With Subsequent Diverse Conversion Patents (Class 585/251)
  • Patent number: 10710058
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a process for preparing a hydrocracking catalyst, comprising (i) combining a zeolite, a binder, water and a hydrogenating metal compound which is a complex or a salt of a hydrogenating metal to obtain a mixture, wherein the zeolite has not been treated with a phosphorus-containing compound and the zeolite has a silica to alumina molar ratio of 5-200; (ii) forming the mixture into a shaped body; and (iii) calcining the shaped body to form the catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Ashim Kumar Ghosh, Alla Khanmamedova
  • Patent number: 10610853
    Abstract: A method for treatment of a gas having 10 to 0.5% by volume of at least one of COS and CS2, and 30 ppm to 5% by volume of unsaturated hydrocarbons: a) hydrogenation of organic compounds unsaturated with respect to paraffins by contacting the gas with a hydrogenation catalyst in the presence of hydrogen at 100 to 400° C., to provide an effluent that is low in unsaturated hydrocarbon compounds, the hydrogenation catalyst having at least one metal that is palladium, platinum, nickel, or cobalt deposited on a porous substrate. b) catalytic hydrolysis-hydrogenation in the presence of water of COS and/or CS2 present in the effluent of a) to provide an H2S-rich effluent by bringing the effluent from a) into contact with a hydrolysis-hydrogenation catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: AXENS
    Inventors: Eric Roisin, Nicolas Lambert, Yann Loonis
  • Patent number: 10017704
    Abstract: An integrated hydrotreating and steam pyrolysis system for the direct processing of a crude oil is provided to produce olefinic and aromatic petrochemicals. Crude oil and hydrogen are charged to a hydroprocessing zone operating under conditions effective to produce a hydroprocessed effluent reduced having a reduced content of contaminants, an increased paraffinicity, reduced Bureau of Mines Correlation Index, and an increased American Petroleum Institute gravity. Hydroprocessed effluent is thermally cracked in the presence of steam to produce a mixed product stream, which is separated. Hydrogen from the mixed product stream is purified and recycled to the hydroprocessing zone, and olefins and aromatics are recovered from the separated mixed product stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Raheel Shafi, Julio Hasselmeyer, Abdennour Bourane, Ibrahim A. Abba, Abdul Rahman Zafer Akhras
  • Patent number: 9957207
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the selective hydrogenation of a feed of hydrocarbons containing polyunsaturated molecules comprising at least 3 carbon atoms, using a single principal fixed bed reactor R1 containing at least two catalytic beds A1 and A2 and a fixed bed guard reactor which is reduced in size, said hydrogenation reactors being disposed in series for use in a cyclic manner in accordance with a sequence of steps which can be used to short-circuit the catalytic bed or beds of the principal reactor which have been at least partially deactivated with the aid of the guard reactor, while ensuring the continuous operation of the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Cyprien Charra, Adrien Mekki-Berrada, Frederic Bazer-Bachi, Beatrice Fischer, Florian Hilly
  • Patent number: 9476006
    Abstract: A method for producing a highly aromatic base oil of the present invention includes a step of hydrorefining a clarified oil to obtain a highly aromatic base oil having an aromatic content of 50% by mass or more determined by a column chromatography analysis method. The step of hydrorefining a clarified oil is preferably performed under conditions of a hydrogen pressure of 5.0 to 20.0 MPa, a temperature of 280 to 400° C., a hydrogen oil ratio of 300 to 750 NL/L, and a space velocity of 0.3 to 2.0 h?1. According to the present invention, a highly aromatic base oil used for rubber processing, asphalt reclamation and the like, and a novel method for producing a highly aromatic base oil can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Morishima, Takashi Ito
  • Patent number: 9433917
    Abstract: A process for producing alkylated hydrocarbons includes the steps of: (a) combining a first feed stream comprising an olefin and an isoparaffin with an alkylation catalyst stream in a first alkylation reactor, (b) removing heat of reaction from the first alkylation reactor, (c) passing an effluent of the first alkylation reactor to a first reaction zone of a second alkylation reactor operating adiabatically to thereby form a first reaction zone effluent, (d) passing the first reaction zone effluent to a second reaction zone of the second alkylation reactor for mixture with a second feed stream comprising an olefin and an isoparaffin, and (e) passing an effluent of the second alkylation reactor to a settler for separation into a hydrocarbon stream and an alkylation catalyst effluent stream. An alkylation unit for carrying out the process is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Mark L. Gravley, Martyn E. Pfile
  • Patent number: 9376353
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of producing aromatic hydrocarbons and olefin from hydrocarbonaceous oils including large amounts of polycyclic aromatic compounds having two or more rings via partial hydrogenation in the presence of a hydrogenation catalyst and catalytic cracking in the presence of a catalytic cracking catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: SK Innovation Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheol Joong Kim, Sung Won Kim, Sang Hun Oh, Il Yong Jeong, Kang Seok Go, Sung Bum Park, Dae Hyun Choo, Hyuck Jae Lee, Hong Chan Kim, Jae Suk Koh, Yong Seung Kim, Gyung Rok Kim, Myoung Han No, Sun Choi, Seung Hoon Oh, Tae Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 9359319
    Abstract: The ?,?-unsaturated ketone moiety of a substrate representative of non-food based biomass was hydrogenated to the corresponding saturated alcohol moiety using a composition including (1) a copper salt; (2) a phosphine; (3) a polar aprotic solvent such as acetonitrile, and (4) a compound suitable for providing hydrogen for the hydrogenation, such as a suitable silane material or a suitable siloxane material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Los Alamos National Security, LLC
    Inventors: John C. Gordon, Christopher R. Waidmann
  • Patent number: 9340476
    Abstract: This specification discloses an operational continuous process to convert lignin as found in ligno-cellulosic biomass before or after converting at least some of the carbohydrates. The continuous process has been demonstrated to create a slurry comprised of lignin, raise the slurry comprised of lignin to ultra-high pressure, deoxygenate the lignin in a lignin conversion reactor over a catalyst which is not a fixed bed without producing char. The conversion products of the carbohydrates or lignin can be further processed into polyester intermediates for use in polyester preforms and bottles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Biochemtex S.p.A.
    Inventors: Guliz Arf Elliott, Dan Gastaldo, Aaron Murray, Steven Ryba
  • Patent number: 9193921
    Abstract: A process for transalkylating a coal tar stream is described. A coal tar stream is provided, and is fractionated to provide at least one hydrocarbon stream having polycyclic aromatics. The hydrocarbon stream is hydrotreated in a hydrotreating zone, and then hydrocracked in a hydrocracking zone. A light aromatics stream is added to the hydrocracking zone. The light aromatics stream comprises one or more light aromatics having a ratio of methyl/aromatic available position that is lower than a ratio of methyl/aromatic available position for the hydrotreated stream. The hydrocracked stream is transalkylated in the hydrocracking zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Stanley J. Frey, Paul T. Barger, Maureen L. Bricker, John Q. Chen, Peter K. Coughlin, James A. Johnson, Joseph A. Kocal, Matthew Lippmann, Vasant P. Thakkar, Kurt M. Vanden Bussche
  • Patent number: 9187703
    Abstract: A catalytic reforming process for producing gasoline of reduced benzene content includes the steps of reforming a reformer feedstock that includes a naphtha stream to produce a gasoline reformate product stream; splitting the gasoline reformate product stream into one or more relatively benzene-rich fractions and one or more relatively benzene-lean fractions; and hydrogenating the one or more relatively benzene-rich fractions to produce a cyclohexane-rich effluent, at least a portion of which cyclohexane-rich effluent is recycled to constitute a portion of the reformer feedstock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Saudia Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Abdennour Bourane, Omer Refa Koseoglu
  • Patent number: 9145522
    Abstract: A reforming process includes an endpoint reduction zone for converting C11+ components via selective hydrogenation and hydrodealkylation to lower boiling point aromatics, such as benzene, toluene, and xylene, or their single ring aromatic C9-C10 precursors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Antoine Negiz, Manuela Serban, Kurt M. Vanden Bussche, Mark D. Moser, David A. Wegerer, Nicholas M. Brom
  • Patent number: 9133081
    Abstract: Methods for the removal of impurities, for example, carbon monoxide, from a polymerization feed streams are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald S. Eisinger
  • Patent number: 9068125
    Abstract: A process for the recovery of a pure aromatics-containing product is disclosed. This product is obtained by extractive distillation of a gasoline rich in aromatics, in which olefins, diolefins and polyolefins are separated, and this extractive distillation is followed by a hydrogenation of the recovered aromatics-rich, olefin-lean product stream, in which the alkylated aromatics, especially toluene and xylene, are dealkylated and the paraffinic dealkylation products further converted into methane so that a significant portion of hydrogen can be saved by carrying out the hydrogenation subsequent to the extractive distillation, as the aromatics mixture is then free of olefins and no hydrogen is required for an olefin hydrogenation, with extractive distillation and recovery of the extracting solvent taking place in one column. An apparatus for carrying out the process described is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Uhde GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Diehl, Helmut Gehrke, Baerbel Kolbe, Dieter Wilken
  • Publication number: 20150148561
    Abstract: A linear alkyl benzene product and production of linear alkylbenzene from a natural oil are provided. A method comprises the step of deoxygenating the natural oils to form a stream comprising paraffins. The paraffins are dehydrogenated to provide mono-olefins. Then, benzene is alkylated with the mono-olefins under alkylation conditions to provide an alkylation effluent comprising alkylbenzenes and benzene. Thereafter, the alkylbenzenes are isolated to provide the alkylbenzene product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Stanley J. Frey, Daniel L. Ellig, Andrea G. Bozzano, Geoffrey W. Fichtl, Debarshi Majumder
  • Patent number: 9040757
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present application discloses methods to selectively synthesize higher alcohols and hydrocarbons useful as fuels and industrial chemicals from syngas and biomass. Ketene and ketonization chemistry along with hydrogenation reactions are used to synthesize fuels and chemicals. In another embodiment, ketene used to form fuels and chemicals may be manufactured from acetic acid which in turn can be synthesized from synthesis gas which is produced from coal, biomass, natural gas, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER ENERGY
    Inventors: John Henri, Jan Zygmunt, Mark Bergren, Robert Zubrin
  • Patent number: 9035118
    Abstract: A process for reforming a hydrocarbon stream is presented. The process involves splitting a naphtha feedstream to at least two feedstreams and partially processing each feedstream in separate reactors. The processing includes passing the light stream to a combination hydrogenation/dehydrogenation reactor. The process reduces the energy by reducing the endothermic properties of intermediate reformed process streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Manuela Serban, Kurt M. VandenBussche, Mark D. Moser, David A. Wegerer
  • Patent number: 9029618
    Abstract: A process for reforming a hydrocarbon stream is presented. The process involves splitting a naphtha feedstream to at least two feedstreams and partially processing each feedstream in separate reactors. The processing includes passing the light stream to a combination hydrogenation/dehydrogenation reactor. The process reduces the energy by reducing the endothermic properties of intermediate reformed process streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Manuela Serban, Kurt M. Vanden Bussche, Mark D. Moser, David A. Wegerer
  • Patent number: 9024097
    Abstract: A process for reforming hydrocarbons is presented. The process involves applying process controls over the reaction temperatures to preferentially convert a portion of the hydrocarbon stream to generate an intermediate stream, which will further react with reduced endothermicity. The intermediate stream is then processed at a higher temperature, where a second reforming reactor is operated under substantially isothermal conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Manuela Serban, Kurt M. VandenBussche, Mark D. Moser, David A. Wegerer
  • Publication number: 20150119613
    Abstract: A process for treating pyrolysis gasoline that includes introducing a pyrolysis gasoline stream into a first stage reactor and performing a fractionation process on the pyrolysis gasoline stream after being routed through the first stage reactor. After performing the fractionation process, splitting the resultant stream is split into a first stream and a second stream. Next, the first stream is routed to a first portion of a second stage reactor and the second stream is routed to a second portion of the second stage reactor. Preferably, the first stage reactor is a di-olefin reactor, and the second stage reactor is a hydrotreater reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Schmidt, Charles P. Luebke, Rose M. Janulis
  • Publication number: 20150112098
    Abstract: Disclosed are a catalyst comprising (A) an aluminosilicate molecular sieve comprising a ferrierite phase and (B) a hydrogenation metal component, and a hydroalkylation process using the catalyst. The catalyst and the hydroalkylation process can be used in the production of phenol and/or cyclohexanone from benzene hydroalkylation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Gabor Kiss, Thomas E. Green, Terry E. Helton, Tan-Jen Chen
  • Publication number: 20150072916
    Abstract: The production of linear alkylbenzene from a natural oil is provided. A method comprises the step of deoxygenating the natural oils to form a stream comprising paraffins. The paraffins are dehydrogenated to provide mono-olefins. Then, benzene is alkylated with the mono-olefins under alkylation conditions to provide an alkylation effluent comprising alkylbenzenes and benzene. Thereafter, the alkylbenzenes are isolated to provide the alkylbenzene product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Stanley J. Frey, Daniel L. Ellig, Andrea G. Bozzano, Geoffrey W. Fichtl, Debarshi Majumder
  • Publication number: 20150073183
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for converting methane in a feed stream to acetylene. The method includes the further conversion of the acetylene to a hydrocarbon stream having propylene. The hydrocarbon stream is introduced into a supersonic reactor and pyrolyzed to convert at least a portion of the methane to acetylene. The reactor effluent stream is treated to convert acetylene to another hydrocarbon, and in particular olefins. The method according to certain aspects includes controlling the level of contaminants in the hydrocarbon stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: UOP LLC
    Inventor: Christopher P. Nicholas
  • Publication number: 20150073182
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for converting methane in a feed stream to acetylene. The method includes the further conversion of the acetylene to a hydrocarbon stream comprising C6 to C12 olefins. The hydrocarbon stream is introduced into a supersonic reactor and pyrolyzed to convert at least a portion of the methane to acetylene. The reactor effluent stream is treated to convert acetylene to another hydrocarbon, and in particular olefins. The method according to certain aspects includes controlling the level of contaminants in the hydrocarbon stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: UOP LLC
    Inventor: Christopher P. Nicholas
  • Patent number: 8975462
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing aromatic products (benzene/toluene/xylene) and olefinic products from an aromatic-compound-containing oil fraction, whereby it is possible to substitute naphtha as a feedstock for aromatic production and so make stable supply and demand, and it is possible to substantially increase the yield of high-added-value olefinic and high-added-value aromatic components, by providing a method for manufacturing olefinic and aromatic products from light cycle oil comprising a hydrogen-processing reaction step, a catalytic cracking step, an separation step and a transalkylation step, and optionally also comprising a recirculation step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: SK Innovation Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong Chan Kim, Sung Won Kim, Yong Seung Kim, Sang Hun Oh, Soo Kil Kang, Hyuck Jae Lee, Cheol Joong Kim, Gyung Rok Kim, Sun Choi, Sam Ryong Park
  • Publication number: 20150065764
    Abstract: A process for the production of hydrocarbon products from a feed comprising at least one non-pre-treated bio-oil, comprising a first step for hydroreforming in the presence of hydrogen and a hydroreforming catalyst, used alone or as a mixture, to obtain at least one liquid effluent comprising at least one aqueous phase and at least one organic phase, a second step in which at least a portion of the organic phase of the effluent obtained from the first hydroreforming step is recycled to the first hydroreforming step with a recycle ratio equal to the ratio of the mass flow rate of said organic phase to the mass flow rate of the non-pre-treated bio-oil in the range 0.05 to 2 and in which the hydrocarbon effluent obtained from the hydrotreatment and/or hydrocracking step is not recycled to said first hydroreforming step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Antoine Daudin, Alain Quignard, Olivier Thinon
  • Publication number: 20150057476
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the manufacture of diesel range hydrocarbons wherein a feed is hydrotreated in a hydrotreating step and isomerised in an isomerisation step, and a feed comprising fresh feed containing more than 5 wt % of free fatty acids and at least one diluting agent is hydrotreated at a reaction temperature of 200-400° C., in a hydrotreating reactor in the presence of catalyst, and the ratio of the diluting agent/fresh feed is 5-30:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: NESTE OIL OYJ
    Inventors: Jukka MYLLYOJA, Pekka AALTO, Pekka SAVOLAINEN, Veli-Matti PUROLA, Ville ALOPAEUS, Johan GRONQVIST
  • Publication number: 20150057475
    Abstract: Processes and bi-functional catalysts are disclosed for hydrotreating bio-oils derived from biomass to produce bio-oils containing fuel range hydrocarbons suitable as feedstocks for production of bio-based fuels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Huamin Wang, Guo-Shuh J. Lee, Suh-Jane Lee
  • Patent number: 8962900
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of producing aromatics and light paraffins from hydrocarbonaceous oils derived from oil, coal or wood, including partially saturating and hydrocracking the oils derived from oil in a hydrogenation and reaction area, separating them depending on the number of carbons, recirculating heavy oils having 11 or more carbons to the hydrogenation and reaction area, feeding oils suitable for producing BTX to an aromatic separation process and a transalkylation process to recover aromatics, and feeding hydrocarbonaceous components having 5 or fewer carbons to a light separation process, thus obtaining light paraffins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: SK Innovation Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong Chan Kim, Yong Seung Kim, Sang Hun Oh, Hyuck Jae Lee, Jae Suk Koh, Gyung Rok Kim, Myoung Han Noh, Sang Il Lee, Seung Woo Lee, Do Woan Kim, Jae Hyun Koh, Jong Hyung Lee, Sun Choi, Seung Hoon Oh, Kyung Jong Oh
  • Patent number: 8962901
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of producing aromatics and olefins from oils derived from coal or wood, including partially saturating and cracking the oils derived from coal or wood in a hydrogenation and reaction area, separating them depending on the number of carbons, recirculating heavy oils having 11 or more carbons to the hydrogenation and reaction area, feeding oils suitable for producing BTX to an aromatic separation process and a transalkylation process to recover aromatics, and feeding hydrocarbonaceous components having 5 or less carbons to a light separation process, thus obtaining olefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: SK Innovation CO., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong Chan Kim, Yong Seung Kim, Sung Won Kim, Sang Hun Oh, Hyuck Jae Lee, Dae Hyun Choo, Cheol Joong Kim, Gyung Rok Kim, Myoung Han Noh, Jae Suk Koh, Hyun Chul Choi, Eun Kyoung Kim, Yoon Kyung Lee, Jong Hyung Lee, Sun Choi, Seung Hoon Oh, Jae Hyun Koh, Sang Il Lee, Seung Woo Lee
  • Publication number: 20150045597
    Abstract: A process for increasing the yields of hydrocarbon components to gasoline blending pools from a hydrocarbon feedstock is presented. The process includes separating a naphtha feedstock to components to a first stream that are more readily processed in a cracking unit and to components in a second stream that are more readily processed in a reforming unit. The process includes the ability to convert components from the cracking stream to the reforming stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Gregory A. Funk, Steven T. Arakawa
  • Publication number: 20150045598
    Abstract: A process for increasing the yields of light olefins or shifting to increase the hydrocarbon components to gasoline blending pools from a hydrocarbon feedstock is presented. The process includes separating a naphtha feedstock to components to a first stream that are more readily processed in a cracking unit and to components in a second stream that are more readily processed in a reforming unit. The process includes the ability to convert components from the cracking stream to the reforming stream, and to convert components from the reforming stream to the cracking stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Gregory A. Funk, Steven T. Arakawa, Matthew Lippmann, Mary Jo Wier
  • Patent number: 8951408
    Abstract: A method for starting-up a naphtha fraction hydrotreating reactor which subjects a naphtha fraction obtained in a fractionator by fractional distillation of hydrocarbon compounds produced by a Fischer-Tropsch synthesis reaction to hydrotreating, the method comprising: charging in advance an inactive hydrocarbon compound corresponding to the naphtha fraction into a vapor-liquid separator to which hydrogenated naphtha, which has been subjected to hydrotreating in the naphtha fraction hydrotreating reactor, is transferred; mixing the inactive hydrocarbon compound drawn from the vapor-liquid separator and the naphtha fractions being transferred from the fractionator to the naphtha fraction hydrotreating reactor, and supplying a mixture of the naphtha fractions and the inactive hydrocarbon compound to the naphtha fraction hydrotreating reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignees: JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation, Inpex Corporation, Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd., Cosmo Oil Co., Ltd., Nippon Steel Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Tanaka, Hidekatsu Honda
  • Publication number: 20150005550
    Abstract: The present invention provides a paraffin mixture that is suitable for use as cosmetics and cleansing oil for skin and hair and has excellent volatility. The paraffin mixture according to the present invention is a mixture that contains isoparaffin having a carbon number of 12 to 16, and the mixture has a boiling point range of 185° C. to 215° C. and has the content of 2,2,4,6,6-pentamethylheptane at less than 10 mass %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Nariyoshi Koga, Tohru Nishikawa
  • Publication number: 20140371497
    Abstract: One exemplary embodiment can be a process for producing a chemical feedstock. The process can include passing a feed to a hydrotreatment zone, passing an effluent from the hydrotreatment zone to a fractionation zone, passing a stream including one or more C5-C25 hydrocarbons from the fractionation zone to a fluid catalytic cracking zone to obtain an another stream including one or more C6-C10 hydrocarbons, and passing the another stream to an adsorption zone for removing at least one heteroatom compound having a sulfur or a nitrogen atom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D. Gosling, Gavin P. Towler
  • Patent number: 8912346
    Abstract: A phosphine ligand suitable for use in telomerizing butadiene comprises two phenyl groups and a xanthene moiety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Petrus Van Leeuwen, Mathieu Tschan, Eduardo Jose Garcia-Suarez, Zoraida Freixa, Henk Hagen
  • Patent number: 8889935
    Abstract: A process for preparing 1-butene and a 1,3-butadiene derivative, containing the steps of a) non-oxidatively catalytically dehydrogenating a feedstock gas stream containing n-butane, hydrogen, other low-boiling secondary constituents and high boilers, to form a product mixture containing unreacted n-butane, 1-butene, 2-butenes, 1,3-butadiene, hydrogen, other low-boiling secondary constituents and high boilers; b) removing hydrogen, other low boilers and high boilers, to give a product mixture containing n-butane, 1-butene, two 2-butenes and 1,3-butadiene; c) reacting some of the 1,3-butadiene obtained in the removing b), to form a derivative; d) removing the 1,3-butadiene derivative obtained in the reacting c); e) selectively hydrogenating the 1,3-butadiene not derivatized in the reacting c), to form 1-butene; and f) distillatively removing 1-butene from the hydrocarbon stream obtained in the hydrogenating e), to leave a residual stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventor: Dietrich Maschmeyer
  • Publication number: 20140336428
    Abstract: A method of removing CO2 from a gaseous mixture using ionic liquids is described. The ionic liquids can be regenerated by pressure reductions. A method of processing a renewable feedstock using the ionic liquids to remove CO2 is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Soumendra M. Banerjee, Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Erin M. Broderick
  • Publication number: 20140336422
    Abstract: In a process for producing mono-cycloalkyl-substituted aromatic compound, benzene and cyclic monoolefin are contacted with a catalyst under alkylation conditions to produce an effluent containing mono-cycloalkyl-substituted aromatic compound. The catalyst comprises a molecular sieve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: ExxonMobile Chemical Patents, Inc.
    Inventors: Jihad M. Dakka, Teng Xu, Edward A. Lemon, James R. Lattner, Jane C. Cheng
  • Publication number: 20140330058
    Abstract: A process is described for producing a catalyst composition comprising an iridium component dispersed on a support. In the process, silica-containing support is treated with an iridium compound and an organic compound comprising an amino group to form an organic iridium complex on the support. The treated support is then heated in an oxidizing atmosphere at a temperature of about 325° C. to about 475° C. to partially decompose the organic metal complex on the support. The treated support is then heated in a reducing atmosphere at a temperature of about 350° C. to about 500° C. to convert the partially decomposed organic iridium complex into the desired iridium component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Stuart L. Soled, Sabato Miseo, Joseph E. Baumgartner, Christine E. Kliewer, Jane C. Cheng
  • Publication number: 20140323779
    Abstract: The invention concerns a process for the preparation of a catalyst based on tungsten intended for hydrotreatment or hydrocracking processes. The invention concerns a process for the preparation of a catalyst for carrying out hydrogenation reactions in hydrotreatment and hydrocracking processes. Said catalyst is prepared from at least one mononuclear precursor compound based on tungsten (W), in its monomeric or dimeric form, having at least one W?O or W—OR bond or at least one W?S or W—SR bond where [R?CxHy where x?1 and (x?1)?y?(2x+1) or R?Si(OR?)3 or R?Si(R?)3 where R??Cx?Hy? where x??1 and (x??1)?y??(2×t+1)], optionally at least one Mo precursor and optionally at least one promoter element from group VIII. Said precursors are deposited onto an oxide support which is suitable for the process in which it is used, said catalyst advantageously being sulphurized before being deployed in said process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Thibault ALPHAZAN, Audrey BONDUELLE, Christele LEGENS, Pascal RAYBAUD, Christophe COPERET
  • Publication number: 20140323778
    Abstract: A catalytic adsorbent, comprising at least cobalt and molybdenum deposited on a porous substrate in which the content of cobalt, expressed in terms of CoO oxide, is between 11 and 30% by weight relative to the total weight of said adsorbent and the content of molybdenum, expressed in terms of MoO3 oxide, is between 3 and 30% by weight relative to the total weight of said adsorbent, is described. This invention also relates to a process for hydrotreatment using said catalytic adsorbent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Philibert LEFLAIVE, Marie Claire MARION, Antoine DAUDIN
  • Publication number: 20140316173
    Abstract: A process for producing jet fuel comprising the following steps: A.1) separating at least a portion of the C9 to C15 fraction from the product of a hydrocarbon synthesis process; A.2) converting at least a part of the separated C9 to C15 fraction to aromatic hydrocarbons; A.3) obtaining a jet fuel comprising the, optionally further treated, converted separated C9 to C15 fraction of step A.2); B.1) separating at least a portion of the C16+ fraction from the product of a hydrocarbon synthesis process; B.2) reducing the average number of carbon atoms of at least a portion of the separated C16+ fraction; B.3) optionally, separating the C9 to C15 fraction of at least a portion from the product obtained from step B.2); and B.4) adding at least a portion of the C9 to C15 fraction separated in step B.3), if present; or at least a portion of the product of step B.2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicants: Sasol Technology (PTY) Ltd., Axens
    Inventors: Ewald Watermeyer De Wet, Pata Clair Williams, Stéphane Fedou, Marielle Gagniere
  • Publication number: 20140309465
    Abstract: One exemplary embodiment can be a process for initializing hydroprocessing. Generally, the process can include providing a hydrocarbon feed to a hydrotreating zone within which the hydrotreating temperature is catalytically limited, passing an effluent from the hydrotreating zone to a hydrocracking zone, and adding a gas to the effluent that has a higher temperature than the effluent. Thus, the temperature of the effluent may be raised, facilitating hydrocracking reactions within the hydrocracking zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: UOP, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Lepine Standing
  • Publication number: 20140303417
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing jet fuel or jet fuel precursors which comprises the treatment of a charge derived from biomass, the said charge comprising at least one compound chosen from terpenes of formula [CH2?C(CH3)CH?CH2]n, in which n is an integer of from 2 to 12, the carbon chain of which is linear, cyclic or branched, or cyclic or branched terpenes as defined previously, which have been chemically modified by oxidation and/or rearrangement of the carbon backbone, the said process comprising a cycloaddition step (i) followed by a cracking and hydrogenation step (ii).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: TOTAL MARKETING SERVICES
    Inventor: Jean Mazurelle
  • Publication number: 20140303416
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for processing hydrocarbon feeds. The method may pass a pyrolysis feed to a thermal pyrolysis reactor and expose at least a portion of the pyrolysis feed to high-severity operating conditions in a thermal pyrolysis reactor, wherein the thermal pyrolysis reactor is operated at operating conditions that include pressure?36 psig and provide a reactor product that has a C3+ to C2 unsaturate weight ratio?0.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Paul F. Keusenkothen, Frank Hershkowitz
  • Publication number: 20140288338
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of biomass derived fuels. It further relates to thermochemical production of liquids (biooils) from biomass. Specifically the present invention relates to methods of upgrading biooil. More specifically it relates to a method for upgrading biooil comprising contacting a dispersed mixture of hydrocarbon liquids, biooil, and partially upgraded biooil, with a transition metal containing catalyst and hydrogen gas at a temperature of around 330° C. and a pressure of about 1700 psi (11.7 MPa) for a period of time sufficient to reduce the oxygen content of the biooil such that it separates on cooling into an aqueous phase and an organic phase, and optionally, to further subject the organic phase to hydrotreating, hydrocracking or catalytic cracking to produce a mixture of hydrocarbons boiling in the range of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicants: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES, DYNAMOTIVE ENERGY SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Desmond RADLEIN, Alain QUIGNARD
  • Publication number: 20140275669
    Abstract: Methods are provided for oligomerizing a dilute ethylene feed to form oligomers suitable for use as fuels and/or lubricant base oils. The fuels and/or lubricant base oils are formed by oligomerization of impure dilute ethylene with a zeolitic catalyst, where the zeolitic catalyst is resistant to the presence of poisons such as sulfur and nitrogen in the ethylene feed. The oligomers can also be formed in presence of diluents such as light paraffins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Michel Daage, Stephen H. Brown, Eugenio Sanchez, Nazeer A. Bhore, Robert Charles William Welch, Gretchen L. Holtzer, Arthur Thomas Andrews
  • Publication number: 20140275671
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of producing aromatic hydrocarbons and olefin from hydrocarbonaceous oils including large amounts of polycyclic aromatic compounds having two or more rings via partial hydrogenation in the presence of a hydrogenation catalyst and catalytic cracking in the presence of a catalytic cracking catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Cheol Joong Kim, Sung Won Kim, Sang Hun Oh, Il Yong Jeong, Kang Seok Go, Sung Bum Park, Dae Hyun Choo, Hyuck Jae Lee, Hong Chan Kim, Jae Suk Koh, Yong Seung Kim, Gyung Rok Kim, Myoung Han No, Sun Choi, Seung Hoon Oh, Tae Jin Kim
  • Publication number: 20140275670
    Abstract: A process relating to the manufacture of hydrocarbons, particularly paraffins/alkanes, from fatty acid feedstocks. More specifically, a process relating to the manufacture of paraffins/alkanes from fatty acid feedstocks comprising an olefinic bond saturation followed by a deoxygenation process carried out using decarboxylation achieving a maximum feedstock conversion to a paraffin product while consuming a minimum amount of hydrogen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Ted R. Aulich, Chad A. Wocken, Ramesh K. Sharma