June 2022

Catalysts

Hydroprocessing catalyst selection—Part 2: Considerations and best practices for catalyst testing

Hydroprocessing catalysts are an essential part of the refinery involved in the treatment/conversion of most petroleum fractions, ranging from naphtha to residue.

Pongboot, N., Global R&D; Upienpong, T., Karunkeyoon, W., PTT Global Chemical

Hydroprocessing catalysts are an essential part of the refinery involved in the treatment/conversion of most petroleum fractions, ranging from naphtha to residue. Hydrotreating catalysts help refiners meet fuel regulations and enhance the performance of downstream catalysts and processes, [e.g., naphtha reforming or fluid catalytic cracking (FCC)] by removing sulfur (S), nitrogen (N) and metals from their feedstocks, as well as improving product properties by hydrogen (H) addition. Moreover, hydrocracking catalysts further improve refiners’ profits by converting low-value streams [e.g., vacuum gasoil (VGO)] into high-value fuels and chemical feedstocks. Therefore, the selection of hydroproce

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