Joint Centers of Excellence Program

New Generation High Performance Solid Acid Catalysts

This project is to develop and advance the deliberate design, synthesis and large-scale utilization of novel zeolite catalysts having mesoporous (nanoscale and below) crystal structure and tunable acid properties for the modern, advancing petroleum and petrochemical oil and refinery industries. In our proposed collaboration, acid zeolite synthesis catalysts and processes process will be studied with the assistance of a new ultrasonication, template method. Industrial processes such as advanced petrochemical cracking technologies, alkylation, polymerisation of light end gases, isomerisation, reforming, hydroprocessing and selective oxidation will unquestionably benefit from enhancement from a high-level advance in this catalysis science and technology.