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Lubo B Zhou

from Inverness, IL
Age ~58

Lubo Zhou Phones & Addresses

  • 2005 Braymore Dr, Barrington, IL 60010
  • Inverness, IL
  • Palatine, IL
  • Schaumburg, IL
  • Fox River Grove, IL
  • Skokie, IL
  • 9213 Primrose Ln, Fox River Grv, IL 60021

Work

Position: Sales Occupations

Education

Degree: Associate degree or higher

Publications

Us Patents

Hydrogen Generation Via Methane Cracking For Integrated Heat And Electricity Production Using A Fuel Cell

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US Patent:
6506510, Jan 14, 2003
Filed:
Dec 15, 2000
Appl. No.:
09/737990
Inventors:
Daniel R. Sioui - Arlington Heights IL
Gavin P. Towler - Barrington IL
Anil R. Oroskar - Oakbrook IL
Lubo Zhou - Fox River Grove IL
Stephen R. Dunne - Algonquin IL
Santi Kulprathipanja - Inverness IL
Leonid B. Galperin - Wilmette IL
Frank S. Modica - Naperville IL
Timur V. Voskoboinikov - Arlington Heights IL
Assignee:
UOP LLC - Des Plaines IL
International Classification:
H01M 804
US Classification:
429 17, 429 26, 429 39
Abstract:
A novel integrated system for the co-production of heat and electricity for residences or commercial buildings is based on the cracking of hydrocarbons to generate hydrogen for a fuel cell. Compared to prior art reforming methods for hydrogen production, the cracking reaction provides an input stream to the fuel cell that is essentially free of CO, a known poison to the anode catalyst in many fuel cell designs, such as PEM fuel cells. The cracking reaction is coupled with an air or steam regeneration cycle to reactivate that cracking catalyst for further use. This regeneration can provide a valuable source of heat or furnace fuel to the system. A novel control method for system adjusts the durations of the cracking and regeneration cycles to optimize the recovery of reaction heat.

Production Of Low Sulfur Gasoline

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US Patent:
6623627, Sep 23, 2003
Filed:
Jul 9, 2001
Appl. No.:
09/901215
Inventors:
Lubo Zhou - Fox River Grove IL
Assignee:
UOP LLC - Des Plaines IL
International Classification:
C10G 4500
US Classification:
208208R, 208209, 208211, 208212, 208213, 208218, 208226, 208227, 208228, 208230
Abstract:
A process for desulfurizing a gasoline stream while continuing to maintain the octane rating of the blend stock. A gasoline stream containing sulfur compounds and olefins is introduced into a fractionation zone to produce a low boiling fraction containing mercaptan sulfur compounds and olefins, a mid boiling fraction containing thiophene and olefins, and a high boiling fraction containing sulfur compounds. The low boiling fraction containing mercaptan sulfur compounds is contacted with an aqueous alkaline solution to selectively remove mercaptan sulfur compounds. The mid boiling fraction containing thiophene is extracted to produce a raffinate stream containing olefins and having a reduced sulfur content relative to the mid boiling fraction and a hydrocarbonaceous stream rich in thiophene. The resulting hydrocarbonaceous stream rich in thiophene and the higher boiling fraction containing sulfur compounds is reacted in a hydrodesulfurization reaction zone to produce a hydrocarbonaceous stream having a reduced sulfur concentration.

Process For Xylene Production

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US Patent:
7265252, Sep 4, 2007
Filed:
Dec 18, 2003
Appl. No.:
10/739762
Inventors:
Stanley J. Frey - Palatine IL, US
Suheil F. Abdo - Lincolnshire IL, US
Antoine Negiz - Wilmette IL, US
Edwin P. Boldingh - Arlington Heights IL, US
Vasant P. Thakkar - Elk Grove Village IL, US
Lubo Zhou - Fox River Grove IL, US
Assignee:
UOP LLC - Des Plaines IL
International Classification:
C07C 4/02
C07C 6/00
C10G 47/00
US Classification:
585319, 585475, 208108
Abstract:
A process for the conversion of a hydrocarbon feedstock to produce xylene compounds. The feedstock is selectively hydrocracked and introduced into a transalkylation zone with a hydrocarbonaceous stream rich in benzene, toluene and Chydrocarbons.

Two-Stage Aromatics Isomerization Process

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US Patent:
7368620, May 6, 2008
Filed:
Jun 30, 2005
Appl. No.:
11/171964
Inventors:
Lubo Zhou - Inverness IL, US
Gregory F. Maher - Aurora IL, US
James A. Johnson - Clarendon Hills IL, US
John E. Bauer - LaGrange Park IL, US
Assignee:
UOP LLC - Des Plaines IL
International Classification:
C07C 5/27
US Classification:
585319, 585480, 585481, 585482
Abstract:
This invention is drawn to a process for isomerizing a non-equilibrium mixture of alkylaromatics in two sequential zones, the first zone operating in the absence of hydrogen using a platinum-free catalyst and the second zone using a catalyst comprising a molecular sieve and a platinum-group metal component to obtain improved yield of para-xylene from the mixture relative to prior art processes.

Two-Stage Aromatics Isomerization Process

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US Patent:
7495137, Feb 24, 2009
Filed:
Mar 27, 2008
Appl. No.:
12/056553
Inventors:
Lubo Zhou - Inverness IL, US
Gregory F. Maher - Aurora IL, US
James A. Johnson - Clarendon Hills IL, US
John E. Bauer - LaGrange Park IL, US
Assignee:
UOP LLC - Des Plaines IL
International Classification:
C07C 5/27
US Classification:
585319, 585480, 585481, 585482
Abstract:
This invention is drawn to a process for isomerizing a non-equilibrium mixture of alkylaromatics in two sequential zones, the first zone operating in the absence of hydrogen using a platinum-free catalyst and the second zone using a catalyst comprising a molecular sieve and a platinum-group metal component to obtain an improved yield of para-xylene from the mixture relative to prior art processes.

Process For Dehydrocyclodimerization

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US Patent:
7498473, Mar 3, 2009
Filed:
Jul 27, 2006
Appl. No.:
11/460404
Inventors:
Lubo Zhou - Inverness IL, US
Benjamin J. Nagel - Chicago IL, US
Assignee:
UOP LLC - Des Plaines IL
International Classification:
C07C 2/76
US Classification:
585417, 585415
Abstract:
This invention relates to a process for catalytic dehydrocyclodimerization wherein the reaction mixture contains from about 10 to about 200 wt. ppm water. Providing water in the reaction mixture allows for an extended life of the zeolitic catalyst thereby increasing the efficiency of the catalytic dehydrocyclodimerization process.

Method Of Altering A Feed To A Reaction Zone

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US Patent:
7686946, Mar 30, 2010
Filed:
Aug 17, 2007
Appl. No.:
11/840420
Inventors:
Lubo Zhou - Inverness IL, US
Assignee:
UOP LLC - Des Plaines IL
International Classification:
C10G 35/22
US Classification:
208138, 585323, 585475, 585479, 208 64, 208136, 208137
Abstract:
One exemplary embodiment can include a method of altering a feed to a transalkylation zone by changing a destination of a stream rich in an aromatic C9 for increasing production of at least one of benzene, toluene, para-xylene, and an aromatic gasoline blend. The method can include providing the stream rich in an aromatic C9 from a first fractionation zone that receives an effluent from a second fractionation zone. The second fractionation zone may produce a stream rich in at least one of benzene and toluene. The stream rich in the aromatic C9 can be at least partially comprised in at least one of the feed to the transalkylation zone and the aromatic gasoline blend.

Aromatic Production Apparatus

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US Patent:
7727490, Jun 1, 2010
Filed:
Aug 17, 2007
Appl. No.:
11/840461
Inventors:
Lubo Zhou - Des Plaines IL, US
Assignee:
UOP LLC - Des Plaines IL
International Classification:
B01J 8/04
C10G 35/085
C10G 59/06
C07C 1/04
C07C 5/22
US Classification:
422189, 585321, 585322, 585471, 585474, 585475, 585479
Abstract:
One exemplary embodiment can include an aromatic production apparatus. The aromatic production apparatus can include a first fractionation zone, a second fractionation zone, and a third fractionation zone. Generally, the first fractionation zone can provide a stream rich in an aromatic C8 and a stream rich in an aromatic C9, the second fractionation zone can separate at least one of benzene and optionally toluene from a transalkylation zone effluent and provide a feed to the first fractionation zone, and the third fractionation zone can receive the stream rich in the aromatic C8 from the first fractionation zone. An effluent from the third fractionation zone can be directly comprised in a para-xylene-separation zone feed to a para-xylene-separation zone.
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