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Improve the isomerization of alkanes by catalytic distillation

02.01.2014  |  Parputs, O. I.,  RRT Global, St. Petersburg, RussiaGiyazov, O. V.,  RRT Global, St. Petersburg, RussiaStepanov, K. A.,  RRT Global, St. Petersburg, RussiaLisitsyn, N. V.,  St. Petersburg State Institute, St. Petersburg, RussiaChuparev, E. V.,  St. Petersburg State Institute, St. Petersburg, RussiaZernov, P. A.,  St. Petersburg State Institute , St. Petersburg, Russia

The isomerization of light gasoline fractions is crucial to producing high-octane fuels and to reducing the benzene content in gasoline. One of the most promising options for isomerization is catalytic distillation.

Keywords: [pentane] [catalyst] [benzene] [MON] [RON] [catalytic distillation]

Requirements for motor gasoline are tightened for both operational and environmental parameters. The Euro-5 and MSAT-2 standards limit the benzene content of gasoline to 1 vol% for Euro-5 and 0.62% for MSAT-2. Accordingly, the isomerization of light gasoline fractions is crucial to producing high-octane fuels and to reducing the benzene content in gasoline.1, 2

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