Issue 37 Science@ifpen
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For xylene separation, hierarchy is not all bad

The three xylene a isomers are each employed in numerous growth market applications (polymers, plastifiers and resins). It is thus vital to improve the efficiency of the separation processes for these
Issue 36 of Science@ifpen
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Operando spectroscopy in full transparency

The purification of oil feeds for obtaining clean fuels, as well as the treatment of bio-based feeds that can be incorporated in diesel fuels, rely on the hydrotreatment process and hence on the
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InSPIRed process control

R&D work in the field of process monitoring aims to gain a better understanding of the phenomena involved, increase productivity and enhance safety. In this context, Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS)
Issue 36 of Science@ifpen
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Raman: the secret of a successful separation

The development and optimization of chemical processes increasingly involves the instrumentation of pilot and industrial units with inline effluent analysis technologies, capable of supplying relevant
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Catalyst selectivity: spectral investigations

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Issue 28 Science@ifpen
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Surface characterization at the right TEMPO

The value of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) resides in its capacity to supply information on the surface elementary composition (a few nm) and the chemical environment of the atoms probed ,
Issue 28 Science@ifpen
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ROCK sets the rhythm for catalyst activation

The development of more efficient hydrotreatment catalysts , based on molybdenum (Mo), requires advanced characterization methods that allow materials to be studied in conditions that match those of
Issue 28 Science@ifpen
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Infrared and SOLEIL: good vibrations under the microscope

Improving the reactional performance of a catalytic material (obtained by applying an active phase onto oxide grains) requires a better understanding of the mechanisms involved in the reaction . More
Issue 28 Science@ifpen
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Characterizing catalysts for Fischer-Tropsch: a question of SWING

Fischer-Tropsch synthesis is a catalytic process to produce hydrocarbons from a syngas, which could come from biomass. It is therefore an alternative process to help reduce the share of oil in the