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12/31/15 / #20150376526

Apparatuses and methods for removing impurities from a hydrocarbon stream

Methods and apparatuses for removing impurities from a hydrocarbon stream are provided herein. In an embodiment, a method for removing impurities from a hydrocarbon stream includes providing the hydrocarbon stream that includes carbon dioxide in an amount of greater than about 50 ppm by mole. ... Uop Llc

12/31/15 / #20150376525

Selective recovery of c2+ hydrocarbons from natural gas for steam cracker feed in an integrated refinery and steam cracker complex using pressure swing adsorption

The invention provides for sending a natural gas stream through a pressure swing adsorption unit to send a gas stream comprising mainly nitrogen, methane and hydrogen to a fuel gas stream and a gas stream comprising a significant majority of c2+ hydrocarbons from the natural gas stream to a tail gas stream to then go to a stream cracker.. . ... Uop Llc

12/31/15 / #20150376515

Integrated process for conversion of vacuum gas oil and heavy oil

An integrated process and apparatus for conversion of gas oil and heavy oil is described. The process includes passing a gas oil feed to a fluid catalytic cracking (fcc) zone to obtain a fcc effluent; separating the fcc effluent in a separation zone into at least two fractions comprising a clarified slurry oil fraction and an overhead fraction; passing the clarified slurry oil fraction to a slurry hydrocracking zone forming at least a naphtha stream; and recycling at least a portion of the slurry hydrocracking naphtha stream to the fcc zone.. ... Uop Llc

12/31/15 / #20150376513

Methods and apparatuses for hydrocracking and hydrotreating hydrocarbon streams

Methods and apparatuses for processing hydrocarbon stream are provided. In one embodiment, a method for processing a hydrocarbon stream includes hydrocracking the hydrocarbon stream to form a hydrocracking effluent including vacuum gas oil range components. ... Uop Llc

12/31/15 / #20150376093

Simulated moving bed separators and methods for isolating a desired component

A simulated moving bed separator and methods for isolating a desired component are provided. A method includes removing an extract from an extract bed of the simulated moving bed separator, where the extract includes the desired component, and where the simulated moving bed separator includes a plurality of adsorbent beds circularly coupled together. ... Uop Llc

12/31/15 / #20150376092

Recovering h2 and c2+ from fuel gas via use of a single-stage psa and sending psa tail gas to gas recovery unit to improve steam cracker feed quality

The invention provides a process for treating a gas stream comprising hydrogen, methane and c2+ hydrocarbons comprising sending the gas stream to a pressure swing adsorption unit to produce a first purified gas stream comprising more than 99 mol % hydrogen and a second purified gas stream comprising hydrogen, methane and c2+ hydrocarbons, and sending the second purified gas stream to a gas plant to be separated into a plurality of streams.. . ... Uop Llc

12/31/15 / #20150376091

Integration of n-c4/n-c4=/bd separation system for on-purpose butadiene synthesis

A process for the production of butadiene is presented. The process combines the separation of butenes and butadienes extracted from a non-oxidated dehydrogenation process with the separation of butenes and butadienes from an oxidative dehydrogenation process to increase the butadiene yields and reduce the equipment for the recovery of a butadiene product.. ... Uop Llc

12/31/15 / #20150376090

Fcc process with a dehydrogenation zone for max propylene production

A process is presented for the production of light olefins. The process provides for the separation of the effluent stream from a catalytic cracking process into a stream having light olefins and a stream having heavier hydrocarbons. ... Uop Llc

12/31/15 / #20150376089

Methods and systems for producing jet-range hydrocarbons

Methods and systems for producing jet-range hydrocarbons are disclosed herein. In an exemplary embodiment, a method for producing jet-range hydrocarbons includes the steps of combining a first stream including c4 olefinic hydrocarbons and a second stream including c5-c8 olefinic hydrocarbons to produce a third stream including c4-c8 hydrocarbons, oligomerizing the third stream including c4-c8 olefinic hydrocarbons to produce a fourth stream including c4-c20 olefinic hydrocarbons, and separating c5-c8 hydrocarbons from the fourth stream including c4-c20 olefinic hydrocarbons to produce the second stream including c5-c8 olefinic hydrocarbons and a fifth stream including c9-c20 olefinic hydrocarbons. ... Uop Llc

12/31/15 / #20150376084

Carbon dioxide adsorption and methane conversion process using a supersonic flow reactor

Methods and systems are provided for converting methane in a feed stream to acetylene. The method includes removing at least a portion of carbon dioxide from a hydrocarbon stream. ... Uop Llc

12/31/15 / #20150376083

Exotherm, conversion and selectivity management for oligomerization process

A process is presented for the control of the exotherm from an oligomerization process. The oligomerization process is for the conversion of c3 and c4 olefins to distillate. ... Uop Llc

12/31/15 / #20150376082

Process for conversion of propane and apparatus

A process and apparatus are presented for the conversion of propane to higher valued fuels, such as gasoline and diesel. The process includes the dehydrogenation of propane to generate a propylene stream. ... Uop Llc

12/31/15 / #20150376081

Methods and apparatuses for producing linear alkylbenzene from renewable oils

Apparatuses and methods for producing linear alkylbenzene products from renewable oils are provided. An exemplary method includes deoxygenating the renewable oil in a deoxygenation zone to form paraffins. ... Uop Llc

12/31/15 / #20150375196

Process for conversion of propane and apparatus

A process and apparatus are presented for the conversion of propane to higher valued fuels, such as gasoline and diesel. The process includes the dehydrogenation of propane to generate a propylene stream. ... Uop Llc

12/31/15 / #20150375163

Low pressure re-absorber and its integration with sulfur-rich solvent flash drum or sulfur-rich solvent stripper in an absorption unit

A low pressure re-absorber is integrated with a sulfur-rich solvent flash drum or a sulfur-rich solvent stripping column in a solvent acid gas removal process that provides for sufficient sulfur concentration for the downstream sulfur recovery unit. In another aspect of the invention, carbon dioxide containing or carbon dioxide rich gas streams that are at a lower temperature relative to a lean solvent stream are used to cool those lean solvent streams and then optionally to cool other process streams, to save energy consumption.. ... Uop Llc

12/31/15 / #20150375160

Recovering h2 and c2+ hydrocarbons from fuel gas via use of a two-stage psa process and sending psa tail gas to a gas recovery unit to improve steam cracker feed quality

The invention provides a process for treating a gas stream comprising hydrogen, methane and c2+ hydrocarbons comprising sending the gas stream to a pressure swing adsorption unit to produce a first purified gas stream comprising hydrogen and methane and a second purified gas stream comprising hydrogen, methane and c2+ hydrocarbons, sending the first purified gas stream to a second pressure swing adsorption unit to produce a hydrogen product stream comprising more than 99 mol % hydrogen and a fuel gas stream comprising more than 90 mol % of the methane in the first product gas stream, and sending the second purified gas stream to a gas plant to be separated into a plurality of streams.. . ... Uop Llc

12/31/15 / #20150375159

Pressure swing adsorption processes and systems for recovery of hydrogen and c2+ hydrocarbons

The invention involves a process for treating a gas stream from a hydroprocessor that contains hydrogen, methane and c2+ hydrocarbons. In embodiments of the invention, the gas stream is sent through at least two pressure swing adsorption units to produce a high quality hydrogen stream, a fuel gas stream containing most of the methane and a tail gas stream that is sent to a steam cracker. ... Uop Llc

12/24/15 / #20150368745

Binder for metallurgical coke and a process for making same

A binder for making metallurgical coke and a process for making the binder. The binder is thermally hydrocracked pitch which has been de-ashed. ... Uop Llc

12/24/15 / #20150368571

Process for converting fcc naphtha into aromatics

A method and apparatus for processing hydrocarbons are described. The method includes fractionating a hydrocarbon stream to form at least two fractions. ... Uop Llc

12/24/15 / #20150368568

Methods and apparatuses for removing amines from extracted hydrocarbon streams

Methods and apparatuses for processing hydrocarbons are provided. In one embodiment, a method for processing a hydrocarbon stream includes feeding a hydrocarbon stream including amine and mercaptan to an extraction zone. ... Uop Llc

12/24/15 / #20150368168

Options to reduce fouling in mto downstream recovery

A process is presented for removing the fouling problems associated with the product recovery in a methanol to olefins conversion process. The process includes passing the quenched mto process stream to a product separator, wherein an intermediate stream is generated and includes water and heavier hydrocarbons. ... Uop Llc

12/24/15 / #20150367276

Use of hydraulic turbocharger for recovering energy from high pressure solvents in gasification and natural gas applications

The invention provides a process and system for regenerating a solvent used to remove carbon dioxide from feed gases, such as natural gas and synthesis gas. The invention employs one or more hydraulic turbochargers to transfer energy from a higher energy solvent stream to a lower energy solvent stream. ... Uop Llc

12/17/15 / #20150361358

Methods and apparatuses for hydrocracking heavy and light hydrocarbons

Methods and apparatuses for processing hydrocarbons are provided. In one embodiment, a method for processing a hydrocarbon stream including lighter hydrocarbons and heavier hydrocarbons includes hydrocracking the lighter hydrocarbons in a hydrocracking reactor. ... Uop Llc

12/17/15 / #20150361355

Kerosene hydrotreating with a separate high pressure trim reactor

A process is presented for the production of high quality kerosene from lower quality feedstocks, including kerosene produced from coker units, or kerosene from cracking units. The process includes hydrotreating the feedstock to remove contaminants in the feedstock. ... Uop Llc

12/17/15 / #20150361352

Apparatuses and methods for treating mercaptans

Embodiments of apparatuses and methods for treating mercaptans are provided. In one example, an apparatus comprises a vessel capable of receiving a feed stream that comprises liquid hydrocarbons and the mercaptans. ... Uop Llc

12/17/15 / #20150361351

Ionic liquid treatment of vacuum slop cut to increase hydrocracking feed

A process and apparatus for increasing vacuum gas oil recovery from a vacuum column are described. The process includes separating a residue crude oil stream from a crude oil separation column in a vacuum column into at least one vacuum gas oil fraction, and a contaminant-rich slop fraction containing at least one contaminant; contacting the contaminant-rich slop fraction with a lean ionic liquid in a contaminant removal zone to produce a mixture comprising a contaminant-lean slop fraction and a rich ionic liquid comprising at least a portion of the at least one contaminant; and separating the mixture to produce a treated slop effluent comprising the contaminant-lean slop fraction and a rich ionic liquid effluent comprising the rich ionic liquid.. ... Uop Llc

12/17/15 / #20150361012

Methods for producing linear alkylbenzenes, paraffins, and olefins from natural oils and kerosene

A method for producing a linear paraffin product from natural oil and kerosene includes providing a first feed stream comprising kerosene, pre-fractionating the first feed stream to generate a paraffin stream comprising at least paraffins in a desired range, and combining paraffin stream with a second feed stream comprising natural oil to form a combined stream. The method further includes deoxygenating the natural oil and fractionating the combined stream to remove paraffins that are heavier than the desired range.. ... Uop Llc

12/17/15 / #20150361010

Apparatus and process for the conversion of methane into acetylene

A process and apparatus for the pyrolysis of methane into acetylene. A heat exchanger is disposed downstream of a supersonic reactor and is used to recover heat from the quenched effluent. ... Uop Llc

12/17/15 / #20150360217

Process and apparatus for fluidizing a regenerator

Disclosed is a process and apparatus for recycling flue gas from a regenerator back to the regenerator to provide fluidization gas needs. Catalyst may be separated from the flue gas before recycle and the flue gas may be compressed before recycle to the regenerator. ... Uop Llc

12/17/15 / #20150360216

Process and apparatus for fluidizing a regenerator

Disclosed is a process and apparatus for recycling flue gas from a regenerator back to the regenerator to provide fluidization gas needs. Catalyst may be separated from the flue gas before recycle and the flue gas may be compressed before recycle to the regenerator. ... Uop Llc

12/17/15 / #20150360151

Process for removing catalyst fines from a liquid stream from a fixed bed reactor

A process for filtering a liquid stream from a fixed bed reaction zone in order to remove catalyst fines contained in the stream. The effluent stream is passed to a filtering section which may contain at least two filtering vessels. ... Uop Llc

12/10/15 / #20150353844

Methods and apparatuses for hydrotreating hydrocarbons

Methods and apparatuses are provided for hydrotreating hydrocarbons. A method includes heating a start-up oil in a stripper liquid fraction heat exchanger during a start-up period, and heating a reactor with the start-up oil. ... Uop Llc

12/10/15 / #20150353843

Methods and apparatuses for removing sulfur compounds from a hydrocarbon stream

Methods and apparatuses are provided for removing sulfur compounds from a hydrocarbon stream. A method includes contacting a hydrocarbon feed stream with a basic aqueous solution in an extractor to produce a sweetened hydrocarbon stream and a rich stream, where the rich stream includes a mercaptan salt. ... Uop Llc

12/10/15 / #20150353842

Apparatuses and methods for conversion of mercaptans

Embodiments of apparatuses and methods for conversion of mercaptans are provided. In one example, an apparatus comprises a vessel that is capable to receive a feed stream that comprises liquid hydrocarbons and the mercaptans. ... Uop Llc

12/10/15 / #20150353449

Process for the selective hydrogenation of acetylene to ethylene

A process for a liquid phase selective hydrogenation of acetylene to ethylene in a reaction zone in which acetylene is contacted with hydrogen under hydrogenation conditions and a molar ratio of hydrogen to acetylene in the reaction zone is at least 5, preferably at least 9. A molar ratio of hydrogen to carbon monoxide is preferably approximately 10. ... Uop Llc

12/10/15 / #20150353448

Process for the selective hydrogenation of acetylene to ethylene

A process for a liquid phase selective hydrogenation of acetylene to ethylene in a reaction zone. In order to decrease the selectivity to c4+ hydrocarbons, the concentration of acetylene in solvent is lowered by recycling solvent, using a split feed injection, or both. ... Uop Llc

12/10/15 / #20150352538

Zeolitic materials with modified surface composition, crystal structure, crystal size, and/or porosity, methods for making the same, and methods for converting oxygenates to olefins via reactions catalyzed by the same

Zeolitic materials with modified surface composition, crystal structure, crystal or particle size, and/or porosity, methods for making the same, and methods for converting oxygenates to olefins using the same are provided herein. In an exemplary embodiment, a method for reducing a surface silicon content of a silicon-containing zeolitic material is provided that includes providing a silicon-containing zeolitic material; and contacting the silicon-containing zeolitic material with a modifying solution comprising one or more of an amine, an alcoholamine, and an amino acid. ... Uop Llc

12/10/15 / #20150352537

Crystalline porous silicoaluminophosphates and metal-substituted silicoaluminophosphates with a hierarchical pore structure comprising micropores and mesopores, methods for making the same, and methods for converting oxygenates to olefins via reactions catalyzed by the same

Crystalline porous silicoaluminophosphates and metal-substituted silicoaluminophosphates with a hierarchical pore structure comprising micropores and mesopores, methods for making the same, and methods for converting an oxygenate to an olefin via reactions catalyzed by the same are provided. In an embodiment, crystalline porous silicoaluminophosphates with a hierarchical pore structure have mesopores with a minimum dimension of about 25 Å to about 475 Å that constitute at least about 7% of the total pore volume.. ... Uop Llc

12/03/15 / #20150344791

Hydroprocessing and apparatus relating thereto

One exemplary embodiment can be a process for hydroprocessing. The process can include providing a hydroprocessing zone having at least two beds, and quenching downstream of a first bed of the at least two beds with a first vacuum gas oil that may be lighter than another vacuum gas oil fed to the first bed.. ... Uop Llc

12/03/15 / #20150344382

Systems and methods for hydrogen self-sufficient production of renewable hydrocarbons

Methods and systems for hydrogen self-sufficient production of hydrocarbons from a renewable feedstock are provided. An exemplary method includes providing a renewable feedstock; contacting the renewable feedstock and hydrogen from a hydrogen stream with one or more catalysts to generate an effluent comprising n-paraffins and by-product hydrocarbons having 9 or fewer carbon atoms; separating the by-product hydrocarbons from the effluent to generate a hydrocarbon by-product stream; and feeding the hydrocarbon by-product stream to a hydrogen plant to generate the hydrogen stream. ... Uop Llc

12/03/15 / #20150343435

Shaped articles for nuclear remediation and methods for forming such shaped articles

Shaped articles and methods for forming shaped articles are provided. In one embodiment, a method for forming a shaped article includes providing a hydroxy metal oxide binder precursor in a solution of hydroxy metal oxide binder precursor. ... Uop Llc

11/19/15 / #20150330711

Secondary wash at discharge drum

An apparatus and process is disclosed for the cooling of a reactor effluent gas stream. The apparatus includes a contact cooling system with a discharge drum providing a second wash zone. ... Uop Llc

11/19/15 / #20150329446

Two stage contact cooler

An apparatus and process is disclosed for the cooling of a reactor effluent gas stream. The apparatus includes a two stage contact cooling system with a first stage wash zone and second stage wash zone. ... Uop Llc

11/19/15 / #20150329444

Catalytic disproportionation of pentane using ionic liquids

Processes for the disproportionation and isomerization of a c5 hydrocarbon feed using a liquid catalyst comprising an ionic liquid and a carbocation promoter are described. The ionic liquid is unsupported, and the reactions occur at temperatures below about 200° c.. ... Uop Llc

11/19/15 / #20150329442

Recovery options for n-butane dehydrogenation for on-purpose butadiene production

A process for the production of butadiene is presented. The process converts a butane stream through dehydrogenation to process stream having butenes. ... Uop Llc

11/19/15 / #20150328596

Polybenzoxazole membranes from self-cross-linkable aromatic polyimide membranes

A method of making a polybenzoxazole (pbo) membrane from a self-cross-linked aromatic polyimide polymer membrane is provided. These membranes are useful in the separation of gas mixtures and liquid mixtures. ... Uop Llc

11/19/15 / #20150328594

Polyimide membranes with very high separation performance for olefin/paraffin separations

A copolyimide membrane is provided by the present invention that is effective in separating olefins and paraffins. The membrane with very high selectivity and permeability in the present invention is used in a process for separating olefins from a mixture of olefins and paraffins, the process comprising providing a copolyimide membrane with very high selectivity and high permeability described in the present invention which is permeable to said olefin; (b) contacting the olefin/paraffin mixture on one side of the copolyimide membrane with very high selectivity and high permeability described in the present invention to cause the olefin to permeate the membrane; and (c) removing from the opposite side of the membrane a permeate gas composition comprising a portion of the olefin which permeated through the membrane. ... Uop Llc

11/19/15 / #20150328580

Process for treating a hydrocarbon stream and an apparatus relating thereto

One exemplary embodiment can be a process for treating a hydrocarbon stream. The stream can include passing the hydrocarbon stream into a vessel containing a packed zone and a coalescing zone, passing an amine stream into the vessel at a location above an inlet for the hydrocarbon stream, and withdrawing the hydrocarbon stream.. ... Uop Llc

11/12/15 / #20150322355

Apparatuses and methods for cracking hydrocarbons

. . . . Methods and apparatuses are provided for cracking a hydrocarbon. The method includes contacting a first hydrocarbon stream with a first cracking catalyst at a first cracking temperature in a first riser to produce a first riser effluent and a first spent catalyst. ... Uop Llc

11/12/15 / #20150322353

Contaminant removal from hydrocarbon streams with lactamium based ionic liquids

A process for removing a contaminant from a hydrocarbon stream using a lactamium based ionic liquid is described. The process includes contacting the hydrocarbon stream comprising the contaminant with a lean hydrocarbon-immiscible lactamium ionic liquid to produce a mixture comprising the hydrocarbon and a rich hydrocarbon-immiscible lactamium ionic liquid comprising at least a portion of the removed contaminant; and separating the mixture to produce a hydrocarbon effluent and a rich hydrocarbon-immiscible lactamium ionic liquid effluent comprising the rich hydrocarbon-immiscible lactamium ionic liquid.. ... Uop Llc

11/12/15 / #20150321977

Hydrocarbon conversion processes using lactamium-based ionic liquids

A hydrocarbon conversion process is described. The process involves contacting a hydrocarbon feed with a lactamium based ionic liquid catalyst in a reaction zone under reaction conditions to form a mixture comprising reaction products, and the lactamium based ionic liquid catalyst. ... Uop Llc

11/12/15 / #20150321976

Methods and systems for reforming and transalkylating hydrocarbons

Methods and systems for reforming and transalkylating hydrocarbons are disclosed. A method for processing a hydrocarbon stream includes the steps of separating para-xylene from a first mixed-xylene and ethylbenzene-containing stream to produce a first non-equilibrium xylene and ethylbenzene stream and isomerizing the first non-equilibrium xylene and ethylbenzene stream to produce additional para-xylene. ... Uop Llc

11/05/15 / #20150316519

Method for quantitation of acid sites in acidic ionic liquids using silane and borane compounds

A method of quantifying an amount of brønsted acid sites in an acidic ionic liquid is described. The method involves adding a known amount of at least one silane or borane compound to the acidic ionic liquid being analyzed. ... Uop Llc

11/05/15 / #20150316518

Method for quantitation of acid sites in acidic catalysts using silane and borane compounds

A method of quantifying an amount of brønsted acid sites in an aluminum chloride-containing catalyst is described. The method involves adding a known amount of at least one silane or borane compound to the aluminum chloride-containing catalyst being analyzed. ... Uop Llc

11/05/15 / #20150315102

Process for producing a feed stream for a steam cracker

A process for producing a feed for a stream cracker. At least a portion of the c6 cyclic hydrocarbons are removed from a stream prior to it being passed into an isomerization zone. ... Uop Llc

11/05/15 / #20150315101

Process for increasing the yield of an isomerization zone

A process for increasing a yield of an isomerization zone by removing at least a portion of the c6 cyclic hydrocarbons from a stream having ic4 hydrocarbons, ic5 hydrocarbons, and ic6 hydrocarbons prior to the stream being passed into the same isomerization zone. Suppression of the ic4 hydrocarbons does not occur, allowing the ic4 hydrocarbons to be isomerized in the same isomerization zone as the ic5 hydrocarbons and ic6 hydrocarbons.. ... Uop Llc

11/05/15 / #20150315100

Process for increasing the yield of an isomerization zone

A process for increasing a yield of an isomerization zone by removing at least a portion of the c6 cyclic hydrocarbons from a stream prior to it being passed into the isomerization zone. Additionally, disproportionation reaction selectivity is also increased, producing valuable c3 hydrocarbons and c4 hydrocarbons. ... Uop Llc

11/05/15 / #20150315099

Process for controlling the yield of an isomerization zone

A process for controlling a yield of an isomerization zone. Prior to entering the isomerization zone, c6 cyclic hydrocarbons are removed from a feed stream. ... Uop Llc

11/05/15 / #20150315098

Process for increasing the yield of an isomerization zone fractionation

A process for increasing a yield of an isomerization zone by removing at least a portion of the c6 cyclic hydrocarbons from a stream prior to it being passed into the isomerization zone. Additionally, disproportionation reactions occur producing valuable c3 hydrocarbons and c4 hydrocarbons. ... Uop Llc

11/05/15 / #20150315095

Hydrocarbon conversion process including catalyst regeneration

A hydrocarbon conversion process is described. The process includes contacting a hydrocarbon feed with an acidic catalyst under hydrocarbon conversion conditions in a hydrocarbon conversion zone. ... Uop Llc

11/05/15 / #20150314281

Regeneration of an acidic catalyst by borane addition

A method of regenerating an acidic catalyst is described. A borane compound is contacted with an acidic catalyst that contains conjunct polymer, which releases the conjunct polymer from the acidic catalyst. ... Uop Llc

11/05/15 / #20150314264

Metal impregnated zeolite adsorbents, methods of making, and systems for using the same

Metal exchanged and impregnated zeolite materials, methods for making metal exchanged and impregnated zeolite materials, and systems for reducing an amount of a contaminant species in a feed stream using a metal exchanged and impregnated zeolite material are provided. An exemplary metal exchanged and impregnated zeolite material comprises a metal exchanged zeolite material with the formula ((m2/no)a•(m′2/n′o)a′)•al2o3•bsio2; and a metal oxide with the formula m2/no impregnated in the metal exchanged zeolite material such that the metal oxide is contacting an interior surface of the pore structure of the metal exchange zeolite material. ... Uop Llc

11/05/15 / #20150314231

Membrane separation element and process relating thereto

One exemplary embodiment is a membrane separation element. The membrane separation element can include a membrane and a feed spacer positioned adjacent to the membrane. ... Uop Llc

10/29/15 / #20150308735

Methods and systems for separating hydrocarbons

Methods and systems for separating hydrocarbons are disclosed. In one example, a method for separating hydrocarbons includes separating a feed gas stream that includes methane, ethane, and propane and heavier hydrocarbons into a residue gas stream including the methane and the ethane and a natural gas liquids (ngl) stream include the propane and heavier hydrocarbons, compressing the residue gas stream to produce a hot and compressed residue gas stream, and heating a portion of the ngl stream with the hot and compressed residue gas stream.. ... Uop Llc

10/29/15 / #20150307418

Methods and apparatuses for producing xylene from lignin

Methods and apparatuses are provided for producing a xylene product from a lignin supply. A method includes depolymerizing the lignin supply to produce a lignin aromatic stream, and isomerizing the lignin aromatic stream to produce an isomerized lignin stream. ... Uop Llc

10/29/15 / #20150307412

Methods and apparatuses for producing xylene from propylbenzene

Methods and apparatuses are provided for producing xylene. A method includes combining a propylbenzene containing feed with a xylene raffinate stream, where the xylene raffinate stream is provided from a xylene recovery unit. ... Uop Llc

10/22/15 / #20150299593

Combined naphtha refining and butane upgrading process

A process for refining naphtha and upgrading butanes is described. The process involves separating a hydrotreated heavy naphtha feed into a c7-rich fraction and a c8+-rich fraction in a separation zone and then reacting the c7-rich fraction with c4 paraffins to form to a low aromatic gasoline blendstock. ... Uop Llc

10/22/15 / #20150299584

Flexible gasoline process using multiple feedstocks

A flexible process for gasoline refineries is described. The process can vary depending on the available feedstock and the desired products. ... Uop Llc

10/01/15 / #20150276692

Process for controlling an ionic liquid process and regeneration using a viscosity measurement

A process in which the viscosity of an ionic liquid catalyst used in a continuous reaction is measured in order to determine the amount of conjunct polymer associated with the ionic liquid catalyst. The viscosity may be used to control: an amount of spent ionic liquid catalyst passed back to the reaction zone; an amount of spent ionic liquid catalyst passed to a regeneration zone; an amount of spent ionic liquid catalyst removed from the continuous reaction process; an amount of fresh ionic liquid catalyst passed to the reaction zone; an amount of regenerated ionic liquid catalyst passed to the reaction zone; or combinations thereof.. ... Uop Llc

10/01/15 / #20150276645

Process for controlling an ionic liquid catalyst regeneration using a conductivity measurement

A process in which the conductivity of an ionic liquid catalyst used in a continuous reaction process is measured in order to determine the amount of conjunct polymer associated with the ionic liquid catalyst. The conductivity may be used to control: an amount of spent ionic liquid catalyst passed back to the reaction zone; an amount of spent ionic liquid catalyst passed to a regeneration zone; an amount of spent ionic liquid catalyst removed from the continuous reaction process; an amount of fresh ionic liquid catalyst passed to the reaction zone; an amount of regenerated ionic liquid catalyst passed to the reaction zone; or combinations thereof.. ... Uop Llc

10/01/15 / #20150276332

Post treat reactor inlet temperature control process and temperature control device

In one aspect, a process for controlling a temperature of fluid entering a post treat reactor in a naphtha hydrotreater includes measuring a temperature of hydrotreater reactor effluent and determining a set point based on the measured temperature. The set point is transmitted to a first temperature indicator controller, and the first temperature indicator controller measures a temperature of fluid flowing into a post treat reactor and adjusts a combined feed flow through a bypass of an upstream combined feed exchanger. ... Uop Llc

10/01/15 / #20150275101

Process and apparatus for distributing fluidizing gas to an fcc riser

A process and apparatus described is for distributing fluidizing gas to a riser. Fluidizing gas is delivered to a plenum below the riser. ... Uop Llc

10/01/15 / #20150274614

Method for recovering entrained ionic liquid from an ionic liquid immiscible phase

A method for recovering entrained ionic liquid from an immiscible phase containing droplets of ionic liquid is described. The method includes contacting the immiscible phase containing the droplets of ionic liquid with a scrubbing ionic liquid phase in a scrubbing zone. ... Uop Llc

10/01/15 / #20150274613

Integrated fluid catalytic cracking and alkylation process

An integrated hydrocarbon conversion process is described. The process includes contacting a heavy hydrocarbon feedstock with a hydrocarbon cracking catalyst in a fluidized reactor zone to produce light olefins to form a fluid catalytic cracker (fcc) effluent stream comprising a range of hydrocarbons. ... Uop Llc

10/01/15 / #20150274611

Process and apparatus for recycling cracked hydrocarbons

A process and apparatus for recycling lco and/or hco to a hydroprocessing zone to saturate aromatics for cracking in an fcc unit is disclosed. The recycle cracked stream may be recycled to a downstream hydroprocessing zone to avoid a first hydroprocessing zone that is primarily for demetallizing (and desulfurizing) feed to the fcc unit.. ... Uop Llc

10/01/15 / #20150273483

Apparatuses and methods for gas-solid separations using cyclones

Cyclones for gas-solid separators are provided, which are especially applicable for use in a downflowing third stage separator (tss) for the removal of dust particles, such as solid catalyst fines, from the flue gas streams exiting the catalyst regenerator in fluid catalytic cracking (fcc) processes. A cyclone comprises a barrel having an interior, and a central hub disposed within the interior of the barrel. ... Uop Llc

10/01/15 / #20150273460

Regeneration of an acidic catalyst by alkylation of aromatic compounds

Methods for regenerating deactivated acidic catalyst containing conjunct polymer are described. The deactivated acidic catalyst containing conjunct polymer is contacted with at least one aromatic compound in a regeneration zone under regeneration conditions. ... Uop Llc

10/01/15 / #20150273453

Bismuth-modified molecular sieves and methods for preparing and using bismuth-modified molecular sieves

Bismuth-modified molecular sieve catalysts and methods for preparing and using bismuth-modified molecular sieve catalysts are provided. In one embodiment, a bismuth-modified molecular sieve catalyst includes a molecular sieve having an external surface. ... Uop Llc

10/01/15 / #20150273425

Process and apparatus for recycling cracked hydrocarbons

A process and apparatus for recycling lco and/or hco to a hydroprocessing zone to saturate aromatics for cracking in an fcc unit is disclosed. The recycle cracked stream may be recycled to a downstream hydroprocessing zone to avoid a first hydroprocessing zone that is primarily for demetallizing (and desulfurizing) feed to the fcc unit.. ... Uop Llc

10/01/15 / #20150273424

Process and apparatus for distributing fluidizing gas to an fcc riser

A process and apparatus described is for distributing fluidizing gas to a riser. Fluidizing gas is delivered to a plenum below the riser. ... Uop Llc

10/01/15 / #20150273389

Nanoporous macrocycle-containing cross-linked polymeric membranes for separations

The present invention involves a type of nanoporous macrocycle-containing cross-linked polymeric membrane, a method of making the membrane, and the use of such a novel membrane system for natural gas liquids (ngl) recovery, fuel gas conditioning, natural gas pre-treatment, sulfur removal from fluidized catalytic cracking (fcc) and other naphtha streams, as well as aromatic separations such as aromatic/paraffin separation and xylene separation. The nanoporous macrocycle-containing cross-linked polymeric membrane is prepared from a diisocyanate-terminated polyether or a diisocyanate-terminated polyester, that is crosslinked with a nanoporous macrocycle comprising hydroxyl functional groups such as α-, β-, and γ-cyclodextrins.. ... Uop Llc

10/01/15 / #20150273375

Apparatuses and methods for gas-solid separations using cyclones

Cyclones for gas-solid separators are provided, which are especially applicable for use in a downflowing third stage separator (tss) for the removal of dust particles, such as solid catalyst fines, from the flue gas streams exiting the catalyst regenerator in fluid catalytic cracking (fcc) processes. A cyclone comprises a barrel and a central hub disposed within the barrel to provide an annular section between the outer diameter of the central hub and the inner diameter of the barrel. ... Uop Llc

09/24/15 / #20150267009

High hydrocarbon resistant chemically cross-linked aromatic polyimide membrane for separations

This invention relates to high hydrocarbon resistant chemically cross-linked aromatic polyimide polymers, membranes and methods for making and using these polymers and membranes. The high hydrocarbon resistant chemically cross-linked aromatic polyimide membrane described in the present invention comprises a plurality of repeating units of a first aromatic polyimide comprising hydroxyl groups cross-linked with a second aromatic polyimide comprising carboxylic acid groups via covalent ester bonds. ... Uop Llc

09/17/15 / #20150259612

Hydrocracking process for a hydrocarbon stream

A process for transalkylating a coal tar stream is described. A coal tar stream is provided, and is fractionated to provide at least one hydrocarbon stream having polycyclic aromatics. ... Uop Llc

09/10/15 / #20150252725

System and process for recovering power and steam from regenerator flue gas

A power generation process for use in a processing unit that includes the steps of: using a regenerator to produce a flue gas stream; removing catalyst particles from the flue gas stream; routing the flue gas stream to a combustor/expander unit after performing the step of removing catalyst particles; and using rotation of the turbine of the combustor/expander unit as a source of rotary power. Preferably, the combustor/expander unit includes a combustion chamber and a power recovery turbine housed within a single casing. ... Uop Llc

09/10/15 / #20150251978

Process for separating benzene from a reactor effluent

A process for separating benzene from a reactor effluent in which the reactor effluent is passed to a first separation zone to separate the effluent into a bottom benzene lean stream and an overhead stream. The bottom benzene lean stream does not need to be processed further to remove benzene. ... Uop Llc

09/10/15 / #20150251977

Process for providing aromatics from coal tar

A process for providing aromatics from a coal tar stream. A coal tar stream is provided, and the coal tar stream is fractionated into at least a naphtha range stream. ... Uop Llc

09/10/15 / #20150251976

Method of converting a coal to chemicals

A method of processing a coal feed to produce aromatic hydrocarbon compounds includes providing a coal tar stream and converting the coal tar stream to a conversion product comprising at least olefins, paraffins, and aromatics. The process further includes separating the olefins and c5− paraffins from the conversion product, and contacting the separated olefins and the c5− paraffins with a catalyst to dehydrogenize, oligomerize, and cyclize the olefins and the c5− paraffins, to form aromatic hydrocarbon compounds.. ... Uop Llc

09/10/15 / #20150251975

Combined reactor effluent and regenerant recirculation for detergent alkylation process

A process for producing alkylaromatic compounds is described. The process involves utilizing at least a portion of the aromatic compound used to regenerate the alkylation catalyst in a spent alkylation reaction zone as a reactant in the active alkylation reaction zone. ... Uop Llc

09/10/15 / #20150251974

Method of producing alkylaromatic compounds using aromatic compound from catalyst regeneration

A process for producing alkylaromatic compounds is described. The process involves utilizing at least a portion of the aromatic compound used to regenerate the alkylation catalyst in a spent alkylation reaction zone as a reactant in the active alkylation reaction zone.. ... Uop Llc

09/10/15 / #20150251972

Process for reducing the amount of normal pentane from a feedstock

A process for separation and treatment of a naphtha feedstock to increase overall octane in a gasoline blending pool by reducing or removing the normal pentane in the feedstock. The feedstock is passed into a divided wall column having an undivided top portion, an undivided bottom portion and a wall dividing a middle portion into two sections. ... Uop Llc

09/10/15 / #20150251971

Process for selectively dealkylating aromatic compounds

A process for selectively dealkylating aromatic compounds includes providing a coal tar stream comprising aromatic compounds and hydrotreating the coal tar stream to reduce a concentration of one or more of organic sulfur, nitrogen, and oxygen in the coal tar stream, and to hydrogenate at least a portion of the aromatic compounds in the coal tar stream. The process further includes hydrocracking the hydrotreated coal tar stream to further hydrogenate the aromatic compounds and to crack at least one ring of multi-ring aromatic compounds to form single-ring aromatic compounds. ... Uop Llc

09/10/15 / #20150251134

Methods and apparatuses for removing impurities from a gaseous stream

Methods and apparatuses are provided for removing impurities from a gas. A method includes feeding a gaseous stream through a vapor side of a first membrane contactor, and then feeding the gaseous stream through the vapor side of a second membrane contactor. ... Uop Llc

09/03/15 / #20150247784

Methods, apparatuses and kits for collecting chemical samples

Methods, apparatuses, and kits for collecting chemical samples are provided. In one embodiment, a method for collecting a sample of a chemical from a vessel includes connecting a sampling chamber and a removal chamber in fluid communication with the vessel and flowing a liquid phase of the chemical from the vessel through the sampling chamber and the removal chamber. ... Uop Llc

09/03/15 / #20150246940

Catalyst capable of forming 2,5-dimethylhexenes

A process of making a catalyst and the catalyst composition made by that process comprising a multinuclear metal compound of the formula ma(pcy3)b(h)c(co)d(or)e(h2o)f with molar ratios a:b:c:d:e:f, wherein a is in the range from 2 to 2000, b is in the range from 0 to 4000, c is in the range from 0 to 6000 and d is in the range from 0 to 2000, e is in the range from 1 to 2000, and f is in the range from 0 to 100; wherein pcy3 indicates tricyclohexylphosphine, h indicates hydride, r is an alkyl group determined by the alcohol utilized and h2o is water from the reaction; and a is at least twice w. A method of making one or more 2,5-dimethylhexenes is described. ... Uop Llc

09/03/15 / #20150246858

Process for recovering benzene and fuel gas in an aromatics complex

A process for separating xylene from a feedstock in which the feedstock is separated into a xylene stream, a benzene rich stream and a light ends stream. Two separation zones may be utilized in which liquid from both is sent to a stabilization zone and the vapor from the stabilization zone is combined with a stream prior to the stream entering the second separation zone.. ... Uop Llc

08/27/15 / #20150240169

Process and apparatus for hydroprocessing with two product fractionators

A process and apparatus are disclosed for recovering hydroprocessing effluent from a hydroprocessing unit utilizing a hot stripping column and a cold stripping column. A light fractionation column fractionates naphtha from kerosene predominantly from a cold stripped stream. ... Uop Llc

08/27/15 / #20150240167

Green fluid catalytic cracking process

A process and apparatus for co-processing a hydrocarbon feedstock and a renewable biomass feedstock are described. Solid particles of biomass are introduced into the riser reactor zone and mixed with catalyst. ... Uop Llc

08/27/15 / #20150239804

Process for xylenes production

Provided is a process for producing aromatics including the steps of preparing a c8 hydrocarbon stream, feeding a naphtha stream and the c8 hydrocarbon stream to a reforming unit, and reforming the naphtha stream and the c8 hydrocarbon stream to yield aromatics. The process combines a co-feed containing c8 hydrocarbons, an alkali/alkaline earth metal-containing reforming catalyst, and a high temperature operating regime to achieve significant improvements in a reforming process for the production of xylenes and other aromatics.. ... Uop Llc

08/27/15 / #20150239802

High temperature reforming process and catalyst for use therein

A process for generating aromatics from a hydrocarbon feedstream is disclosed. The process includes the steps of (a) passing the hydrocarbon feedstream to a reformer, wherein the reformer is operated at a temperature greater than 540° c.; and (b) reforming the hydrocarbon feedstream to aromatics in the presence of a catalyst, wherein the catalyst comprises (i) a refractory inorganic oxide support, (ii) a platinum group metal, (iii) a group iva metal, (iv) a third metal selected from alkali metals and alkaline earth metals, and (v) a halogen.. ... Uop Llc

08/27/15 / #20150238882

Process and apparatus for hydroprocessing with two product fractionators

A process and apparatus are disclosed for recovering hydroprocessing effluent from a hydroprocessing unit utilizing a hot stripping column and a cold stripping column. A light fractionation column fractionates naphtha from kerosene predominantly from a cold stripped stream. ... Uop Llc

08/20/15 / #20150231611

Methods and apparatuses for regenerating catalysts for hydrocarbon production

Methods and apparatuses are provided for producing hydrocarbons. A method includes contacting an aromatic rich feed stream including diolefins with a catalyst in the presence of hydrogen to react the diolefins with the hydrogen to produce mono-olefins. ... Uop Llc

08/13/15 / #20150225653

Process for removing carbonyl sulfide from a hydrocarbon stream

A method and apparatus for removing carbonyl sulfide (cos) from a hydrocarbon stream have been developed. The design allows removal of cos in the regeneration stream to less than 10 wppm, even at high concentrations of cos. ... Uop Llc

08/13/15 / #20150224464

Radial flow reactor having a side inlet nozzle and methods for reacting hydrocarbons using the same

A system for radial flow contact of a reactant stream with catalyst particles includes a reactor vessel and a catalyst retainer disposed in the reactor vessel, the catalyst retainer including an inner particle retention device and an outer particle retention device, the inner particle retention device and the outer particle retention device being spaced apart to define a catalyst retaining space of the catalyst retainer, the inner particle retention device defining an axial flow path of the reactor vessel, the outer particle retention device and an inner surface of a wall of the reactor vessel defining an annular flow path of the reactor vessel. The system further includes an inlet nozzle positioned along a side of the reactor vessel and having an exit opening in fluid communication with the annular flow path of the vessel and an outlet nozzle in fluid communication with the axial flow path.. ... Uop Llc

08/06/15 / #20150219394

Natural gas liquids stabilizer with side stripper

The invention provides a process and system for processing natural gas and separating natural gas liquids into natural gasoline and a y-grade liquid that meets specifications for low methane and ethane content. The process and system includes a side stripper and reboiler to separate methane and ethane from heavier hydrocarbons and a reboiler system to stabilize the natural gasoline.. ... Uop Llc

08/06/15 / #20150218460

Lean oil absorption and stabilization

The invention provides a process and a system for processing hydrocarbon streams efficiently, especially natural gas streams that contain natural gas liquids including propanes, butanes, pentanes and higher hydrocarbons. A lean oil absorber is used to separate natural gas liquids, a side stripper with a side stripper reboiler is used to separate a propane/butane stream and a stabilizer reboiler is used to stabilize a natural gasoline product stream.. ... Uop Llc

08/06/15 / #20150217271

Protected adsorbents for mercury removal and method of making and using same

A method of removing mercury and/or sulfur from a fluid stream comprising contacting the fluid stream with a sorbent comprising a core and a porous shell formed to include a plurality of pores extending therethrough and communicating with the core. The core comprises a copper compound selected from the group consisting of a basic copper oxysalt, a copper oxide, and a copper sulfide.. ... Uop Llc

07/30/15 / #20150210939

Hydrotreating coker kerosene with a separate trim reactor

A process for hydrotreating coker kerosene is described. Instead of a post treat reactor, a smaller trim reactor zone which operates at a lower pressure than the post treat reactor is used downstream of the product stripper. ... Uop Llc

07/30/15 / #20150210615

Methods and apparatuses for reforming of hydrocarbons including recovery of products

Embodiments of apparatuses and methods for reforming of hydrocarbons including recovery of products are provided. In one example, a method comprises separating a reforming-zone effluent into a h2, c6− hydrocarbon-containing gas phase and a c5+ hydrocarbon-containing liquid phase. ... Uop Llc

07/30/15 / #20150210612

Methods for selectively hydrogenating benzene with supported organometallic catalysts and systems and methods for reducing benzene in gasoline using such catalysts

Methods and systems for selectively hydrogenating benzene with a supported organometallic hydrogenating catalyst are provided. An exemplary method includes contacting an arene-containing reaction stream comprising benzene and one or more additional arenes with hydrogen in the presence of a supported organometallic hydrogenating catalyst under reaction conditions effective to hydrogenate at least benzene in the arene-containing reaction stream to produce a reaction effluent having a ratio of benzene to additional arenes that is lower than a ratio of benzene to additional arenes in the reaction stream. ... Uop Llc

07/30/15 / #20150210609

Ionic liquid alkylation of 1-butene to produce 2,5-dimethylhexane

A process for producing dimethylhexanes (dmh) is provided. The dmh can be used to produce p-xylene. ... Uop Llc

07/30/15 / #20150209728

Equipment and method for controlling emissions of mono-nitrogen oxides (nox) and carbon monoxide (co) from fluid catalytic cracking (fcc) units

A process for controlling emissions from a regenerator vessel that is part of a fluid catalytic cracking unit including a reactor, where the process includes setting a predetermined temperature value in a control unit, wherein the predetermined temperature is the desired temperature within the regenerator vessel. The process also preferably includes controlling the actual temperature within the regenerator vessel by using the predetermined temperature value set in the control unit to appropriately increase or decrease the amount of catalyst being recycled within the reactor.. ... Uop Llc

07/23/15 / #20150203770

Process for converting a hydrocarbon feed and apparatus relating thereto

The embodiments disclosed herein can provide a process for converting a hydrocarbon feed. The process may include hydrocracking the hydrocarbon feed slurried with a particulate catalyst in a presence of hydrogen in a hydrocracking reaction zone to produce a hydrocracked stream, separating at least a portion of the hydrocracked stream, and passing the at least the portion of the hydrocracked stream through a thermal cracking heating zone at conditions effective for thermally cracking the at least the portion of the hydrocracked stream.. ... Uop Llc

07/23/15 / #20150203767

Process for removing gases from a sweetened hydrocarbon stream, and an apparatus relating thereto

One exemplary embodiment can be a process for removing gases from a sweetened hydrocarbon stream. The process can include passing the sweetened hydrocarbon stream to a gas removal zone, contacting the sweetened hydrocarbon stream with an aqueous stream, passing the aqueous stream to the degassing drum, and removing gases including at least one of oxygen and nitrogen from the aqueous stream. ... Uop Llc

07/23/15 / #20150202583

Apparatus to reduce catalyst fluidization in regeneration units

The invention reduces the potential for catalyst fluidization in a reduction vessel of a continuous catalyst regeneration system. The gas exit area from the catalyst reduction zone is increased by ventilating the cylindrical baffle of the upper reduction zone. ... Uop Llc

07/16/15 / #20150196894

Alkylation unit and process

A process for producing alkylated hydrocarbons includes the steps of: (a) combining a first feed stream comprising an olefin and an isoparaffin with an alkylation catalyst stream in a first alkylation reactor, (b) removing heat of reaction from the first alkylation reactor, (c) passing an effluent of the first alkylation reactor to a first reaction zone of a second alkylation reactor operating adiabatically to thereby form a first reaction zone effluent, (d) passing the first reaction zone effluent to a second reaction zone of the second alkylation reactor for mixture with a second feed stream comprising an olefin and an isoparaffin, and (e) passing an effluent of the second alkylation reactor to a settler for separation into a hydrocarbon stream and an alkylation catalyst effluent stream. An alkylation unit for carrying out the process is also disclosed.. ... Uop Llc

07/02/15 / #20150184088

Methods for treating vacuum gas oil (vgo) and apparatuses for the same

Embodiments of apparatuses and methods for treating a vacuum gas oil (vgo) hydrotreating feed are provided. In one example, a method comprises contacting the vgo hydrotreating feed with a first hydrotreating catalyst in the presence of hydrogen at first hydroprocessing conditions effective to form a first hydrotreated effluent. ... Uop Llc

06/25/15 / #20150175896

Methods for deoxygenating biomass-derived pyrolysis oils

Methods for deoxygenating treated biomass-derived pyrolysis oil are provided. The treated biomass-derived pyrolysis oil is exposed to a catalyst having a neutral catalyst support such as a non-alumina metal oxide support, a theta alumina support, or both. ... Uop Llc

06/25/15 / #20150175506

Methods and apparatuses for isomerizing hydrocarbons

Methods and apparatuses are provided for isomerizing a hydrocarbon stream. The method includes isomerizing a hydrocarbon stream in a reactor to produce an intermediate isomerized stream. ... Uop Llc

06/25/15 / #20150175505

Methods and systems for isomerizing paraffins

Disclosed is a method and system for isomerizing paraffins to improve the isomerate yield, to minimize catalyst content, and to reduce the pressure drop observed in the isomerization reactor. In one embodiment, a method for isomerizing paraffins includes providing a hydrocarbon stream including linear paraffin compounds and passing the hydrocarbon stream to a first lead/lag isomerization reactor pair to isomerize a portion the linear paraffin compounds to branched paraffin compounds. ... Uop Llc

06/18/15 / #20150166906

Methods and systems for manufacturing lubrication oils

Disclosed are methods and systems for manufacturing lubrication oils. In one embodiment, a method for manufacturing a lubrication oil includes the steps of receiving into an activated carbon guard bed unit an unconverted oil (uco) feedstock, the uco feedstock comprising polynuclear aromatic (pna) compounds and contacting the uco feedstock with activated carbon within the activated carbon guard bed unit to remove at least a portion of the pna compounds, thereby forming a treated uco feedstock.. ... Uop Llc

06/18/15 / #20150166901

Methods and catalysts for deoxygenating biomass-derived pyrolysis oil

Embodiments of methods and catalysts for deoxygenating a biomass-derived pyrolysis oil are provided. The method comprises the step of contacting the biomass-derived pyrolysis oil with a first deoxygenating catalyst in the presence of hydrogen at first predetermined hydroprocessing conditions to form a first low-oxygen biomass-derived pyrolysis oil effluent. ... Uop Llc

06/18/15 / #20150166441

Methods and systems for removing acetone from olefin-containing hydrocarbon streams

Disclosed are methods and systems for removing acetone from olefin-containing hydrocarbon streams. In one embodiment, a method for removing acetone from a hydrocarbon stream includes mixing an olefin-containing hydrocarbon stream and a wash water stream to form a mixed olefin/wash water stream, wherein the olefin-containing hydrocarbon stream comprises acetone impurities, and wherein mixing comprises dissolving at least a portion of the acetone impurities in to the wash water stream, coalescing the mixed olefin/water stream to separate the wash water stream with acetone dissolved therein from the hydrocarbon stream, wherein the separated hydrocarbon stream comprises non-coalesced wash water and acetone, and drying the separated hydrocarbon stream to remove at least a portion of the non-coalesced wash water and acetone therefrom and to form a dried hydrocarbon product stream.. ... Uop Llc

06/18/15 / #20150166439

Integration of mto with on purpose butadiene

A process is presented for the production of 1,3-butadiene. The process include separating c4 olefins from an olefin stream generated by a methanol to olefins conversion reactor. ... Uop Llc

06/18/15 / #20150166438

Processes and apparatuses for isomerizing hydrocarbons

Processes and apparatuses for isomerizing hydrocarbons are provided. In an embodiment, a process for isomerizing hydrocarbons includes providing a first hydrocarbon feed that includes hydrocarbons having from 5 to 7 carbon atoms. ... Uop Llc

06/18/15 / #20150166437

Methods and apparatuses for processing hydrocarbons

Methods and apparatuses for processing hydrocarbons are provided. In one embodiment, a method for processing hydrocarbons includes providing a stream of olefins including normal olefins and non-normal olefins. ... Uop Llc

06/18/15 / #20150166436

Processes and apparatuses for preparing aromatic compounds

Processes and apparatuses for preparing aromatic compounds are provided. In an embodiment, a process of preparing aromatic compounds includes providing a heavy reformate stream including c7 hydrocarbons, xylenes, styrene, and compounds having more than 8 carbon atoms. ... Uop Llc

06/18/15 / #20150166435

Methods and apparatuses for processing hydrocarbons

Methods and apparatuses for processing hydrocarbons are provided. In one embodiment, a method for processing hydrocarbons includes fractionating a feed stock to form a c6-c10 naphtha stream and a c11+ hydrocarbon stream. ... Uop Llc

06/18/15 / #20150166433

Process and apparatus for improving propylene yield from a fluid catalytic cracking process

The present invention discloses a process optimizing the yield of propylene from a fluid catalytic cracking unit. The method combines a first catalytic reactor, a fractionation zone, a separation unit and a second catalytic reactor. ... Uop Llc

06/18/15 / #20150166432

Process for oligomerization of gasoline

A first oligomerization stream is oligomerized over a zeolitic catalyst in a first oligomerization reactor zone to make oligomerate. A heavy oligomerate stream is recovered from the oligomerate and fed to a second reactor zone with zeolitic catalyst operated at a higher temperature than the first oligomerization zone to crack heavy oligomerate down to gasoline range oligomerate.. ... Uop Llc

06/18/15 / #20150166431

Fluid catalytic cracking process including adsorption of hydrogen and a catalyst for the process

A process for catalytic cracking includes the steps of: (a) contacting a hydrocarbon feed with a catalyst at catalytic cracking conditions; (b) adsorbing hydrogen on the catalyst during cracking; and (c) producing a cracked product, preferably propylene, wherein the catalyst comprises (i) a matrix, (ii) a catalytically active material, and (iii) a hydrogen adsorption material. Another process for catalytic cracking includes the steps of: (a) contacting a hydrocarbon feed with a catalyst at catalytic cracking conditions; (b) contacting the hydrocarbon feed with a hydrogen adsorption material; (c) adsorbing hydrogen on the hydrogen adsorption material during cracking; and (d) producing a cracked product, wherein the catalyst comprises (i) a matrix and (ii) a catalytically active material.. ... Uop Llc

06/18/15 / #20150166428

Process for oligomerization of gasoline to make diesel

A first oligomerization stream is oligomerized over a first catalyst in a first oligomerization reactor zone to make oligomerate. An oligomerate stream is separated to provide a heavy oligomerate boiling in the diesel range and a second oligomerization feed stream. ... Uop Llc

06/18/15 / #20150166427

Process and apparatus for recovering oligomerate

A process and apparatus uses a flash drum to separate light hydrocarbons from heavy oligomerate from an oligomerization zone. The heavy oligomerate can bypass a fractionation column in the oligomerate recovery section and be recycled to the oligomerization zone or other zones. ... Uop Llc

06/18/15 / #20150166426

Process for oligomerizing to maximize nonenes for cracking to propylene

To bias an oligomerization reaction toward c9 olefin production, c5 olefins are split and fed to a c4 olefin feed stream at a downstream location, so the c4 olefins are in stoichiometric excess over the c5 olefins. The result is greater oligomerization to c9 olefins. ... Uop Llc

06/18/15 / #20150166425

Process for oligomerizing gasoline with high yield

An olefinic feed stream comprising butenes is oligomerized over a zeolitic catalyst to make gasoline. Conversion of normal butenes is kept low to maximize gasoline production. ... Uop Llc

06/18/15 / #20150166424

Process for oligomerizing and cracking to make propylene and aromatics

A process sends at least a portion of an oligomerization feed to a first oligomerization reactor zone that includes a zeolite or a spa catalyst and another portion of the same feed to a second oligomerization reactor zone that includes an amorphous silica alumina catalyst. The first oligomerization reactor zone makes aliphatic olefins that can be cracked to propylene and the second oligomerization reactor zone makes cyclic molecules that can be converted to aromatics in an fcc unit.. ... Uop Llc

06/18/15 / #20150165414

Methods and reactors for producing acetylene

Methods and reactors are provided for producing acetylene. The method includes combusting a fuel with oxygen in a combustor to produce a carrier gas, and accelerating the carrier gas to a supersonic speed in a converging/diverging nozzle prior to the carrier gas entering a reaction zone. ... Uop Llc

06/18/15 / #20150165412

Methane conversion apparatus and process using a supersonic flow reactor

Apparatus and methods are provided for converting methane in a feed stream to acetylene. A hydrocarbon stream is introduced into a supersonic reactor and pyrolyzed to convert at least a portion of the methane to acetylene. ... Uop Llc

06/18/15 / #20150165411

Methods and reactors for producing acetylene

Methods and reactors are provided for producing acetylene. The method includes combusting a fuel with oxygen in a combustor to produce a carrier gas, and accelerating the carrier gas to a supersonic speed in a converging/diverging nozzle prior to the carrier gas entering a reaction zone. ... Uop Llc

06/18/15 / #20150165383

Gas separation membranes from chemically and uv treated polymers of intrinsic microporosity

The invention is a process of making a chemically and uv treated polymer of intrinsic microporosity membrane comprising preparing a polymer of intrinsic microporosity, chemically cross-linking said polymer of intrinsic microporosity with a cross-linking compound to produce a chemically cross-linked polymer of intrinsic microporosity and then treating said chemically cross-linked polymer with uv radiation for a period of time sufficient to provide a product membrane. This product membrane is useful in the separation of c3 and higher hydrocarbons, as well as co2, from natural gas and other gas streams.. ... Uop Llc

06/18/15 / #20150165339

Process and apparatus for recovering oligomerate

A process and apparatus uses a flash drum to separate light hydrocarbons from heavy oligomerate from an oligomerization zone. The heavy oligomerate can bypass a fractionation column in the oligomerate recovery section and be recycled to the oligomerization zone or other zones. ... Uop Llc

06/11/15 / #20150159099

Light olefin oligomerization process for the production of liquid fuels from paraffins

A process and apparatus are presented for the conversion of light paraffins to heavier liquid fuels or distillate. The process and apparatus includes conversion of a paraffin stream to an olefinic stream. ... Uop Llc

06/11/15 / #20150159094

Process for the removal of mercury from hydrocarbon streams containing oxygen

The invention relates to a process for removing and recovering mercury, an impurity, from a hydrocarbon feedstream containing oxygen, such as introduced during hydraulic fracturing. Mercury is selectively removed to very low levels of concentration from fluid streams such as natural gas, cracked gas, hydrogen or naphtha by passage of the stream through an adsorbent bed containing particles of a zeolitic molecular sieve preferably having pore diameters of at least 3.0 angstroms and in which the zeolite crystallites are formed into an aggregate (cylindrical or beads) which contain ionic or elemental silver. ... Uop Llc

06/11/15 / #20150159093

Methods and systems for deoxygenating biomass-derived pyrolysis oil with a recycle column

Methods and systems for deoxygenating a biomass-derived pyrolysis oil are provided. An exemplary method includes combining a biomass-derived pyrolysis oil stream with a heated low-molecular weight fraction low-oxygen-pyoil diluent recycle stream to form a heated diluted pyoil feed stream, which is contacted with a first deoxygenating catalyst in the presence of hydrogen at first hydroprocessing conditions effective to form a low-oxygen biomass-derived pyrolysis oil effluent. ... Uop Llc

06/11/15 / #20150158797

Process and adsorbent for removal of diolefins and other contaminants from liquefied petroleum gas

A process and an apparatus for reducing the diolefin and oxygenate content of liquefied petroleum gas are disclosed. A first conduit is in fluid communication with a liquefied hydrocarbon source and a vessel. ... Uop Llc

06/11/15 / #20150158020

Synthesis of zeolites using an organoammonium compound

A method for synthesizing a zeolite includes the steps of: (a) preparing an aqueous mixture comprising water, a substituted hydrocarbon and an amine; (b) reacting the aqueous mixture; (c) obtaining a solution comprising an organoammonium product; (d) forming a reaction mixture including reactive sources of m, al, si, optionally seeds of a layered material l, and the solution, wherein m is a metal; and (e) heating the reaction mixture to form the zeolite. The substituted hydrocarbon can be an α,ω-dihalogen substituted alkane, and the amine is preferably essentially incapable of undergoing pyramidal inversion.. ... Uop Llc

06/11/15 / #20150157998

Apparatus for the integration of dehydrogenation and oligomerization

A process and apparatus are presented for the conversion of light paraffins to heavier liquid fuels or distillate. The process and apparatus includes conversion of a paraffin stream to an olefinic stream. ... Uop Llc

06/04/15 / #20150151263

Unit for processing a liquid/gas phase mixture, mercaptan oxidation system including the same, and method of processing a liquid/gas phase mixture

A unit for processing a liquid/gas phase mixture, a mercaptan oxidation apparatus, and a method of processing a liquid/gas phase mixture are provided. In an embodiment, a unit for processing a liquid/gas phase mixture includes a vessel that is adapted to receive the liquid/gas phase mixture and a distributor that is disposed in the vessel. ... Uop Llc

05/28/15 / #20150148577

Separation of iso-olefins from paraffins in the c19 to c22 range

A process is presented for the separation of iso-olefins from a hydrocarbon mixture comprising paraffins and olefins. The process includes an adsorption separation system, wherein the adsorbent is selected according to the properties of the material that is desired to be adsorbed. ... Uop Llc

05/28/15 / #20150148576

Separation of iso-olefins from paraffins in the c15 to c18 range

A process is presented for the separation of iso-olefins from a hydrocarbon mixture comprising paraffins and olefins. The process includes an adsorption separation system, wherein the adsorbent is selected according to the properties of the material that is desired to be adsorbed. ... Uop Llc

05/28/15 / #20150148575

Increased conversion of recycled oxygenates in mto

A process is presented for increasing the conversion efficiency of oxygenates to olefins. The conversion of oxygenates recycles unconverted oxygenates and oxygenate by-products to a second reactor unit. ... Uop Llc

05/28/15 / #20150148561

Linear alkylbenzenes from natural oils and methods of producing

A linear alkyl benzene product and production of linear alkylbenzene from a natural oil are provided. A method comprises the step of deoxygenating the natural oils to form a stream comprising paraffins. ... Uop Llc

05/28/15 / #20150148214

Process for regenerating catalyst in a fluid catalytic cracking unit

One exemplary embodiment can be a process for regenerating catalyst in a fluid catalytic cracking unit. Generally, the process includes providing a feed to a riser of a reaction vessel, and providing a stream to a distributor positioned within a void proximate to an inlet receiving unregenerated catalyst in a regenerator. ... Uop Llc

05/21/15 / #20150141728

Methods and apparatuses for producing low sulfur propane and butane

Methods and apparatuses are provided for producing low sulfur propane and butane. The method includes reacting a mercaptan in a washed feed stream with a caustic stream to produce a mercaptan salt in a rich caustic stream and a hydrocarbon treated stream. ... Uop Llc

05/21/15 / #20150141726

Process for producing olefins from a coal feed

A process for producing olefins from a coal feed includes providing a coal tar stream and fractionating the coal tar stream to provide a hydrocarbon stream that includes hydrocarbons having an initial boiling point of about 250° c. Or greater. ... Uop Llc

05/21/15 / #20150141725

Process for providing aromatics from coal tar

A process for providing aromatics from a coal tar stream. A coal tar stream is provided, and the coal tar stream is fractionated into at least a naphtha range stream. ... Uop Llc

05/21/15 / #20150141724

Process for selectively dealkylating aromatic compounds

A process for selectively dealkylating aromatic compounds includes providing a coal tar stream comprising aromatic compounds and hydrotreating the coal tar stream to reduce a concentration of one or more of organic sulfur, nitrogen, and oxygen in the coal tar stream, and to hydrogenate at least a portion of the aromatic compounds in the coal tar stream. The process further includes hydrocracking the hydrotreated coal tar stream to further hydrogenate the aromatic compounds and to crack at least one ring of multi-ring aromatic compounds to form single-ring aromatic compounds. ... Uop Llc

05/21/15 / #20150141723

Process for hydrotreating a coal tar stream

A process for hydrotreating a coal tar stream is described. A coal tar stream is provided, and the coal tar stream is fractionated into at least a light naphtha range hydrocarbon stream having a boiling point in the range of about 85° c. ... Uop Llc

05/21/15 / #20150141717

Hydrocracking process for a hydrocarbon stream

A process for transalkylating a coal tar stream is described. A coal tar stream is provided, and is fractionated to provide at least one hydrocarbon stream having polycyclic aromatics. ... Uop Llc

05/21/15 / #20150141708

Process for purifying products from coal tar

A process for purifying at least one product from coal tar is described. The process involves separating a coal tar fraction having a boiling point in the range of about 180° c. ... Uop Llc

05/21/15 / #20150141701

Process for removing a product from coal tar

A process for removing at least one product from coal tar is described. The process involves extraction with an extraction agent or adsorption with an adsorbent. ... Uop Llc

05/21/15 / #20150141700

Process for producing alkylated aromatic compounds

A process for producing alkylated aromatic compounds includes pyrolyzing a coal feed to produce a coke stream and a coal tar stream. The coal tar stream is hydrotreated and the resulting hydrotreated coal tar stream is cracked. ... Uop Llc

05/21/15 / #20150141699

Process for pyrolysis of a coal feed

A process for pyrolyzing a coal feed is described. A coal feed is pyrolyzed into a coal tar stream and a coke stream in a pyrolysis zone. ... Uop Llc

05/21/15 / #20150139895

Process for converting polycyclic aromatic compounds to monocyclic aromatic compounds

A process for converting polycyclic aromatic compounds to monocyclic aromatic compounds includes pyrolyzing a coal feed to produce a coke stream and a coal tar stream. The coal tar stream is cracked, and the cracked coal tar stream is fractionated to produce an aromatic fraction comprising the polycyclic aromatic compounds. ... Uop Llc

05/21/15 / #20150137043

Method of converting a coal to chemicals

A method of processing a coal feed to produce aromatic hydrocarbon compounds includes providing a coal tar stream and converting the coal tar stream to a conversion product comprising at least olefins, paraffins, and aromatics. The process further includes separating the olefins and c5− paraffins from the conversion product, and contacting the separated olefins and the c5− paraffins with a catalyst to dehydrogenize, oligomerize, and cyclize the olefins and the c5− paraffins, to form aromatic hydrocarbon compounds.. ... Uop Llc

05/21/15 / #20150136696

Process for removing aromatics from water used in processing coal tar

A process for treating water used in a coal tar process is described. The process involves treating the water with extraction with an extraction agent or adsorption with an adsorbent. ... Uop Llc

05/21/15 / #20150136660

Process for removing a contaminant from coal tar

A process for removing at least one contaminant from coal tar is described. The process involves extraction with an extraction agent or adsorption with an adsorbent. ... Uop Llc

05/21/15 / #20150136659

Hydroprocess for a hydrocarbon stream from coal tar

A coal tar process is described. A coal tar stream is provided, and the coal tar stream is separated to provide a plurality of hydrocarbon streams. ... Uop Llc

05/21/15 / #20150136658

Process for removing ash and heavy hydrocarbons from coal tar

A process for removing ash and heavy hydrocarbon compounds from coal is described. The coal feed, the coal tar stream, or a coal tar fraction is contacted with a solvent to dissolve a soluble portion of the coal tar stream, the ash and heavy hydrocarbons being insoluble in the solvent, the solvent selected from the group consisting of dimethyl sulfoxide, sulfolane, dimethyl formamide, glyme, diglyme, ionic liquids, and combinations thereof, with the proviso that an anion of the ionic liquid is not a dialkylphosphate.. ... Uop Llc

05/21/15 / #20150136657

Hydrotreating process and multifunction hydrotreater

A multifunction hydrotreater includes a particulate removal zone having a particulate trap to remove particulate contaminants from a coal tar stream and a demetallizing zone including a demetallizing catalyst to remove organically bound metals from the departiculated stream. The demetallizing zone is positioned after the particulate removal zone. ... Uop Llc

05/21/15 / #20150136656

Process for pyrolysis of coal

A process for pyrolyzing a coal feed is described. The coal feed is pyrolyzed into a coal tar stream and a coke stream in a pyrolysis zone. ... Uop Llc

05/21/15 / #20150136655

Process for producing hydrogen-rich coal tar

A process for producing hydrogen-rich coal tar includes introducing a coal feed into a pyrolysis zone, and contacting the coal feed with a hydrogen donor stream and a multifunctional catalyst in the pyrolysis zone. The multifunctional catalyst includes a hydrogenation function for increasing a hydrogen content of said coal tar stream. ... Uop Llc

05/21/15 / #20150136654

Process for treatment of pitch from coal tar

A process for treating a pitch fraction from coal tar is described. The pitch fraction is contacted with a solvent, an extraction agent, or an adsorbent to remove at least one contaminant, such as oxygenate compounds, nitrogen containing compounds, and sulfur containing compounds. ... Uop Llc

05/21/15 / #20150136653

Process for pyrolysis and gasification of a coal feed

A process for gasifying and pyrolyzing coal is described. A first coal feed is pyrolyzed into a coal tar stream and a coke stream in a pyrolysis zone. ... Uop Llc

05/21/15 / #20150136652

Process for hydrotreating a coal tar stream

A process for hydrotreating a coal tar stream is described. A coal tar stream is provided, and the coal tar stream is expanded with an inert gas stream to provide an expanded liquid coal tar stream. ... Uop Llc

05/21/15 / #20150136650

Process for removing mercury from a coal tar product

A process for removing mercury from a coal tar product is described. A coal tar stream is contacted with a solvent to remove a product, and the product stream is contacted with an adsorbent material to remove elemental mercury, organic mercury compounds, and/or inorganic mercury compounds. ... Uop Llc

05/21/15 / #20150136648

Method for treating coal tar using reactive distillation

Methods of treating coal tar using reactive distillation are described. The methods include introducing a coal tar stream into a reactive distillation zone which has a reaction zone and a separation zone. ... Uop Llc

05/21/15 / #20150136580

Process for pyrolyzing coal using a recycled hydrogen donor

A process for pyrolyzing coal using a recycled hydrogen donor includes introducing a coal feed to a pyrolysis zone and heating the coal feed to a temperature of about 300° c. In the absence of hydrogen. ... Uop Llc

05/07/15 / #20150126770

Removal of light alkylated aromatics from the heavy alkylated aromatics stream

A process for increasing the production of monoalkylbenzenes is presented. The process includes utilizing a transalkylation process to convert dialkylbenzenes to monoalkylbenzenes. ... Uop Llc

05/07/15 / #20150126356

Apparatuses for stripping gaseous hydrocarbons from particulate material and processes for the same

Apparatuses and processes are provided for stripping gaseous hydrocarbons from particulate material. One process comprises the step of contacting particles containing hydrocarbons with a stripping vapor in countercurrent flow to remove at least a portion of the hydrocarbons with the stripping vapor to form stripped particles. ... Uop Llc

05/07/15 / #20150125358

Alkylation system and a process for cooling a vent stream

One exemplary embodiment can be a process for cooling a vent stream from a receiver. Generally, the process may include providing a refrigerant including at least one compound contained in the receiver so the refrigerant leaking into the receiver can be compatible with the process.. ... Uop Llc

04/30/15 / #20150119615

Pyrolysis gasoline treatment process

A process for treating pyrolysis gasoline that includes providing a first stage di-olefin reactor that includes a first bed and a second bed and introducing a pyrolysis gasoline stream to the first bed of the first stage di-olefin reactor. The process also preferably includes providing interstage cooling to the pyrolysis gasoline stream between the first and second beds of the first stage di-olefin reactor and routing the cooled pyrolysis gasoline stream through the second bed of the first stage di-olefin reactor. ... Uop Llc

04/30/15 / #20150119614

Process for producing diesel

A process is disclosed for hydrocracking a primary hydrocarbon feed and a diesel co-feed in a hydrocracking unit and hydrotreating a diesel product from the hydrocracking unit in a hydrotreating unit. The diesel stream fed through the hydrocracking unit is pretreated to reduce sulfur and ammonia and can be upgraded with noble metal catalyst.. ... Uop Llc

04/30/15 / #20150119613

Pyrolysis gasoline treatment process

A process for treating pyrolysis gasoline that includes introducing a pyrolysis gasoline stream into a first stage reactor and performing a fractionation process on the pyrolysis gasoline stream after being routed through the first stage reactor. After performing the fractionation process, splitting the resultant stream is split into a first stream and a second stream. ... Uop Llc

04/30/15 / #20150119232

Systems and methods for separating chlorine-containing species from aqueous solutions of chlorine-containing species

Disclosed is a method for separating a chlorine-containing species from an aqueous solution of the chlorine-containing species in a catalytic hydrocarbon conversion process that includes the step of oxidizing a spent chloride-containing hydrocarbon conversion catalyst, the spent hydrocarbon conversion catalyst including a hydrocarbon residue formed thereon. The oxidizing forms a flue gas including chlorine-containing species, water, and oxides of carbon. ... Uop Llc

04/30/15 / #20150114883

Methods for treating hydrocarbon streams containing mercaptan compounds

Disclosed is a method for treating hydrocarbon streams containing mercaptan compounds including contacting a first, relatively light hydrocarbon stream including mercaptan compounds with a first alkaline caustic solution to remove the mercaptan compounds from the first hydrocarbon stream and generate a second alkaline caustic solution including mercaptan compounds and oxidizing the mercaptan compounds in the second alkaline caustic solution to generate a third alkaline solution including a first concentration of disulfide compounds. The method further includes separating a portion of the disulfide compounds in the third alkaline solution to form a fourth alkaline solution including a second concentration of disulfide compounds. ... Uop Llc

04/30/15 / #20150114224

Cross-linked rubbery polyurethane-ether membranes for separations

Cross-linked rubbery polyurethane-ether polymeric membranes are made from cross-linked rubbery polyurethane-ether polymers that are synthesized from a diisocyanate-terminated polyether and a tetrol with four hydroxyl functional groups. The hydroxyl groups on the tetrol react with the isocyanate groups on the diisocyanate-terminated polyether to form urethane bonds. ... Uop Llc

04/23/15 / #20150112112

System and process for flushing residual fluid from transfer lines in simulated moving bed adsorption

A process according to various approaches includes flushing an intermediate transfer line between a raffinate stream transfer line and a desorbent stream transfer line away from the adsorptive separation chamber to remove residual fluid including desorbent from intermediate transfer line. The process may include directing the residual fluid flushed from the intermediate transfer line to a recycle stream to introduce the residual fluid into the adsorptive separation chamber.. ... Uop Llc

04/23/15 / #20150111292

Processes and systems for discharging amine byproducts formed in an amine-based solvent

Embodiments of a process for discharging amine byproducts formed in an amine-based solvent are provided. The process comprises the steps of contacting the amine-based solvent with flue gas comprising carbon dioxide, oxygen, nitrogen, nox, sox, or mixtures thereof to form a carbon dioxide-laden amine-based solvent that contains the amine byproducts. ... Uop Llc

04/16/15 / #20150105600

Adsorbents for the separation of para-xylene from c8 alkyl aromatic hydrocarbon mixtures, methods for separating para-xylene using the adsorbents and methods for making the adsorbents

Embodiments of adsorbents for separating para-xylene from a mixture of c8 alkyl aromatic hydrocarbons, methods for making such adsorbents, and methods for separating para-xylene using such adsorbents are provided. In one example, an adsorbent comprises a binderless adsorbent. ... Uop Llc

04/16/15 / #20150105599

Method for providing oxygen free regeneration gas for natural gas dryers

Methods of removing free oxygen from a hydrocarbon stream are described. A hydrocarbon stream containing free oxygen is contacted with an adsorbent comprising a metal in a reduced state. ... Uop Llc

04/16/15 / #20150105586

Production of acrylic acid from a methane conversion process

Methods and systems are provided for converting methane in a feed stream to acetylene. The method includes processing the acetylene to form a stream having acrylic acid. ... Uop Llc

04/16/15 / #20150102518

Apparatus and method for high throughput extrudate preparation

The invention relates to a high throughput apparatus and method for preparing extrudate. The apparatus and method allow the production of small quantities (e.g., less than about 50 g) of extrudates quickly and easily. ... Uop Llc

04/16/15 / #20150101921

Process for recovering heat from a hydrocarbon separation

A process for recovering heat from the separation of hydrocarbons. The overhead vapor stream from a fractionation column is passed to a two stage heat pump compressor. ... Uop Llc

04/09/15 / #20150099898

Process for removing amide impurities in aromatic carboxylic acids

A process for oxidizing alkyl aromatic compounds is described. The alkyl aromatic compound is oxidized producing an aromatic carboxylic acid, and an aromatic amide compound. ... Uop Llc

04/09/15 / #20150099897

Process for controlling reaction and crystallization solvent composition in process for production of aromatic carboxylic acid

Processes have been developed to obtain recycle ionic liquid streams which are active for oxidation of alkyl aromatic compounds, and which reduce the amount of 4-cba in the solid oxidation products. The process can reduce the makeup amount of ionic liquid, carboxylic acid, catalyst, bromine source, and ammonia source.. ... Uop Llc

04/09/15 / #20150099234

Thermal radiation shield and combustion air controlled enclosure assembly for a ground flare

A thermal radiation shield and combustion air controlled enclosure assembly. The assembly encloses a ground flare or flares and includes a plurality of structural supports at an obtuse angle to grade. ... Uop Llc

04/09/15 / #20150098862

Radial flow process and apparatus

A flow connector creates a fluid connection between a port in a wall of a reactor vessel and an axial flow path of the reactor vessel. The flow connector has a wall defining a flow path of the flow connector. ... Uop Llc

04/09/15 / #20150096923

Methods and apparatuses for desulfurizing hydrocarbon streams

Methods and apparatuses for desulfurizing hydrocarbon streams are provided herein. In one embodiment, a method for desulfurizing a hydrocarbon stream includes separating the hydrocarbon stream into a heavier fraction and a lighter fraction. ... Uop Llc

04/02/15 / #20150094512

Apparatuses and methods for forming c8 aromatic streams with selected amounts of c9 aromatics

Apparatuses and methods are provided for forming c8 aromatic streams with selected amounts of c9 aromatics. In one embodiment, a method for forming a c8 aromatic stream with a selected amount of c9 aromatics includes fractionating a hydrocarbon stream including c8 and c9 aromatics into a sidedraw fraction and a bottom fraction. ... Uop Llc

04/02/15 / #20150094509

Systems and methods for producing desired xylene isomers

Methods and systems are provided for producing a desired xylene isomer. The method includes adsorbing the desired xylene isomer from a mixed xylene stream in an adsorbent chamber. ... Uop Llc

04/02/15 / #20150094508

Systems and methods for separating xylene isomers using selective adsorption

Methods and systems are provided for separating a selected xylene isomer. The method includes separating a feed stream including a plurality of aromatic hydrocarbons into a first stream including toluene and isomers of xylene, and a second stream including isomers of xylene. ... Uop Llc

04/02/15 / #20150094507

Apparatuses and methods for isolating c8 aromatics

Apparatuses and methods are provided for isolating c8 aromatics from hydrocarbon streams. In one embodiment, a method for separating c8 aromatics from a hydrocarbon stream includes introducing the hydrocarbon stream to a fractionation column at a feed point. ... Uop Llc

04/02/15 / #20150094506

Systems and methods for producing fuel from a renewable feedstock

Methods and systems are provided for producing a fuel from a renewable feedstock. The method includes deoxygenating the renewable feedstock in a deoxygenation zone to produce hydrocarbons with normal paraffins. ... Uop Llc

04/02/15 / #20150094500

Polybenzoxazole membranes from self-cross-linkable aromatic polyimide membranes

A method of making a polybenzoxazole (pbo) membrane from a self-cross-linked aromatic polyimide polymer membrane is provided. These membranes are useful in the separation of gas mixtures and liquid mixtures. ... Uop Llc

04/02/15 / #20150094487

Process for oxidizing alkyl aromatic compounds

A process and a mixture for oxidizing an alkyl-aromatic compound comprises forming a mixture comprising the alkyl-aromatic compound, a solvent, a bromine source, a catalyst, and ammonium acetate; and contacting the mixture with an oxidizing agent at oxidizing conditions to produce an oxidation product comprising at least one of an aromatic aldehyde, an aromatic alcohol, an aromatic ketone, and an aromatic carboxylic acid. The solvent comprises a carboxylic acid having from 1 to 7 carbon atoms; and the catalyst comprises at least one of cobalt, titanium, manganese, chromium, copper, nickel, vanadium, iron, molybdenum, tin, cerium, and zirconium.. ... Uop Llc

04/02/15 / #20150094486

Active ionic liquid mixtures for oxidizing alkylaromatic compounds

Ionic liquid compositions derived from imidazolium based ionic liquids that have been thermally treated or thermally and oxidatively treated are disclosed. These compositions can be utilized as the medium for oxidation of alkylaromatic compounds and their oxidized derivatives or as a medium for purification of aromatic carboxylic acids.. ... Uop Llc

04/02/15 / #20150094482

Methods for removing contaminants from algal oil

Methods for removing contaminants from algal oil are provided. In an embodiment, a method comprises the steps of combining a sulfuric acid-aqueous solution that has a ph of about 1 or less with a contaminant-containing algal oil at treatment conditions effective to form an effluent. ... Uop Llc

04/02/15 / #20150094429

Polybenzoxazole membranes from self-cross-linkable aromatic polyimide membranes

A method of making a polybenzoxazole (pbo) membrane from a self-cross-linked aromatic polyimide polymer membrane is provided. These membranes are useful in the separation of gas mixtures and liquid mixtures. ... Uop Llc

04/02/15 / #20150093510

Self cross-linkable and self cross-linked aromatic polyimide membranes for separations

This invention relates to self-cross-linkable and self-cross-linked aromatic polyimide polymers, their membranes and methods for making and using these polymers and membranes. The self-cross-linkable aromatic polyimide polymer described in the present invention comprises both hydroxyl functional groups and carboxylic acid functional groups. ... Uop Llc

04/02/15 / #20150093313

Ionic liquid and solvent mixtures for hydrogen sulfide removal

The invention comprises a process for removal of hydrogen sulfide from gaseous mixtures. The process involves the use of a mixture of a physical absorption solvent and an ionic liquid. ... Uop Llc

04/02/15 / #20150090638

Extract recycle in a hydrocarbon decontamination process

Recycle of an extract stream containing a contaminant is used to improve recovery of hydrocarbons in a contaminant removal process. At least a portion of an extract stream is recycled to a contaminant extraction zone and contacted with rich ionic liquid. ... Uop Llc

04/02/15 / #20150090636

Apparatuses and methods for cracking hydrocarbons

Methods and apparatuses are provided for cracking a hydrocarbon. The method includes contacting a hydrocarbon feed stream with a cracking catalyst at cracking conditions to produce a reactor effluent and a spent catalyst. ... Uop Llc

04/02/15 / #20150090118

Self cross-linkable and self cross-linked aromatic polyimide membranes for separations

This invention relates to self-cross-linkable and self-cross-linked aromatic polyimide polymers, their membranes and methods for making and using these polymers and membranes. The self-cross-linkable aromatic polyimide polymer described in the present invention comprises both hydroxyl functional groups and carboxylic acid functional groups. ... Uop Llc

03/26/15 / #20150087876

Methods and systems for separating para-xylene using a radial flow simulated moving bed chamber

Methods and systems for separating para-xylene are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, a method for separating para-xylene includes the steps of providing a feed stream including para-xylene and other c8 aromatic hydrocarbons to a first adsorbent bed within a radial flow simulated moving bed chamber and providing a desorbent stream to a second bed within the radial flow simulated moving bed chamber. ... Uop Llc

03/26/15 / #20150086472

Process for catalytic reforming

One exemplary embodiment can be a process for catalytic reforming the process can include catalytically reforming a hydrocarbon feed in a reaction zone, obtaining an effluent stream having hydrogen and hydrocarbons from the reaction zone, obtaining from at least a portion of the effluent stream a waste hydrocarbon stream from an adsorption zone, passing at least a portion of the waste hydrocarbon stream as a feed stream across a feed side of a membrane having the feed side and a permeate side, and being selective for hydrogen over one or more c1-c6 hydrocarbons, and withdrawing from the permeate side a permeate stream enriched in hydrogen compared with a residue stream withdrawn from the feed side.. . ... Uop Llc

03/19/15 / #20150078970

Catalyst retainer for radial flow reactor

A catalyst retainer includes an inner particle retention device having apertures and a first non-apertured section; and an outer particle retention device having apertures and a second non-apertured section. The inner and the outer particle retention devices are spaced apart to define a particle retaining space of the retainer. ... Uop Llc

03/19/15 / #20150076033

Process for converting fischer-tropsch liquids and waxes into lubricant base stock and/or transportation fuels

A process for converting fischer-tropsch liquids and waxes into lubricant base stock and/or transportation fuels is disclosed. The process includes the steps of feeding a fischer-tropsch wax to a first isomerization unit to produce an isomerized fischer-tropsch wax product; combining a fischer-tropsch liquid with the isomerized fischer-tropsch wax product to create a mixture of the fischer-tropsch liquid and the fischer-tropsch wax product; and feeding the mixture to a fractionation column to separate the mixture into a lubricant base stock fraction and at least one transportation fuel fraction.. ... Uop Llc

03/19/15 / #20150075450

Heat recovery from a high pressure stream

A process for recovering heat from a high pressure stream during hydroprocessing, where one embodiment of the process includes serially introducing a high pressure stream from a hot separator into a first steam generator and a second steam generator; using the first steam generator to generate a medium pressure stream of steam, and then using the medium pressure stream as stripping steam. The process also includes using the second steam generator to generate a low pressure stream of steam, and then using the low pressure stream as stripping steam.. ... Uop Llc

03/12/15 / #20150073189

High temperature ccr process with integrated reactor bypasses

. . A process is presented for increasing the aromatics content in a reformate process stream. The process modifies existing processes to change the operation without changing the reactors or heating units. ... Uop Llc

03/12/15 / #20150073186

Split feed reactor bed in hydrotreater device

A hydrotreater reactor device includes a reactor chamber including a first bed and a second bed. A first input is disposed to provide a hydrocarbon stream to the first bed and a second input is disposed to bypass the first bed and provide a hydrocarbon stream to the second bed. ... Uop Llc

03/12/15 / #20150073183

Production of olefins from a methane conversion process

Methods and systems are provided for converting methane in a feed stream to acetylene. The method includes the further conversion of the acetylene to a hydrocarbon stream having propylene. ... Uop Llc

03/12/15 / #20150073182

Production of olefins from a methane conversion process

Methods and systems are provided for converting methane in a feed stream to acetylene. The method includes the further conversion of the acetylene to a hydrocarbon stream comprising c6 to c12 olefins. ... Uop Llc

03/12/15 / #20150073176

Linear alkylbenzenes from natural oils and methods of producing

A linear alkylbenzene product and a linear alkylbenzene sulfonate product from a natural oil are provided. The linear alkylbenzene product comprises alkylbenzenes having the formula c6h5cnh2n+1 wherein n is from 12 to 13; wherein the alkylbenzenes have at least 7 mass % modern carbon as measured by astm method 6866; and wherein the alkyl group is a linear alkyl group for at least 80 mass % of the alkylbenzenes having the formula c6h5cnh2n+1 wherein n is from 12 to 13.. ... Uop Llc

03/12/15 / #20150072916

Linear alkylbenzenes from natural oils and methods of producing

The production of linear alkylbenzene from a natural oil is provided. A method comprises the step of deoxygenating the natural oils to form a stream comprising paraffins. ... Uop Llc

03/12/15 / #20150068954

Alkaline solution contact process and apparatus relating thereto

One exemplary embodiment can be a process for contacting an alkaline solution with kerosene or diesel. The process can include providing a stream of kerosene or diesel and at least one of a naphthenic acid and a salt thereof, with an additional alkaline solution to a prewash vessel, forming an emulsion interface between a kerosene or diesel phase and an alkaline phase in the prewash vessel, controlling an amount of the emulsion interface by withdrawing at least a portion of the emulsion interface between the two phases, and adding an acid to a withdrawn emulsion.. ... Uop Llc

03/05/15 / #20150065774

Fluid catalytic cracking system and process

One exemplary embodiment can be a fluid catalytic cracking system. Generally, the fluid catalytic cracking system includes a first reaction vessel and a second reaction vessel. ... Uop Llc

03/05/15 / #20150065768

Systems and methods for xylene isomer production

Methods and systems are provided for producing a xylene product. The method includes fractionating a feed stream in a feed fractionator to produce a feed bottoms stream and a feed overhead stream. ... Uop Llc

03/05/15 / #20150064076

Process and apparatus for producing diesel with high cetane

A process and apparatus is provided to produce desulfurized diesel at low pressure with high cetane rating. A hydrotreated stream is stripped and fed to a saturation reactor. ... Uop Llc

03/05/15 / #20150060334

Methods and apparatuses for processing hydrocarbon streams containing organic nitrogen species

Methods and apparatuses for processing hydrocarbon streams containing organic nitrogen species are provided. In an embodiment, a method for processing a hydrocarbon stream containing organic nitrogen species includes adding an aqueous acidic solution to a hydrocarbon feed stream to form a reaction stream. ... Uop Llc

03/05/15 / #20150060331

Method for multi-staged hydroprocessing using quench

Methods for processing a hydrocarbonaceous feedstock flows are provided. In one embodiment, the method includes providing two or more hydroprocessing stages disposed in sequence, each hydroprocessing stage having a hydroprocessing reaction zone with a hydrogen requirement and each stage in fluid communication with the preceding stage. ... Uop Llc

03/05/15 / #20150060330

Process and apparatus for producing diesel with high cetane

A process and apparatus is provided to produce desulfurized diesel at low pressure with high cetane rating. A hydrotreated stream is stripped and fed to a saturation reactor. ... Uop Llc

03/05/15 / #20150060034

Heat transfer unit for process fluids

A heat transfer unit includes an inlet manifold; an outlet manifold spaced from the inlet manifold; and a plurality of conduits coupling the inlet manifold to the outlet manifold, wherein at least on the conduits is coupled to the outlet manifold at an oblique angle. In one form, the conduit includes a l-coil. ... Uop Llc

02/26/15 / #20150057483

Methods and apparatuses for isomerization of paraffins

Embodiments of methods and apparatuses for isomerization of paraffins are provided. In one example, a method comprises the steps of separating an isomerization effluent into a product stream that comprises branched paraffins and a stabilizer overhead vapor stream that comprises hcl, h2, and c6-hydrocarbons. ... Uop Llc

02/26/15 / #20150057480

Radial flow process and apparatus

A system for radial flow contact of a reactant stream with catalyst particles includes a reactor vessel and a catalyst retainer in the reactor vessel. The catalyst retainer includes an inner particle retention device and an outer particle retention device. ... Uop Llc

02/26/15 / #20150057477

Systems and methods for producing fuel from a renewable feedstock

Methods and systems are provided for producing a fuel from a renewable feedstock. The method includes deoxygenating the renewable feedstock with a hydrogenation catalyst in a deoxygenation reaction zone to produce normal paraffins. ... Uop Llc

02/26/15 / #20150057146

Catalyst regenerator process

A method of operating a continuous or semi-continuous system for a catalyst regeneration process. The system comprises a regenerator, the regenerator comprising a combustion zone and a halogenation zone. ... Uop Llc

02/26/15 / #20150056103

Apparatuses and risers for reacting feedstock in the presence of catalyst and methods for installing baffles in risers

Embodiments of apparatuses and risers for reacting a feedstock in the presence of a catalyst and methods for installing a baffle in such risers are provided. In one example, a riser comprises a sidewall that defines a cylindrical housing surrounding an interior. ... Uop Llc

02/26/15 / #20150053590

Method and device for improving efficiency of sponge oil absorption

A method for improving efficiency of sponge absorption includes providing cold flash drum liquid to an inlet of a cold stripper to produce a cold stripper net overhead vapor stream rich in liquid petroleum gas, and separately providing hot flash drum liquid to an inlet of a hot stripper to produce a hot stripper net overhead vapor stream rich in hydrogen. The cold stripper net overhead vapor stream and the hot stripper net overhead vapor stream are separately routed to a sponge absorber to recover a liquid petroleum gas output stream using sponge oil. ... Uop Llc

02/26/15 / #20150053589

Hydrocarbon hydrotreating device and method for removing chloride from a hydrocarbon stream

A method for processing hydrocarbons includes providing a hydrocarbon stream including chlorides from one or more of a crude, vacuum or coker column and contacting the provided hydrocarbon stream with an adsorbent capable of adsorbing the chlorides from the hydrocarbon stream. The dechlorinated hydrocarbon stream is then provided to a hydrotreater reactor.. ... Uop Llc

02/26/15 / #20150052941

Fractionation system having rectifying and stripping columns in a single vessel with a uniform diameter

Fractionation systems utilizing a single rectifying column with a stripping column housed in the same vessel and having a uniform diameter are described. Methods of separating feed streams using the fractionation systems are also described.. ... Uop Llc

02/26/15 / #20150052940

Fractionation system and method including depropanizer column and bottoms stripping column

Fractionation systems utilizing a rectifying column with a stripping column are described. The liquid from the rectifying column bottoms is sent to the first tray of the stripping column, while the overhead stream from the stripping column is sent to the bottom of the rectifying column. ... Uop Llc

02/26/15 / #20150052939

Refrigeration and compressor modules

A modular compressor and condensation system is provided with standard sized piping modules, pumping modules and air cooler modules. The modules are designed for standardized shipment and assembly on site with significantly decreased time in start up compared to customized systems. ... Uop Llc

02/19/15 / #20150051431

Methods and systems for producing gasoline

Methods and systems for producing gasoline are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, a method for producing gasoline includes the steps of isomerizing a first stream comprising normal c6 hydrocarbons to produce a second stream comprising first and second branched c6 hydrocarbons and deisohexanizing the second stream to produce a third stream comprising the first and second branched c6 hydrocarbons wherein the first branched hydrocarbons and the second branched hydrocarbons are present in a first proportion, and a fourth stream comprising the first second branched hydrocarbons wherein the first branched and the second branched hydrocarbons are present in a second proportion. ... Uop Llc

02/19/15 / #20150047503

Enhanced hydrogen recovery

A process for recovering hydrogen during hydroprocessing, where the process includes providing a pressure increasing device to a hydroprocessing unit, wherein the pressure increasing device utilizes a high pressure stream from a separator for increasing pressure; introducing a hydrogen containing stream to the pressure increasing device, thereby increasing the pressure of the hydrogen containing stream; and routing the hydrogen containing stream from the pressure increasing device to a vapor-liquid separator. The process also includes separating the hydrogen from the hydrogen containing stream in a hydrogen purification unit to produce a recovered hydrogen stream; and then preferably using the recovered hydrogen stream from the hydrogen purification unit within the hydroprocessing unit.. ... Uop Llc

02/12/15 / #20150045602

Process for promoting disproportionation reactions and ring opening reactions within an isomerization zone

. . A process for increasing disproportionation and ring opening reactions an isomerization zone which converts iso-paraffins to normal paraffins. In order to promote these reactions, the amount of c6 cyclic hydrocarbons entering the isomerization zone is reduced. ... Uop Llc

02/12/15 / #20150045599

Methods for producing jet-range hydrocarbons

A method for producing jet-range hydrocarbons includes passing a stream comprising renewable c4 olefins to an oligomerization reactor containing a zeolite catalyst to produce an oligomerized effluent, separating the oligomerized effluent to produce a jet range hydrocarbon stream and a recycle stream comprising c8 olefins, and passing at least a portion of the recycle stream to the oligomerization reactor. A first at least about 10% of the jet-range hydrocarbon stream hydrocarbons boil between n-octane and n-undecane and wherein a second at least about 10% of the jet-range hydrocarbon stream hydrocarbons boil between n-dodecane and n-pentadecane.. ... Uop Llc

02/12/15 / #20150045598

Flexible process for enhancing steam cracker and platforming feedstocks

A process for increasing the yields of light olefins or shifting to increase the hydrocarbon components to gasoline blending pools from a hydrocarbon feedstock is presented. The process includes separating a naphtha feedstock to components to a first stream that are more readily processed in a cracking unit and to components in a second stream that are more readily processed in a reforming unit. ... Uop Llc

02/12/15 / #20150045593

Jet-range hydrocarbons

A jet-range hydrocarbon product includes a mixture of paraffins. The mixture exhibits a freeze point of less than or equal to about −70° c., a 95% distillation point of greater than or equal to about 275° c., and a smooth boiling point curve that is characterized as having no intervals of the boiling point curve having a slope that is steeper than 4° c./mass % as defined by astm standard d2887 between mass recovered ranges of about 20% to about 80%. ... Uop Llc

02/12/15 / #20150044618

Adjustable and robust radiant wall burner tip

A radiant wall burner apparatus. The apparatus includes an orifice for the introduction of fuel gas into an elongated mixing conduit for the directional flow and mixing of the fuel gas with combustion air provided through an inlet. ... Uop Llc

02/12/15 / #20150041365

Hydrotreating process and apparatus relating thereto

One exemplary embodiment can be a process for treating a hydroprocessing fraction. The process can include obtaining a bottom stream from a fractionation zone, and passing at least a portion of the bottom stream to a film generating evaporator zone for separating a first stream containing less heavy polynuclear aromatic compounds than a second stream.. ... Uop Llc

02/12/15 / #20150041307

Split-shell fractionation columns and associated processes for separating aromatic hydrocarbons

Split-shell fractionation columns and associated processes for separating aromatic hydrocarbons are provided herein. In an embodiment, a split-shell fractionation column includes a housing shell having a first height and a partition having a second height and disposed within the housing shell. ... Uop Llc

02/05/15 / #20150038759

Removal of sulfur compounds in an acid gas stream generated from solvent-based gas treating process

The invention involves a process for treating a natural gas stream comprising sending the natural gas stream first to an adsorbent unit for removal of mercury. Then the gas stream is sent to an absorbent unit containing a chemical solvent and a physical solvent for removal of carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, carbonyl sulfide and organic sulfur compounds to produce a partially purified natural gas stream. ... Uop Llc

02/05/15 / #20150038757

Method for quenching paraffin dehydrogenation reaction in counter-current reactor

A process is presented for quenching a process stream in a paraffin dehydrogenation process. The process comprises cooling a propane dehydrogenation stream during the hot residence time after the process stream leaves the catalytic bed reactor section. ... Uop Llc

02/05/15 / #20150038755

Processes and systems for separating streams to provide a transalkylation feed stream in an aromatics complex

A process and system for the production of at least one xylene isomer is provided. The process includes passing a first stream to one side of a split shell fractionation column and a second stream to the other side of the column. ... Uop Llc

02/05/15 / #20150038752

Systems and methods of producing aromatic products

Systems and methods for producing aromatic products are provided. An aromatic stream is provided with aromatic compounds and olefins. ... Uop Llc

02/05/15 / #20150037223

Processes and systems for separating streams to provide a transalkylation feed stream in an aromatics complex

A process and system for the production of at least one xylene isomer is provided. The process includes passing a first stream to one side of a split shell fractionation column and a second stream to the other side of the column. ... Uop Llc

02/05/15 / #20150034529

Processes and apparatuses for removing mercaptans from a feed stream

Processes and apparatuses for removing mercaptans from feed streams are provided. In one embodiment, a process for removing mercaptans from a feed stream includes extracting mercaptans and a polymeric precursor from the feed stream with a caustic solvent to form a polymeric precursor rich spent caustic solvent. ... Uop Llc

02/05/15 / #20150033793

Process for liquefaction of natural gas

A process and system for production of liquefied natural gas (lng) from natural gas. The natural gas is first partially purified by removal of water and other contaminants, followed by partial chilling to freeze some contaminants and to allow for production of a purge stream to remove other contaminants. ... Uop Llc

01/29/15 / #20150031928

Processes and apparatuses for preparing aromatic compounds

Processes and apparatuses for preparing aromatic compounds are provided herein. In an embodiment, a process for preparing aromatic compounds includes providing a first stream that includes an aromatic component, a non-aromatic component, and a sulfur-containing component. ... Uop Llc

01/15/15 / #20150014255

Methods and systems for treating caustic materials

. . Methods and systems for treating caustic materials are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, a method for treating caustic materials includes the steps of providing a first caustic solution stream including phenolic constituents and naphthenic constituents, mixing the first caustic solution stream with an acid solution, and separating phenolic acids from the first caustic solution stream. ... Uop Llc

01/15/15 / #20150014218

Hydrotreating process and apparatus

A process for hydrotreating full range naphtha is disclosed including the steps of passing a vapor stream composed of naphtha hydrocarbons to a first catalyst bed of a hydrotreating reactor, passing a liquid stream composed of naphtha hydrocarbons to a second catalyst bed of the hydrotreating reactor, and recovering a hydrotreated product stream from the hydrotreating reactor. The first and second catalyst beds are arranged in series within the hydrotreating reactor, and the second catalyst bed is downstream of the first catalyst bed.. ... Uop Llc

01/08/15 / #20150007966

Re-direction of vapor flow across tubular condensers

Vapor flow-diverting devices that re-direct upwardly flowing vapor, for example, in a downward direction across condenser tubes disposed in the upper or top section of a vapor-liquid contacting apparatus, are described. These devices are particularly beneficial in tubular condensers within distillation columns and may be used in combination with other associated equipment (e.g., a deflector plate and divider plate) as well as in combination with the tube surface enhancements to improve the heat transfer coefficient.. ... Uop Llc

01/08/15 / #20150007964

Re-direction of vapor flow across tubular condensers

Vapor flow-diverting devices that re-direct upwardly flowing vapor, for example, in a downward direction across condenser tubes disposed in the upper or top section of a vapor-liquid contacting apparatus, are described. These devices are particularly beneficial in tubular condensers within distillation columns and may be used in combination with other associated equipment (e.g., a deflector plate and divider plate) as well as in combination with the tube surface enhancements to improve the heat transfer coefficient.. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150005564

Methods and apparatuses for enhanced absorption of acid gas components from sour feed gas

Methods and apparatuses for enhancing absorption of acid gas components from sour feed gas are provided. In an embodiment, a method for processing a gas includes contacting a feed gas stream which comprises hydrocarbon and hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide with a liquid absorbent in a multistage counterflow absorption zone to absorb hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide from the feed gas stream into the liquid absorbent. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150005562

Process for removing one or more sulfur compounds and an apparatus relating thereto

An exemplary embodiment can be a process for removing one or more sulfur compounds in a gas hydrocarbon stream. The process may include feeding the gas hydrocarbon stream to a prewash zone containing an alkali stream and passing the gas hydrocarbon stream from the prewash zone to an extraction zone. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150005561

Sorption process with added drying section

An adsorption process using a fractionation column including a drying section is described. The drying section dries the desorbent and removes water from the adsorption process resulting in increased capacity for the adsorbent bed.. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150005560

Method for tuning product composition based on varying types and ratios of feed

A process of tuning a hydrocarbon product composition is described. The process involves selecting paraffins for reaction. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150005556

Catalytic reverse disproportionation of paraffins using ionic liquids

A reverse disproportionation reaction of two hydrocarbon feeds allows production of a reaction mixture containing products with intermediate carbon numbers. The amount of at least one of the products with intermediate carbon numbers is equal to or greater than the amount formed from disproportionation of the hydrocarbon alone. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150005555

Catalytic disproportionation of butane using ionic liquids

Processes for the disproportionation and isomerization of a c4 hydrocarbon feed using a liquid catalyst comprising an ionic liquid and a carbocation promoter are described. The ionic liquid is unsupported, and the reactions occur at temperatures below about 300° c.. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150005554

Catalytic isomerization of butane using ionic liquids

Processes for the disproportionation and isomerization of a c4 hydrocarbon feed using a liquid catalyst comprising an ionic liquid and a carbocation promoter are described. The ionic liquid is unsupported, and the reactions occur at temperatures below about 300° c.. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150005553

Dual riser vortex separation system

Vortex separation technology quickly and efficiently separates vapor from catalyst from two or more risers, in a singular separation vessel, controlling residence time and improving product conversion. One riser enters concentrically through the reactor vessel, then through the center of the separation vessel, ending in horizontal swirl arms. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150005552

Crude butadiene pre-treatment for removal of high furan content

A process is presented for the purification of 1,3 butadiene. The process is for treating a butadiene stream from an oxidative dehydrogenation unit, where a butane stream is dehydrogenated, generating a butadiene rich stream. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150005546

Catalytic isomerization of hexanes using ionic liquids

Processes for the disproportionation and isomerization of a hydrocarbon feed using a liquid catalyst comprising an ionic liquid and a carbocation promoter are described. The ionic liquid is unsupported, and the reactions occur at temperatures below the decomposition temperature of the ionic liquid, typically below about 250° c. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150005545

Catalytic disproportionation of pentane using ionic liquids

Processes for the disproportionation and isomerization of a c5 hydrocarbon feed using a liquid catalyst comprising an ionic liquid and a carbocation promoter are described. The ionic liquid is unsupported, and the reactions occur at temperatures below about 200° c.. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150005544

Catalytic disproportionation of heptane using ionic liquids

Processes for the disproportionation and isomerization of a c7 hydrocarbon feed using a liquid catalyst comprising an ionic liquid and a carbocation promoter are described. The ionic liquid is unsupported, and the reactions occur at temperatures below about 200° c.. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150005543

Catalytic disproportionation of paraffins using ionic liquids

Processes for the disproportionation and isomerization of a hydrocarbon feed using a liquid catalyst comprising an ionic liquid and a carbocation promoter are described. The ionic liquid is unsupported, and the reactions occur at temperatures below about 200° c.. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150005542

Catalytic isomerization of pentane using ionic liquids

Processes for the disproportionation and isomerization of a c5 hydrocarbon feed using a liquid catalyst comprising an ionic liquid and a halocarbon carbocation promoter are described. The ionic liquid is unsupported, and the reactions occur at temperatures below about 200° c.. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150005541

Catalytic isomerization of heptane using ionic liquids

Processes for the disproportionation and isomerization of a c7 hydrocarbon feed using a liquid catalyst comprising an ionic liquid and a carbocation promoter are described. The ionic liquid is unsupported, and the reactions occur at temperatures below about 200° c.. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150005540

Catalytic isomerization of paraffins using ionic liquids

Processes for the disproportionation and isomerization of a hydrocarbon feed using a liquid catalyst comprising an ionic liquid and a carbocation promoter are described. The ionic liquid is unsupported, and the reactions occur at temperatures below about 200° c.. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150005522

Methods for removing contaminants from oils using base washing and acid washing

Methods for processing algal oils are provided. In an embodiment, a method for removing a contaminant from an oil includes contacting the oil with a base to form an intermediate solution. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150005468

High permeability copolyimide gas separation membranes

The present invention generally relates to high permeability, uv cross-linkable copolyimide polymers and membranes for gas, vapor, and liquid separations, as well as methods for making and using these membranes. The invention provides a process for separating at least one gas from a mixture of gases using the high permeability copolyimide membrane or the uv cross-linked copolyimide membrane, the process comprising: (a) providing a high permeability copolyimide membrane or a uv cross-linked copolyimide membrane which is permeable to said at least one gas; (b) contacting the mixture on one side of the high permeability copolyimide membrane or the uv cross-linked copolyimide membrane to cause said at least one gas to permeate the membrane; and (c) removing from the opposite side of the membrane a permeate gas composition comprising a portion of said at least one gas which permeated said membrane.. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150004074

Fluid distribution device for multibed reactors

A fluid distribution device is presented for the collection and distribution of fluid between reactor beds. According to various aspects, the device includes a collection tray, a mixing chamber in fluid communication with the collection tray, a rough distribution tray in fluid communication with the mixing chamber, and a fine distribution tray in fluid communication with the rough distribution tray. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150004072

Process and apparatus for producing diesel

A process and apparatus is disclosed for pretreating a hydrocarbon stream in a hydrotreating reactor and separating the diesel materials from the pretreated effluent before the heavier liquid materials are fed to a hydrocracking unit. Thus diesel materials are preserved but recovered along with the hydrocracked effluent. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150003188

Fluid mixing and distribution device and method for multibed reactors

A device and method are presented for the collection, mixing and distribution of fluid between reactor beds. According to various aspects, the device includes a collection tray, a mixing chamber in fluid communication with the collection tray, a rough distribution tray in fluid communication with the mixing chamber, and a distribution tray in fluid communication with the rough distribution tray. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150003187

Fluid mixing and distribution device and method for multibed reactors

A device is presented for the collection, mixing and distribution of fluid between reactor catalyst beds. According to various aspects, the device includes a collection tray, a mixing chamber in fluid communication with the collection tray, a rough distribution tray in fluid communication with the mixing chamber, and a fine distribution tray in fluid communication with the rough distribution tray. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150001742

Fluid distribution device and method for multibed reactors

A fluid distribution device is presented for the collection and distribution of fluid between reactor beds. According to various aspects, the device includes a collection tray, a mixing chamber in fluid communication with the collection tray, a rough distribution tray in fluid communication with the mixing chamber, and a fine distribution tray in fluid communication with the rough distribution tray. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150001135

Process for desulfurization of naphtha using ionic liquids

A process has been developed in which some of the sulfur in a naphtha feed is removed using ionic liquids. The ionic liquid desulfurization step, which operates at low temperatures and pressures, is followed by a catalytic hydrodesulfurizaton step.. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150001133

Process for removing gases from a sweetened hydrocarbon stream, and an appartus relating thereto

One exemplary embodiment can be a process for removing gases from a sweetened hydrocarbon stream. The process can include passing the sweetened hydrocarbon stream to a gas removal zone, contacting the sweetened hydrocarbon stream with an aqueous stream, passing the aqueous stream to the degassing drum, and removing gases including at least one of oxygen and nitrogen from the aqueous stream. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150001129

Process and apparatus for producing diesel

A process and apparatus is disclosed for pretreating a hydrocarbon stream in a hydrotreating reactor and separating the diesel materials from the pretreated effluent before the heavier liquid materials are fed to a hydrocracking unit. Thus diesel materials are preserved but recovered along with the hydrocracked effluent. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150000747

Fluid distribution device and method for multibed reactors

A fluid distribution device and method is presented for the collection and distribution of fluid between reactor beds. According to various aspects, the method includes a collection tray, a mixing chamber in fluid communication with the collection tray, a rough distribution tray in fluid communication with the mixing chamber, and a fine distribution tray in fluid communication with the rough distribution tray. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150000525

Apparatuses and methods for removing acid gas from sour gas

Embodiments of apparatuses and methods for removing acid gas from sour gas are provided. In one example, an apparatus comprises an absorption zone. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150000524

Vapor-liquid contacting apparatuses and methods for removing contaminants from gas streams

Vapor-liquid contacting apparatuses and methods for removing contaminants from gas streams are provided. In an embodiment, a vapor-liquid contacting apparatus includes a vortex contacting stage having a contacting zone bound by a wall and defining an axis, a radially inner region surrounding the axis, and a radially outer region adjacent the wall. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150000519

High hydrocarbon resistant chemically cross-linked aromatic polyimide membrane for separations

This invention relates to high hydrocarbon resistant chemically cross-linked aromatic polyimide polymers, membranes and methods for making and using these polymers and membranes. The high hydrocarbon resistant chemically cross-linked aromatic polyimide membrane described in the present invention comprises a plurality of repeating units of a first aromatic polyimide comprising hydroxyl groups cross-linked with a second aromatic polyimide comprising carboxylic acid groups via covalent ester bonds. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150000323

High temperature quench system and process

A quench system and process for cooling high temperature gases is presented. The quench system includes a frustum, or conic, shaped section having an inlet at the smaller end of the quench section and the outlet at the larger end of the quench section. ... Uop Llc

01/01/15 / #20150000313

High temperature quench system and process

A quench system and process for cooling high temperature gases is presented. The quench system includes a frustum, or conic, shaped section having an inlet at the smaller end of the quench section and the outlet at the larger end of the quench section. ... Uop Llc








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