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New dealumination routes to produce transport-optimised catalysts for crude oil conversion

Objective

Due to their outstanding potential for efficient use of raw material. reduction of energy consumption and generation of cleaner products, catalysis with micro porous solids is at the forefront of new technologies. Currently, catalyst design is impeded by the lack of knowledge of the inherent processes. Recent progress in the pulsed field gradient technique of nuclear magnetic resonance for the first time allows direct observation of molecular migration (diffusion) in micro porous catalysts. Diffusion is a fundamental property that critically impacts the efficiency and selectivity of catalysts. The ability to directly measure diffusion opens a new era in the design of porous catalysts. It will be validated by exploring the production conditions under which catalysts applied in Fluid Catalytic Cracking exhibit optimum transport properties with respect to yield, product environmental quality and catalyst durability.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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UNIVERSITAET LEIPZIG
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Linnestrasse 5
04103 Leipzig
Germany

Participants (7)

CHEMOPETROL A.S.
Czechia
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43670 Litvinov
COMPANÍA ESPANOLA DE PETROLEOS SA
Spain
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Picos De Europa 7, Poligono De San Fernando De Hen
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz
FOUNDATION FOR TECHNICAL AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AT THE NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Norway
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Forskningsveien 1
0314 Oslo
GRACE GMBH & CO KG
Germany
Address
In Der Hollerhecke 1
Worms
INSTITUTE OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY AND ELECTROCHEMISTRY J. HEYROVSKY - ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Czechia
Address
3,Dolejskova 3
18223 Praha 8
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH 'DEMOKRITOS'
Greece
Address
Aghia Paraskevi Attikis
15310 Athens
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Pfaffenwaldring 55
70550 Stuttgart