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Two stage hydrocracking process and apparatus

An apparatus and process is disclosed for hydrocracking a hydrocarbon feed in a hydrocracking reactor and hydrocracking a liquid first hydrocracked stream and a recycle oil stream in a second hydrocracking reactor. A vapor first hydrocracked stream and the second hydrocracked stream are fractionated to provide the recycle oil stream.. ... Uop Llc

Catalytic reforming processes

Processes for catalytic reforming in which a cracking inhibitor, such as an olefin, or a light olefin, is used to inhibit thermal cracking of larger hydrocarbons in non-reactive zones. The cracking inhibitor may be added at various positions through the processes, such as in the recycle gas stream, before a heater, before a stream is passed into a reforming zone, after an effluent stream is recovered from a reforming zone. ... Uop Llc

Separation column having an internal heat exchanger

A separation column and a process for using same to separate a hydrocarbon or chemical mixture into at least a vapor stream and a liquid stream. The separation column includes an internal heat exchanger. ... Uop Llc

Polypropylene production processes

Processes for producing a polypropylene product by using a lower purity propylene stream. An operating parameter of the separation zone for a dehydrogenation zone effluent may be adjusted or controlled to lower the purity of the propylene stream produced by the separation zone. ... Uop Llc

Process and apparatus for recovering hydrotreated hydrocarbons with two strippers

A process and apparatus is disclosed for recovering hydrotreating effluent from a hydrotreating unit utilizing a hot stripper and a cold stripper. Only the hot hydrotreating effluent is heated in a fired heater prior to product fractionation, resulting in substantial operating and capital savings. ... Uop Llc

Reforming catalysts with tuned acidity for maximum aromatics yield

One exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure can be a catalyst for catalytic reforming of naphtha. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to a reforming catalyst for the catalytic reforming of gasoline-range hydrocarbons that results in increased aromatics production. ... Uop Llc

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

A process and apparatus 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

Process for the selective hydrogenation of acetylene to ethylene

A selective hydrogenation process is described. The process includes dissolving acetylene and hydrogen in a solvent to form a liquid feedstream. ... Uop Llc

Catalyst containing hydroxy metal oxide binder and process for preparing

A catalyst composite and a process for preparing the catalyst composite are described. The catalyst composite includes a microporous material having a gallium component dispersed thereon; and a hydroxy metal oxide binder, where the metal is zirconium, titanium, or a mixture thereof. ... Uop Llc

Processes for removing contaminants from a dehydrogenation effluent

A process for the providing a regenerant gas stream for a regenerable adsorbent used to remove water and hydrogen sulfide from a reactor effluent in a catalytic dehydrogenation process is described. The reactor effluent is compressed in a compressor to provide a compressed effluent. ... Uop Llc

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

A process and apparatus 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

Process for online cleaning of mto reactor effluent cooler

A process is presented for the online cleaning of the tubes in a heat exchanger. The process includes adding an abrasive material to the gas stream to be cooled, and abrading any particles or catalyst fines that have adhered to the tube walls. ... Uop Llc

Double fired u-tube fired heater

A fired heater is provided with u-shaped coils is provided. The coils have at least one inlet, at least one inlet section, at least one outlet and at least one outlet section. ... Uop Llc

Processes for reducing dienes in a high purity polyene stream

Processes for producing a propylene stream having at least 95% propylene and a reduced level of dienes. A selective hydrogenation zone converts dienes into olefins in a stream having at least c3 and c4 olefins from a feed stream including butene and c4 dienes. ... Uop Llc

11/03/16 / #20160317960

Active coalescer to remove fine liquid droplets

Separation processes and separation apparatus are described. The process includes introducing a stream of liquid containing dispersed droplets of another liquid into a separation apparatus comprising a vessel having at least one mesh screen covering substantially all of the cross-section of the vessel. ... Uop Llc

10/27/16 / #20160312134

Process for the production of jet-range hydrocarbons

A method for producing jet-range hydrocarbons includes passing a renewable olefin feedstock comprising c3 to c8 olefins to an oligomerization reactor containing a zeolite catalyst to produce an oligomerized effluent, separating the oligomerized effluent into at least a light stream, and a heavy olefin stream. At least a first portion of the heavy olefin stream is recycled to the oligomerization reactor to dilute the renewable olefin feedstock. ... Uop Llc

10/27/16 / #20160312133

Process for the production of jet-range hydrocarbons

A method for producing jet-range hydrocarbons includes passing a renewable olefin feedstock comprising c3 to c8 olefins to an oligomerization reactor containing a zeolite catalyst to produce an oligomerized effluent, separating the oligomerized effluent into at least a c7− hydrocarbon stream, a heavy olefin stream, and a jet range olefin stream. At least a portion of the heavy olefin stream is recycled to the oligomerization reactor to dilute the renewable c4 olefin feedstock. ... Uop Llc

10/27/16 / #20160312131

Process for the production of jet-range hydrocarbons

Processes for producing jet-range hydrocarbons includes splitting a renewable olefin feedstock comprising c3 to c8 olefins into a plurality of streams and passing each stream to an oligomerization reactor containing a zeolite catalyst to produce an oligomerized effluent. The reactors may be arranged in series, such that an oligomerized effluent comprises a diluent for a downstream reactor. ... Uop Llc

10/27/16 / #20160312128

Methods and apparatuses for hydrotreating

Embodiments of methods and apparatuses for hydrotreating hydrocarbons are provided. An exemplary method includes hydrotreating a hydrocarbon feed comprising heating a hydrotreating zone effluent to produce a heated hydrotreating zone effluent. ... Uop Llc

10/27/16 / #20160312127

Processes for minimizing catalyst fines in a regenerator flue gas stream

Process for minimizing the amount of catalyst fines in a flue gas from a catalyst regenerator. Pyrolysis oil is injected into the reaction zone, preferably downstream from the feedstream inlet. ... Uop Llc

10/27/16 / #20160311732

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

10/20/16 / #20160303521

High permeance membranes for gas separations

The present invention provides high permeance copolyimide membranes and methods for making and using these membranes for gas separations such as for hydrogen purification and for acid gas removal from natural gas. The random copolyimide polymers used to make the copolyimide membrane may be uv crosslinked to improve selectivity in separating mixtures of gases or in purifying liquids. ... Uop Llc

10/20/16 / #20160303506

Processes for cooling a wet natural gas stream

One or more processes to cool a wet natural gas feed stream before the feed stream is passed to a guard bed zone for a membrane separation unit. The processes utilizing an existing processes stream that has a temperature below the hydrate formation temperature of the feed stream. ... Uop Llc

10/13/16 / #20160296904

Supersonic shock wave reactors, and associated systems and methods

Apparatuses and associated methods for forming olefins from saturated hydrocarbon feedstock are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a carrier gas is introduced at a supersonic velocity to a feedstock injector section. ... Uop Llc

10/13/16 / #20160296878

Sour syngas treatment apparatuses and processes for treating sour syngas comprising sulfur components and carbon dioxide

Sour syngas treatment apparatuses and processes for treating a sour syngas stream are provided herein. In an embodiment, a process for treating a sour syngas stream that includes sulfur components and carbon dioxide includes absorbing the sulfur components and carbon dioxide from the sour syngas stream in a primary liquid/vapor phase absorption stage with a solvent to produce a liquid absorbent stream. ... Uop Llc

10/06/16 / #20160292325

Advanced data cleansing system and method

A cleansing system for improving operation of a plant. A server is coupled to the cleansing system for communicating with the plant via a communication network. ... Uop Llc

10/06/16 / #20160292188

Data cleansing system and method for inferring a feed composition

A cleansing system for improving operation of a plant. A server is coupled to the cleansing system via a network. ... Uop Llc

10/06/16 / #20160291584

System and method for tuning process models

A tuning system for improving operation of a plant. A server is coupled to the tuning system for communicating with the plant via a communication network. ... Uop Llc

10/06/16 / #20160289570

Processes for producing fuels from a renewable feed

Processes for the production of hydrocarbons from a renewable feedstock in which the renewable feedstock is partially hydrogenated prior to being deoxygenated. The partially hydrogenation utilizes a lower pressure, lower purity or both hydrogen gas compared to the deoxygenation. ... Uop Llc

10/06/16 / #20160289569

Processes for producing aromatic hydrocarbons from a pyrolysis oil

Processes for the production of aromatics from a pyrolysis oil. The pyrolysis oil may be obtained from a biomass by fast pyrolysis and may be filtered and upgraded to provide an aromatic rich hydrocarbon product. ... Uop Llc

10/06/16 / #20160289568

Processes for producing a transportation fuel from a renewable feedstock

Processes for the production of transportation fuel from a renewable feedstock. A gaseous mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen is used to deoxygenate and hydrogenate the glycerides to produce long chain hydrocarbons. ... Uop Llc

10/06/16 / #20160289140

Highly selective alkylation process with low zeolite catalyst composition

A method for alkylation of a feedstock is described. The method includes contacting the feedstock comprising at least one alkylatable aromatic compound and an alkylating agent with a first alkylating catalyst composition under alkylating conditions, the first alkylating catalyst composition comprising uzm-8 zeolite and a binder, the first alkylating catalyst composition having 2-20 wt % uzm-8 zeolite and the catalyst having a nitrogen to zeolite aluminum molar ratio of between about 0.01 to about 0.040; wherein a total alkylated selectivity at a temperature and a molar ratio of alkylatable aromatic compound to alkylating agent is greater than 99.0%.. ... Uop Llc

10/06/16 / #20160289139

Processes for producing linear alkylbenzenes

One or more process for the production of a linear alkylbenzenes which can be used to produce surfactants. The linear hydrocarbon and the aromatic hydrocarbon are both produced from a renewable feedstock. ... Uop Llc

10/06/16 / #20160289138

Process for alkylation using ionic liquid catalysts

Alkylation processes are described. The processes utilize ionic liquid catalysts having a kinematic viscosity range of about 50 cst to about 100 cst at 25° c. ... Uop Llc

10/06/16 / #20160289137

Process for alkylation using low ionic liquid volume fraction

An alkylation process utilizing less than 10 vol % of a halometallate based ionic liquid catalyst is described. By decreasing the catalyst volume fraction, the level of subsequent undesirable reactions may be minimized. ... Uop Llc

10/06/16 / #20160289136

Methods for processing nitrogen rich renewable feedstocks

Processes for producing a fuel from a renewable feedstock which may have more than 60 ppm nitrogen. The renewable feedstock is passed to a deoxygenation zone. ... Uop Llc

10/06/16 / #20160289135

Process for producing diesel fuel and aviation fuel from renewable feedstocks having improving yields

A process for producing aviation fuel and diesel from renewable feedstock is described. This process involves introducing the renewable feedstock into a hydrogenation and deoxygenation zone, and separating the hydrocarbon effluent from the hydrogenation and deoxygenation zone into an aviation boiling range fraction and a diesel boiling range fraction. ... Uop Llc

10/06/16 / #20160289070

Processes for producing hydrogen gas stream from an offgas stream

Processes for producing a recycle hydrogen gas stream from an offgas separated from a reaction zone effluent. The reaction zone may receive a renewable feedstock and produce an effluent with gaseous components of hydrogen and light hydrocarbons. ... Uop Llc

10/06/16 / #20160288044

Regeneration of carbenium pseudo ionic liquids

A method for regenerating sulfur rich carbenium pseudo ionic liquid is described. The method includes contacting the sulfur rich carbenium pseudo ionic liquid containing at least one sulfur compound with at least one silane compound in a regeneration zone under regeneration conditions. ... Uop Llc

09/29/16 / #20160279580

Aromatic alkyl-substituted polyethersulfone and uv-cross-linked aromatic alkyl-substituted polyethersulfone membranes for gas separations

The present invention provides high flux aromatic alkyl-substituted polyethersulfone membranes and methods for making and using these membranes for gas separations. The membranes may be fabricated into any known membrane configuration including a flat sheet or a hollow fiber. ... Uop Llc

09/22/16 / #20160271571

High selectivity epoxysilicone-cross-linked polyimide membranes for gas separations

The present invention provides a high selectivity epoxysilicone-cross-linked polyimide membrane comprising a polyimide polymer with hydroxyl functional groups cross-linked with epoxy functional groups on epoxysilicone polymer. The present invention also provides a process for separating at least one gas from a mixture of gases using the high selectivity epoxysilicone-cross-linked polyimide membrane. ... Uop Llc

09/15/16 / #20160264890

Process and apparatus for producing and recycling cracked hydrocarbons

A process and apparatus is for recycling lco and/or hco to an fcc unit to recover additional distillate. Spent catalyst recycle in the fcc unit may be used to improve distillate yield. ... Uop Llc

09/15/16 / #20160264889

Process and apparatus for producing and recycling cracked hydrocarbons

A process and apparatus is for recycling lco and/or hco to an fcc unit to recover additional distillate. Spent catalyst recycle in the fcc unit may be used to improve distillate yield. ... Uop Llc

09/15/16 / #20160264888

Process and apparatus for cracking hydrocarbons with recycled catalyst to produce additional distillate

A process and apparatus is for recycling lco and/or hco to an fcc unit to recover additional distillate. Spent catalyst recycle in the fcc unit may be used to improve distillate yield. ... Uop Llc

09/15/16 / #20160264887

Process and apparatus for hydroprocessing and cracking hydrocarbons

A process and apparatus is for recycling lco and/or hco to an fcc unit to recover additional distillate. Spent catalyst recycle in the fcc unit may be used to improve distillate yield. ... Uop Llc

09/15/16 / #20160264886

Process and apparatus for hydroprocessing and cracking hydrocarbons

A process and apparatus is for recycling lco and/or hco to an fcc unit to recover additional distillate. Spent catalyst recycle in the fcc unit may be used to improve distillate yield. ... Uop Llc

09/15/16 / #20160263544

Process and apparatus for cracking hydrocarbons with recycled catalyst to produce additional distillate

A process and apparatus is for recycling lco and/or hco to an fcc unit to recover additional distillate. Spent catalyst recycle in the fcc unit may be used to improve distillate yield. ... Uop Llc

09/08/16 / #20160260041

System and method for managing web-based refinery performance optimization using secure cloud computing

. . . . . . . . . . A management system for improving operation of a plant. A server is coupled to the management system for communicating with the plant via a communication network. ... Uop Llc

09/08/16 / #20160258690

Shell and tube heat exchanger with split shell and method of using

A shell and tube heat exchanger is described. The shell and tube heat exchanger includes a shell side having a separation plate dividing the shell into at least two compartments, each of the compartments having a feed inlet and a feed outlet; and a tube side comprising a plurality of tubes in the shell, at least one tube in each compartment, and the tube side having an effluent inlet and an effluent outlet. ... Uop Llc

09/08/16 / #20160257624

Process for oxygenate to olefin conversion using 2-d pentasil zeolite

A process for the conversion of oxygenates to olefins is presented. The process utilizes a catalyst having a 2-dimensional morphology, and the catalyst is a pentasil zeolite. ... Uop Llc

08/25/16 / #20160244677

Apparatuses and methods for fluid catalytic cracking with feedstock temperature control

Apparatuses and methods are provided for fluid catalytic cracking. A fluid catalytic cracking apparatus includes a riser with a first inlet. ... Uop Llc

08/18/16 / #20160236151

High temperature resistant epoxy resins for producing hollow fiber membrane modules for high temperature gas separation applications

The present invention provided a high temperature resistant epoxy resins for producing hollow fiber membrane modules for high temperature gas separation applications such as for natural gas upgrading and hydrogen purifications. This invention also relates to a hollow fiber membrane module comprising a bundle of multiple high performance hollow fiber membranes and a tube sheet formed by a high temperature resistant cured epoxy resin that is used to fix and bound said bundle of multiple high performance hollow fiber membranes. ... Uop Llc

08/11/16 / #20160229768

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

08/11/16 / #20160228847

Pyrolytic reactor

A pyrolytic reactor comprising a fuel injection zone, a combustion zone adjacent to the fuel injections zone, an expansion zone adjacent to the combustion zone, a feedstock injection zone comprising a plurality of injection nozzles and disposed adjacent to the expansion zone, a mixing zone configured to mix a carrier stream and feed material and disposed adjacent to the feedstock injection zone, and a reaction zone adjacent to the mixing zone. The plurality of injection nozzles are radially distributed in a first assembly defining a first plane transverse to the feedstock injection zone and in a second assembly transverse to the feedstock injection zone.. ... Uop Llc

06/16/16 / #20160169506

Catalyst cooler for regenerated catalyst

A catalyst cooler for cooling regenerated catalyst in a regenerator associated with a fluid catalytic cracking unit. The catalyst cooler includes a first passage for transporting hot regenerated catalyst away from the regenerator and a second passage for returning cooled regenerated catalyst to the regenerator. ... Uop Llc

06/16/16 / #20160168488

Integrated processes and systems for reforming and isomerizing hydrocarbons

Processes and systems are provided for reforming and isomerizing hydrocarbons to produce octane upgraded hydrocarbons. The process involves providing a reforming feedstream to a reforming zone containing a reforming catalyst and operating the reforming zone at reforming conditions including reforming pressure in a range of from about 1 to about 18 atmospheres to generate a reforming zone effluent. ... Uop Llc

06/16/16 / #20160168487

Hydrocracking processes

A process for controlling hydrocracking reactions in a hydrocracking reactor by passing aqueous ammonia to the hydrocracking reactor. The aqueous ammonia is injected into the process at various locations at a low pressure, typically between approximately 0.17 to approximately 2.07 mpa (25 to 300 psi). ... Uop Llc

06/16/16 / #20160168483

Contaminant removal from kerosene streams with lactamium based ionic liquids

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

06/16/16 / #20160168482

Contaminant removal from hydrocarbon streams with ionic liquids

A process for removing sulfur and nitrogen contaminants from a hydrocarbon stream using a brønsted acid or an ionic liquid and a brønsted acid is described. The process includes contacting the hydrocarbon stream comprising the contaminant with a brønsted acid or a hydrocarbon-immiscible ionic liquid and the brønsted acid to produce a mixture comprising the hydrocarbon and the brønsted acid comprising at least a portion of the removed contaminant or a hydrocarbon-immiscible ionic liquid comprising at least a portion of the removed contaminant; and separating the mixture to produce a hydrocarbon effluent having a reduced level of the contaminant and a brønsted acid effluent comprising the brønsted acid comprising at least the portion of the removed contaminant or a hydrocarbon-immiscible ionic liquid effluent comprising the hydrocarbon-immiscible ionic liquid comprising at least the portion of the removed contaminant.. ... Uop Llc

06/16/16 / #20160168481

Methods and apparatuses for co-processing pyrolysis oil

Methods for co-processing pyrolysis oil streams and fuel processing apparatuses are provided. In one example, a method for co-processing a pyrolysis oil stream and a hydrocarbon stream is provided. ... Uop Llc

06/16/16 / #20160168061

Methods and apparatuses for generating a polyol from biomass using multiple reaction zones and catalysts

Methods and apparatuses for catalytically generating a polyol from biomass are provided. An exemplary method includes the steps of: contacting a feed stream comprising biomass to acid conditions in a first reaction zone, wherein the acid conditions in the first reaction zone are sufficient to hydrolyze a saccharide from the biomass to generate glucose; directing at least a first portion of a first effluent from the first reaction zone to a second reaction zone; and contacting the at least first portion of the first effluent with a first saccharide-to-polyol catalyst system under conditions suitable for catalytic conversion of saccharide to polyol.. ... Uop Llc

06/16/16 / #20160168058

Processes for removing entrained ionic liquid from a hydrocarbon phase

One or more processes for recovering entrained ionic liquid from a hydrocarbon phase containing droplets of ionic liquid are described. The processes includes contacting the hydrocarbon phase containing the droplets of ionic liquid with a retaining material in a separation zone. ... Uop Llc

06/16/16 / #20160168057

Methods for removing impurities from hydrocarbons

Methods are provided for producing hydrocarbons. A method for producing hydrocarbons may include a method of removing impurities from a hydrocarbon stream using a strong base resin. ... Uop Llc

06/16/16 / #20160168056

Processes for the recovery of aromatic hydrocarbons from vapor gas streams

Processes for the recovery of aromatic hydrocarbons from one or more vent gas streams associated with an aromatic complex. The vapor streams are passed to an absorption zone in which an aromatic-selective solvent absorbs the aromatics. ... Uop Llc

06/16/16 / #20160168055

Methods for recovering ionic liquid fines from a process stream

Methods of recovering droplets of ionic liquid catalyst from a process stream are described. The volume fraction of ionic liquid in the hydrocarbon is increased to cause the ionic liquid droplets to coalesce. ... Uop Llc

06/16/16 / #20160168054

Integrated process for gasoline production

An integrated process for gasoline production is described. The process includes introducing a feed comprising n-c5 hydrocarbons into a disproportionation reaction zone in the presence of a disproportionation catalyst to form a disproportionation mixture comprising iso-c4 and c6+ disproportionation products and unreacted n-c5 hydrocarbons. ... Uop Llc

06/16/16 / #20160168053

Integrated process for normal paraffin alkylation

An integrated alkylation and disproportionation process and apparatus are described. N-c4 and n-c5 are routed to a disproportionation reaction zone for conversion to iso-c4 and c6+ isoparaffin-rich product. ... Uop Llc

06/16/16 / #20160168051

Process and apparatus for heating catalyst in a regenerator

A process and apparatus for heating catalyst is presented. Cooler catalyst is removed from a reactor and heated with a hot gas in a riser, heated in a heating tube or heated in a heating chamber. ... Uop Llc

06/16/16 / #20160168050

Process and apparatus with catalyst heating in a riser

A process and apparatus for heating catalyst is presented. Cooler catalyst is removed from a reactor and heated with a hot gas in a riser, heated in a heating tube or heated in a heating chamber. ... Uop Llc

06/16/16 / #20160168049

Process and apparatus for indirect catalyst heating in a regenerator

A process and apparatus for heating catalyst is presented. Cooler catalyst is removed from a reactor and heated with a hot gas in a riser, heated in a heating tube or heated in a heating chamber. ... Uop Llc

06/16/16 / #20160168047

Viscosity modifiers for decreasing the viscosity of ionic liquids

A process utilizing an ionic liquid is described. The process includes contacting a hydrocarbon feed with an ionic liquid component, the ionic liquid component comprising a mixture of a first ionic liquid and a viscosity modifier, wherein a viscosity of the ionic liquid component is at least about 10% less than a viscosity of the first ionic liquid.. ... Uop Llc

06/16/16 / #20160168046

Ionic liquid reactor with heat exchanger

An ionic liquid reactor and a process for controlling heat generation from an ionic liquid reactor unit. The ionic liquid reactor includes an internal heat exchanger impellers break the ionic liquid into small droplets to ensure reactions and mix the fluids to ensure reactions and enhance heat exchanger. ... Uop Llc

06/16/16 / #20160168045

High pressure swing fixed-bed process with optional ethylene recycle for highly selective methanol to olefins conversion

A process is presented for the production of light olefins. The process utilizes a sapo-18 catalyst and is operated at an elevated pressure. ... Uop Llc

06/16/16 / #20160167038

Separation of conjunct polymer from volatile regenerant for ionic liquid regeneration

Processes for separating conjunct polymer from an organic phase are described. A mixture comprising an ionic liquid phase and the organic phase into the ionic phase and an organic phase comprising the conjunct polymer and at least one silyl or boryl compound. ... Uop Llc

06/16/16 / #20160167034

Hydrochloric acid stripping process for ionic liquid regeneration process

A method for regenerating deactivated acidic ionic liquid is described. The method involves reducing a level of free hydrochloric acid in the deactivated acidic ionic liquid in a removal zone using at least one of heat, a stripping fluid, reduced pressure, and liquid-liquid extraction to form a deactivated acidic ionic liquid having a reduced level of free hydrochloric acid; and regenerating the deactivated acidic ionic liquid having the reduced level of free hydrochloric acid.. ... Uop Llc

06/16/16 / #20160167012

Ionic liquid reactor with heat exchanger

An ionic liquid reactor unit and a process for controlling heat generation from an ionic liquid reactor unit. The ionic liquid reactor unit may include an external heat exchanger. ... Uop Llc

06/16/16 / #20160167006

Process and apparatus for heating catalyst in a regenerator

A process and apparatus for heating catalyst is presented. Cooler catalyst is removed from a reactor and heated with a hot gas in a riser, heated in a heating tube or heated in a heating chamber. ... Uop Llc

06/16/16 / #20160167005

Process and apparatus for indirect catalyst heating in a regenerator

A process and apparatus for heating catalyst is presented. Cooler catalyst is removed from a reactor and heated with a hot gas in a riser, heated in a heating tube or heated in a heating chamber. ... Uop Llc

06/16/16 / #20160167004

Apparatus and process for heating catalyst from a reactor

A process and apparatus for heating catalyst is presented. Cooler catalyst is removed from a reactor and heated with a hot gas in a riser, heated in a heating tube or heated in a heating chamber. ... Uop Llc

06/09/16 / #20160160135

Process for improved vacuum separations with high vaporization

. . Methods and apparatus for vacuum separation are described. The method includes heating a feed comprising a mixture of light and heavy hydrocarbons in a first heating zone. ... Uop Llc

06/09/16 / #20160159711

Flexible unit for isomerization and disproportionation of hydrocarbons using solid acid catalysts

A flexible hydrocarbon conversion process utilizing the same reaction zone for isomerization and disproportionation is described. The feed and type of products are selected. ... Uop Llc

06/09/16 / #20160159710

Disproportionation of hydrocarbons using solid acid catalysts

A hydrocarbon disproportionation process is described. The process includes contacting a hydrocarbon feed in a disproportionation reaction zone with a disproportionation catalyst in the presence of hydrogen and an added chloride promoter under disproportionation conditions including to obtain disproportionation products, wherein the disproportionation catalyst comprises a solid catalyst comprising a refractory inorganic oxide having a metal halide dispersed thereon.. ... Uop Llc

06/09/16 / #20160159709

Methods for selectively hydrogenating substituted arenes with supported organometallic catalysts

Methods for selectively hydrogenating substituted arenes with a supported organometallic hydrogenating catalyst are provided. An exemplary method includes contacting a substituted arene-containing reaction stream with hydrogen in the presence of a supported organometallic hydrogenating catalyst under reaction conditions effective to selectively hydrogenate the substituted arenes to the cis isomer with high selectivity. ... Uop Llc

06/09/16 / #20160159656

Aluminophosphate molecular sieves using an organo-1-oxa-4-azoniumcyclohexane compound

A method for synthesizing an aluminophosphate based molecular sieve is described. The method may include the steps of: (a) preparing an aqueous mixture comprising water, a substituted hydrocarbon, and a 1-oxa-4-azacyclohexane derivative; (b) reacting the aqueous mixture; (c) obtaining a solution comprising an organo-1-oxa-4-azoniumcyclohexane compound; (d) forming a reaction mixture comprising reactive sources of al, and p, and the solution; and (e) heating the reaction mixture to form the molecular sieve.. ... Uop Llc

06/09/16 / #20160159655

Zeolites using an organo-1-oxa-4-azoniumcyclohexane compound

A method for synthesizing a zeolite is described. The method may include the steps of: (a) preparing an aqueous mixture comprising water, a substituted hydrocarbon, and a 1-oxa-4-azacyclohexane derivative; (b) reacting the aqueous mixture; (c) obtaining a solution comprising an organo-1-oxa-4-azoniumcyclohexane compound; (d)) forming a reaction mixture comprising reactive sources of al, and si, and the solution; and (e) heating the reaction mixture to form the zeolite.. ... Uop Llc

06/09/16 / #20160158741

Stripping vessel for removing hydrocarbons entrained in catalyst particles

A stripping vessel for removing hydrocarbons from a catalyst and a process for removing hydrocarbons from a catalyst. In an fcc unit, the stripping vessel includes first and second stripping sections. ... Uop Llc

06/09/16 / #20160158668

Adsorption separation unit having valve with integral bleed line

An adsorption separation unit and process. Valves are used to provide positive isolation between the various components of the unit, for example, when maintenance is required or when repairs are to be made. ... Uop Llc

06/02/16 / #20160152913

Methods and systems for alternating production of distillate fuels and lube basestocks from heavy hydrocarbon feed

Methods and apparatus are provided for converting heavy hydrocarbons to middle distillate fuels and, alternately, to group ii and iii lube oils, in the presence of suitable metal catalysts using the same refining system with minor adjustments required to change between operating in fuel mode and operating in lube mode.. . ... Uop Llc

06/02/16 / #20160152529

Adsorptive recovery of butadiene from on purpose butadiene production

A process is presented for the production of butadienes. The process includes the recovery of a crude butadiene stream using adsorption separation and removes the need to compress the effluent stream from the oxidative dehydrogenation process effluent stream. ... Uop Llc

05/26/16 / #20160145518

Oxygen and sulfur tolerant adsorbent system

A process for treating a gas stream, such as natural gas, comprising a process design that prevents the formation of undesired sulfur and sulfates from the reaction of oxygen and sulfur is disclosed. After water is removed from the gas stream, a portion of the dried gas stream is sent through a cooled adsorbent bed that has a first layer to remove sulfur compounds and then a layer to remove oxygen. ... Uop Llc

05/26/16 / #20160145510

Process for maximizing diesel production using a heavy heavy naphtha stream

Methods of maximizing diesel production are describes. The methods include providing a stream of heavy heavy naphtha; and blending the stream of heavy heavy naphtha with a diesel stream from the crude distillation zone to increase diesel production while maintaining the blended diesel stream within a specification for diesel. ... Uop Llc

05/26/16 / #20160145501

Contaminant removal from hydrocarbon streams with carbenium pseudo ionic liquids

Processes for removing sulfur and nitrogen contaminants from hydrocarbon streams are described. The processes include contacting the hydrocarbon stream comprising the contaminant with lean carbenium pseudo ionic liquid or a combination of carbenium pseudo ionic liquid and ionic liquid to produce a mixture comprising the hydrocarbon and rich carbenium pseudo ionic liquid or carbenium pseudo ionic liquid and ionic liquid comprising the contaminant. ... Uop Llc

05/26/16 / #20160145500

Contaminant removal from hydrocarbon streams with lewis acidic ionic liquids

Processes for removing sulfur and nitrogen contaminants from hydrocarbon streams are described. The processes include contacting the hydrocarbon stream comprising the contaminant with lean halometallate ionic liquid an organohalide resulting in a mixture comprising the hydrocarbon and rich halometallate ionic liquid comprising the contaminant. ... Uop Llc

05/26/16 / #20160145178

Methods and apparatuses for generating a polyol from whole biomass

Methods and apparatuses for catalytically generating a polyol from whole biomass are provided. An exemplary method includes the steps of: depolymerizing at least a portion of lignin present in a stream that includes whole biomass; generating an effluent that includes depolymerized lignin and a saccharide; separating the effluent to generate a depolymerized lignin stream and a saccharide process stream, wherein the saccharide process stream includes a saccharide and an amount of lignin that is reduced relative to an amount of lignin present the effluent; and contacting the saccharide process stream with a saccharide-to-polyol catalyst system under conditions suitable for the catalytic conversion of saccharide to polyol.. ... Uop Llc

05/26/16 / #20160145172

Methods and apparatuses for deoxygenating pyrolysis oil

Methods and apparatuses are provided for deoxygenating pyrolysis oil. A method includes contacting a pyrolysis oil with a deoxygenation catalyst in a first reactor at deoxygenation conditions to produce a first reactor effluent. ... Uop Llc

05/19/16 / #20160137934

Flexible operation of oligomerization process

A process and apparatus for controlling the amount of gasoline and distillate obtained from an oligomerate product is described. The process includes oligomerizing olefins in a feed stream to produce a mixture of an oligomerate product and unreacted feed. ... Uop Llc

05/19/16 / #20160137932

Methods and apparatuses for producing hydrocarbons

Methods and oil refinery apparatuses are provided for producing hydrocarbons. A method includes fractionating a crude oil feedstock to produce a crude saturated stream and a residual stream. ... Uop Llc

05/19/16 / #20160137930

Slurry hydrocracking process using spent hydroprocessing catalyst

A slurry hydrocracking process using spent hydroprocessing catalyst is described. The process includes obtaining the spent hydroprocessing catalyst from a hydroprocessing zone; reducing the size of the spent hydroprocessing catalyst; and introducing a heavy hydrocarbon feed and a hydrogen stream into a slurry hydrocracking zone in the presence of the reduced size spent hydroprocessing catalyst under slurry hydrocracking conditions to form a slurry hydrocracking effluent.. ... Uop Llc

05/12/16 / #20160130512

Hydrocarbon processing apparatuses and methods of refining hydrocarbons with absorptive recovery of c3+ hydrocarbons

Hydrocarbon processing apparatuses and methods of refining hydrocarbons are provided herein. In an embodiment, a method of refining hydrocarbons includes providing a cracked stream that includes a sulfur-containing component and cracked hydrocarbons. ... Uop Llc

05/12/16 / #20160130511

Processes for recovering hydrocarbons from a drag stream from a slurry hydrocracker

A process for recovering hydrocarbons from a slurry hydrocracking reactor. The hydrocarbons are recovered by taking a drag stream of the slurry in the reactor. ... Uop Llc

05/12/16 / #20160130506

Processes for producing deashed pitch

A process for de-ashing pitch. The pitch from a slurry hydrocracking process is mixed with a solvent. ... Uop Llc

05/12/16 / #20160130196

Highly selective alkylation process with low zeolite catalyst composition

A method for alkylation of a feedstock is described. The method includes contacting the feedstock comprising at least one alkylatable aromatic compound and an alkylating agent with a first alkylating catalyst composition under alkylating conditions, the first alkylating catalyst composition comprising uzm-8 zeolite and a binder, the first alkylating catalyst composition having 20-30 wt % uzm-8 zeolite and the catalyst having a nitrogen to zeolite aluminum molar ratio of between about 0.01 to about 0.040; wherein a total alkylated selectivity at a temperature and a molar ratio of alkylatable aromatic compound to alkylating agent is greater than 99.0%.. ... Uop Llc

05/12/16 / #20160129413

Fluid catalytic cracking apparatus and methods for cracking hydrocarbons

Methods and fcc apparatuses are provided for cracking hydrocarbons. An fcc apparatus includes a riser with a riser outlet positioned within a reactor catalyst collection area. ... Uop Llc

05/05/16 / #20160122664

Processes for maximizing high quality distillate

A process for producing a high quality distillate that meets the ultralow sulfur, cold flow, and distillation requirements. The feed stream is first hydrotreated and dewaxed in the same reactor to provide a hydrotreated and dewaxed effluent. ... Uop Llc

05/05/16 / #20160122663

Integrated hydrotreating and slurry hydrocracking process

An integrated slurry hydrocracking process and apparatus are described. The process includes introducing heavy residual hydrocarbon oil and a hydrogen stream into a slurry hydrocracking zone. ... Uop Llc

05/05/16 / #20160122294

Methods for co-production of alkylbenzene and an oleochemical from natural oils

Embodiments of methods for co-production of linear alkylbenzene and oleochemicals from a natural oil are provided. An exemplary method includes fat splitting the natural oil to form a stream comprising free fatty chains. ... Uop Llc

04/28/16 / #20160116156

Methods and apparatus for power recovery in fluid catalytic cracking systems

A co-generation process for a regenerator in an fcc system having a reactor and a regenerator includes the steps of introducing flue gas from the regenerator into a heating unit at a first location of the heating unit, and introducing an oxygen/fuel gas mixture into the heating unit at a second location of the heating unit apart from the first location, and combusting the oxygen/fuel gas mixture in the heating unit at the second location to form a hot combustion gas. The process further includes the steps of combining the hot combustion gas and the flue gas at a third location of the heating unit apart from the first location to produce heated flue gas, heating water and/or steam with the heated flue gas to produce a heated steam, and introducing the heated steam into a turbine to extract energy from the heated steam.. ... Uop Llc

04/28/16 / #20160115409

Processes and systems for refining fuel gas

Processes and systems are provided for refining fuel gas. The processes involve first and second water wash stages, before and after a caustic wash stage, in which fuel gas is contacted with water for removing amine and caustic compounds from the fuel gas. ... Uop Llc

04/28/16 / #20160115404

Process for converting a vacuum tower bottoms stream

A process for improving a recovery from a bottoms stream from a vacuum tower. The bottom stream is passed to a first cracking zone and unconverted material from the first cracking zone is passed to a second cracking zone. ... Uop Llc

04/28/16 / #20160115400

Integrated hydrotreating and slurry hydrocracking process

Slurry hydrocracking processes are described. The methods include hydrotreating a heavy residual hydrocarbon feed in a hydrotreating zone under residual hydrotreating conditions to form a hydrotreated effluent. ... Uop Llc

04/28/16 / #20160115399

Process for hydrotreating a hydrocarbons stream

Processes for hydrotreating a hydrocarbon stream in which a separation zone and a stripping zone is disposed between two hydrotreating reactors. The stripping zone may comprise a portion of the second hydrotreating reactor. ... Uop Llc

04/28/16 / #20160115394

Separator vessel and process of using same

A separator for separating a hydroprocessed effluent and a process of using same. The separator vessel includes a scrubbing section in a tower to remove acid gases from the vapor that is separated in the separator and that passes upwards through the tower. ... Uop Llc

04/28/16 / #20160115393

Processes and apparatus for separating treated gasoline range hydrocarbons from spent alkali solution

Processes and apparatus are provided for treating gasoline range hydrocarbons containing mercaptans to convert the mercaptans to organic disufides. The process involves contacting treated gasoline range hydrocarbons comprising organic disulfides with a coalescing material and separating refined gasoline range hydrocarbons and organic disulfides from spent alkali using a separation device. ... Uop Llc

04/28/16 / #20160115392

Process for increasing a diesel recovery from a fractionation column

A process for recovering diesel from fractionation column bottoms stream. The bottoms stream from the fractionation column is passed to a vacuum column. ... Uop Llc

04/28/16 / #20160115101

Methods and apparatuses for reforming of hydrocarbons including recovery of products using mixing devices

Embodiments of apparatuses and methods for reforming of hydrocarbons including recovery of products are provided. In one example, an apparatus comprises a separation zone to receive and separate a reforming-zone effluent to form a net gas phase stream and a liquid phase hydrocarbon stream. ... Uop Llc

04/28/16 / #20160115100

Methods and apparatuses for reforming of hydrocarbons including recovery of products using an absorption zone and a pressure swing adsorption zone

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 to form a net gas phase stream and a liquid phase hydrocarbon stream. ... Uop Llc

04/28/16 / #20160115099

Methods and apparatuses for reforming of hydrocarbons including recovery of products using a recovery zone, a pressure swing adsorption zone, and a membrane separation zone

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 net gas phase stream and a liquid phase hydrocarbon stream. ... Uop Llc

04/28/16 / #20160115098

Methods and apparatuses for reforming of hydrocarbons including recovery of products using an absorption zone

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 to form a net gas phase stream and a liquid phase hydrocarbon stream. ... Uop Llc

04/28/16 / #20160115097

Methods and apparatuses for reforming of hydrocarbons including recovery of products using a recovery zone and a pressure swing adsorption zone

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 to form a net gas phase stream and a liquid phase hydrocarbon stream. ... Uop Llc

04/28/16 / #20160115096

Methods and apparatuses for reforming of hydrocarbons including recovery of products using a recontacting zone

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 to form a net gas phase stream and a liquid phase hydrocarbon stream. ... Uop Llc

04/28/16 / #20160115029

Helium recovery process and apparatus

A process and apparatus for increasing recovery of helium are described. The process includes introducing the stream containing helium and at least one oxidizable component into an oxidation zone in the presence of oxygen to oxidize the oxidizable component forming a first vapor stream and a first liquid stream. ... Uop Llc

04/28/16 / #20160115024

Methods and apparatuses for reforming of hydrocarbons including recovery of products using a recovery zone, an absorption zone and a pressure swing adsorption zone

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 net gas phase stream and a liquid phase hydrocarbon stream. ... Uop Llc

04/28/16 / #20160115023

Recovery of hydrogen from fractionation zone offgas

Methods and apparatus for increasing the recovery of hydrogen from fractionation section offgas are described. The methods include reducing the pressure of a liquid effluent from a high-pressure reaction zone, and introducing the effluent into a flash drum forming a low pressure liquid effluent. ... Uop Llc

04/28/16 / #20160114316

Catalyst regenerating methods and apparatuses and methods of inhibiting corrosion in catalyst regenerating apparatuses

Methods and apparatuses for regenerating catalysts and methods of inhibiting corrosion in catalyst regenerating apparatuses are provided. An exemplary apparatus includes: a metal vessel configured to receive a spent catalyst stream and contact at least a portion of the spent catalyst stream with an oxygen containing environment at a sufficiently high temperature to burn coke present in the spent catalyst stream; a refractory material overlying at least a portion of an inner surface of the metal vessel; and a corrosion inhibiting material in contact with at least a portion of the inner surface of the metal vessel and disposed between the inner surface and at least a portion of the refractory material, wherein the corrosion inhibiting material is heat stable at a temperature of at least up to about 400° f. ... Uop Llc

04/07/16 / #20160096782

Methods and apparatuses for processing bio-derived normal nonane

Methods for forming bio-derived fuel products, upgrading bio-derived feedstocks, and processing bio-derived normal nonane are provided. In an embodiment, a method for forming a bio-derived fuel product includes providing a bio-derived hydrocarbon stream comprising at least about 50 wt % normal nonane and having a research octane number of less than about 10. ... Uop Llc

03/31/16 / #20160090608

Methods and apparatuses for treating biomass

Methods and apparatuses for treating biomass are provided herein. In an embodiment, an exemplary method of treating biomass includes providing a biomass stream that includes a lipid component or a derivative thereof and a contaminant component that includes nitrogen, phosphorous, ammonia, or a combination thereof. ... Uop Llc

03/31/16 / #20160090539

Fcc units, apparatuses and methods for processing pyrolysis oil and hydrocarbon streams

Fluid catalytic cracking (fcc) units, apparatuses, and methods for catalytically cracking a mixture of a pyrolysis oil stream and a hydrocarbon stream are provided herein. In an embodiment, an fcc unit includes a reaction chamber suitable for contacting a pyrolysis oil, a hydrocarbon, and a catalyst. ... Uop Llc

03/31/16 / #20160090538

Apparatuses and methods for fluid catalytic cracking with limited particulate emissions

Methods and apparatuses are provided for cracking a hydrocarbon. The method includes contacting a first hydrocarbon stream with a cracking catalyst in a riser. ... Uop Llc

03/31/16 / #20160090341

Methods and apparatuses for treating an organic feed

The present subject matter relates to methods and apparatuses for the continuous preparation of a cumene feed for a cumene oxidation process. More specifically, the subject matter relates to a process for passing a cumene alpha-methylstyrene stream through a caustic wash column having an integrated water wash section for the removal of organic acids.. ... Uop Llc

03/31/16 / #20160090340

Methods and apparatuses for treating an organic feed

The present subject matter relates to methods and apparatuses for the continuous preparation of a cumene feed for a cumene oxidation process. More specifically, the subject matter relates to a process for passing a cumene alpha-methylstyrene stream through a caustic wash column having an integrated water wash section for the removal of organic acids.. ... Uop Llc

03/31/16 / #20160090338

Methods for producing alkylaromatics

Disclosed is a method for process for transalkylation of aromatic compounds comprising introducing a feed stream comprising aromatic hydrocarbon compounds to the transalkylation zone; introducing a water source to the transalkylation zone; contacting the feed stream with a zeolitic transalkylation catalyst; and producing an ethylbenzene product stream. This method increases ethylbenzene yield while improving the selectivity of the catalyst.. ... Uop Llc

03/31/16 / #20160090337

Paraffin dehydrogenation with oxidative reheat

A process is presented for the dehydrogenation of paraffins. The process utilizes the combustion of a fuel within the dehydrogenation reactor to provide the heat of reaction for dehydrogenation. ... Uop Llc

03/31/16 / #20160090336

Removal of aromatic contaminants in olefin stream from paraffin dehydrogenation

A process is presented for the removal of aromatics from an olefin stream. The process includes washing the olefin stream with a hydrocarbon stream to absorb aromatics generated in a dehydrogenation process. ... Uop Llc

03/31/16 / #20160090335

Methods and apparatuses for hydrocarbon production

Methods and apparatuses are provided for producing hydrocarbons. A method for producing hydrocarbons may include two or more reactors having a distributed aromatic rich feed and hydrogen system. ... Uop Llc

03/31/16 / #20160090333

Methods and apparatus for producing jet-range hydrocarbons

Methods and apparatus are provided for producing jet-range hydrocarbons from biorenewable sources, such as oligomerizing c3-c8 biorenewable olefins, for example, derived from c3-c8 alkanol products of fermentation of biomass. Production of jet-range hydrocarbons is increased by employing an additional oligomerization zone for oligomerizing naphtha separated from the effluent of a primary oligomerization zone wherein the c3-c8 biorenewable olefins were first subjected to oligomerization.. ... Uop Llc

03/31/16 / #20160089640

Asymmetric integrally-skinned flat sheet membranes for h2 purification and natural gas upgrading

An asymmetric integrally-skinned flat sheet membrane comprising a miscible blend of an aromatic polyethersulfone (pes) polymer and an aromatic polyimide polymer is used for gas separations such as hydrogen purification, separation of hydrogen and methane and to separate other gases and liquids. Uv radiation may be applied to the surface of the membrane for improved properties.. ... Uop Llc

03/31/16 / #20160089639

High permeability polyimide membranes: gas selectivity enhancement through uv treatment

Polyimide membranes are provided that provide extremely high permeability. The polyimides do not contain carbonyl or sulfonyl functional groups. ... Uop Llc

03/31/16 / #20160089634

Polyimide blend membranes for gas separations

The polyimide blend membrane in the present invention was prepared by blending a first aromatic polyimide with high permeability and a second aromatic polyimide with high selectivity for gas separation. The polyimide blend membrane in the present invention showed improved permeability compared to membranes made from the second aromatic polyimide and improved selectivity compared to membranes made from the first aromatic polyimide.. ... Uop Llc

03/31/16 / #20160089629

Asymmetric integrally-skinned flat sheet membranes for h2 purification and natural gas upgrading

An asymmetric integrally-skinned flat sheet membrane comprising a miscible blend of an aromatic polyethersulfone (pes) polymer and an aromatic polyimide polymer is used for gas separations such as hydrogen purification, separation of hydrogen and methane and to separate other gases and liquids. Uv radiation may be applied to the surface of the membrane for improved properties.. ... Uop Llc

03/31/16 / #20160089628

High permeability polyimide membranes: gas selectivity enhancement through uv treatment

Polyimide membranes are provided that provide extremely high permeability. The polyimides do not contain carbonyl or sulfonyl functional groups. ... Uop Llc

03/31/16 / #20160089627

Polyimide blend membranes for gas separations

The polyimide blend membrane in the present invention was prepared by blending a first aromatic polyimide with high permeability and a second aromatic polyimide with high selectivity for gas separation. The polyimide blend membrane in the present invention showed improved permeability compared to membranes made from the second aromatic polyimide and improved selectivity compared to membranes made from the first aromatic polyimide.. ... Uop Llc

03/24/16 / #20160083660

Fcc process with an integrated secondary reactor for increased light olefin yields

A process for increasing the yields of propylene is presented. The process is an fcc process for producing light olefins, and utilizes a smaller secondary reactor that uses the same catalyst, or a different catalyst as in the fcc reactor. ... Uop Llc

03/24/16 / #20160083659

Methods and systems for increasing production of middle distillate hydrocarbons from heavy hydrocarbon feed during fluid catalytic cracking

A method is provided for increasing production of middle distillate hydrocarbons from conversion of a heavy hydrocarbon feed in a fluid catalytic cracking system having a primary riser and a secondary riser, wherein the method comprises providing regenerated catalyst to the primary riser and operating the primary riser under severe conditions and providing spent catalyst to the secondary riser and operating the secondary riser under moderate conditions.. . ... Uop Llc

03/24/16 / #20160083313

Process for conversion of light aliphatic hydrocarbons to aromatics

A process is disclosed for the aromatization and alkylation of light aliphatic hydrocarbons, such as propane or propylene, into aromatic hydrocarbons. The process provides increased aromatics production and decreases methane and ethane production. ... Uop Llc

03/24/16 / #20160082382

Method for smoothing time-varying concentration of a fluid stream

A process for reducing the size of sulfur removal units is presented. The process includes passing a regeneration gas from a regenerated contaminant adsorption unit through a fixed bed adsorber. ... Uop Llc

03/17/16 / #20160074825

Apparatuses and methods for cooling catalyst

. . Apparatuses and methods for cooling catalyst are provided. In one embodiment, an apparatus for cooling catalyst includes a catalyst cooler vessel having a catalyst inlet for receiving catalyst. ... Uop Llc

03/10/16 / #20160068768

Process for controlling operations of a residue process unit

One exemplary embodiment can be a process for controlling operations of a residue process unit. The process may include analyzing an overhead stream from an extraction column in a solvent deasphalting zone to determine a density of the overhead stream, and adjusting conditions of the extraction column in response to the density determined for the overhead stream depending on the operating constraints of one or more downstream hydroprocessing zones.. ... Uop Llc

03/10/16 / #20160068767

Process for producing diesel fuel

One exemplary embodiment can be a process for producing a diesel fuel. The process can include providing a hydrocarbon feed to a residue processing unit. ... Uop Llc

03/10/16 / #20160068764

Heat recovery from a naphtha fractionation column

A process for separating naphtha feed stream and recovering heat from at least one stream from a column by heating other columns. Preferably, both an overhead stream and a bottom stream from a first column heat a second column and a third column. ... Uop Llc

03/10/16 / #20160068763

Methods and systems for slurry hydrocracking with reduced feed bypass

Methods and systems for slurry hydrocracking with reduced feed bypass and methods for modulating an amount of toluene insoluble material present in a slurry hydrocracking reactor are provided. An exemplary slurry hydrocracking method comprises the steps of: combining a hydrocarbon feed and a slurry hydrocracking catalyst or catalyst precursor to generate a slurry hydrocracking feed; introducing the slurry hydrocracking feed to a slurry hydrocracking reactor under hydrocracking conditions suitable to generate a first product stream; drawing a drag stream from the slurry hydrocracking reactor, the drag stream comprising a hydrocarbon, mesophase material, and solid catalyst particles; separating the drag stream into a first separated stream and a recycle stream, with the first separated stream comprising mesophase material and solid catalyst particles, and the recycle stream comprising the hydrocarbon; and directing the recycle stream into the slurry hydrocracking reactor.. ... Uop Llc

03/10/16 / #20160068762

Process for controlling the temperature of a feed stream to an isomerization zone

A process for heating a feed stream to an isomerization zone by passing the feed stream though heat exchangers and heating the feeds stream with reactor effluent from the isomerization zone. The effluent from the last reactor is passed to a stabilization column and then a separation column, preferably without heating the feed stream. ... Uop Llc

03/10/16 / #20160068453

Methods for producing normal paraffin from a renewable feedstock

Methods are provided for producing normal paraffins. A method includes contacting a feedstock with a deoxygenation catalyst to produce a paraffin stream, where the feedstock includes a natural oil, and where the deoxygenation catalyst is sulfided. ... Uop Llc

03/10/16 / #20160067701

Catalyst regenerators and methods for regenerating catalysts

Catalyst regenerators and methods of their use are provided. A catalyst regenerator includes a combustion chamber with a combustion chamber diameter and a combustion chamber bottom. ... Uop Llc

03/03/16 / #20160060548

Methods and apparatuses for hydroprocessing hydrocarbons

Methods and apparatuses for hydroprocessing a hydrocarbon stream are provided herein. In an embodiment, a method of hydroprocessing the hydrocarbon stream includes hydrocracking the hydrocarbon stream in a first hydrocracking stage in the presence of a first hydrocracking catalyst to produce a first conversion stream. ... Uop Llc

03/03/16 / #20160060544

Fixed bed apparatus with support structure and methods for processing hydrocarbons using the same

Clay treatment apparatuses and methods for processing hydrocarbon products using clay treatment apparatuses are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, a clay treatment apparatus includes a vessel enclosing an interior space, an active clay material disposed within the interior space of the vessel, and a clay retention structure positioned above a bottom head portion of the vessel. ... Uop Llc

03/03/16 / #20160060538

Methods and apparatuses for processing biorenewable feedstocks with reduced external sulfiding agent input

Methods and apparatuses for processing biorenewable feedstocks are disclosed. In accordance with one exemplary embodiment, a method for processing a biorenewable feedstock includes the steps of combining an untreated, diesel boiling range petroleum distillate feedstock comprising sulfur with the biorenewable feedstock to form a combined feedstock and contacting the combined feedstock with a deoxygenation catalyst in the presence of hydrogen gas to form a deoxygenated, biorenewable product.. ... Uop Llc

03/03/16 / #20160060191

Process for the recovery of paraffins from an isomerization effluent

A process for the recovery of c4 hydrocarbons from a c5/c6 isomerization zone. A portion of the effluent stream from the c5/c6 isomerization zone comprising c4 hydrocarbons is combined in a stabilizer section with an effluent from a c4 isomerization zone. ... Uop Llc

03/03/16 / #20160060190

Process for producing a sweetened hydrocarbon stream

A process of producing a sweetened liquid hydrocarbon stream. In order to prevent the forming of acid species in a sweetening zone, a oxygenate removal zone is disposed upstream of the sweetening zone. ... Uop Llc

03/03/16 / #20160060189

Transalkylation / disproportionation or thermal hydrodealkylation hydrocarbon processing methods and systems employing an increased ethylbenzene feed content

Methods and apparatus for processing hydrocarbons are provided. In one example, a method for processing hydrocarbons includes the step of providing feed stream including toluene, ethylbenzene, mixed xylenes, and c9 hydrocarbons. ... Uop Llc

03/03/16 / #20160059227

Methods and apparatuses for regenerating catalyst particles

Apparatuses and methods are provided for regenerating catalyst particles. In one embodiment, a method for regenerating catalyst particles includes passing the catalyst particles through a halogenation zone and a drying zone. ... Uop Llc

03/03/16 / #20160059198

Catalyst regenerators and methods for regenerating catalysts

Catalyst regenerators and methods of their use are provided. A method includes combusting coke from the catalyst in a second stage regenerator to produce a second flue gas, where the second stage regenerator includes a second combustion chamber and a top having a top cross-sectional area. ... Uop Llc

02/25/16 / #20160053186

Staggered fired heater manifolds

A hydrocarbon conversion process is described. The process includes passing a hydrocarbon stream through a plurality of reaction zones and a plurality of fired heaters, the effluent from a first reaction zone passing through one of the plurality of fired heaters before entering a second reaction zone. ... Uop Llc

02/25/16 / #20160053183

Methods for hydrogen sulfide recycling using selective solvents in the hydroprocessing of renewable feedstocks

Methods for hydrogen sulfide recycling using selective solvents in the hydroprocessing of renewable feedstocks are provided. An exemplary method includes the steps of combining hydrogen sulfide with renewable hydrocarbon feedstocks to form a first stream, deoxygenating the first stream to form a second hydrocarbon stream comprising deoxygenated hydrocarbons, water, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen sulfide, and separating the carbon dioxide and the hydrogen sulfide from the second hydrocarbon stream to form a third recycle stream comprising carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide. ... Uop Llc

02/18/16 / #20160046883

Separation process and apparatus

An apparatus and process is disclosed for mitigating coking in an fcc reactor plenum. The apparatus and process utilize a baffle to create a inner volume for the product vapors to prevent contact with a relatively cool plenum. ... Uop Llc

02/18/16 / #20160046545

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 a raffinate from a raffinate bed of a simulated moving bed separator. ... Uop Llc

02/18/16 / #20160045922

Separation process and apparatus

An apparatus and process is disclosed for mitigating coking in an fcc reactor plenum. The apparatus and process utilize a baffle to create a inner volume for the product vapors to prevent contact with a relatively cool plenum. ... Uop Llc

02/11/16 / #20160038899

Extended contact time riser

A riser includes a housing in communication with a entry conduit and an exit conduit. The housing is defined by a holdup chamber having a volume of between about 1133 liters and about 45307 liters. ... Uop Llc

02/04/16 / #20160032206

Process for removing sulfur compounds from natural gas streams

A process for the removal of sulfur compounds from a feed stream. A first separation zone removes sulfur compounds and produces a partially cleaned stream. ... Uop Llc

02/04/16 / #20160030906

Fcc units, separation apparatuses, and methods for separating regenerated catalyst

Apparatuses and methods for separating regenerated catalyst are provided. In one embodiment, an apparatus for separating regenerated catalyst includes a regeneration vessel including a catalyst bed section. ... Uop Llc

02/04/16 / #20160030905

Sealing system for a fluid catalyst cracking regenerator

A regenerator for an fcc apparatus. The regenerator includes a riser inside of a shell. ... Uop Llc

01/28/16 / #20160024396

Methods and systems for removing sulfur compounds from a hydrocarbon stream

Methods and apparatus for removing sulfur compounds from a hydrocarbon stream are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, a method for removing sulfur compounds from a hydrocarbon stream includes the steps of steam stripping a mixed hydrocarbon stream to form a steam stripped overhead stream comprising naphtha and lighter hydrocarbons and a steam stripped bottoms stream comprising naphtha and heavier hydrocarbons; fractionating the steam stripped bottoms stream to form a fractionated overhead stream comprising naphtha hydrocarbons; combining the steam stripped overhead stream with a portion of the fractionated overhead stream and an h2-rich makeup gas stream; and hydrodesulfurizing the combined stream to form an hds reaction effluent stream.. ... Uop Llc

01/21/16 / #20160016332

Method related to a solid state polymerization zone

One exemplary embodiment can be a method. The method can include contacting a molten, melt-phase polymerization product with an aqueous liquid, cutting the molten, melt-phase polymerization product while submerged in the aqueous liquid into pellets, expelling the pellets and water at a temperature of at least about 190° c., drying the pellets, and sending the dried pellets to a solid-state polymerization reaction zone.. ... Uop Llc

01/07/16 / #20160003526

Methods and apparatuses for liquefying hydrocarbon streams

Methods and apparatuses for liquefying hydrocarbon streams are provided. In one embodiment, a method for liquefying a hydrocarbon stream includes expanding the hydrocarbon stream with a turbo expander to form an expanded hydrocarbon stream. ... Uop Llc

01/07/16 / #20160001265

Alumina materials with increased surface acidity, methods for making, and methods for using the same

Aluminas with increased surface acidity, methods of making the same, and methods for using the same are provided. In an exemplary embodiment, a method for increasing the surface acidity of an alumina material includes providing an alumina starting material, and processing the alumina starting material under hydrothermal conditions in the presence of one or more organic acids to generate a hydrothermally treated alumina. ... Uop Llc

01/07/16 / #20160001245

Apparatuses for distributing fluids in fluidized bed reactors

A fluid distribution apparatus is disposed in a fluidized bed reactor and includes a distributor pipe configured to carry a fluid and a centerpipe fluidly connected to the distributor pipe and enclosing an annular space for receiving the fluid from the distributor pipe. The annular space is defined by an interior radius including a cylindrical plug disposed concentrically within the centerpipe, an exterior radius including the centerpipe, an upper end including an upper circular plate, and a lower end including a lower circular plate. ... Uop Llc








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