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1. (WO2013148009) METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR ISOMERIZATION OF PARAFFINS

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/148009    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/026027
Publication Date: Fri Oct 04 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Fri Feb 15 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: C07C 7/09
C07C 9/16
C07C 5/27
C07C 5/13
Applicants: UOP LLC
Inventors: RICE, Lynn H.
Title: METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR ISOMERIZATION OF PARAFFINS
Abstract:
Embodiments of methods and apparatuses for isomerization of paraffins are provided. In one example, a method comprises the steps of separating an isomerization effluent into a product stream that comprises branched paraffins and a stabilizer vapor stream that comprises HC1, H2, and C6- hydrocarbons. C6- hydrocarbons are removed from the stabilizer overhead vapor stream to form a HC1 and H2-rich stream. An isomerization catalyst is activated using at least a portion of the HC1 and H2-rich stream to form a chloride-promoted isomerization catalyst. A paraffin feed stream is contacted with the chloride-promoted isomerization catalyst in the presence of hydrogen for isomerization of the paraffins.