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1. (WO2018039357) IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF REFINERY FCCU ADDITIVES
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CLAIMS

1. One or more fractions of an FCCU additive created by removing one or more fractions above a size threshold that is larger than the size at which particle size distribution of the initial additive is maximum.

2. An FCCU additive composition wherein at least one particle over 70 microns has been intentionally removed.

3. One or more narrow fractions of an FCCU additive created by removing at least 80% of the particles below a size threshold and removing at least 80% of the particles above another larger threshold.

4. A method for separation of an additive from an FCCU catalyst mixture comprising:

(a) providing an FCCU catalyst mixture comprising a FCCU catalyst and an additive having different particle size distributions;

(b) creating two or more fractions where at least one of the fractions is depleted of the additive and at least one of the fractions is enriched with the additive relative to original FCCU catalyst mixture

5. A method for separation of an additive from an FCCU catalyst mixture comprising:

(a) providing an FCCU catalyst mixture comprising a FCCU catalyst and an additive having a particle size distribution with a size range of less than 100 microns;

(b) separating the additive having a particle size range of less than 100 microns and the FCCU catalyst.

6. An improved FCCU additive where particles above a size threshold have been removed

7. An FCCU additive with smaller average particle size than typical with an improved catalytic function for which the original additive was designed

8. An improved FCCU additive composition created by removing one or more fractions below the size at which particle size distribution of the initial additive is maximum.

9. A method for creating an improved FCCU additive composition comprising intentional removing at least one particle below or above a threshold.

10. The method of claim 9 wherein the threshold is 50 microns and the particle is below 50 microns.

11. The method of claim 9 wherein the threshold is 70 microns and the particle is above 70 microns.

12. A method for improving an FCCU additive composition comprising dividing the additive into more than one fraction such that each fraction contains a range of particle sizes.

13. The method of claim 12 wherein each fraction contains a range of particle sizes, and including combining more than one, but less than all, of these fractions together.

14. The method of claim 12 wherein fractions with an average particle size below a minimum threshold are reprocessed into larger particles.

15. The method of claim 14 wherein fractions with an average particle size above a maximum threshold are reprocessed into smaller particles.

16. The method as recited in claim 12 wherein fractions with an average particle size below a minimum threshold are reprocessed into larger particles and fractions with an average particle size above a maximum threshold are reprocessed into smaller particles and two or more of the resulting fractions are combined.

17. A method to improve performance of an FCCU comprising:

(a) limiting the particle size distribution of an additive to a desired range; and

(b) introducing the limited particle size distribution additive into the FCCU.

18. The method as recited in claim 17 wherein the improved performance is environmental performance and the additive is for SOx reduction.

19. The method as recited in claim 17 wherein the improved performance is environmental performance and the additive is for NOx reduction.

20. The method as recited in claim 17 wherein the improved performance is the operation of the regenerator of an FCCU and the additive is a CO combustion promoter additive.

21. The method as recited in claim 17 wherein the improved performance is an increase in gasoline octane or an increase light olefin production and the additive is a shape-selective zeolite additive.

22. The method as recited in claim 17 wherein the improved performance is to decrease the effects of contaminant metals on FCCU catalyst activity and selectivity and the additive is a metal passivation additive

23. The method as recited in claim 17 wherein the improved performance is the selective pre-cracking of large feed molecules and the additive is a bottoms-cracking additive.

24. An FCC Additive with a particle size distribution measured by laser light scattering has a maximumat a particle size below 100 microns and where 80% of more of the particles fit within a range of no more than 60 microns.

25. An FCC Additive with a particle size distribution measured by laser light scattering with a maximum at a particle size below 100 microns and a full width at half maximum (FWFDVI) less than 60 microns.