H2SO4 ALKYLATION SHOWS PROMISE FOR UPGRADING GASOLINE PENTENES

With the U.S. refining industry entering the reformulated gasoline era, a significant shift in the disposition of refinery light olefins (C3-C5) Must take place. 1 2 In this effort, there will be a substantial realignment of the alkylation unit's olefin feedstock, according to Stratco Inc. of Leawood, Kan. Isobutene will be upgraded to methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) to help provide the oxygen required for reformulated gasoline. Some of the propene that has historically been polymerized

Feb 17th, 1992
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