Patents & Publications

  • ​Patents & Patent Pending  Publications 


1. Patent Granted “Fluidized Catalytic Cracking of Paraffinic Naphtha in a Downflow Reactor" Issued October 4, 2016, USPTO # 9,458,394  Click Here


2. Patent Granted “Ancillary Cracking of Heavy Oils in Conjunction with FCC Unit Operations": Issued November 4, 2014, USPTO# 8,877,042   Click Here 

3. Patent Granted “Catalyst Additive for Reduction of Sulfur in Catalytically Cracked Gasoline": Issued April 2, 2013, USPTO# 8,409,428.  Click Here

4. Patent Granted “Desulfurization of Naphtha/Gasoline Stream from a Fluid Catalytic Cracking Reactor": Issued October 17, 2006, USPTO# 7,122,114. Click Here

Publications – Patent Pending 

1."Fluidized Catalytic Cracking of Paraffinic Naphtha in a Downflow Reactor"   
Published Jan. 31,2013, INP WO 2013/016660 A1; PCT/ US 2012/048612 ; 
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2. “Ancillary Cracking of Paraffinic Naphtha in Conjunction with FCC Unit Operations” Published Jan. 17,2008, USPTO#  US 2008/0011645 A1 ; Oct.6, 2011,  USPTO#  US 2011/0240520  A1  Click Here    

3. “Ancillary Cracking of Heavy Oils in Conjunction with FCC Unit Operations” Published Jan. 17,2008, USPTO#  US 2008/0011644 A1; Sept. 22,2011, USPTO#  US 2011/0226668  A1  Click Here   

4. “Catalyst Additive for Reduction of Sulfur in Catalytically Cracked Gasoline” Published Jan. 3, 2008, USPTO#  US 2008/0000807 A1

5. Two others on FCC Gasoline Sulfur Reduction Additive Compositions” (Bourane)  Published May 26,2011, USPTO#  US 2011/0120912 A1  Feb. 11,2010,  USPTO#  US 2010/0032343  A1 


Publications  and Presentations 
Published or presented over 40 papers. Partial list:

  • • Refcomm Coking and Cat Cracking Conference April 2015 “Naphtha Catalytic Cracking in FCC Units Past & Present”  Click Here  
  • • Hydrocarbon Processing July 2014 Co-Authored “How to Make Anything in a Catalytic Cracker Part 1"


• Refcomm Coking and Cat Cracking Conference April 2014 "More Propylene in Existing FCC Units & Revamps    Click Here 

• AFPM Annual Meeting March 2014 Co-Authored “How to Make Anything in a Catalytic Cracker"

• Refcomm Coking and Cat Cracking Conference New Delhi ,India 2013 "Naphtha Catalytic Cracking for Propylene Production by FCCU" 

• Petroleum Technology Quarterly  2013 Supplement - Processing Shale Feedstocks: "Naphtha Catalytic Cracking for Propylene Production"  Click Here

•  Axens /Shaw 8TH FCC Forum, 30th Mar – 2nd April 2009:  “High Severity HS-FCC Technology”   Click Here

•  World Petroleum Congress (WPC) 2008 Co-Authored  “Process Chemistry and Kinetics of Naphtha Cracking to Olefins”   

• Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology  75 year Edition 2008:  “Development of a Novel Refinery Process: From Laboratory Experiments to Commercial Applications”    
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• ARTC Mar 2008:   “Maximizing Refinery Propylene in a New Catalytic Cracking Process”   Click Here

• Reaction Kinetic Catalyst March 6, 2007:  “Additives for the Reduction of Sulfur in FCC Gasoline"

• Applied Catalysts, March 13, 2006:  “Sulfur Reduction in FCC Gasoline using Catalyst Additives”   Click Here

• Petroleum Technology Quarterly Fall 2006 Co- Authored paper “FCC Main Column Water Wash Systems”   Click Here

• Oil and Gas Journal  Sept 26, 2005:   "Demonstration Plant for New FCC Technology yields increased Propylene”   Click Here

• Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology  (2005 Fall/ Winter Edition)   “Increasing FCC Propylene Yield” 

• Oil & Gas Journal Oct. 4, 2004  Catalyst Report- Edition  “Catalyst Changes, Downstream Improvements Increase FCC Propylene Yields”   Click Here

• ARTC 7th Annual Conference in 2004, Co- Authored  “FCC Revamps – Manipulate Pressure Profile to Reduce Investment”

• Oil & Gas Journal,  May 10,2004:  “Understanding Unit Pressure Balance Key to Cost Effective FCC Revamps”   Click Here

• Petroleum Technology Quarterly  Autumn 2003:  “FCC Reactor Vapor Line Coking” Click Here

• Petroleum Technology Quarterly  Autumn 2002:  “Improvements to Increase Fuel Capacity and Quality” 

• Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology 2002:  “Sulfur Reduction in FCC Gasoline with a Commercial Additive: A Microactivity Study”    Click Here

• Petroleum Science and Technology  2002:  “Sulfur Reduction in FCC Gasoline with a Commercial Additive : A MAT Study“   

• ASIA Refinery Technology Conference (ARTC) 2002:  "Continuous Improvement at the Jeddah Refinery to meet the Clean Fuel Challenge"   Click Here

 

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