This volume looks at the recent progress of this technology as reported in the 21 papers presented during the 219th National Meeting of the ACS in New York, September 5-11, 2003. In addition, the volume focuses on the use of modern spectroscopic techniques for the generation of detailed structural analysis required for the advancement of the science of FCC design. Other chapters look at the use and importance of solid state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), microcalorimetry and atomic force microscopy (AFM) to the study of FCCs and discussing strategies to control pollutant emissions from a refinery FCCU and looking at advances in FCC preparation.


Students, researchers and practitioners in the fields of catalysis, chemical engineers.

Table of Contents

An overview of physical adsorption methods for the characterization of finely divided and porous materials and their application to fluid cracking catalysts (FCCs) (J.P. Olivier).
The determination of acidity in fluid cracking catalysts (FCCs) from adsorption microcalorimetry of probe molecules (J. Shen, A. Auroux).
The use of atomic force microscopy (AFM) to study the surface topography of commercial fluid cracking catalysts (FCCs) and pillared interlayered clay (PILC) catalysts (M.L. Occelli, S.A.C. Gould).
New developments of NMR Spectroscopy applied to zeolites (H. Koller).
New catalysts may provide insights into role of nonframework alumina in catalytic cracking catalysis (R.W. Fowler, R. Hu).
Mechanism of fluid cracking catalysts deactivation by Fe (G. Yaluris et al.).
Simulating iron-induced FCC accessibility losses in lab-scale deactivation (D.R. Rainer et al.).
Reduction of NOx emissions from FCCU regenerators with additives (C.P. Kelkar, D.M. Stockwell).
Oxygen partial pressure effects on vanadium mobility and catalyst deactivation in a simulated FCCU regenerator (G. Krishnaiah et al.).
Comparison of NIR and NMR spectra chemometrics for FCC feed online characterization (W.R. Gilbert et al.).
Cracking behavior of aromatic and organic sulfur compounds under realistic FCC conditions in a microriser reactor (X. Dupain et al.).
Evaluating factors that affect FCC stripper behaviour in a laboratory fluidised-bed reactor (C. E. Snape, M. Castro Diaz).
Effects of FCC variables on the formation of gasoline gum precursors (W.R. Gilbert


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