Composition-performance Relationships in Catalysts Formulation for the Direct Conversion of Crude Oil to Chemicals
AuthorsAlabdullah, Mohammed A.
Ali, Ola S.
KAUST DepartmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Chemical Engineering Program
Chemicals R&D Lab at KAUST Research and Development Center Saudi Aramco Thuwal 23955 Saudi Arabia
KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
Online Publication Date2021-02-04
Print Publication Date2021-04-09
Embargo End Date2022-02-04
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/667292
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AbstractMaximizing the production of petrochemicals from crude oil atthe expense of fuels is among the most important targets forrefiners. In this conversion, catalyst composition and formula-tion play a key role. Here we present a thorough study of theeffect of formulated FCC catalyst composition on the one-stepcracking of Arabian light crude oil. Our results demonstrate thatover a 35 wt.% yield to light olefins can be achieved on spray-dried catalysts containing 1 : 1 mixtures of ZSM-5 and FAUzeolites (alongside binder and clay). Coke deposition andcatalyst deactivation can be correlated to the nature andcontent of each zeolite component.
CitationAlabdullah, M., Shoinkhorova, T., Rodriguez-Gomez, A., Dikhtiarenko, A., Vittenet, J., Ali, O. S., … Gascon, J. (2021). Composition-performance Relationships in Catalysts Formulation for the Direct Conversion of Crude Oil to Chemicals. ChemCatChem. doi:10.1002/cctc.202001738
SponsorsSaudi Aramco is gratefully acknowledged for financial support.The authors acknowledge G&W Mineral Resources and ActiveMinerals International LCC for providing them with the claymineral samples used in this study. The authors wish to acknowl-edge and thank Sandra Ramirez Cherbuy for the graphicalabstract’s illustration.