Environment & Safety Gas Processing/LNG Maintenance & Reliability Petrochemicals Process Control Process Optimization Project Management Refining

Sapre, A. V.

Reliance Industries Ltd., Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Dr. Ajit Sapre is the Group President R&D at Reliance Industries Ltd. He has more than 40 yr of industrial experience in the oil and gas, refining, petrochemicals, renewable energy, sustainability and biotechnology businesses, among others. He has broad experience in varied technical areas, manufacturing, business and corporate strategy. Dr. Sapre received his PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware, and an MBA from Cornell University. He has won numerous national and international awards, the most recent being the 2023 ASM International’s Medal for Advancement of Research.

An innovative process for simultaneously producing high-purity benzene and U.S.-grade gasoline from FCC C6 heartcut

Reliance Industries Ltd.: Garg, M.  |  Patil, R.  |  Sapre, A. V.
CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum: Kumar, S.  |  Ghosh, P.

Mobile Source Air Toxics (MSAT) II regulations restrict the average benzene level in gasoline sold in the U.S. to 0.62 vol%. In India and in several other countries, benzene in gasoline is presently restricted to 1 vol%. Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) gasoline contributes to nearly 10%–20% of the gasoline pool in a typical refinery.

Development and commercialization of an olefins removal catalytic technology

Reliance Industries Ltd.: Mantri, K.  |  Reddy, J. K.  |  Sidhpuria, K. B.  |  Jasra, R. V.  |  Sapre, A. V.

Aromatics—specifically, benzene, toluene and xylenes (BTX)—are the basic building blocks for most petrochemical derivatives and commodities chemicals.

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