UOP DEVELOPS NEW OXYGENATES PROCESS

UOP, Des Plaines, Ill., has developed a process it claims is "new state of the art" for making methyl or ethyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE or ETBE) or tertiary amyl methyl ester (TAME) from olefin feedstocks. UOP said the process, carrying the trademark Ethermax, achieves higher conversion rates than fixed bed processes: more than 99% isobutylene conversion in MTBE units and more than 91% isoamylene conversion in TAME units, compared with 96-98% and 70%, respectively, with conventional

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