1. What is ZeolitePlus?
  2. Who is Technology Marketing?
  3. What other technologies does Technology Marketing offer?
  4. What are the advantages of ZeolitePlus compared to conventional methods?
  5. Why is the capital cost less than conventional methods?
  6. Why is the operating cost less than conventional methods?
  7. How is ZeolitePlus more environmentally sensitive?
  8. What is the quality of the zeolites prepared using ZeolitePlus?
  9. What type of Zeolites can be manufactured with ZeolitePlus?
  10. At what scale has Technology Marketing demonstrated ZeolitePlus?
  11. What are the choices for extrusion?
  12. What is the performance of catalysts made from ZeolitePlus zeolites?
  13. What are the process requirements for ZeolitePlus?
  14. What size samples can Technology Marketing supply and how soon?
  15. Will Technology Marketing provide a detailed process design and what is the cost?
  16. What are the commercial terms for licensing ZeolitePlus?
  17. Which conventional zeolite manufacturing equipment can be used with the ZeolitePlus technology?
  18. Are samples of ZeolitePlus zeolites available?
  19. Will Technology Marketing release sufficient details for customer cost analysis?
  20. Does Chevron use ZeolitePlus in their own operations?
  21. How do customers contact Technology Marketing?
ZeolitePlus is the preferred route to both powder and extrudate.
ZeolitePlus is the preferred route to both powder and extrudate.

1. What is ZeolitePlus?
ZeolitePlus is Technology Marketing's proprietary technology for manufacturing a wide range of zeolites.

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2. Who is Technology Marketing?
A division of Chevron's Downstream & Chemicals organization, Technology Marketing develops, sells and licenses technology and catalysts for refining industries worldwide.

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3. What other technologies does Technology Marketing offer?
Through its two joint ventures companies of Chevron Lummus Global (Chevron and CB&I) and Advanced Refining Technologies (Chevron and Grace Davison), Technology Marketing sells proprietary catalyst and licenses hydroprocessing technologies such as ISOCRACKING, ISODEWAXING, ISOFINISHING, ISOTREATING, ISOMIX®-e, RDS, VRDS, OCR, UFR, LC-FINING, LC-MAX and ISOCONVERSION.

4. What are the advantages of ZeolitePlus compared to conventional methods?
ZeolitePlus simplifies and reduces the number of steps used in zeolite manufacture. This leads to lower capital and operating costs and a more environmentally benign operation.

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5. Why is the capital cost less than conventional methods?
ZeolitePlus uses Technology Marketing's proprietary process technology, increasing the cost-effectiveness of the equipment, and giving increased zeolite yields.

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6. Why is the operating cost less than conventional methods?
Operation cost is less as a result of reduced batch time and more effective use of template and other raw materials. The cost of organics per pound of zeolite product for a number of specialty zeolites is also reduced.

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7. How is ZeolitePlus more environmentally sensitive?
ZeolitePlus requires a smaller footprint than conventional processes. Additionally, with enhanced yields, there is considerably less organic and inorganic waste for disposal. The use of lower quantities of organic template compounds makes containment of organic vapors much easier.

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8. What is the quality of the zeolites prepared using ZeolitePlus?
ZeolitePlus yields high quality zeolites in either powder or extrudate form. The technology demonstrates great flexibility to meet the physical property requirements of the user. Catalyst performance matches or exceeds the performance of commercial catalysts for both refining and petrochemical processes.

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9. What type of zeolites can be manufactured with ZeolitePlus?
A wide range of zeolites and molecular sieves can be prepared using the technology, including Beta and ZSM-5. Either powder or extrudate forms can be manufactured using ZeolitePlus.

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10. At what scale has Technology Marketing demonstrated ZeolitePlus?
Beta zeolite was prepared at a 200 pound/batch scale while ion-exchange and calcinations were demonstrated at the 1,000 pound scale.

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11. What are the choices for extrusion?
Most conventional extruders can be used.

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12. What is the performance of catalysts made from ZeolitePlus Zeolites?
Different zeolitic catalysts made using ZeolitePlus give good or exceptional performance as compared to commercial reference cataysts in bench scale pilot evaluations. Superior results were demonstrated for a beta zeolite catalyst using a one cubic foot slipstream pilot plant at an operating petrochemical manufacturing plant.

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13. What are the process requirements for ZeolitePlus?
These depend on the specific zeolite application, but in general the crystallizer is operated at the same or less severe conditions than used for conventional synthesis of the target zeolite.

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14. What size samples can Technology Marketing supply and how soon?
Our 200 pound/batch semiworks pilot plant is now available for preparing zeolite powders. Several pound samples from this can be exchanged and calcined either at Technology Marketing, or at the customer's facility, particularly if larger quantities are required.

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15. Will Technology Marketing provide a detailed process design and what is the cost?
Technology Marketing will provide process design for the crystallizer section of the plant and cooperate with the client to determine the requirements of the ancillary equipment needed for the finished product.

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16. What are the commercial terms for licensing ZeolitePlus?
Commercial terms vary with each application of the technology. The commercial package will include process design, technical service as well as a royalty for right to practice. Either a fully paid or running royalty will be offered.

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17. Which conventional zeolite manufacturing equipment, can be used with the ZeolitePlus technology?
Depending on the type of zeolite manufactured, much of the existing process equipment, including mixers and solid handling equipment, can be used in revamp applications.

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18. Are samples of ZeolitePlus zeolites available?
Technology Marketing will provide lab samples for customer evaluation. Larger pilot plant scale samples will be made on a contract basis to your specification.

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19. Will Technology Marketing release sufficient details for customer cost analysis?
Technology Marketing will work with the customer under confidentiality agreement to provide cost and expense bases.

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20. Does Chevron use ZeolitePlus in their own operations?
Since this technology is just being introduced, ZeolitePlus based commercial zeolites or catalysts are not yet available. In the future, we expect that our catalyst suppliers will be turning to this more cost-effective technology for manufacturing zeolites.

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21. How do customers contact Technology Marketing?
For more information contact:

New Business Development
Technology Marketing
100 Chevron Way
Richmond, CA 94801

Telephone: 1.510.242.3177
Fax: 1.925.842.1412
http://www.chevron.com/products/sitelets/refiningtechnology/

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