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Oil & Gas Science and Technology - Rev. IFP
Volume 56, Number 5, September-October 2001
Page(s) 499 - 514
Published online 01 December 2006
Oil & Gas Science and Technology - Rev. IFP, Vol. 56 (2001), No. 5, pp. 499-514
DOI: 10.2516/ogst:2001040

Evolution of Refining and Petrochemicals: What Is the Place of Zeolites

Évolution du raffinage et de la pétrochimie. Place des zéolithes

C. Marcilly

Institut Français du Pétrole

The first part of this paper presents the evolution of the refining and petrochemical industries during the last two or three decades and the principal trends of their evolution in the medium and long run. Then, it describes some important deals that both industries have and will have to cope with. The second part gives some information on the market of catalysts for refining and petrochemicals. It presents the market of zeolites for various industrial applications (detergency, sorption/drying and catalysis) and details their applications in refining and petrochemicals. Then, it describes the probable evolution of the market of zeolites in the medium run and, at last, lists some examples of possible opportunities for zeolites to bring significant progress in catalysis and sorption applied to refining and petrochemicals.

Dans une première partie, cet article décrit l'évolution passée (sur les deux ou trois dernières décennies) du raffinage et de la pétrochimie et tente de dégager les principales tendances de leur évolution à moyen et long terme. Il décrit ensuite les principaux défis que cette évolution place sur la route des acteurs du raffinage et de la pétrochimie. Dans une seconde partie, il présente le marché des catalyseurs de ces deux domaines et le compare à celui des catalyseurs en général. Il présente ensuite le marché des zéolithes quelles que soient leurs applications industrielles (détergents, adsorption ou catalyse) et décline l'ensemble de ces applications en raffinage et pétrochimie. Il décrit l'évolution prévisible du marché des zéolithes et tente de dégager quelques directions possibles de progrès pour les zéolithes dans les activités de catalyse et adsorption appliquées au raffinage et à la pétrochimie.

Correspondence and reprints: christian. marcilly@ifp. fr

© IFP 2001

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