Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (FCC) technology has been (and still is) one of the most important conversion processes in refineries. The core of the FCC device is the catalyst itself, and research and development of FCC catalysts with stable activity is very important.
Before being used in an actual FCC device, fresh FCC catalysts need to be evaluated to predict the performance of the device, so that customers can make important decisions about the operation of the device.
Alfa Chemistry Catalysts provides customers with suitable candidate solutions for FCC catalyst testing. Whether for standalone catalysts or co-catalysts, hydrothermal effect and metal deposition are the two main factors that affect catalyst deactivation in commercial FCC installations. Therefore, it is of great significance to evaluate the potential of cleavage activity and yield selectivity.
The MTA Micro Activity Test Unit is a fully automated laboratory-scale reaction system designed to evaluate the equilibrium activity of fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts.
Single run - Strictly comply with ASTM methods
Mutirun (4 or 8 runs)
Co-processing - Biomass feed
The FCC catalyst deactivation device is a fully automated laboratory-scale reaction system designed to evaluate FCC catalyst deactivation.
Hydrothermal Passivation/Steam - ASTM D4463
Mitchel Metal Impregnation - MM
Cyclic metal impregnation - CMI
Cyclic propylene steaming - ASTM D7206
Including fixed bed, fixed fluidized bed, single-pass or circulating pilot test or chemical reactor engineering center (CREC) riser simulator.
Figure 1. Characterization of MAT feedstocks and products with different amounts of dry bio-oil (wt%) by simulated distillation.
Figure 2. Variation of the MAT conversion in function of the iron content on catalyst at different catalyst-to-oil ratios.