KL-Tu-BRB-1 Can Ni Phosphides Become Viable Hydroprocessing Catalysts?

Tuesday, June 4, 2013: 9:40 AM
Ballroom B (Galt House Hotel)
Stuart Soled, Sal Miseo, Joseph Baumgartner and Javier Guzman, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co., USA.


This study examines several novel nickel phosphide hydroprocessing catalyst compositions prepared by reducing Ni H phosphite hydroxide precursors in H2S/H2.  The results suggest that for nickel phosphide to become an industrially relevant catalyst it will have to contain crystals smaller than a few nm.

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