July 1999

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HP Insight: Catalysts – They just keep things reacting

Much of the HPI's processing improvements can be attributed to catalyst innovations. They are drivers that not only affect processing methodologies; they enable creating and modifying end-product tech..

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Much of the HPI's processing improvements can be attributed to catalyst innovations. They are drivers that not only affect processing methodologies; they enable creating and modifying end-product technologies. According to The Freedonia Group, the annual U.S. market for catalysts is estimated to reach $2.9 billion by 2000 (Tables 1 and 2).1 'Catch-22.' Catalyst manufacturers find themselves in a "Catch-22" situation. To remain competitive, they are heavily investing in R&D programs that raise the intrinsic activity of the catalyst's active sites. With these newer catalysts, refiners and petrochemical operators use less catalyst per ton of product produced. Current research efforts a

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