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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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Pierre-Alain BREUIL

Ingénieur de recherche /
Chef de projet
Pierre-Alain Breuil a étudié à Chimie ParisTech avant de réaliser son doctorat dans le groupe Homogeneous, Supramolecular and Bio-Inspired Catalysis du Prof. Joost Reek à l’Université d’Amsterdam et d
Catalyse
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Hélène Olivier-Bourbigou : Scientific Woman of the Year – The 2014 Irène Joliot-Curie Prize

Scientific Woman of the Year – The 2014 Irène Joliot-Curie Prize: Hélène Olivier-Bourbigou, Head of research in the field of molecular catalysis at IFPEN
Science@ifpen n°35
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Catalyst selectivity: spectral investigations

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Science@ifpen n°32
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Where aviation fuels are concerned... compromise is the name of the game

In the aviation sector, fuels derived from hydrotreated vegetable oils (HEFA a ) are seen as an alternative to petroleum based Jet A-1 b to reduce the environmental footprint of air transport .
Issue 28 Science@ifpen
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Extrusion: playing the SAXS for success!

Alumina , the archetypal material used for hydrotreatment catalyst supports, has a porous structure at supramolecular scales, determining the transport of oil feeds within it. This structure is
Issue 28 Science@ifpen
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Boehmite rhapsody! Controlled precipitation

Transition aluminas a , widely used as catalyst supports, play a key role in numerous refining processes. Today, the need to develop new and more efficient catalysts demands, among other things,
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