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Multi-stage reaction catalysts (MSRC)

BASF has introduced its latest FCC catalyst manufacturing innovation, the MSRC platform. This breakthrough manufacturing development takes advantage of staged reactions with different catalytic attributes much the same way that staged hydrotreating catalyst loading permits different reaction zones in a fixed bed reactor vessel. The concept of staged reactions is not new to the refining industry, but its application to a circulating system like FCC is a true step forward in catalyst technology.

The MSRC platform uses existing catalyst technologies such as BASF’s proven Distributed Matrix Structures (DMS)1, 2 and Proximal Stable Matrix and Zeolite (Prox-SMZ)3, 4 materials, but through a novel manufacturing technology combines two or more existing functionalities within the same catalyst particle. The location of the various stages can be specifically engineered to achieve maximum value for the refiner. This staging approach can be applied to allow processing of heavier feedstocks or to maximize specific product yields.

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