Sinopec Research Institute of Petroleum Processing reports on the successful implementation of Chemspeed’s enabling, automated zeolite synthesis workflow

Prof. Xuhong Mu and Prof. Yongrui Wang from Sinopec Research Institute of Petroleum Processing state: “Chemspeed’s AUTOPLANT ZEO Robotic Platform together with the Workflow Management Software provides faster and better zeolite synthesis. Reproducibilities over 20 fully automated 100mL reactors per run are within ±5%. The physico-chemical properties of zeolites produced proved to be scalable to 2-Liter stainless-steel autoclave. Varying a suite of raw materials with different physico-chemical properties, the ratios of n(SDA)/n(SiO2) and the ratios of n(H2O)/n(SiO2), the productivity could be increased by a factor of 10. Zeolites were reproducibly synthesized in high solid-content (viscous) regimes.”

About Sinopec Research Institute of Petroleum Processing
SINOPEC Research Institute of Petroleum Processing (RIPP), founded in 1956, is a comprehensive research and development organization specialized in petroleum refining and petrochemical engineering subordinated to SINOPEC Corporation. It is mainly devoted to the development and application of petroleum refining technologies, while laying stress on petroleum refining-petrochemical integration and focusing on the R&D of corresponding petrochemical technologies as well. In the recent years, it has been reinforcing its innovation in new alternative fuel and energy sources. It is now in the process of transforming itself into an all-directional energy R&D organization mainly engaged in petroleum refining and in petroleum refining-petrochemical integration as well.

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February 3, 2014