sulfuric acid alkylation

sulfuric acid alkylation

[¦səl¦fyu̇r·ik ′as·əd ‚al·kə′lā·shən]
(chemical engineering)
A petroleum refinery alkylation process in which three-carbon, four-carbon, and five-carbon olefins combine with isobutane in the presence of a sulfuric acid catalyst to form high-octane, branched-chain hydrocarbons; used in motor gasoline.
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CB&I's CDAlky technology is an advanced low-temperature sulfuric acid alkylation process that produces a high-octane, premium gasoline blending component with less environmental impact, while also reducing overall maintenance and chemicals costs for refineries.
DuPont further enhanced its Clean Technology solutions with the acquisition of STRATCO, the leading provider of sulfuric acid alkylation technology; BELCO, a leading provider of world-class air quality control technology; and IsoThermingA Hydroprocessing Technology, a breakthrough technology that allows refiners to produce lower sulphur fuels at a fraction of the cost of conventional competing technology.
DuPont is pleased to provide Hengli Petrochemical with our world-class sulfuric acid alkylation technology to improve the overall gasoline pool from the refinery, said Kevin Bockwinkel, global business manager for the STRATCO Alkylation Technology.