Isomerization Process by CDTECH

Application: Convert normal olefins to isoolefins.

Description:
C4 olefin skeletal isomerization (IsomPlus)
A zeolite-based catalyst especially developed for this process provides near equilibrium conversion of normal butenes to isobutylene at high selectivity and long process cycle times. A simple process scheme and moderate process conditions result in low capital and operating costs. Hydrocarbon feed containing n-butenes, such as C4 raffinate, can be processed without steam or other diluents, nor the addition of catalyst activation agents to promote the reaction. Near-equilibrium conversion levels up to 44% of the contained n-butenes are achieved at greater than 90% selectivity to isobutylene. During the process cycle, coke gradually builds up on the catalyst, reducing the isomerization activity. At the end of the process cycle, the feed is switched to a fresh catalyst bed, and the spent catalyst bed is regenerated by oxidizing the coke with an air/nitrogen mixture. The butene isomerate is suitable for making high purity isobutylene product.

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C5 olefin skeletal isomerization (IsomPlus)
A zeolite-based catalyst especially developed for this process provides near-equilibrium conversion of normal pentenes to isoamylene at high selectivity and long process cycle times. Hydrocarbon feeds containing n-pentenes, such as C5 raffinate, are processed in the skeletal isomerization reactor without steam or other diluents, nor the addition of catalyst activation agents to promote the reaction. Near-equilibrium conversion levels up to 72% of the contained normal pentenes are observed at greater than 95% selectivity to isoamylenes.

Licensor: CDTECH and Lyondell Chemical Co.


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