Patents by Inventor Xianghai Meng

Xianghai Meng 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: 11426702
    Abstract: A method and a system for treatment of a spent chloroaluminate ionic liquid catalyst and an alkaline wastewater, where the method includes: 1) mixing the catalyst with a concentrated brine for hydrolysis reaction until residual activity of the catalyst is completely eliminated, to obtain an acidic hydrolysate and an acid-soluble oil; 2) mixing the acidic hydrolysate with an alkaline solution containing the alkaline wastewater for neutralization reaction until this reaction system becomes weak alkaline, to obtain a neutralization solution; 3) fully mixing the neutralization solution with a flocculant, carrying out sedimentation and separation, collecting the concentrated brine at an upper layer for reuse in the hydrolysis reaction, and collecting concentrated flocs at a lower layer; 4) dehydrating the concentrated flocs to obtain concentrated brine for reuse into the hydrolysis reaction, and collecting a wet solid slag; and 5) drying the wet solid slag to obtain a dry solid slag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: CHINA UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM-BEIJING
    Inventors: Chunmao Chen, Zhichang Liu, Zhongjin Yi, Rui Zhang, Jiahao Liang, Xianghai Meng, Haiyan Liu, Chunming Xu, Qinghong Wang
  • Publication number: 20220144848
    Abstract: The invention relates to substituted oxopyridine derivatives and to processes for their preparation, and also to their use for preparing medicaments for the treatment and/or prophylaxis of diseases, in particular vascular disorders, preferably thrombotic or thromboembolic disorders and/or thrombotic or thromboembolic complications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Susanne ROEHRIG, Sebastian ESSIG, Pascal ELLERBROCK, Sonja ANLAUF, Thomas NEUBAUER, Alexander HILLISCH, Katharina MEIER, Stefan HEITMEIER, Adrian TERSTEEGEN, Martina SCHAFER, Jan STAMPFUSS, Dieter LANG, Eloisa JIMENEZ NUNEZ, Jens ACKERSTAFF, Henrik TELLER, Zengqiang ZOU, Ping LIU, Xianghai MENG, Frank LESSMANN
  • Publication number: 20210094836
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of synthesizing an aluminosilicate molecular sieve by a crystal seed-assisted method, a natural aluminosilicate clay mineral treated and activated by an alkali is used as a crystal seed for synthesis of the aluminosilicate molecular sieve, and the target molecular sieve product is synthesized by hydrothermal crystallization, wherein the synthesis process does not require addition of conventional crystal seeds of a molecular sieve or use of any organic template agent, thus the synthesized product does not require a calcination process to remove the template agent. The method of synthesizing an aluminosilicate molecular sieve by a crystal seed-assisted method can meet the requirements of both crystallinity and nucleation time, and greatly reduce costs of synthesizing the aluminosilicate molecular sieve, and reduce the environmental pollution caused by removal of the template agent by calcinating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: HAIYAN LIU, TAO ZHENG, ZHICHANG LIU, XIANGHAI MENG, RUI ZHANG, CHUNMING XU
  • Publication number: 20200392029
    Abstract: A method and a system for treatment of a spent chloroaluminate ionic liquid catalyst and an alkaline wastewater, where the method includes: 1) mixing the catalyst with a concentrated brine for hydrolysis reaction until residual activity of the catalyst is completely eliminated, to obtain an acidic hydrolysate and an acid-soluble oil; 2) mixing the acidic hydrolysate with a lye containing the alkaline wastewater for neutralization reaction until this reaction system becomes weak alkaline, to obtain a neutralization solution; 3) fully mixing the neutralization solution with a flocculant, carrying out sedimentation and separation, collecting the concentrated brine at an upper layer for reuse in the hydrolysis reaction, and collecting concentrated flocs at a lower layer; 4) dehydrating the concentrated flocs to obtain concentrated brine for reuse into the hydrolysis reaction, and collecting a wet solid slag; and 5) drying the wet solid slag to obtain a dry solid slag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: CHUNMAO CHEN, ZHICHANG LIU, ZHONGJIN YI, RUI ZHANG, JIAHAO LIANG, XIANGHAI MENG, HAIYAN LIU, CHUNMING XU, QINGHONG WANG
  • Patent number: 10822242
    Abstract: The present application provides a ZSM-35 molecular sieve and a preparation method thereof. The ZSM-35 molecular sieve is an aggregated ZSM-35 molecular sieve having a hierarchical macro-meso-microporous pore structure. Raw materials for the preparation method do not include an organic template agent and a crystal seed, and the preparation method includes the following steps: preparing a reactant gel where a molar ratio of SiO2, Al2O3, Na2O, K2O, oxygen-containing acid radical and H2O is (20-40):1.0:(1.5-2.0):(4.0-6.5):(1.0-4.0):(600-1200); sequentially performing an aging treatment and a crystallization treatment on the reactant gel, washing and drying a resulting synthetic product. The ZSM-35 molecular sieve provided by the present application may be obtained by synthesizing without using an organic template agent and crystal seed, and because it has a hierarchical pore structure, it is favorable for material diffusion and mass transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: CHINA UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM—BEIJING
    Inventors: Haiyan Liu, Tao Zheng, Zhichang Liu, Xianghai Meng, Rui Zhang, Chunming Xu
  • Publication number: 20200038848
    Abstract: The present application provides a ZSM-35 molecular sieve and a preparation method thereof. The ZSM-35 molecular sieve is an aggregated ZSM-35 molecular sieve having a hierarchical macro-meso-microporous pore structure. Raw materials for the preparation method do not include an organic template agent and a crystal seed, and the preparation method includes the following steps: preparing a reactant gel where a molar ratio of SiO2, Al2O3, Na2O, K2O, oxygen-containing acid radical and H2O is (20-40):1.0:(1.5-2.0):(4.0-6.5):(1.0-4.0):(600-1200); sequentially performing an aging treatment and a crystallization treatment on the reactant gel, washing and drying a resulting synthetic product. The ZSM-35 molecular sieve provided by the present application may be obtained by synthesizing without using an organic template agent and crystal seed, and because it has a hierarchical pore structure, it is favorable for material diffusion and mass transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: HAIYAN LIU, TAO ZHENG, ZHICHANG LIU, XIANGHAI MENG, RUI ZHANG, CHUNMING XU
  • Publication number: 20180188159
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for monitoring the catalytic activity of an ionic liquid and for the regeneration of the ionic liquid in continuous conversion of an olefin in an alkylation. The process includes (a) providing an ionic liquid; (b) reacting a hydrocarbon mixture with the ionic liquid to obtain an ionic liquid phase. In step (d), adding an organic compound to the ionic liquid phase. In step (e), obtaining an absorption peak of a mixture from step (d) and in step (f) repeating until the absorption peak reaches a maximum or a minimum value. In step (g), determining the total amount of the organic compound or the ionic liquid phase added. Next, (h) calculating the catalytic activity of the ionic liquid. Then, (i) adding aluminium halides to the reaction of step (b) such that the activity of step (h) stays above the minimum level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Zhichang LIU, Rui ZHANG, Xuan ZHANG, Xianghai MENG, Haiyan LIU, Chunming XU, Peter Anton August KLUSENER
  • Publication number: 20180180555
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for monitoring the catalytic activity of an ionic liquid. In step (a), providing an acidic ionic liquid; (b) providing an organic compound; (c) adding at least a portion of the organic compound to at least a portion of the ionic liquid; (d) recording an infrared spectrum of a mixture from step (c) to obtain at least one absorption peak. In step (e), repeating steps (c) and (d) until at least one absorption peak reaches a maximum value or a minimum value. In step (f), determining at the maximum value or minimum value of step (e): the total amount of the organic compound or the total amount of the ionic liquid added. In step (g), calculating the catalytic activity of the ionic liquid based on: the total amount of the organic compound or the total amount of ionic liquid, as determined in step (f).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Rui ZHANG, Zhichang LIU, Xuan ZHANG, Xianghai MENG, Haiyan LIU, Chunming XU, Peter Anton August KLUSENER
  • Publication number: 20170320047
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process to prepare a composite ionic liquid, the process at least comprising the steps: (a) mixing an ammonium salt and a solid aluminium salt to obtain a first mixture; (b) stirring under heating the first mixture of step (a); (c) adding to the first mixture of step (b) one or more solid metal salts to obtain a second mixture, wherein the metal salts are selected from halides, sulfates, or nitrates of aluminium, gallium, copper, iron, zinc, nickel, cobalt, molybdenum and platinum; (d) stirring under heating the second mixture of step (c); (e) adding to the second mixture of step (d) a hydrocarbon to obtain a third mixture; (f) stirring under heating the third mixture of step (e) until the solids of the aluminium salt of step (a), and the solids of the metal salts of step (c) disappear and the mixture is converted into a composite ionic liquid; and (g) cooling the composite ionic liquid of step (f).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Rui ZHANG, Zhichang LIU, Xianghai MENG, Chunming XU
  • Patent number: 9567273
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing alkylate comprising the subsequent steps (a), (b) and (c): (a) an alkylation step, wherein in a reaction zone a hydrocarbon mixture comprising at least an isoparaffin and an olefin is reacted with an ionic liquid catalyst to obtain an effluent comprising alkylate and solids, which latter are formed as side products in the alkylation step; (b) a separation step, wherein at least part of the alkylate-comprising effluent coming from the reaction zone is separated in a separator unit into a hydrocarbon-rich phase and an ionic liquid catalyst-rich phase which latter phase also comprises solids formed as side products during the alkylation reaction; and (c) a solids removal step, wherein the solids in ionic liquid catalyst-rich phase are separated from the ionic liquid catalyst using a suitable separating device; wherein the process further comprises a step following the separation step (b) and prior to the solids removal step (c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Peter Anton August Klusener, Zhichang Liu, Xianghai Meng, Rui Zhang, Jan De With, Chunming Xu
  • Patent number: 9346042
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a regeneration process for producing a regenerated ionic liquid catalyst from solids formed in an ionic liquid alkylation process wherein a first ionic liquid is used as a catalyst which is a composite ionic liquid comprising ammonium cations, and anions being composite coordinate anions derived from two or more metal salts, the regeneration process comprising (a) removing the solids from the reaction zone of the alkylation process; and (b) subsequently treating the solids with a second ionic liquid made from an ammonium salt as cation, and an aluminum salt as anion which is the same as the aluminum salt present in the first ionic liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Rui Zhang, Zhichang Liu, Chunming Xu, Xianghai Meng, Peter Anton August Klusener
  • Patent number: 9260668
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for revamping an HF or sulphuric acid alkylation unit to an ionic liquid alkylation unit, wherein the HF or sulphuric acid alkylation unit comprise at least: —a reactor unit for contacting catalyst and hydrocarbon reactants; —a separator unit for separating a reactor effluent into a catalyst phase and an alkylate-comprising hydrocarbon phase; —a fractionator unit for fractionating the alkylate-comprising hydrocarbon phase into at least one stream comprising alkylate; —a catalyst phase recycle means to recycle at least part of the catalyst phase from the separator unit to the reactor unit; which method includes: —adapting the catalyst phase recycle means by providing a means for acid injection and/or a means for halohydrocarbon injection into the catalyst recycle means. The invention further provides a method for the production of alkylate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Zhichang Liu, Chunming Xu, Rui Zhang, Xianghai Meng, Ana Cecilia Patroni, Peter Anton August Klusener, Albertus Vincentius Petrus Van Den Bosch
  • Publication number: 20150315103
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing alkylate comprising the subsequent steps (a), (b) and (c): (a) an alkylation step, wherein in a reaction zone a hydrocarbon mixture comprising at least an isoparaffin and an olefin is reacted with an ionic liquid catalyst to obtain an effluent comprising alkylate and solids, which latter are formed as side products in the alkylation step; (b) a separation step, wherein at least part of the alkylate-comprising effluent coming from the reaction zone is separated in a separator unit into a hydrocarbon-rich phase and an ionic liquid catalyst-rich phase which latter phase also comprises solids formed as side products during the alkylation reaction; and (c) a solids removal step, wherein the solids in ionic liquid catalyst-rich phase are separated from the ionic liquid catalyst using a suitable separating device; wherein the process further comprises a step following the separation step (b) and prior to the solids removal step (c).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Anton August KLUSENER, Zhichang LIU, Xianghai MENG, Rui Zhang, Jan DE WITH, Chunming XU
  • Publication number: 20150231624
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a regeneration process for producing a regenerated ionic liquid catalyst from solids formed in an ionic liquid alkylation process wherein a first ionic liquid is used as a catalyst which is a composite ionic liquid comprising ammonium cations, and anions being composite coordinate anions derived from two or more metal salts, wherein at least one metal salt is an aluminium salt and any further metal salt is a salt of a metal selected from the group consisting of Group IB elements of the Periodic Table, Group IIB elements of the Periodic Table and transition elements of the Periodic Table, the regeneration process comprising (a) removing the solids from the reaction zone of the alkylation process; and (b) subsequently treating the solids with a second ionic liquid made from an ammonium salt as cation, and an aluminium salt as anion which is the same as the aluminium salt present in the first ionic liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Rui Zhang, Zhichang Liu, Chunming Xu, Xianghai Meng, Peter Anton August Klusener
  • Patent number: 9096487
    Abstract: Disclosed is an alkylation process using ionic liquid as catalyst, which process comprises separating halogenated hydrocarbons-rich fraction from the alkylation product by distillation and/or adsorption and reintroducing the separated fraction into the reaction system during the alkylation reaction, wherein the ionic liquid catalyst used in the alkylation reaction has a cation derived from hydrohalide of alkyl amine, hydrohalide of imidazole or hydrohalide of pyridine and an anion derived from one or more metallic compounds. The inventive process effectively utilizes the halogenated hydrocarbons in the alkylation product, prolongs the life of the ionic liquid catalyst, and reduces the halogen content in the alkylate oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Zhichang Liu, Chunming Xu, Rui Zhang, Xianghai Meng
  • Patent number: 8692048
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for revamping an HF or sulphuric acid alkylation unit to an ionic liquid alkylation unit, wherein the HF or sulphuric acid alkylation unit comprise at least: —a reactor unit for contacting catalyst and hydrocarbon reactants; —a separator unit for separating a reactor effluent into a catalyst phase and an alkylate-comprising hydrocarbon phase; —a fractionator unit for fractionating the alkylate-comprising hydrocarbon phase into at least one stream comprising alkylate; and which method includes: —providing a second separator unit suitable for the separation of solids from liquids downstream of the reactor unit suitable to reduce the solids content in at least part of the reactor effluent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Zhichang Liu, Chunming Xu, Rui Zhang, Xianghai Meng, Ana Cecilia Patroni, Peter Anton August Klusener, Albertus Vincentius Petrus Van Den Bosch
  • Patent number: 8653318
    Abstract: The present invention provides process for preparing an alkylate comprising contacting in a reactor a hydrocarbon mixture comprising at least an isoparaffin and an olefin with an acidic ionic liquid catalyst under alkylation conditions to obtain an alkylate, which process further comprises: —withdrawing an alkylate-comprising reactor effluent from the reactor, wherein the reactor effluent comprises an ionic liquid phase and a hydrocarbon phase; —separating at least part the reactor effluent into a hydrocarbon phase effluent and a multiple-phase effluent in a centrifugal separation unit; —fractionating at least part of said hydrocarbon phase effluent into at least a stream comprising alkylate and a stream comprising isoparaffin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Zhichang Liu, Chunming Xu, Rui Zhang, Xianghai Meng, Ana Cecilia Patroni, Peter Anton August Klusener, Albertus Vincentius Petrus Van Den Bosch
  • Patent number: 8633346
    Abstract: The present invention provides process for preparing an alkylate comprising contacting in a reaction zone a hydrocarbon mixture comprising at least an isoparaffin and an olefin with an acidic ionic liquid catalyst under alkylation conditions to obtain an alkylate-comprising effluent, in which process: —solids are formed in the reaction zone; —a solids-comprising effluent comprising hydrocarbons and acidic ionic liquid is withdrawn from the reaction zone; and—at least part of the solids-comprising effluent is treated to remove at least part of the solids to obtain a solids-depleted effluent. The invention further provides a process for treating an acidic ionic liquid comprising at least 0.1 wt % of solids based on the total weight of the acidic ionic liquid, wherein at least part of the solids are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Zhichang Liu, Chunming Xu, Rui Zhang, Xianghai Meng, Ana Cecilia Patroni, Peter Anton August Klusener, Albertus Vincentius Petrus Van Den Bosch
  • Publication number: 20130331625
    Abstract: Disclosed is an alkylation process using ionic liquid as catalyst, which process comprises separating halogenated hydrocarbons-rich fraction from the alkylation product by distillation and/or adsorption and reintroducing the separated fraction into the reaction system during the alkylation reaction, wherein the ionic liquid catalyst used in the alkylation reaction has a cation derived from hydrohalide of alkyl amine, hydrohalide of imidazole or hydrohalide of pyridine and an anion derived from one or more metallic compounds. The inventive process effectively utilizes the halogenated hydrocarbons in the alkylation product, prolongs the life of the ionic liquid catalyst, and reduces the halogen content in the alkylate oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Zhichang Liu, Chunming Xu, Rui Zhang, Xianghai Meng
  • Patent number: 8569561
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for revamping an HF or sulphuric acid alkylation unit to an ionic liquid alkylation unit, wherein the HF or sulphuric acid alkylation unit comprise at least: —a reactor unit for contacting catalyst and hydrocarbon reactants; —a separator unit for separating a reactor effluent into a catalyst phase and an alkylate-comprising hydrocarbon phase; —a fractionator unit for fractionating the alkylate-comprising hydrocarbon phase into at least one stream comprising alkylate; and which method includes: —providing one or more cyclone units downstream of the reactor unit to separate at least part of the reactor effluent in a catalyst phase and a alkylate-comprising hydrocarbon phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Zhichang Liu, Chunming Xu, Rui Zhang, Xianghai Meng, Ana Cecilia Patroni, Peter Anton August Klusener, Albertus Vincentius Petrus Van Den Bosch