Catalysts

Axens expands US catalyst manufacturing plant

Axens completed the expansion of its Calvert City, Kentucky manufacturing plant to produce its Impulse hydroprocessing catalysts Series in North America.

Clariant selected for new propane dehydrogenation unit in China

MUNICH — Clariant, a company in specialty chemicals, announced an agreement with Xuzhou HaiDing Chemical Technology Co. Ltd. to develop a custom-built CATOFIN catalyst and propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in cooperation with its technology partner CB&I.

CB&I awarded residue upgrading technology contract in India

THE WOODLANDS, Texas — CB&I announced it has been selected by Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) for the license, engineering design and catalyst supply for a residue upgrading unit in Mathura, India.

Optimization: Filtration for processes inside refineries

Sullivan, C., Valin Corp.

Proper filtration is one of the most important functions performed inside refineries.

Materia, Evonik reach agreement on catalyst license

PASADENA, Calif. — Materia, Inc., a supplier of high performance catalysts and advanced polymers, has entered into a license agreement with Evonik Industries, related to olefin metathesis catalysts, following a patent infringement case between the two companies.

Dynea announces start-up of formaldehyde plant

LILLESTRØM, Norway — Dynea AS announced the successful commissioning and start-up of a formaldehyde plant using silver crystals as catalyst.

New project for AXION Energy in Argentina

The project involves the Detail Engineering for the expansion of the Catalytic Cracking Unit at the refinery that Techint E&C has in Campana.

Refining: Use of Alloy 400 for hydrofluoric acid corrosion in a refinery alkylation unit

Alkylation units can be based on sulfuric acid or hydrochloric acid as a catalyst.

Dividing wall column applications in FCC naphtha splitter columns

Bhargava, M., Kalita, R., Gentry, J. C., GTC Technology US LLC

Dividing wall column (DWC) technology is becoming more widely accepted throughout the process industries as a means to increase efficiency and reduce capital and energy costs.

Iron poisoning investigations enable opportunities for success

The function of fluid catalytic cracking units (FCCUs) is to maximize profits from a given barrel of oil.