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UOP LLC, formerly known as Universal Oil Products, is a multi-national company developing and delivering technology to the petroleum refining, gas processing, petrochemical production, and major manufacturing industries. The company's roots date back to 1914, when the revolutionary Dubbs thermal cracking process created the technological foundation for today's modern refining industry. In the ensuing decades, UOP engineers generated thousands of patents, leading to important advances in process technology, profitability consultation, and equipment design. Wikipedia.

One exemplary embodiment can be a process for cooling a vent stream from a receiver. Generally, the process may include providing a refrigerant including at least one compound contained in the receiver so the refrigerant leaking into the receiver can be compatible with the process.

Apparatuses and processes are provided for stripping gaseous hydrocarbons from particulate material. One process comprises the step of contacting particles containing hydrocarbons with a stripping vapor in countercurrent flow to remove at least a portion of the hydrocarbons with the stripping vapor to form stripped particles. Contacting the particles includes advancing the particles down a sloping element of a structured packing toward a reinforcing rod that is disposed along a lower channel portion of the sloping element. The particles are advanced over the reinforcing rod. The particles are contacted with the stripping vapor that is rising up adjacent to the lower channel portion.

Methods for forming bio-derived fuel products, upgrading bio-derived feedstocks, and processing bio-derived normal nonane are provided. In an embodiment, a method for forming a bio-derived fuel product includes providing a bio-derived hydrocarbon stream comprising at least about 50 wt % normal nonane and having a research octane number of less than about 10. The method further includes isomerizing the bio-derived hydrocarbon stream over a non-zeolitic, non-sulfated and/or non-halogenated catalyst to form the bio-derived fuel product with a research octane number of greater than about 50.

One exemplary embodiment can be a process for removing gases from a sweetened hydrocarbon stream. The process can include passing the sweetened hydrocarbon stream to a gas removal zone, contacting the sweetened hydrocarbon stream with an aqueous stream, passing the aqueous stream to the degassing drum, and removing gases including at least one of oxygen and nitrogen from the aqueous stream. Often, the gas removal zone includes a degassing drum.

Uop Llc | Date: 2015-09-24

Disclosed is a method for process for transalkylation of aromatic compounds comprising introducing a feed stream comprising aromatic hydrocarbon compounds to the transalkylation zone; introducing a water source to the transalkylation zone; contacting the feed stream with a zeolitic transalkylation catalyst; and producing an ethylbenzene product stream. This method increases ethylbenzene yield while improving the selectivity of the catalyst.

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