Catalytic Isobutane Alkylation - U.S. Patent 9,433,913

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A novel catalytic reactor is provided for controlling the contact of a limiting reactant with a catalyst surface. A first flow vessel defines an interior surface and an exterior surface, and the interior surface has a catalyst deposited on at least a portion thereof. A second flow vessel is positioned within the first flow vessel and the second flow vessel defines a porous surface designed to deliver a fluid uniformly to at least a portion of the interior surface of the first flow vessel.


U.S. Patent 9,433,913, issued 2016.

This application is a continuation of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 11/726,106, now U.S. Pat. No. 8,603,407, filed Mar. 21, 2007.

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Pfefferle, W.C., Etemad, S., “Catalytic Isobutane Alkylation,” 2016 U.S. Patent 9,433,913. Publication No. 20140044613.