CA5350 Catalysis in Petroleum Technology


Origin, composition of petroleum; production of different fuel fractions: refinery operations;primary processing, secondary processing, thermal and catalytic methods; analysis, tests and specifications for petroleum fuels; catalytic cracking: catalysts, processes; catalytic reforming: reactions, catalysts, processes; hydrodesulfurization (HDS) of fuel fractions, catalysts, active centres and mechanisms; deep desulfurization of diesel fuels; sweetening of kerosene, alternate desulfurization methods; desulfurization of FCC naphtha; hydrocracking: catalysts and processes; processing of heavy oils – hydrodemetallization, residue HDS; lube oil production – dewaxing, wax isomerization: catalysts and processes. alkylates for petrol – current processes, use of solid acids; light naphtha isomerization, catalysts and current processes; oxygenate additives; sulfur recovery from fuel processing operations; H2production; deactivation of catalysts; regeneration of catalysts; recovery of materials; types of reactors used in fuels processing.

Text Books:

  1. J.G.Speight, The Chemistry and Technology of Petroleum, Marcel Dekker Inc., 1980
  2.  Meyers, R.A. (ed.), Handbook of Petroleum Refining Processes, Part 5, McGrawHill, New York (1986).
  3. “The Chemistry and Technology of Petroleum”, J.G. Speight, (Marcel Dekker,1991). J.F. Le Page et al., Applied Hetrogeneous Catalysis, (Editions Technip, Paris).
  4. J. Scherzer and A.J. Gruia, “Hydrocracking Science and Technology”, Marcel Dekker, N.Y., 1996.
  5. J.G. Speight, “The Desulfurization of Heavy Oils and Residua”, Marcel Dekker, N.Y., 1981.
  6. A. Sequiera, Jr., “Lubricant Base Oil and Wax Processing”, Marcel Dekker, N.Y., 1994.
  7. H. Topsoe, B.S. Clausen and F,E. Massoth, “Hydrotreating Catalysis: Science and Technology”, in Catalysis Science and Technology (eds. J.R. Anderson and M. Boudart) Springer Verlag, vol. 11, 1996.
  8. “Catalytic Naphtha Reforming” (eds. G.J. Antos, A.M. Aitani and J.M. Parera) Marcel Dekker, 1995.
  9. R.J. Farrauto and C. H. Bartholomew, Fundamentals of Industrial Catalytic Processes, Chapman and Hall, 1997.