Patents by Inventor Bair S. Bal'zhinimaev

Bair S. Bal'zhinimaev has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9328037
    Abstract: A process for making linear alkyl aromatics is described. The process involves preparing the paraffin feed by dehydrogenating normal paraffins, selectively hydrogenating any diolefins, and adsorbing any aromatics to form an olefin feed. The olefin feed is contacted with an aromatic feed in the presence of an ionic liquid catalyst to form a mixture of alkylated aromatics. The ionic liquid catalyst is separated from the mixture of alkylated aromatics by gravity, and any ionic liquid retained in the alkylated aromatics is removed by adsorption or extraction. The mixture of alkylated aromatics is then separated into monoalkylated aromatics and dialkylated aromatics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignees: UOP LLC, BORESKOV INSTITUTE OF CATALYSIS
    Inventors: Mark G. Riley, Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Nikolay Yu. Adonin, Mariya N. Timofeeva, Sergey A. Prikhodko, Bair S. Bal'zhinimaev
  • Patent number: 9266809
    Abstract: A solid terephthalic acid composition and a process for producing terephthalic acid from para-xylene. The process comprises forming a mixture comprising the para-xylene, a solvent, a bromine source, and a catalyst; and oxidizing the para-xylene by contacting the mixture with an oxidizing agent at oxidizing conditions to produce a solid oxidation product comprising terephthalic acid, para-toluic acid, 4-carboxybenzaldehyde. The solvent comprises a carboxylic acid having from 1 to 7 carbon atoms and an dialkyl imidazolium ionic liquid; and the catalyst comprises at least one of cobalt, titanium, manganese, chromium, copper, nickel, vanadium, iron, molybdenum, tin, cerium, and zirconium. The solid terephthalic acid composition comprises, less than about 4,000 ppm-wt 4-carboxybenzaldehyde content, and more than about 2,000 ppm-wt a para-toluic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignees: UOP LLC, BORESKOV INSTITUTE OF CATALYSIS
    Inventors: Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Joseph A. Kocal, Joel T. Walenga, Nikolay Y. Adonin, Nina I. Kuznetsova, Bair S. Bal'zhinimaev
  • Publication number: 20160009612
    Abstract: A process for making linear alkyl aromatics is described. The process involves preparing the paraffin feed by dehydrogenating normal paraffins, selectively hydrogenating any diolefins, and adsorbing any aromatics to form an olefin feed. The olefin feed is contacted with an aromatic feed in the presence of an ionic liquid catalyst to form a mixture of alkylated aromatics. The ionic liquid catalyst is separated from the mixture of alkylated aromatics by gravity, and any ionic liquid retained in the alkylated aromatics is removed by adsorption or extraction. The mixture of alkylated aromatics is then separated into monoalkylated aromatics and dialkylated aromatics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Mark G. Riley, Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Nikolay Yu. Adonin, Mariya N. Timofeeva, Sergey A. Prikhodko, Bair S. Bal'zhinimaev
  • Patent number: 9079846
    Abstract: A process for oxidizing solid crude terephthalic acid is described. The process includes contacting solid crude terephthalic acid with a solvent comprising a carboxylic acid and one or more of an ionic liquid or ammonium acetate; a bromine source; a catalyst; and an oxidizing agent to produce solid purified terephthalic acid at a temperature of about 100 to about 210° C., and a pressure of about 2 to about 4.5 MPa, for a time of about 5 to about 60 min, and recovering the solid purified terephthalic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignees: UOP LLC, BORESKOV INSTITUTE OF CATALYSIS SIBERIAN BRANCH OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
    Inventors: Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Nina Kuznetsova, Bair S. Bal'zhinimaev
  • Patent number: 9045407
    Abstract: A process and a mixture for oxidizing an alkyl-aromatic compound comprises forming a mixture comprising the alkyl-aromatic compound, a solvent, a bromine source, and a catalyst; and contacting the mixture with an oxidizing agent at oxidizing conditions to produce an oxidation product comprising at least one of an aromatic aldehyde, an aromatic alcohol, an aromatic ketone, and an aromatic carboxylic acid. The solvent comprises a carboxylic acid having from 1 to 7 carbon atoms and an ionic liquid selected from the group consisting of an imidazolium ionic liquid, a pyridinium ionic liquid, a phosphonium ionic liquid, a tetra alkyl ammonium ionic liquid, and combinations thereof. The catalyst comprises at least one of cobalt, titanium, manganese, chromium, copper, nickel, vanadium, iron, molybdenum, tin, cerium, and zirconium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignees: UOP LLC, Boreskov Institute of Catalysis
    Inventors: Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Joseph A. Kocal, Joel T. Walenga, Nikolay Y. Adonin, Nina I. Kuznetsova, Bair S. Bal'zhinimaev
  • Publication number: 20150065747
    Abstract: A solid terephthalic acid composition and a process for producing terephthalic acid from para-xylene. The process comprises forming a mixture comprising the para-xylene, a solvent, a bromine source, and a catalyst; and oxidizing the para-xylene by contacting the mixture with an oxidizing agent at oxidizing conditions to produce a solid oxidation product comprising terephthalic acid, para-toluic acid, 4-carboxybenzaldehyde. The solvent comprises a carboxylic acid having from 1 to 7 carbon atoms and an dialkyl imidazolium ionic liquid; and the catalyst comprises at least one of cobalt, titanium, manganese, chromium, copper, nickel, vanadium, iron, molybdenum, tin, cerium, and zirconium. The solid terephthalic acid composition comprises, less than about 4,000 ppm-wt 4-carboxybenzaldehyde content, and more than about 2,000 ppm-wt a para-toluic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Joseph A. Kocal, Joel T. Walenga, Nikolay Y. Adonin, Nina I. Kuznetsova, Bair S. Bal'zhinimaev
  • Patent number: 8884054
    Abstract: A process and a mixture for oxidizing an alkyl-aromatic compound comprises forming a mixture comprising the alkyl-aromatic compound, a solvent, a bromine source, and a catalyst; and contacting the mixture with an oxidizing agent at oxidizing conditions to produce an oxidation product comprising at least one of an aromatic aldehyde, an aromatic alcohol, an aromatic ketone, and an aromatic carboxylic acid. The solvent comprises a carboxylic acid having from 1 to 7 carbon atoms and an ionic liquid selected from the group consisting of an imidazolium ionic liquid, a pyridinium ionic liquid, a phosphonium ionic liquid, a tetra alkyl ammonium ionic liquid, and combinations thereof. The catalyst comprises at least one of cobalt, titanium, manganese, chromium, copper, nickel, vanadium, iron, molybdenum, tin, cerium, and zirconium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignees: UOP LLC, Boreskov Institute of Catalysis
    Inventors: Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Joseph A. Kocal, Joel T. Walenga, Nikolay Y. Adonin, Nina I. Kuznetsova, Bair S. Bal'zhinimaev
  • Patent number: 8884055
    Abstract: A solid terephthalic acid composition and a process for producing terephthalic acid from para-xylene. The process comprises forming a mixture comprising the para-xylene, a solvent, a bromine source, and a catalyst; and oxidizing the para-xylene by contacting the mixture with an oxidizing agent at oxidizing conditions to produce a solid oxidation product comprising terephthalic acid, para-toluic acid, 4-carboxybenzaldehyde. The solvent comprises a carboxylic acid having from 1 to 7 carbon atoms and an dialkyl imidazolium ionic liquid; and the catalyst comprises at least one of cobalt, titanium, manganese, chromium, copper, nickel, vanadium, iron, molybdenum, tin, cerium, and zirconium. The solid terephthalic acid composition comprises, less than about 4,000 ppm-wt 4-carboxybenzaldehyde content, and more than about 2,000 ppm-wt a para-toluic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignees: UOP LLC, Boreskov Institute of Catalysis
    Inventors: Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Joseph A. Kocal, Joel T. Walenga, Nikolay Y. Adonin, Nina I. Kuznetsova, Bair S. Bal'zhinimaev
  • Patent number: 8835678
    Abstract: A solid terephthalic acid composition and a process for producing terephthalic acid from para-xylene. The process comprises forming a mixture comprising the para-xylene, a solvent, a bromine source, and a catalyst; and oxidizing the para-xylene by contacting the mixture with an oxidizing agent at oxidizing conditions to produce a solid oxidation product comprising terephthalic acid, para-toluic acid, 4-carboxybenzaldehyde. The solvent comprises a carboxylic acid having from 1 to 7 carbon atoms and an dialkyl imidazolium ionic liquid; and the catalyst comprises at least one of cobalt, titanium, manganese, chromium, copper, nickel, vanadium, iron, molybdenum, tin, cerium, and zirconium. The solid terephthalic acid composition comprises, less than about 4,000 ppm-wt 4-carboxybenzaldehyde content, and more than about 2,000 ppm-wt a para-toluic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignees: UOP LLC, Boreskov Institute of Catalysis
    Inventors: Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Joseph A. Kocal, Joel T. Walenga, Nikolay Y. Adonin, Nina I. Kuznetsova, Bair S. Bal'zhinimaev
  • Publication number: 20140107375
    Abstract: A process for oxidizing solid crude terephthalic acid is described. The process includes contacting solid crude terephthalic acid with a solvent comprising a carboxylic acid and one or more of an ionic liquid or ammonium acetate; a bromine source; a catalyst; and an oxidizing agent to produce solid purified terephthalic acid at a temperature of about 100 to about 210° C., and a pressure of about 2 to about 4.5 MPa, for a time of about 5 to about 60 min, and recovering the solid purified terephthalic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Nina Kuznetsova, Bair S. Bal'zhinimaev
  • Publication number: 20120004454
    Abstract: A process and a mixture for oxidizing an alkyl-aromatic compound comprises forming a mixture comprising the alkyl-aromatic compound, a solvent, a bromine source, and a catalyst; and contacting the mixture with an oxidizing agent at oxidizing conditions to produce an oxidation product comprising at least one of an aromatic aldehyde, an aromatic alcohol, an aromatic ketone, and an aromatic carboxylic acid. The solvent comprises a carboxylic acid having from 1 to 7 carbon atoms and an ionic liquid selected from the group consisting of an imidazolium ionic liquid, a pyridinium ionic liquid, a phosphonium ionic liquid, a tetra alkyl ammonium ionic liquid, and combinations thereof. The catalyst comprises at least one of cobalt, titanium, manganese, chromium, copper, nickel, vanadium, iron, molybdenum, tin, cerium, and zirconium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicants: Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, UOP LLC
    Inventors: Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Joseph A. Kocal, Joel T. Walenga, Nikolay Y. Adonin, Nina I. Kuznetsova, Bair S. Bal'zhinimaev
  • Publication number: 20120004449
    Abstract: A process and a mixture for oxidizing an alkyl-aromatic compound comprises forming a mixture comprising the alkyl-aromatic compound, a solvent, a bromine source, and a catalyst; and contacting the mixture with an oxidizing agent at oxidizing conditions to produce an oxidation product comprising at least one of an aromatic aldehyde, an aromatic alcohol, an aromatic ketone, and an aromatic carboxylic acid. The solvent comprises a carboxylic acid having from 1 to 7 carbon atoms and an ionic liquid selected from the group consisting of an imidazolium ionic liquid, a pyridinium ionic liquid, a phosphonium ionic liquid, a tetra alkyl ammonium ionic liquid, and combinations thereof. The catalyst comprises at least one of cobalt, titanium, manganese, chromium, copper, nickel, vanadium, iron, molybdenum, tin, cerium, and zirconium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicants: Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, UOP LLC
    Inventors: Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Joseph A. Kocal, Joel T. Walenga, Nikolay Y. Adonin, Nina L. Kuznetsova, Bair S. Bal'zhinimaev
  • Publication number: 20120004455
    Abstract: A solid terephthalic acid composition and a process for producing terephthalic acid from para-xylene. The process comprises forming a mixture comprising the para-xylene, a solvent, a bromine source, and a catalyst; and oxidizing the para-xylene by contacting the mixture with an oxidizing agent at oxidizing conditions to produce a solid oxidation product comprising terephthalic acid, para-toluic acid, 4-carboxybenzaldehyde. The solvent comprises a carboxylic acid having from 1 to 7 carbon atoms and an dialkyl imidazolium ionic liquid; and the catalyst comprises at least one of cobalt, titanium, manganese, chromium, copper, nickel, vanadium, iron, molybdenum, tin, cerium, and zirconium. The solid terephthalic acid composition comprises, less than about 4,000 ppm-wt 4-carboxybenzaldehyde content, and more than about 2,000 ppm-wt a para-toluic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicants: Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, UOP LLC
    Inventors: Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Joseph A. Kocal, Joel T. Walenga, Nikolay Y. Adonin, Nina I. Kuznetsova, Bair S. Bal'zhinimaev
  • Publication number: 20120004450
    Abstract: A solid terephthalic acid composition and a process for producing terephthalic acid from para-xylene. The process comprises forming a mixture comprising the para-xylene, a solvent, a bromine source, and a catalyst; and oxidizing the para-xylene by contacting the mixture with an oxidizing agent at oxidizing conditions to produce a solid oxidation product comprising terephthalic acid, para-toluic acid, 4-carboxybenzaldehyde. The solvent comprises a carboxylic acid having from 1 to 7 carbon atoms and an dialkyl imidazolium ionic liquid; and the catalyst comprises at least one of cobalt, titanium, manganese, chromium, copper, nickel, vanadium, iron, molybdenum, tin, cerium, and zirconium. The solid terephthalic acid composition comprises, less than about 4,000 ppm-wt 4-carboxybenzaldehyde content, and more than about 2,000 ppm-wt a para-toluic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicants: Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, UOP LLC
    Inventors: Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Joseph A. Kocal, Joel T. Walenga, Nikolay Y. Adonin, Nina I. Kuznetsova, Bair S. Bal'zhinimaev