Walter R. May, Ph.D.

List of Publications

Book

U.S. Energy Independence - A Plan for Energy Independence by 2020

Copyright © 2008 by SFA International, Inc.
Library of Congress Control No. 2008 933287
ISBN 978-0-615-22327-8

Published in the United States of America by SFA International, Inc.

This book may be purchased on the SFA International, Inc. web site at www.SFAInternational.com.  It is available at Barnes and Noble and other fine bookstores.


Newsletters

U.S. Energy Independence Newsletter

Copyright © 2008 by SFA International, Inc.

Published in the United States of America by SFA International, Inc.

Turbomachinery International

Published in Norwalk, CT, USA.

Walter May was Fuels Editor from 1988 to 1994.  Copies of bi-monthly magazines published during this period are available from the publisher and the Library of Congress.


Technical Papers

Several of these papers are available on the SFA International, Inc. web site at www.SFAInternational.com.  Others can be obtained by contacting Info@SFAInternational.com.  Papers followed by bold text references were referred publications.  Others were prepared for talks and technical unpublished presentations.

"Comments on the Structures of 1-2 Dichloroethane and of N2O2", W. N. Lipscomb, F. E. Wang, W. R. May and E. L. Lippert, Acta Chrystallographica, 14, 1100 (1961).

"Thermodynamics of Solution of Some Inner Complex Salts", M. M. Jones, J. L. Wood and W. R. May, J. Inorg. Nucl. Chem., 23, 305 (1961).

"Thermochemistry of Inner Complex Salts: Some Heats of Combustion and Bond Energies", M. M. Jones, Billy J. Yow and W. R. May, Inorganic Chemistry, 1, 166 (1962).

"The Stability Constants of Several Copper(II) Complexes with Aromatic Carboxylic Acids and Their Correlation with the Hammett Relationship", W. R. May and M. M. Jones, J. Inorg. Nucl. Chem., 24, 511 (1962).

"Adducts of Bis(2,4-Pentanediono)-Copper(II) with Pyridine Bases: Stability Constants and Heats of Reaction", W. R. May and M. M. Jones, J. Inorg Nucl. Chem., 25, 507 (1963).

"Hydration Behavior of Sodium Tripolyphosphate in Sodium Sulfate Slurries", W. R. May and R. B. Hudson, 1965. Monsanto Chemical Co., Inorganic Division.

"An Automatic Temperature-Rise Machine for Measuring Form-I Content in Sodium Tripolyphosphate", W. R. May and R. B. Hudson, Materials Research & Standards, 7, 53 (1967).

"The Stability of Several Iron(III)-Phenol Complexes", W. R. May, W. R. Matthew and L. Bsharah, I&EC Product Research and Development, 6, 185 (1967).

"Evaluation of Antioxidant Activity in Rubber by Differential Thermal Analysis", W. R. May, L. Bsharah and D. B. Merrifield, I&EC Product Research and Development, 8, 185 (1969).

"Oxidation of Styrene-Butadiene Rubber Catalyzed by Metallic Ions", I&EC Product Research and Development, W. R. May and L. Bsharah, 9, 73, (1970).

"Hydrocarbon Oxidation Reactions by High Pressure Differential Thermal Analysis", I&EC Product Research and Development ,W. R. May and L. Bsharah, 10, 66 (1971).

"High-Temperature Corrosion in Gas Turbines and Steam Boilers by Fuel Impurities", Published as a series in the following eight papers.

"I. Measurement of Nickel Alloy Corrosion Rate in Molten Salts by Linear Polarization Technique", W. R. May, M. J. Zetlmeisl, L. Bsharah and R. R. Annand, I&EC Product Research and Development, 11, 438 (1972). (SFA)

"II. The Sodium Sulfate-Magnesium Sulfate-Vanadium Pentoxide System", W. R. May, M. J. Zetlmeisl and L. Bsharah, I&EC Product Research and Development, 12, 140 (1973).

"III. Evaluation of Magnesium as a Corrosion Inhibitor", I&EC Product Research and Development, W. R. May, M. J. Zetlmeisl, L. Bsharah and R. R. Annand, 12, 145 (1973).

"IV. Evaluation of Silicon and Magnesium-Silicon as Corrosion Inhibitors", W. R. May, M. J. Zetlmeisl and R. R. Annand, J. Eng. Power, Trans. ASME, Series A, 96, 124 (1974).

"V. Lead Containing Slags", M. J. Zetlmeisl, W. R. May and R. R. Annand, J. Eng. Power, Trans. ASME, Series A, 97, 441 (1975).

"VI. A Statistical Study of the Effects of Sodium, Temperature and Additive on Corrosion Rate and Slag Friability", M. J. Zetlmeisl, W. R. May and R. R. Annand, J. Eng. Power, Trans. ASME, Series A, 98, 506 (1976).

"VII. Evaluation of Magnesium-Aluminum-Silicon Combinations as Corrosion Inhibitors", M. J. Zetlmeisl, W. R. May and R. R. Annand, J. Eng. Power, Trans. ASME, Series A, 98, 511 (1976).

"VIII, Evauation of the Effects of Manganese, Calcium and Several Heavy Metals on Corrosion and Slag Formation", M. J. Zetlmeisl, W. R. May, R. R. Annand and D. F. Laurence, Presented to the American Chemical Society, Division of Fuel Chemistry, Inc., Symposium on Heavy Fuel Oil Additives, New York, N.Y., April 5, 1976.

"The Effects of Manganese on Inhibition of Vanadium/Sodium Deposits and Corrosion in Gas Turbine and Diesel Engine Fuels", Walter R. May, 1996.

"Combustion Turbine Exhaust Particulate Emission Reduction," Walter R. May, 1997.

"Properties of Oil-Soluble Magnesium Compounds Used in Gas Turbine Fuel Additives," Walter R. May and Robert W. Henk, 1998.

"Liquid Petroleum Fuel Additives," Walter R. May, 2000.

"Catalyst for Improving the Combustion Efficiency of Diesel Fuels", W. R. May and R. Ramdas, 9th Annual India Oil & Gas Review Symposium 2002, Mumbai, India.

"Catalyst for Reducing Particulate Emission in Combustion Turbine Engine Exhaust," W. R. May

"Catalyst for Improving the Combustion Efficiency of Diesel Fuels," W. R. May, R. Ramdas, IORS 2002 Oil Asia Symposium, Mumbai, India, Sept. 8, 2002.

"Catalyst for Improving the Combustion Efficiency of Petroleum Fuels", Walter R. May, 2003 Technical Exchange Meeting, Engineering Services, Research and Development Center, Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, April 28-30, 2003.

"Catalyst for Improving the Combustion Efficiency of Petroleum Fuels in Diesel Engines", Walter R. May and Edward A. Hirs III, 11th Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction Conference, August 21-25, 2005, Chicago IL.

"Hydrocarbon Combustion Reactions in Steam Boilers, Combustion Turbines and Diesel Engines," W. R. May, 2007.

"Hydrocarbon Fuel Chemistry, Effects of Sulfur on Reaction Rates," Paper No. 1207537, Walter R. May, American Chemical Society, Fuels Chemistry Division, Philadelphia, PA, August 21, 2008

"Effects of High Molecular Weight Condensed Molecules on Catalyzed Combustion Reaction Rates." W. R. May.  June, 2009.

"Solubility of Ferrocene in Organic Solvents."  W. R. May.  October, 2009

"Nitrogen Oxide Suppression with Combustion Catalysts",  W. R. May.  December, 2009.

"Marine Emissions Abatement", W. R. May.  December, 2009.

"The Technological Contributions of SFA International, Inc. to Combustion Catalyst Technology - 1996 to 2009", W. R. May.  January, 2010

"The Function of Fuel Borne Metallic Catalysts in the Reduction of NOx in Exhausts of Natural Gas Fuel Engines",W. R. May and J. M. Lang.  April 2010

"Fuel Ignition Analysis as  Method for Determining Catalyst Activity in Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuels",W. R. May, February 2011

Reference Works

"Fuel Contaminants and Treatment in Gas Turbine Fuels", W. R. May and J. F. Scott, Sawyer’s Turbomachinery Maintenance Handbook, Vol. III, Chapter 7, 1980.

"Operation of Gas Turbines on Contaminated Fuels", W. R. May, Sawyer’s Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook, Vol. III, Chapter 5, 1985.


Patents

"Use of Oxyalkylated Phenylene Diamines as Heat Exchange Anti-Foulants." U. S. Pat. No. 3,574,088. April 1971 with L. Bsharah.

"Aryl-Polyol Phosphites Having Terminal Halide Groups." U. S. Patent No. 3,666,841. May 1972. with L. Bsharah.

"Antioxidant Systems Containing Chelating Agents." U. S. Patent 3,907,745. September 1975. with L. Bsharah.

"Corrosion Inhibitor for Vanadium-Containing Fuels." U. S. Patent No. 3,926,577. December 1975. with M. J. Zetlmeisl and R. R. Annand.

"Inhibition of Lead Corrosion." U. S. Patent No. 3,980,449. September 1976. with M. J. Zetlmeisl and R. R. Annand.

"Inhibition of Corrosion in Fuels with Mg / Si / Mn Combinations." U. S. Patent No. 4,047,875. September 1977. with M. J. Zetlmeisl.

"Cold End Corrosion Rate Probe." U. S. Patent No. 4,196,057. April 1980. with D. F. Laurence and M. J. Zetlmeisl.

"Inhibition of Corrosion in Fuels with Magnesium-Aluminum-Silicon Combinations." U. S. Patent No. 4,659,339. April 1987. with M. J. Zetlmeisl.

"Method of Reducing Smoke and Particulate Emissions from Compression-Ignited Reciprocating Engines." U. S. Patent 6,866,010 March 15, 2005.

Issued in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, India, Canada, Great Britain, Mexico, Brazil, Korea, China, the Philippines and the European Union.

"Method of Reducing Smoke and Particulate Emissions from Spark-Ignited Reciprocating Engines Operating on Liquid Petroleum Fuels." U. S. Patent 6,881,235, April 19, 2005.

Issued in Saudi Arabia.

"Method of Reducing Smoke and Particulate Emissions from Steam Boilers and Heaters Operating on Liquid Fuels." U. S. Patent Application 6,986,327, January 17, 2006.

"Method of Reducing Smoke and Particulate Emissions from Steam Boilers and Process Heaters Operating on Solid Hydrocarbon Fuels." U. S. Patent 7,229,482, June 12, 2007.

"Catalyst and Method for Improving Combustion Efficiency in Engines, Boilers and Other Equipment Operating on Fuels." U. S. Patent Application No. 10/424,415 . April 2003


Doctoral Dissertation

Ligand Basicity and Complex Stability, Vanderbilt University, July, 1962.  Major Professor, Mark M. Jones.