Hydrocracking and hydroisomerization of hydrocarbons using zeolites

One of the defining features of zeolites is the topology of their internal pores and channels that favors the adsorption and formation of particular molecules. This phenomenon is known as zeolite shape selectivity. In this project, molecular simulation is used to study the paths of hydrocracking and hydroisomerization reactions so that the relation between the topology of the zeolite structures and the resulting product distribution can be identified.