Sustainable Management of Spent Hydroprocessing Catalyst

Changyan Yang, Jinlong Wu, Wei Wang, Bo Li, Bo Zhang, Yigang Ding


Increasing demand for high-quality transportation fuels and stringent environmental standards have resulted in the significantly increased quantity of spent hydroprocessing catalysts, which require the sustainable management. To minimize the generation of hazardous wastes, the spent hydroprocessing catalysts can be regenerated via oxidative regeneration or reactivated via the rejuvenation process. If the catalytic activity cannot be restored, it can be utilized as a source of other useful materials, and/or metals in the spent catalyst are recovered. Finally, the stabilized residues shall be disposed by using an environmentally sound method. 

Citation: Yang, C., Wu, J., Wang, W., Li, B., Zhang, B., and Ding, Y. (2018). Sustainable Management of Spent Hydroprocessing Catalyst. Trends in Renewable Energy, 4(1), 90-95. DOI:10.17737/tre.2018.4.1.0061


Sustainable Management; Spent Hydroprocessing Catalyst; Oxidative Regeneration; Rejuvenation; Metals Reclamation

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