Petroleum Catalysis in Non-Technical Language

Readers will understand the connection between catalyst and product, what makes catalysts good or bad, and how catalysts affect petroleum products and profits. Contents: Catalyst composition and function: Catalyst chemistry 101 Surface area Surface energies Kinetics - controlling the reaction Catalyst preparation & formation Refinary catalytic processes Catalytic cracking Hydrotreating catalysts Catalytic reforming Hydrocracking catalysts Alkylation, isomerization, & polymerization - acid, metal, and shape-selective catalysts Refinary hydrogen production Catalyst handling, regeneration, & disposal New catalyst development Glossary.