Patents by Inventor Philipp GRUENE

Philipp GRUENE 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: 10384990
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing 1,3-butadiene from n-butenes, comprising the steps of: A) providing an input gas stream a comprising butanes, 1-butene, 2-butene and isobutene, with or without 1,3-butadiene, from a fluid catalytic cracking plant; B) removing isobutene from the input gas stream a, giving a stream b comprising butanes, 1-butene and 2-butene, with or without 1,3-butadiene; C) feeding the stream b comprising butanes, 1-butene and 2-butene and optionally an, oxygenous gas and optionally water vapor into at least one dehydrogenating zone and dehydrogenating 1-butene and 2-butene to 1,3-butadiene, giving a product gas stream c comprising 1,3-butadiene, butanes, 2-butene and water vapor, with or without oxygen, with low-boiling hydrocarbons, with high-boiling secondary components, with or without carbon oxides and with or without inert gases; D) cooling and compressing the product gas stream c, giving at least one aqueous condensate stream d1 and a gas stream d2 comprising 1,3-buta
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: BASF SE, Linde AG
    Inventors: Jan Ungelenk, Philipp Grüne, Christian Walsdorff, Jan Pablo Josch, Michael Bender
  • Patent number: 10358399
    Abstract: A process for preparing butadiene from n-butenes, comprising the steps of: A) providing an input gas stream comprising n-butenes; B) feeding the input gas stream comprising n-butenes and a gas containing at least oxygen into at least one oxidative dehydrogenation zone and oxidatively dehydrogenating n-butenes to butadiene, giving a product gas stream; Ca) cooling the product gas stream by contacting with a circulating cooling medium in at least one cooling zone; Cb) compressing the cooled product gas stream in at least one compression stage, giving at least one aqueous condensate stream c1 and one gas stream c2; D) removing uncondensable and low-boiling gas constituents comprising oxygen and low-boiling hydrocarbons as gas stream d2 from the gas stream c2 by absorbing the C4 hydrocarbons in an absorbent, giving an absorbent stream laden with C4 hydrocarbons and the gas stream d2, and then desorbing the C4 hydrocarbons from the laden absorbent stream, giving a C4 product gas stream d1; E) separating the C4
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: BASF SE, Linde AG
    Inventors: Philipp Grüne, Stephan Deublein, Christian Walsdorff, Jan Pablo Josch, Rainer Rahm, Hendrik Reyneke, Anton Wellenhofer, Ulrike Wenning, Christine Toegel, Heinz Boelt
  • Patent number: 10307741
    Abstract: The invention relates to shaped catalyst bodies for the oxidation of SO2 to SO3, which comprise vanadium, at least one alkali metal and sulfate on a silicon dioxide support material, wherein the shaped body has the shape of a cylinder having 3 or 4 hollow-cylindrical convexities, obtainable by extrusion of a catalyst precursor composition comprising vanadium, at least one alkali metal and sulfate on a silicon dioxide support material through the opening of an extrusion tool, wherein the opening of the extrusion tool has a cross section formed by 3 or 4 partly overlapping rings whose midpoints lie essentially on a circular line having a diameter of y, wherein the rings are bounded by an outer line lying on a circle having an external diameter x1 and an inner line lying on a circle having an internal diameter x2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Philipp Grüne, Christian Walsdorff, Markus Schubert, Holger Borchert, Jacob Cornelis Van Dorland, Jürgen Zühlke, Stefan Lipp, Michael Krämer
  • Patent number: 10308569
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing butadiene from n-butenes, comprising the steps of: A) providing an input gas stream a comprising n-butenes, B) feeding the input gas stream a comprising n-butenes and a gas containing at least oxygen into at least one oxidative dehydrogenation zone and oxidatively dehydrogenating n-butenes to butadiene, giving a product gas stream b comprising butadiene, unconverted n-butenes, water vapor, oxygen, low-boiling hydrocarbons and high-boiling secondary components, with or without carbon oxides and with or without inert gases; Ca) cooling the product gas stream b by contacting with a cooling medium in at least one cooling zone, the cooling medium being at least partly recycled and having an aqueous phase and an organic phase, Cb) compressing the cooled product gas stream b which may have been depleted of high-boiling secondary components in at least one compression stage, giving at least one aqueous condensate stream c1 and one gas stream c2 comprising butadiene, n
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: BASF SE, Linde AG
    Inventors: Jan Pablo Josch, Philipp Grüne, Regina Benfer, Maximilian Vicari, Andre Biegner, Gergor Bloch, Heinz Boelt, Hendrik Reyneke, Christine Toegel, Ulrike Wenning
  • Publication number: 20180354872
    Abstract: A) provision of a feed gas stream a comprising n-butenes; B) introduction of the feed gas stream a comprising n-butenes and an oxygen-comprising gas into a dehydrogenation reactor and oxidative dehydrogenation of n-butenes to butadiene; C) cooling and compression of the product gas stream b in at least one cooling stage comprising a quenching column and in a compression stage comprising a compressor, with the product gas stream b being brought into contact with at least one circulated coolant; D) separation of incondensable and low-boiling gas constituents as gas stream d2 from the gas stream c2 by absorption of the C4-hydrocarbons in at least one circulated absorption medium; E) separation of the C4 product stream d1 by extractive distillation using a solvent which is selective for butadiene into a stream e1 comprising butadiene and the selective solvent and a stream e2 comprising n-butenes; F) distillation of the stream e1 comprising butadiene and the selective solvent to give a stream f1 consisting essenti
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Jan Pablo JOSCH, Ragavendra Prasad BALEGEDDE RAMACHANDRAN, Philipp GRUENE, Steffan RISSEL, Martin GEMBALA, Ulrike WENNING, Anton WELLENHOFER, Christine TOEGEL, Hendrik REYNEKE
  • Publication number: 20180282246
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing 1,3-butadiene from n-butenes, comprising the steps of: A) providing an input gas stream a comprising butanes, 1-butene, 2-butene and isobutene, with or without 1,3-butadiene, from a fluid catalytic cracking plant; B) removing isobutene from the input gas stream a, giving a stream b comprising butanes, 1-butene and 2-butene, with or without 1,3-butadiene; C) feeding the stream b comprising butanes, 1-butene and 2-butene and optionally an, oxygenous gas and optionally water vapor into at least one dehydrogenating zone and dehydrogenating 1-butene and 2-butene to 1,3-butadiene, giving a product gas stream c comprising 1,3-butadiene, butanes, 2-butene and water vapor, with or without oxygen, with low-boiling hydrocarbons, with high-boiling secondary components, with or without carbon oxides and with or without inert gases; D) cooling and compressing the product gas stream c, giving at least one aqueous condensate stream d1 and a gas stream d2 comprising 1,3-buta
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicants: BASF SE, Linde AG
    Inventors: Jan UNGELENK, Philipp GRÜNE, Christian WALSDORFF, Jan Pablo JOSCH, Michael BENDER
  • Publication number: 20180147561
    Abstract: Process for producing a multimetal oxide catalyst comprising molybdenum, chromium and at least one further metal by mixing of a pulverulent multimetal oxide comprising molybdenum and at least one further metal but no chromium with pulverulent chromium(III) oxide and thermal treatment of the resulting pulverulent mixture in the presence of oxygen at a temperature in the range from 350° C. to 650° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Jan UNGELENK, Ulrich HAMMON, Kazuhiko AMAKAWA, Philipp GRÜNE, Christian WALSDORFF
  • Patent number: 9963408
    Abstract: A process for preparing butadiene from n-butenes, comprising the steps of: absorbing C4 hydrocarbons comprising butadiene and n-butenes, obtained from oxidative dehydrogenation of n-butenes, in an aromatic hydrocarbon solvent as an absorbent and removing uncondensable and low-boiling gas constituents comprising oxygen, low-boiling hydrocarbons, any carbon oxides, aromatic hydrocarbon solvent and any inert gases as gas stream d2, giving an absorbent stream laden with C4 hydrocarbons and the gas stream d2, and then desorbing the C4 hydrocarbons from the laden absorbent stream, giving a C4 product gas stream d1; and at least partly recycling the gas stream d2 as cycle gas stream a2 into the oxidative dehydrogenation zone, wherein the content of aromatic hydrocarbon solvent in the cycle gas stream a2 is limited to less than 1% by volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Philipp Grüne, Oliver Hammen, Christine Schmitt, Ragavendra Prasad Balegedde Ramachandran, Jan Pablo Josch, Christian Walsdorff
  • Patent number: 9957208
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing butadiene from n-butenes, comprising the steps of: A) providing an input gas stream a comprising n-butenes, B) feeding the input gas stream a comprising n-butenes and a gas containing at least oxygen into at least one oxidative dehydrogenation zone and oxidatively dehydrogenating n-butenes to butadiene, giving a product gas stream b comprising butadiene, unconverted n-butenes, water vapor, oxygen, low-boiling hydrocarbons and high-boiling secondary components, with or without carbon oxides and with or without inert gases; Ca) cooling the product gas stream b by contacting with a cooling medium in at least one cooling zone, the cooling medium being at least partly recycled and having an aqueous phase and an organic phase of an organic solvent, wherein the organic solvent is selected from the group consisting of toluene, o-, m- and p-xylene, mesitylene, mono-, di- and triethylbenzene, mono-, di- and triisopropylbenzene and mixtures thereof, and the mass ratio of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignees: BASF SE, Linde AG
    Inventors: Philipp Grüne, Oliver Hammen, Rainer Eckrich, Jan Pablo Josch, Christian Walsdorff, Andre Biegner, Gregor Bloch, Heinz Boelt, Hendrik Reyneke, Christine Toegel, Ulrike Wenning
  • Publication number: 20180104674
    Abstract: The invention relates to shaped catalyst bodies for the oxidation of SO2 to SO3, which comprise vanadium, at least one alkali metal and sulfate on a silicon dioxide support material, wherein the shaped body has the shape of a cylinder having 3 or 4 hollow-cylindrical convexities, obtainable by extrusion of a catalyst precursor composition comprising vanadium, at least one alkali metal and sulfate on a silicon dioxide support material through the opening of an extrusion tool, wherein the opening of the extrusion tool has a cross section formed by 3 or 4 partly overlapping rings whose midpoints lie essentially on a circular line having a diameter of y, wherein the rings are bounded by an outer line lying on a circle having an external diameter x1 and an inner line lying on a circle having an internal diameter x2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: PHILIPP GRÜNE, Christian WALSDORFF, Markus SCHUBERT, Holger BORCHERT, Jacob Cornelis VAN DORLAND, Jürgen ZÜHLKE, Stefan LIPP, Michael KRÄMER
  • Publication number: 20180002254
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing butadiene from n-butenes, comprising the steps of: A) providing an input gas stream a comprising n-butenes, B) feeding the input gas stream a comprising n-butenes and a gas containing at least oxygen into at least one oxidative dehydrogenation zone and oxidatively dehydrogenating n-butenes to butadiene, giving a product gas stream b comprising butadiene, unconverted n-butenes, water vapor, oxygen, low-boiling hydrocarbons and high-boiling secondary components, with or without carbon oxides and with or without inert gases; Ca) cooling the product gas stream b by contacting with a cooling medium in at least one cooling zone, the cooling medium being at least partly recycled and having an aqueous phase and an organic phase, Cb) compressing the cooled product gas stream b which may have been depleted of high-boiling secondary components in at least one compression stage, giving at least one aqueous condensate stream c1 and one gas stream c2 comprising butadiene, n
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Jan Pablo JOSCH, Philipp GRÜNE, Regina BENFER, Maximilian VICARI, Andre BIEGNER, Gergor BLOCH, Heinz BOELT, Hendrik REYNEKE, Christine TOEGEL, Ulrike WENNING
  • Publication number: 20170233313
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing butadiene from n-butenes, comprising the steps of: A) providing an input gas stream a comprising n-butenes, B) feeding the input gas stream a comprising n-butenes and a gas containing at least oxygen into at least one oxidative dehydrogenation zone and oxidatively dehydrogenating n-butenes to butadiene, giving a product gas stream b comprising butadiene, unconverted n-butenes, water vapor, oxygen, low-boiling hydrocarbons and high-boiling secondary components, with or without carbon oxides and with or without inert gases; Ca) cooling the product gas stream b by contacting with a cooling medium in at least one cooling zone, the cooling medium being at least partly recycled and having an aqueous phase and an organic phase of an organic solvent, wherein the organic solvent is selected from the group consisting of toluene, o-, m- and p-xylene, mesitylene, mono-, di- and triethylbenzene, mono-, di- and triisopropylbenzene and mixtures thereof, and the mass ratio of
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Philipp GRÜNE, Oliver HAMMEN, Rainer ECKRICH, Jan Pablo JOSCH, Christian WALSDORFF, Andre BIEGNER, Gergor BLOCH, Heinz BOELT, Hendrik REYNEKE, Christine TOEGEL, Ulrike WENNING
  • Publication number: 20160355450
    Abstract: A process for preparing butadiene from n-butenes, comprising the steps of A) providing an input gas stream a1 comprising n-butenes; B) feeding the input gas stream a1 comprising n-butenes, an oxygenous gas and an oxygenous cycle gas stream a2 into at least one oxidative dehydrogenation zone and oxidatively dehydrogenating n-butenes to butadiene, giving a product gas stream b comprising butadiene, unconverted n-butenes, steam, oxygen, low-boiling hydrocarbons and high-boiling secondary components, with or without carbon oxides and with or without inert gases; Ca) cooling the product gas stream b and optionally at least partly removing high-boiling secondary components and steam, giving a product gas stream b?, Cb) compressing and cooling the product gas stream b? in at least one compression and cooling stage, giving at least one aqueous condensate stream c1 and one gas stream c2 comprising butadiene, n-butenes, steam, oxygen and low-boiling hydrocarbons, with or without carbon oxides and with or without ine
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Philipp GRÜNE, Oliver HAMMEN, Christine SCHMITT, Ragavendra Prasad BALEGEDDE RAMACHANDRAN, Jan Pablo JOSCH, Christian WALSDORFF
  • Publication number: 20160347686
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing butadiene from n-butenes having a start-up phase and an operating phase, wherein the process in the operating phase comprises the steps: A) provision of a feed gas stream a1 comprising n-butenes; B) introduction of the feed gas stream a1 comprising n-butenes, of an oxygen-comprising gas stream a2 and of an oxygen-comprising recycle gas stream d2 into at least one oxidative dehydrogenation zone and oxidative dehydrogenation of n-butenes to butadiene, giving a product gas stream b comprising butadiene, unreacted n-butenes, water vapor, oxygen, low-boiling hydrocarbons, high-boiling secondary components, possibly carbon oxides and possibly inert gases; C) cooling and compression of the product gas stream b and condensation of at least part of the high-boiling secondary components, giving at least one aqueous condensate stream c1 and a gas stream c2 comprising butadiene, n-butenes, water vapor, oxygen, low-boiling hydrocarbons, possibly carbon oxides and possibly
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Philipp GRÜNE, Gauthier Luc Maurice AVERLANT, Ulrich HAMMON, Ragavendra Prasad BALEGEDDE RAMACHANDRAN, Jan Pablo JOSCH, Christian WALSDORFF
  • Patent number: 9434673
    Abstract: Process for preparing a vinylidenecarboxylic acid or ester thereof, wherein a reaction gas comprising gaseous formaldehyde, molecular oxygen and an alkycarboxylic acid or ester thereof is brought into contact with a solid catalyst whose active composition comprises a vanadium-phosphorus oxide having an average oxidation state of vanadium of from +4.40 to +5.0 to give a product gas comprising the vinylidenecarboxylic acid or ester thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Philipp Gruene, Cornelia Katharina Dobner, Marco Hartmann
  • Patent number: 9399606
    Abstract: The invention relates to a catalyst which comprises a catalytically active multimetal oxide which comprises molybdenum and at least one further metal has the general formula (I) Mo12BiaMnbCocFedX1eX2fOx??(I), where the variables have the following meanings: X1=Si and/or Al; X2=Li, Na, K, Cs and/or Rb; a=0.2 to 1; b=0 to 2; c=2 to 10; d=0.5 to 10; e=0 to 10; f=0 to 0.5; and x=is a number determined by the valence and abundance of the elements other than oxygen in (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rüttinger, Christian Walsdorff, Philipp Grüne
  • Publication number: 20160152530
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the oxidative dehydrogenation of n-butenes to butadiene, which comprises two or more production steps (i) and at least one regeneration step (ii) and in which (i) a starting gas mixture comprising n-butenes is mixed with an oxygen-comprising gas in a production step and the mixed gas is brought into contact with a multimetal oxide catalyst which comprises at least molybdenum and a further metal and is arranged in a fixed catalyst bed at a temperature of from 220 to 490° C. in a fixed-bed reactor, with a product gas mixture comprising at least butadiene, oxygen and water vapor being obtained at the outlet of the fixed-bed reactor, and (ii) the multimetal oxide catalyst is regenerated in a regeneration step by passing an oxygen-comprising regeneration gas mixture over the fixed catalyst bed at a temperature of from 200 to 450° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Philipp GRÜNE, Wolfgang RÜTTINGER, Christine SCHMITT, Christian WALSDORFF
  • Publication number: 20160152531
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing butadiene from n-butenes, comprising the steps of: A) providing an input gas stream a comprising n-butenes; B) feeding the input gas stream a comprising n-butenes and an oxygenous gas into at least one oxidative dehydrogenation zone and oxidatively dehydrogenating n-butenes to butadiene, giving a product gas stream b comprising butadiene, unconverted n-butenes, water vapor, oxygen, low-boiling hydrocarbons and high-boiling secondary components, with or without carbon oxides and with or without inert gases; Ca) cooling the product gas stream b by contacting it with a coolant and condensing at least a portion of the high-boiling secondary components; Cb) compressing the remaining product gas stream b in at least one compression stage, giving at least one aqueous condensate stream c1 and one gas stream c2 comprising butadiene, n-butenes, water vapor, oxygen and low-boiling hydrocarbons, with or without carbon oxides and with or without inert gases; Da) removing
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Christian WALSDORFF, Philipp GRÜNE, Christine SCHMITT, Ragavendra Prasad BALEGEDDE RAMACHANDRAN, Jan Pablo JOSCH
  • Publication number: 20160152532
    Abstract: A process for oxidative dehydrogenation of n-butenes to 1,3-butadiene in a fixed-bed reactor (R), which comprises at least two production steps (i) and at least one regeneration step (ii), and in which in a production step (i), a starting gas mixture (1) comprising the n-butenes is mixed with an oxygen-comprising gas (2) and brought into contact with a heterogeneous, particulate multimetal oxide catalyst comprising molybdenum and at least one further metal as active composition in the fixed-bed reactor (R) and in a regeneration step (ii), the heterogeneous, particulate multimetal oxide catalyst comprising molybdenum and at least one further metal as active composition is regenerated by passing an oxygen-comprising regeneration gas mixture over it and burning off the carbonaceous material deposited on the multimetal oxide catalyst, where a regeneration step (ii) is carried out between two production steps (i) and where a product gas stream (6) which comprises 1,3-butadiene and additionally unreacted n-bu
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Philipp GRÜNE, Gauthier Luc Maurice AVERLANT, Ragavendra Prasad BALEGEDDE RAMACHANDRAN, Jan Pablo JOSCH
  • Publication number: 20140343319
    Abstract: In a process for preparing acrylic acid, a reaction gas which comprises a gaseous formaldehyde source and gaseous acetic acid and in which the partial pressure of the formaldehyde source, calculated as formaldehyde equivalents, is at least 85 mbar and in which the molar ratio of the acetic acid to the formaldehyde source, calculated as formaldehyde equivalents, is at least 1 is contacted with a solid condensation catalyst. The space-time yield can be enhanced significantly by increasing the partial pressure of the reactants. The space-time yield remains high even after prolonged process duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Michael GOEBEL, Christian Walsdorff, Marco Hartmann, Nicolai Tonio Woerz, Tim Blaschke, Philipp Gruene