Catalysts

Avoid common pitfalls in upscaling catalytic fixed-bed reactors

Driving innovation is an inescapable strategic reality, not only for accelerating new products development and technological solutions but also for creating new markets.

Deliver high levels of SOx reduction with SOx-reduction additive

Baillie, C., Cooper, C., W. R. Grace

The global refining industry continues to move toward more restrictive environmental laws for sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions.

Industry Perspectives

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In mid-August, Hydrocarbon Processing announced the finalists of the 2021 HP Awards, celebrating innovative technologies and people that have been instrumental in improving facility operations over the past year and are making the HPI safer, more efficient and more profitable.

HPNA woes—A thing of the past

Singh, S., Clarke, I., Honeywell UOP; Önder, E. R., Tüpraş

2020 can be viewed as one the most challenging periods in the history of the oil and gas sector.

Editorial Comment: Advancing ideas and best practices by learning from others

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

For 99 yr, Hydrocarbon Processing has provided hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) professionals around the world with the latest technologies, best practices, know-how and case studies.

Innovations

Mike Rhodes, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

What are the latest advancements in HPI technologies? This month’s Innovations section details the tools and technologies that are optimizing plant operations.

Oil refinery/petrochemical integration in a CO2-constrained world—Part 2

Petrochemical demand will increase with gross domestic product, while the demand for motor fuels will only show modest growth and may even decline in certain regions, given environmental/legislative pressures and the introduction of battery-powered electric vehicles.

Prospects of petrochemical disruptive technology applications in Egypt Energy Hub Project

Ezzat, A. A., Pharos University

One of the most important challenges facing the Egyptian economy is the growing demand for petrochemicals in different sectors, particularly plastic materials and composites.

Editorial Comment: IRPC Process: A sincere thanks to all

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Last month, Hydrocarbon Processing hosted the International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC).

Reverse refining: A novel approach to the refining process

Echenagucia, J. E., Heatoil Solutions LLC

The crude oil refining processing sequence is based on the separation of distillate products from heavier ones and concentrating the heavy molecules of the barrel for processing at the end of the refining run.