News for May – July 2018


  1. By the invitation of the German company EDL Anlagenbau Gesellschaft mbH R&D Center has participated in the exhibition ACHEMA 2018. At the round table with the delegation of the Republic of Tatarstan, opportunities of possible cooperation were discussed. The President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Rustam Nurgalievich Minnikhanov, has been presented with technologies for the mercaptans removal from hydrocarbon feedstocks and the treatment of sulfur‑alkaline wastes.


  1. Performed recalculation of mercaptans removal block of the MTBE production unit at JSC “Slavneft-YANOS” with identification of bottlenecks and issuing solutions for their elimination.
  2. Patent of the Russian Federation No. 2654095 is received – METHOD OF FEEDING ANIMALS AND POULTRY.[PDF format]
  3. A batch of KSM-X catalyst was manufactured and delivered to JSC “Gazpromneft-Moscow Refinery” to regenerate the mercaptide-containing alkaline solution of the 400 GFU section of the Combined Unit of Oil Refining.
  4. An agreement was signed with JSC “Syzran Refinery” (Rosneft) for the manufacture and supply of KSM-X catalyst batch for the regeneration of mercaptide-containing alkaline solution at mercaptans removal block of saturated and unsaturated GFU sections.
  5. Scientific articles are published:

– H.I. Hoang, R.M. Akhmadullin, F.Yu. Akhmadullina, R.K. Zakirov, A.G. Ahmadullina, A.S. Gazizov. Synthesis of 3,3′,5,5′-tetra-tert-butyl-4,4′-stilbenquinone and its catalytic properties in the process of liquid-phase oxidation of inorganic sulphides. Journal of Organic Chemistry. 2018. Vol. 54. Pub. 7.

– A.G. Akhmadullina, R.M. Akhmadullin, L.Sh. Khamidullina, V.N. Salin.
Import-substituting technologies of mercaptans removal from hydrocarbon feedstocks on domestic heterogeneous catalysts. Oil Gas Exposition. №2 (62), April, 2018, p. 74-75.

– A.G. Akhmadullina. Made in Russia – it means egologically, economically, reliably! Journal Point of Support. № 241, April, p. 6-7. [PDF format]


News for January – April 2018

News for January – April 2018

  1. A License Agreement has been signed for the transfer of non-exclusive License for the use of inventions in the field of LPG mercaptans removal with LLC “Afipsky Refinery” (New Stream Group).
  2. Basic Design Project was issued for the block of LPG amine treatment from hydrogen sulphide and alkaline treatment from mercaptans for LLC “Afipsky Refinery”.
  3. The patent of the Russian Federation No.2644779 “CATALYST FOR LIQUID PHASE OXIDATION OF SODIUM SULPHIDE” is obtained.
  4. The patent of the Russian Federation No.2647591 “METHOD OF JOINT PRODUCTION OF POLYCHINONS AND ETHYLENE BISPHENOL” is obtained.
  5. At the end of March 2018, KSM-X catalyst was loaded at AGFU unit of LLC “LUKOIL-NNOS”
  6. A rotary-evaporative pilot unit for regeneration of solvents was commissioned.ustanovka
  7. R&D Center has signed a contract with JSC “Gazpromneft-Moscow Refinery” for the manufacture and supply of KSM-X catalyst batch used for the regeneration of the mercaptide-containing alkaline solution at 400 GFU section of the Combined Oil Refining Unit.
  8. A scientific article has been published: Shilov V.N., Khakimova G.A., Semina O.V., Akhmadullina A.G. – “EFFICIENCY OF CHICKEN BROILERS REARING WITH INCLUSION OF “BISPHENOL-5″ ANTIOXIDANT IN THE RATION”. Bulletin of Kazan GAU № 4 (47) 2017, p.107-110.

Results of 2017 year

Dear Friends, Colleagues, our Customers and Partners! We would like to congratulate you with New Year holidays!

We wish you in upcoming 2018 health, happiness, wellness, success and prosperity in business!

The outgoing year 2017 was full of important events, bold projects and successful work of all divisions of the Research and Design Center “AhmadullinS – Science and Technology”.
1. Two Basic Design Projects were issued:
– Treatment of LPG from mercaptans and carbonyl sulphide for LLC “LUKOIL-Nizhegorodnefteorgsintez”;
– Treatment of LPG from mercaptans for JSC “Mozyr Oil Refinery”.
2. JSC “Slavneft YANOS” purchased 1.5 tons of heterogeneous catalyst KSM-X for its LPG mercaptans removal unit.
3. In the Republic of Iraq (city of Kirkuk) R&D Center “AmadullinS” has set up a representative office and put into operation white spirit deodorization (sweetening) unit. The capacity of the unit is 40 m3 / day.
4. All Russian Research and Design Institute JSC “VNII NP” (Moscow) conducted laboratory tests and confirmed the efficiency of the kerosene fraction demercaptanization (sweetening) technology – DEMERUS JET.
5. The National Register of Specialists in Engineering Survey and Architectural and Construction Design has included:
– Director of Research & Design Center “AhmadullinS – Science and Technology” Ahmadullina Alfiya Garipovna, the identification number of Specialist P-045564,
– Chief engineer of Research & Design Center “AhmadullinS – Science and Technology “Ahmadullin Renat Maratovich, identification number of Specialist P 052416.
6. The material base and new directions of Research & Design Center “AhmadullinS – Science and Technology” have been developed:
– New petrochemical synthesis laboratory is equipped;
– Pilot plant for organic substances drying was put into operation;
– New direction is being developed – the use of antioxidants in animal husbandry: toxicological properties of the Bisphenol-5 antioxidant have been tested in the Federal Center for Toxicological, Radiation and Biological Safety on rats, broiler chickens, geese, calves and rabbits.
7. The patent of the Russian Federation “Method of mercaptans removal from hydrocarbon feedstock” and 2 positive solutions for “Method for the joint production of polyquinones and ethylene bisphenol” – the work of the graduate student Nigmatullin Timur and “Catalyst for liquid phase oxidation of sodium sulfide” – the work of graduate student Hien I were obtained.
8. Six scientific articles were published, representatives of R&D Center participated in the 6th International Scientific and Practical Conference (Sochi) and the “Oil Refining and Petroleum and Gas Chemistry of Tatarstan” conference (Kazan).

News for march 2017

1. Basic Design was developed for the unit of С3/С4 fraction treatment from mercaptans being a part of Gas Fractioning unit at Oil Residues Processing Complex of LLC “LUKOIL-NNOS”
2. Implemented delivery of 1.5 tons of heterogeneous catalyst KSM-X to JSC “Slavneft-YANOS”
3. Patent RU2603653 C1 “A method for the demercaptanization of a hydrocarbon feedstock” was issued.
4. The new office of R&D Center «AhmadullinS» was opened in the city of Kirkuk, Republic of Iraq.

Results of 2016 year

Dear colleagues!

Quite some time is left before the end of 2016. We congratulate you with coming holidays and wish you all the best in the New 2017 Year! We would like to take stock of our R&D Center work results during the past year.

  1. Basic design of wastewater treatment unit (75 m3/h) from sulphide sulfur with KSM-X heterogeneous catalyst (LOCOS technology) was issued for LLC “Tomskneftekhim” – the subsidiary of SIBUR group.
  2. Basic design of mercaptans and carbonyl sulfide LPG treatment unit, included in Gas Fractioning Unit, part of Oil residues refining complex at LLC “LUKOIL-Nizhegorodnefteorgsintez”, is in the process of development.
  3. KSM catalyst at BBF mercaptans treatment unit at PJSC ANK “Bashneft” Ufimsky refinery plant” after 12 years of successful operation was replaced with improved KSM-X catalyst.
  4. KSM catalyst at BBF mercaptans treatment block at JSC “Gazpromneft-Moscow refinery” after 13 years of successful operation was replaced with improved KSM-X catalyst.
  5. A positive decision on the invention of hydrocarbons mercaptans removal process was obtained.
  6. Three applications for inventions have been submitted:
    • Synthesis of polyquinones;
    • Catalytic oxidation of inorganic sulfides;
    • Treatment of associated petroleum gases.
  7. 5 scientific articles have been published.
  8. Participation in conferences:

-XI Russian scientific-technical conference “Actual problems of Russian oil and gas complex development”, Moscow, Russian State University of Oil and Gas (speaker – Akhmadullina A.G.)

  1. Following processes were worked through at pilot plants:
    • Sulfur-alkaline wastes treatment technology for LLC “Tomskneftekhim”
    • New technology for associated petroleum gas treatment;
    • Technology of phenol antioxidant – Bisphenol-5 production. 200 kg of product is produced.
  2. Following research works are carried out:
    • synthesis of organophosphorus and water-soluble hindered phenolic antioxidants;
    • the selection of the antioxidant composition for lubricating oils;
    • practical application of Bisphenol-5 antioxidant.
  3. On the basis of scientific center there are three graduate students working in the following areas:
    • Polyquinones synthesis (Nigmatullin T.R.)
    • Catalytic oxidation of inorganic sulfides (Hien I., Vietnam)
    • Development of associated petroleum gases treatment technology (Khakimova G.A.)

News for october 2016

In October 2016 R&D Center «AhmadullinS – Science and Technology» has finished development of Basic design for the Block of chemically polluted wastewater treatment from sulfide sulfur at LLC «Tomskneftekhim», daughter company of SIBUR group.

Technology of sulfide sulfur oxidation (LOCOS process) using heterogeneous phthalocyanine KSM-X catalyst was applied for this Block.

Treated feed is chemically polluted wastewater in amount of 75 m3/h containing sulfides (calculated as H2S) 2500 mg/l (0.25 wt.%). Besides sulfides chemically polluted waste waters also contain toluene, methanol, phenol, formaldehyde, suspended solids.

News for september 2016

In September 2016 R&D Center «AhmadullinS – Science and Technology» has produced and supplied KSM-X catalyst for the Block of mercaptans removal from butane-butylene fraction (based on Demerus technology), being a part of catalytic cracking unit G43-107 at JSC «Gazpromneft – Moscow refinery», Moscow.

Our September 2015 news

September, 2015. News at STC:

1. September 30, 2015 Leading Engineer of STC «AhmadullinS – Science and Technology” – Gatiyatullin Dinar Ravilevich successfully defended his thesis for the degree of Ph.D. of technical sciences: “Development of a new two-stage technology of antioxidant – 4,4′-bis (2, 6-di-tert-butyl-phenol) synthesis”.

2. Heterogeneous KSM-X catalyst was supplied to propane-propylene and butane-butylene fractions sweetening unit at “TAIF-NK” JSC, Nizhnekamsk city. Guaranteed catalyst lifetime – 8 years.

3. Under the supervision of the Licensee representative heterogeneous KSM-X catalyst was loaded into the alkali regenerator P-701 of propane-propylene and butane-butylene fractions sweetening unit at “TAIF-NK” JSC, Nizhnekamsk city.

4. Technical rules were developed and approved for designing installation of 4,4′-bis (2,6-di-tert-butyl phenol) (antioxidant Bisphenol-5) synthesis with the capacity of 600 tons/year.

5. 1 ton of raw materials were purchased for the production of experimental batch of antioxidant Bisphenol-5.

6. STC «AhmadullinS – Science and Technology” developed and approved the safety data sheet on:

  • KSM-X catalyst (РПБ № 40655797-21-38119 by 22.05.2015);
  • Bisphenol-5 (РПБ № 40655797-24-37934 by 28.04.2015);
  • Diphenoquinone (РПБ № 40655797-24-37933 by 28.04.2015).