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Developed more efficient technology for oil refining

Image obtained from Rive Technology web site

Image obtained from Rive Technology web site

The company Rive Technology has developed new zeolites, called RiveCat, which makes more efficient the oil refining process. The technology developed is a method for modifying the pore size of zeolites.

According to the authors, these new catalysts will reduce the amount of oil converted into coke and will help to reduce the production of called aromatic compounds such as benzene that contribute to pollution.

The application of this method is not restricted to cracking crude, since you can select the size of zeolite’s pore, which can extend its use to the prosecution of other fossil sources or hydrocarbons sources developed in the future.

The company Rive Technology, a spin-off of the Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT), commercialize this catalysts technology for petroleum refining.


March 12, 2009 - Posted by | Nano News

1 Comment »

  1. The topic is quite trendy on the Internet at the moment. What do you pay attention to while choosing what to write about?

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