Optimal HDS for lower-sulfur gasoline depends on several factors

Tek Sutikno Fluor Daniel Williams Bros. Inc. Tulsa Hydrotreating equations [67,802 bytes] Optimal selection of a gasoline desulfurization technology for a particular refinery depends on the characteristics of sulfur compounds in gasoline, kinetic parameters of hydrodesulfurization (HDS) reactions, catalysts, and processing options. The overall refining scheme and marketing objectives are also important factors. Proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations to further reduce allowable sulfur contents in gasoline make consideration of deep desulfurization necessary. Deep desulfurization refers to the further reduction of sulfur in gaso...

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