Peterson, J. R.

DuPont Clean Technologies, Overland Park, Kansas

J. Randall Peterson is the Alkylation Technology Manager for the STRATCO® alkylation technology at DuPont Clean Technologies. His primary focus is continuous improvement of the STRATCO® alkylation process, and he assists with troubleshooting, startup assistance, plant optimization and operator training. Prior to his employment at STRATCO Inc. in 1989, Mr. Peterson spent 3 yr at Conoco working in FCC, catalytic reforming and HF alkylation. Mr. Peterson earned a BS degree in chemical engineering from the University of Kansas and an MBA degree from Rockhurst College in Kansas City, Missouri.

Reducing acid consumption: Maximizing sulfuric acid alkylation unit profitability

Peterson, J. R., Rana, D., Ewing, R., DuPont Clean Technologies

Alkylation is a process used to produce highly branched isoparaffins from the reaction of lighter olefins and isobutane in the presence of sulfuric acid as a catalyst.