Chemical Engineering, April 2012
Larry Dight, Rive Technology’s Senior Vice President for Research & Development, discusses reducing undesirable bottoms production by 7% in a full-scale test at Country Mark’s 27,000-bbl/d refinery in Mount Vernon, Indiana. The improved conversion rate amounts to a profit improvement of $0.72/bbl. The catalyst system integrates Rive’s “molecular highway” zeolite technology with Grace Davison’s knowhow in zeolite manufacturing and catalyst formulation.
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