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April 2024

Process Optimization

New generation slurry reactor for the hydrotreatment of heavy oils and distillates

Due to the ongoing transition to a low-carbon energy system, refiners must produce less fuel oil. Among the technologies used for the commercial-scale hydroconversion of the heavy fraction of crude oil, the use of bubble column upflow reactors with slurry catalyst (slurry technology) does not produce fuel oil.

Contributing Author: Patron, L.

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