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Lanzhou, China

Petrochemical Research Institute

Lanzhou, China
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Yan T.,Xi'an Jiaotong University | Chen K.,Xi'an Jiaotong University | Wang L.,Petrochemical Research Institute | Liu Y.,Petrochemical Research Institute | And 3 more authors.
Energy and Fuels | Year: 2017

The upgrading of heavy oil from Karamay using supercritical methanol (SC-MeOH) as a solvent was studied in a batch reaction. Through orthogonal experiments, the effects of the temperature, mass ratio of methanol to oil, reaction time, and agitation speed were investigated. The optimal reaction conditions, depending on the boiling range of light products such as maltenes and the yields of byproducts such as asphaltenes, were as follows: reaction temperature of 350°C, reaction time of 60 min, stirring agitation of 900 rpm, and mass ratio of methanol to oil of 1:1. A simultaneous increase agitation speed would significantly reduce the condensation behavior. Analysis of the simulated distillation of maltenes indicated that the components with boiling points lower than 380°C increased from 19 wt % in the raw material to 38 wt % in the maltenes products. The viscosity of light products decreased to 24.1 mPa·s. The FTIR of asphaltene results showed that the temperature has contradictory influence on upgrading of heavy oils. With increasing temperature, the degree of aromatic ring condensation increases and the lengths of aliphatic side chains decrease. High temperature can promote the breakage of alkyl side chains and condensation of aromatic rings. The TG-FTIR spectrum proves that SC-MeOH can participant in the reaction as a reactant. However, heteroatom O was introduced into the maltene molecules. All these results proved that SC-MeOH is an excellent solvent for oil pyrolysis. However, the quantity of light products should be improved, the secondary generation of asphaltenes removal needs to be restrained, and heteroatoms need more detailed research. © 2017 American Chemical Society.

Wang Y.-B.,Petrochemical Research Institute | Hu Y.-Z.,Petrochina | Li W.-L.,Petrochemical Research Institute | Zhang W.-S.,Petrochina | And 2 more authors.
Guang Pu Xue Yu Guang Pu Fen Xi/Spectroscopy and Spectral Analysis | Year: 2014

In the present paper, based on the fast evaluation technique of near infrared, a method to predict the yield of atmospheric and vacuum line was developed, combined with H/CAMS software. Firstly, the near-infrared(NIR) spectroscopy method for rapidly determining the true boiling point of crude oil was developed. With commercially available crude oil spectroscopy database and experiments test from Guangxi Petrochemical Company, calibration model was established and a topological method was used as the calibration. The model can be employed to predict the true boiling point of crude oil. Secondly, the true boiling point based on NIR rapid assay was converted to the side-cut product yield of atmospheric/vacuum distillation unit by H/CAMS software. The predicted yield and the actual yield of distillation product for naphtha, diesel, wax and residual oil were compared in a 7-month period. The result showed that the NIR rapid crude assay can predict the side-cut product yield accurately. The near infrared analytic method for predicting yield has the advantages of fast analysis, reliable results, and being easy to online operate, and it can provide elementary data for refinery planning optimization and crude oil blending.

Yan T.,Xi'an Jiaotong University | Xu J.,Xi'an Jiaotong University | Wang L.,Petrochemical Research Institute | Liu Y.,Petrochemical Research Institute | And 2 more authors.
RSC Advances | Year: 2015

Due to the decrease in light crude oil and the ever-increasing demand for the upgrading of heavy oils, the development of new heavy oil processing technologies has been attracting wide attention. Using supercritical fluids (SCFs) as the reaction medium has great advantages for upgrading heavy oils. The upgrading processes which employ supercritical water (SCW) without catalysts and the effects of different operating conditions are summarized in this work. The temperature and the density of SCW are of great significance to upgrading processes. The upgrading process through partial oxidation and the water gas shift reaction is further discussed. The processes employing other SCFs with different kinds of catalysts are also summarised. Additionally, the role of the SCFs during the upgrading is discussed. According to the development of the upgrading of heavy oils with SCFs, some strategies are proposed to improve the quality of the products and to reduce the coke yield. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2015.

Liu P.,Petrochemical Research Institute | Zhang Z.,Petrochemical Research Institute | Zhang Z.,Lanzhou University of Technology | Wang Y.,Petrochemical Research Institute | And 5 more authors.
Zhongguo Xitu Xuebao/Journal of the Chinese Rare Earth Society | Year: 2010

REY (RE=rare earth) zeolites with varying RE content were prepared by ion-exchange procedure in aqueous system. The X-ray diffraction analysis revealed that all RE ions were located at lattice sites, and no feature peaks of RE2O3 were detected in X-ray diffraction patterns. The NH3-temperature programmed desorption technique and infrared spectra of pyridine adsorbed on acid sites were employed to investigate acid properties of REY zeolites. It was found that the REY zeolites with high RE content possessed less Lewis acid sites (151 μmol · g-1) and more strong acid sites in comparison with those of low RE content Y zeolites. The reactive performances of model catalysts incorporating zeolites further demonstrated that the variation of acid properties played a critical role in acid based catalysis and the yield of bottom oil decreased from 5.93% to 5.15% with increasing RE content. Additionally, the infrared spectra of pyridine ring reformation model v19b revealed that RE ions could effectively inhibit the extraction of Al atoms from framework.

Ying Y.,Beijing University of Chemical Technology | Zeng F.,Beijing University of Chemical Technology | Wu P.,Petrochemical Research Institute | Yang Q.,Beijing University of Chemical Technology | And 5 more authors.
Huagong Xuebao/CIESC Journal | Year: 2014

The nanoporous structures of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) can be functionally regulated according to specific targets of interest, and thus such types of solids can be considered as promising industrial catalytic materials. Since interface microenvironments and catalytic properties of MOFs might be affected by the solvents, it is necessary to study the influence of solvent effects on their catalytic activities. Although MOFs with coordinatively unsaturated metal sites (CUMs) have shown promising applications in liquid-phase catalysis, the related solvent effects on the Lewis acid catalytic performance of these CUMs are seldom investigated. In this work, density functional theory calculations were conducted to investigate the solvent effects on the properties of the Lewis acid sites in two typical MOFs, Cu-BTC and MOP-15, where the COSMO (conductor-like solvent model) was used to mimic the dielectric response of the solvent environments. Different relative dielectric constants were considered, including in vacuum, toluene, ethyl acetate, 1, 2-dichloroethane and acetonitrile. Using CO as the probe molecule, the solvent effects were examined by exploring the geometry parameters, the Mulliken charges, and the vibrational frequency as well as the adsorption energy of CO molecule around those CUMs. The strengths of Lewis acid sites could be enhanced with the increase of the dielectric constant. Further, the solvent effects became more evident in CUMs when the organic linkers had higher electronegativity. These observations provide fundamental insights into the regulation of the liquid-phase catalytic activity of MOFs using specific solvents. © All Rights Reserved.

Otaibi R.A.L.,Petrochemical Research Institute | Otaibi R.A.L.,King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology | Bagabas A.,Petrochemical Research Institute | Bagabas A.,King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology | And 6 more authors.
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Research Institute - Annual Catalysts in Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals Symposium Papers | Year: 2012

The performance of palladium and copper loaded on heteropoly acids for the transformation of acetone to methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) in the gas-phase was studied. Pd doped on heteropoly acids cesium salt were effective bifunctional mixed oxide catalysts for the one-step conversion of acetone to MIBK in the gas phase. An MIBK selectivity of 40% (44% total MIBK + DIBK selectivity) at an acetone conversion of 22% was achieved using the 0.5 wt% Pd/Cs2.5H0.5PW12O40 at 250°C and 1 atm, without catalyst deactivation for ≤ 5 hr on stream. Test on bimetallic Cu-Pd on heteropoly acids cesium salt showed IPA as the main product, which can be attributed to the copper interaction and properties. In contrast, 0.5% Cu/Cs2.5H0.5PW12O40 exhibited a great activity towards IPA formation in gas phase, indicating the preference of the direct reductive hydrogenation of acetone carbonyl over the acetone dimerization. This catalyst showed a higher selectivity toward mesityl oxide compared with other catalysts. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 22nd Annual Saudi-Japan Symposium on Catalysts in Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals 2012 (Dhahran, Saudi Arabia 11/25-26/2012).

Chen L.,Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research | Chen L.,Nanchang University | Baumgarten M.,Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research | Guo X.,Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research | And 5 more authors.
Journal of Materials Chemistry C | Year: 2014

Solution-processable hexathiaheptacene dithienothieno[2,3-d;2′, 3′-d′]benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′]dithiophenes (DTTBDT a-d) with various alkyl groups were synthesized by triflic acid induced ring closure. UV/Vis absorption, photoluminescence spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry combined with density functional theory quantum-chemical calculations were performed to determine the photophysical and the electrochemical properties of DTTBDT a-d. In addition, the new hexathiaheptacenes show liquid crystalline properties dependent on their alkyl chain length. As observed from differential scanning calorimetry and polarized optical microscopy compared with DTTBDT a and b, DTTBDT c and d exhibit thermotropic liquid crystalline textures due to the rigid conjugated skeleton and the flexible long alkyl chains. For all four derivatives, the structural analysis indicates the formation of lamellar structures in which, surprisingly, the molecules are poorly packed. This molecular disorder is the main reason for the low performance of the p-type field-effect transistors. This journal is © the Partner Organisations 2014.

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