Special Issue.
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  1. Ahmed I (*), de Lasa H.  Biomass derived CO2 Capture Using Chemical Looping Combustion: Simulation of a Riser-Downer Scaled-Up Configuration. Industrial Engineering and Chemistry Research, Vol. 59, 15, 6900–6913 (2020). IF: 3.573. Am.Chem.Soc.
  2. Ahmed I. (*), H. de Lasa H.. Syngas Chemical Looping Combustion using a Highly Performing Fluidizable Oxygen Carrier. Catalysis Today Vol. 343: 63-71 (2020). IF: 4.66.
  3. Calzada A.(*), Gonzalez S., Sanchez A., de Lasa H., Serrano B. (2020). Ru-Promoted Ni/gamma Al2O3 Fluidized Catalyst for Biomass Gasification. Catalysts. Commemorative Issue Hugo de Lasa. Vol.10((3), 316): 1-17, IF: 3.572.
  4. Cordoba Perez M. (*), de Lasa H, CO2-Derived Carbon Capture and Photon Absorption Efficiency by Microalgae in Novel PhotoBioCREC. Industrial Engineering and Chemistry Research, IF:. Vol. 59(33): 14710-14716 (2020), 3.573. Am.Chem.Soc.
  5. Ibarra A.(*), Palos R., Arandes J., Olazar M, Bilbao J., de Lasa H. Synergy in the Co-cracking under FCC Conditions of a Phenolic Compound in the Bio-diesel and a Model Compound for Vaccum Gas Oil. . Industrial Engineering and Chemistry Research, Vol.59(17): 8145-8154. IF: 3.372. (2020) Am.Chem.Soc.
  6. Lopez Zamora S., de Lasa H., A Mid-Infrared Region (MIR) Lumped Group Contribution Based Method for Monitoring Light Gases and Gasolines in Fluid Catalytic Cracking. Chemical Engineering Science Vol.212 (2020).
  7. Medina Pedraza C.(*), de Lasa H. Cluster Acceleration and Stabilization in a Downflow Circulating Fluidized Bed Unit. Industrial Engineering and Chemistry Research, Vol. 59(27): 12360-12370 (2020) IF: 3.573. Am.Chem.Soc.
  8. Rostom S (*), de Lasa H. Propane Oxidative Dehydrogenation on Vanadium-Based Catalysts underOxygen-Free Atmospheres. Commemorative Issue Hugo de Lasa. Vol.10((4) 418): 1-24 (2020) IF:3.52. MDPI
  9. Rusinque B. (*), Escobedo S.(*), de Lasa H. Photoreduction of Pd-doped Mesoporous TiO2 under Visible Light for Hydrogen Production. Catalysts, Commemorative Issue Hugo de Lasa. Vol. 10((1) 74): 1-24. IF: 3.52 (2020). MDPI.
hugo de lasa publication Dynamics in a Dense Phase Fluidized Sand Bed for Biomass Gasification. Industrial Engineering and Chemistry Research, Vol.59(13): 5601-5614 (2020) IF: 3.37. Am.Chem.Soc. Cover of the Issue

  1. Torres Brauer N. (*), Serrano B., de Lasa H.  (2020). Single-Bubble 
  2. Torres C.(*), Rostom S., de Lasa H. An Eco-Friendly Fluidizable FexOy/CaO-γ-Al2O3 Catalyst for Tar Cracking during Biomass Gasification. Catalysts Commemorative Issue Hugo de Lasa. Vol. 10(7): 1-27 (2020). IF:3.520. MDPI
  3. Ahmed I., de Lasa H,. “110 Anniversary- Syngas Chemical Looping Combustion using a Fluidizable Ni-Co-La/γ-Al2O3 Oxygen Carrier: Kinetic Modeling” . Industrial Engineering and Chemistry Research, 58, 8, 2801-2811 (2019) IF: 3.573. Am.Chem.Soc.
  4. Alkhlel A., de Lasa H. “Catalyst/Feedstock Ratio Effect on FCC Using Different Catalysts Samples”. Catalysts Vol.9(6), 542; (2019) IF: 3.520
  5. Escobedo S, Rusinque B. de Lasa H., “Photochemical Thermodynamic Efficiency Factors (PTEFs) for Hydrogen Production Using Different TiO2 Photocatalysts".  . Industrial Engineering and Chemistry Research, Vol.58, No.49, 22225-22235, (2019). IF: 3.573. Am.Chem..Soc
  6. Rostom S., de Lasa H. “Downer Fluidized Bed Reactor Model for Catalytic Propane Oxidative Dehydrogenation with High Propylene Selectivity”. Chemical Engineering and Processing, Vol. 137, 87-99 (2019) IF: 3.096. Elsevier.
  7. Rusinque B. Escobedo S., de Lasa H.,  “Hydrogen Production by Photocatalytic Water Splitting under near UV Using Pd-Doped Mesoporous TiO2” Invited Special Issue on Photocatalysts, Catalysts Vo.9(1), 33 (2019); IF: 3.082 MDPI.
  8. Torres C, Urvina L. de Lasa H., “ A chemical equilibrium model for Biomass Gasification. Application to Costa Rica Pulp Transformation Unit” Biomass and Bioenergy., Vol. 123, 89-103 (2019) IF: 3.358, Elsevier. 
  9. Alhkel A., de Lasa H., “Catalytic Cracking of Hydrocarbons in a CREC Riser Simulator Using a Y Zeolite-Based Catalyst: Assessing the Catalyst/Oil Ratio Effect” . Industrial Engineering and Chemistry Research, Vol. 57, 41, 13627-13638 (2018) IF: 2.84 Am.Chem..Soc
  10. Bastos A., Torres C., Mazumder A., de Lasa H. “CO2 biomass fluidized gasification: Thermodynamics and reactivity studies” Canadian Journal Chemical Engineering. Vol.96., 2176-2184 (2018). F:1,265, Special Issue to Honor Dr. Belkacemi. Wiley
  11. Lopez Zamora S., Alkhlel A., de Lasa H. “Monitoring the progress of catalytic cracking for model compounds in the mid-infrared (MIR) 3200–2800 cm−1 range”Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 192,  788802 (2018) IF:2.895. Am.Chem.Soc. 
  1. Mazumder, A., de Lasa H..Steam Gasification of a Cellulosic Biomass Surrogate Using a Ni/La2O3-γAl2O3 Catalyst in a CREC Fluidized Riser Simulator. Kinetics and Model Validation.  Fuel,.Vol. 101-109, 2018. IF:4.601. Elsevier.
  1. Rostom S., de Lasa H. “High Propylene Selectivity via Propane Oxidative Dehydrogenation Using a Novel Fluidizable Catalyst: Kinetic Modeling”. Industrial Engineering and Chemistry Research, Vol. 57., 10251-10260 (2018). IF: 3.573. 2.84  Am.Chem.Soc.
  1. Rostom S., de Lasa H., “Propane Oxidative Dehydrogenation Using Consecutive Feed Onjections and Fluidizable VOx/γAl2O3 and VOx/ZrO2-γAl2O3 Catalysts” . Industrial Engineering and Chemistry Research, 2018, 57, 31, 10251-10260 (2018). IF: 3.573.  Am.Chem.Soc.