Alkylation and Other Processes for Refinery Propylene
- Type: Conference Presentation
- Conference Type: AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
- Presentation Date: March 27, 2017
- Duration: 30 minutes
- PDHs: 0.50
Lacking the existence or proximity to strong propylene or derivative demand, refiners have traditionally used processes for reacting propylene to maximize production of gasoline blend stocks. These processes have historically included catalytic polymerization and acid catalyzed alkylation of isobutane. More recently, to meet environmental regulation restricting benzene in gasoline, some refiners have implemented technology to alkylate dilute benzene streams with propylene, resulting in a benzene regulation compliant, higher octane product.
This paper will define and compare key characteristics and considerations for refinery propylene processes for both fuels and petrochemicals. The emphasis will be on alkylation of isobutane for fuel but will also include petrochemical alternatives that could increase product value and improve refinery profitability.
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