Process for Thermo Catalytic Cracking (TCC) of heavy oils feeds to increase production of light olefins (Ethylene-Propylene) at low Temperature

Solution / invention summary :
TCC Process is operated in existing steam cracking reactors and uses a novel catalyst material to increase the production of Ethylene-Propylene at a lower cracking temperature and with heavy hydrocarbon feed materials. TCC is very selective to light olefins. Catalyst formulations contain zeolite and metal oxydes. The catalyst is very stable and the regeration cycle is efficient at low temperature and pressure.

Advantages / benefits :
1) Increases by 30% the production of light olefins
(Ethylene/Propylene) in petrochemical plant, for the same volume of petroleum feed stock;
2) High energy savings: 150c less than existing steam cracking temperature process;
3) High stability of the catalyst formulation and very short regeneration cycle;
4) Low capital investment to adapt TCC to existing steam cracking ethylene plant.

Potential applications :
1) Ethylene plants in petrochemical industry;
2) TCC already tested with light and heavy naphtas, gas oils and synthetic crude oils as feed stock.

Pending patents :
Europe 00975698.2; 01957655.2; 03700756.4 USA 10/129,577; 10/203,230; 10/352,770;
60/566,081 Canada 2,384,884; 2,389,536; 2,473,751

US 6,184,167

Inventor(s): Dr. Raymond Le Van Mao, Ph.D Chemistry

Type of Offer: Licensing

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