Patents by Inventor Khalid Al-Majnouni

Khalid Al-Majnouni 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).

  • Publication number: 20220241746
    Abstract: A multi-zoned fluidized bed reactor system may include a multi-zoned fluidized bed reactor and at least one catalyst regeneration loop. The multi-zoned fluidized bed reactor comprising a housing, a fluid bed distributor plate positioned at the bottom of the housing, a fluidized catalyst bed disposed vertically above the fluid bed distributor plate and a condensation zone disposed vertically above the fluidized catalyst bed. The at least one catalyst regeneration loop may be fluidly coupled to the stripping zone and a reaction zone. The at least one catalyst regeneration loop may be operable to withdraw a portion of spent catalyst from the stripping zone, regenerate the portion of spent catalyst to produce regenerated catalyst, and return the regenerated catalyst to the reaction zone. A method of regenerating catalyst in a multi-zoned fluidized bed reactor may include passing a portion of spent catalyst from a stripping zone to a catalyst regeneration loop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicants: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Motaz Khawaji, Ola Ali, Khalid Al-Majnouni, Wei Xu, Jorge Gascon Sabate
  • Patent number: 11396630
    Abstract: A method of producing olefins by catalytic cracking of hydrocarbons is disclosed. The method may include catalytic cracking hydrocarbons in a feed stream that includes the hydrocarbons and the dry gas diluent. The catalytic cracking may be carried out in a process using a train of fixed bed reactors while one or more other trains of fixed bed reactors are being regenerated or are on standby after being regenerated. When the train of fixed bed reactors being used needs regenerating, it is taken out of service and the one or more other trains of fixed bed reactors put in service to carry out the catalytic cracking process. Dry gas instead of steam may be used to reduce the partial pressure of hydrocarbons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Khalid A. Al-Majnouni, Talal Alshammari, Nabil Alyasser, Ahmed Alzenaidi, Wojciech Supronowicz
  • Patent number: 11267770
    Abstract: Processes to produce olefins from a hydrocarbons stream obtained from a catalytic cracking unit are described. The process includes the integration of metathesis of C4 olefin process and a hydrocarbon catalytically cracking process to produce commercially valuable products (for example, C2-3 olefins and a C5+ gasoline hydrocarbons).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Khalid A. Al-Majnouni, Ahmed Alzenaidi, Nabil Al-Yassir
  • Publication number: 20220033714
    Abstract: Light olefins may be produced from hydrocarbons by a method including passing a hydrocarbon feed stream into a feed inlet of a reactor. The reactor may include an upper reactor portion defining an upper reaction zone and a lower reactor portion defining a lower reaction zone. The catalyst may move in a generally downward direction through the upper reactor portion and the lower reactor portion, and the hydrocarbon feed stream may move in a generally upward direction through the upper reactor portion and lower reactor portion such that the hydrocarbon feed stream and the catalyst move with a counter-current orientation. Contacting the catalyst with the hydrocarbon feed stream may crack one or more components of the hydrocarbon feed stream and form a hydrocarbon product stream. The method may further include passing the hydrocarbon product stream out of the upper reaction zone through the hydrocarbon product outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Khalid A. Al-Majnouni, Mohammed Abdulmajeed Al-Daous, Abdulrahman Faroug Almasri, Ahmad Alrefaei, Ola S. Ali, Isidoro Morales Osorio
  • Publication number: 20220017436
    Abstract: Systems and methods for separating a mixture of olefinic and paraffinic C4 components are disclosed. The systems and methods include adsorptive equipment and adsorptive processes for separating components from the mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: SABIC Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Mohammed ALDOSSARY, Mohammed Nadim SHAIK, Khalid A. AL-MAJNOUNI, Ahmed ALZENAIDI, Faizur RAHMAN, Arudra PALANI, Sachio ASAOKA, Mohammad Ahmed AL-YAMI, Uwais BADURUTHAMAL
  • Patent number: 11208599
    Abstract: A method of catalytically cracking liquid hydrocarbons is disclosed. The method includes the use of one or more radial flow moving bed reactors. The method may include mixing a liquid hydrocarbon stream comprising primarily C5 and C6 hydrocarbons with water or a dry gas to form a feed mixture and flowing the feed mixture into the one or more radial flow moving bed reactors in a manner so that the feed mixture flows radially inward or radially outward through the moving catalyst bed and thereby contacts the catalyst particles under reaction conditions to produce a hydrocarbon stream comprising light olefins (C2 to C4 olefins).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Abdulaziz S. Alarifi, Khalid A. Al-Majnouni, Ahmed Al-Zenaidi
  • Publication number: 20210309921
    Abstract: System and method for producing olefins are disclosed. The method includes using a radial flow moving bed reactor system to catalytically crack paraffins, in multiple stages with continuous catalyst regeneration, to form olefins. The system includes inter-stage heaters to facilitate increase in yield of olefins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Abdulaziz A. ALARIFI, Khalid A. AL-MAJNOUNI, Ahmed AL-ZENAIDI, Nandini PECHIMUTHU
  • Publication number: 20210269726
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing full range naphtha to produce light olefins are disclosed. The systems and methods include separating the full range naphtha into a light naphtha stream and a heavy naphtha stream and integrating a catalytic cracking with a naphtha reforming to process the light naphtha and heavy naphtha streams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: SABIC Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Khalid A. AL-MAJNOUNI, Naif A. AL-DALAAN, Ahmad M. AL-SHEHRI, Nabil AL-YASSER, Ahmed AL-ZENAIDI
  • Publication number: 20210147321
    Abstract: Systems and methods of producing olefins via catalytic cracking are disclosed. Hydrocarbons of a naphtha stream are isomerized by converting straight chain Cn hydrocarbons to branched Cn hydrocarbons, thereby forming an isomerized naphtha stream. The isomerized naphtha stream is subsequently fed to a catalytic cracking unit such that the hydrocarbons of the isomerized naphtha stream form olefins. In the catalytic cracking process, the reaction temperature can be kept lower than 680° C., thereby increasing the reactivity and minimizing catalyst deactivation in the catalytic cracking process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Khalid A. AL-MAJNOUNI, Ahmad M. AL-SHEHRI, Naif A. ALDALAAN, Debdut S. ROY, Vidya Sagar GUGGILLA, Nabil ALYASSER, Ahmed AL-ZENAIDI, Wojciech SUPRONOWICZ
  • Patent number: 10907109
    Abstract: A method that integrates a catalytic cracking process with a crude oil conversion to chemicals process is disclosed. The method may include contacting, in a catalytic cracking reactor, a mixture of the hydrocarbon stream comprising primarily C5 and C6 hydrocarbons from crude oil processing and a C4 to C5 hydrocarbon stream produced in a steam cracking unit with a catalyst under reaction conditions sufficient to produce an effluent comprising olefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Khalid A. Al-Majnouni, Naif Aldalaan, Ahmed Al-Zenaidi, Nabil Al-Yassir
  • Patent number: 10723630
    Abstract: A method of forming a composite zeolite catalyst includes combining a silicon source and an aqueous organic structure directing agent having a polyamino cation compound to form a silica intermediary gel, introducing an aluminum precursor to the silica intermediary gel to form a catalyst precursor gel, evaporating water in the catalyst precursor gel to form a catalyst gel, and heating the catalyst gel to form a composite zeolite catalyst particle having an intergrowth region with a mixture of both Beta crystals and ZSM-5 crystals. An associated method of making xylene includes feeding heavy reformate to a reactor, the reactor containing the composite zeolite catalyst, and producing xylene by simultaneously performing dealkylation and transalkylation of the heavy reformate in the reactor, where each composite zeolite catalyst particle is able to catalyze both the dealkylation and transalkylation reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Universitat Politecnica De Valencia, Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Cientificas
    Inventors: Mohamed Elanany, Raed Abudawoud, Avelino Corma Canos, M. Teresa Portilla Ovejero, Vicente J. Margarit Benavent, M. Teresa Navarro Villalba, M. Cristina Martinez Sanchez, Ibrahim M. Al-Zahrani, Khalid A. Al-Majnouni
  • Publication number: 20200157435
    Abstract: A method of catalytically cracking liquid hydrocarbons is disclosed. The method includes the use of one or more radial flow moving bed reactors. The method may include mixing a liquid hydrocarbon stream comprising primarily C5 and C6 hydrocarbons with water or a dry gas to form a feed mixture and flowing the feed mixture into the one or more radial flow moving bed reactors in a manner so that the feed mixture flows radially inward or radially outward through the moving catalyst bed and thereby contacts the catalyst particles under reaction conditions to produce a hydrocarbon stream comprising light olefins (C2 to C4 olefins).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Abdulaziz A. ALARIFI, Khalid A. AL-MAJNOUNI, Ahmed AL-ZENAIDI
  • Publication number: 20190367432
    Abstract: Processes to produce olefins from a hydrocarbons stream obtained from a catalytic cracking unit are described. The process includes the integration of metathesis of C4 olefin process and a hydrocarbon catalytically cracking process to produce commercially valuable products (for example, C2-3 olefins and a C5+ gasoline hydrocarbons).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: SABIC Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Khalid A. AL-MAJNOUNI, Ahmed ALZENAIDI, Nabil AL-YASSIR
  • Publication number: 20190330539
    Abstract: A method of producing olefins by catalytic cracking of hydrocarbons is disclosed. The method may include catalytic cracking hydrocarbons in a feed stream that includes the hydrocarbons and the dry gas diluent. The catalytic cracking may be carried out in a process using a train of fixed bed reactors while one or more other trains of fixed bed reactors are being regenerated or are on standby after being regenerated. When the train of fixed bed reactors being used needs regenerating, it is taken out of service and the one or more other trains of fixed bed reactors put in service to carry out the catalytic cracking process. Dry gas instead of steam may be used to reduce the partial pressure of hydrocarbons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Khalid A. AL-MAJNOUNI, Talal ALSHAMMARI, Nabil ALYASSER, Ahmed ALZENAIDI, Wojciech SUPRONOWICZ
  • Publication number: 20190316047
    Abstract: A method that integrates a catalytic cracking process with a crude oil conversion to chemicals process is disclosed. The method may include contacting, in a catalytic cracking reactor, a mixture of the hydrocarbon stream comprising primarily C5 and C6 hydrocarbons from crude oil processing and a C4 to C5 hydrocarbon stream produced in a steam cracking unit with a catalyst under reaction conditions sufficient to produce an effluent comprising olefins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Khalid A. AL-MAJNOUNI, Naif ALDALAAN, Ahmed AL-ZENAIDI, Nabil AL-YASSIR
  • Publication number: 20190316042
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the catalytic cracking of light hydrocarbons, such as naphtha, to form light olefins and aromatics is disclosed. The systems and methods may include a catalytic cracking process that involves mixing catalyst with a gas and then this mixture is used to contact a hydrocarbon feed, e.g., light straight run naphtha or heavy straight run naphtha. The hydrocarbon feed may be mixed with dry gas such as methane and/or hydrogen to dilute the hydrocarbon feed, before the hydrocarbon feed is contacted with the catalyst/gas mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Khalid A. AL-MAJNOUNI, Nabil AL-YASSIR, Naif ALDALAAN, Ahmed AL-ZENAIDI, Khalid ALMUSAITEER
  • Publication number: 20190284056
    Abstract: A method of forming a composite zeolite catalyst includes combining a silicon source and an aqueous organic structure directing agent having a polyamino cation compound to form a silica intermediary gel, introducing an aluminum precursor to the silica intermediary gel to form a catalyst precursor gel, evaporating water in the catalyst precursor gel to form a catalyst gel, and heating the catalyst gel to form a composite zeolite catalyst particle having an intergrowth region with a mixture of both Beta crystals and ZSM-5 crystals. An associated method of making xylene includes feeding heavy reformate to a reactor, the reactor containing the composite zeolite catalyst, and producing xylene by simultaneously performing dealkylation and transalkylation of the heavy reformate in the reactor, where each composite zeolite catalyst particle is able to catalyze both the dealkylation and transalkylation reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicants: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica, UPV-CSIC
    Inventors: Mohamed Elanany, Raed Abudawoud, Avelino Corma Canos, M. Teresa Portilla Ovejero, Vicente J. Margarit Benavent, M. Teresa Navarro Villalba, M. Cristina Martinez Sanchez, Ibrahim M. Al-Zahrani, Khalid A. Al-Majnouni