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Topics in Catalysis

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 349–356 | Cite as

Applications of zeolites in petroleum refining

  • Thomas F. DegnanJr.
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Abstract

Zeolites, or more broadly molecular sieves, can be found in a majority of the major catalytic processes in today’s petroleum refinery. This paper provides an overview of the use of zeolite catalysts in today’s petroleum refineries, and emphasizes some of the newer refining applications including gasoline sulfur removal and dewaxing via isomerization. Zeolite catalysts are also finding new applications at the refinery–petrochemical complex interface. These applications will also be highlighted.

petroleum refining zeolites catalysts 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas F. DegnanJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Corporate Strategic ResearchExxonMobil CorporationAnnandaleUSA

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