The Extended History of PRICAT(TM) 468 for C4 Acetylene Hydrogenation

South Texas Section May 2011 Meeting
Originally delivered May 5, 2011
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Step three of the 'Eight Steps to Specify a Catalyst Bed' is selecting the catalyst. The process of developing and selecting catalysts is often shrouded in mystery. Examining the history of a product development can demystify the process. This is a story about the development of a selective hydrogenation catalyst, PRICATJM PD 468, presently in use for the conversion of vinyl acetylene to butadiene. This story will describe a sometimes personal history of a catalyst that had its roots in a failed project in the 80's, imaginative but unsuccessful efforts in the 90's, several false starts in the 00's, and finally success in 2010.

Feel free to direct any questions to mailto:gary.gildert@matthey.com.

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Gary Gildert

Gary Gildert has been an active member of the South Texas Section of the AIChE for the past four years serving as Chair of the PE/PO workshops, Position 1 Executive, and presently co-producing our meeting webcasts. He has previously contributed to two workshops and served as a dinner speaker.

Gary received his Bachelor of Applied Science (Ch.E.) from the University of Waterloo in 1981 and his Masters of Business Administration from Rice University in 2005. He is a registered professional engineer in Ontario, Canada (1986) and Alberta, Canada (1990), a member of American Institute...Read more

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