Aromatics

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UOP advanced catalysts can improve the economics across your entire aromatics complex

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UOP catalyst for aromatics production

With strong worldwide petrochemical growth, UOP aromatic and aromatic derivative catalysts offer the higher activity, higher stability and longer life that help you keep pace with demand while improving your economics. Our advanced solutions can support your new, large-scale integrated projects or provide improved efficiency and production rates for your revamp.

Achieve continuous operating cycles and improve the economics of your aromatics complex

UOP’s improved aromatics catalysts and adsorbents inherently have higher stability and are more robust than competitive options. They operate at higher conversions with less recycled hydrogen and for much longer cycles prior to regeneration. Higher conversion results in smaller recycle streams. And with less recycled hydrogen you realize lower overall energy costs. Our catalysts can achieve multi-year, continuous operating cycles, maximizing production of benzene, toluene and xylenes (BTX) and substantially improving the economics of the aromatics complex.

We recently commercialized our Isomar I-500™ catalyst with the added benefit of a high-purity benzene by-product that does not require extraction. The I-500 catalyst offers a significant reduction in capital and operating costs in a new facility and is an optimal catalyst for debottlenecking your Parex unit.

Liquid-phase alkylation catalysts for ethylbenzene production

The UOP EBOne process is a liquid-phase alkylation process that employs our proprietary EB zeolite catalysts. The catalysts can be regenerated repeatedly, avoiding the significant catalyst disposal problems associated with older aluminum chloride catalyst systems. Compared to other EB synthesis technologies, the EBOne process offers better product quality, better heat integration, a lower investment cost, and a far more rugged and reliable catalyst system.

The Lummus/UOP Classic SM process is a deep-vacuum, adiabatic EB dehydrogenation technology that utilizes uses state-of-the-art dehydrogenation catalysts developed and manufactured by Sud-Chemie A.G. Oxidation in the process is accomplished using UOP’s OC series of highly selective catalysts.

Highly selective and stable zeolites produce cumene from benzene and propylene production

For over 50 years, the chemical industry had used solid phosphoric acid (SPA) or aluminum chloride catalysts to synthesize cumene from benzene and propylene. This approach was fundamentally changed by the introduction of UOP’s revolutionary Q-Max process and zeolite catalysts.

The UOP Q-Max process represents the latest generation of cumene technology based on a highly selective and stable zeolite catalyst developed by UOP researchers. The process offers excellent cumene product quality at over 99.7 wt-% yield. The catalyst used in the Q-Max process can be regenerated repeatedly, avoiding the catalyst disposal problems associated with older SPA and aluminum chloride catalyst systems. Compared to other cumene synthesis technologies, the Q-Max process offers better product quality, better heat integration, lower investment cost, and a far more rugged and reliable catalyst system.

Related solutions:

Catalyst Type:

Aromatics Complex

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I-500
I-400
TA-20HP
TA-30

 TA-32

D-1000
PXP-300
PXP-500
ADS-23
ADS-37
ADS-47
 
 

Ethylbenzene & Styrene

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EBZ-100
EBZ-500
EBZ-800TL
NiGuard-1
OC-5

Cumene & Phenol

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QZ-2000
QZ-2100
QZ-2500H
NiGuard-1