ExSact: Novel solid-acid catalyzed iso-paraffin alkylation process

Mitrajit Mukherjee, Sankaran Sundaresan, Richard Porcelli, James Nehlsen

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The first commercially viable solid-acid catalyst for isoparaffin alkylation is developed by simultaneously applying basic engineering concepts at many scales during process development. The pore structure, the acid site density, and the active site distribution are optimized to achieve the desired isomeric products, while resisting coking. Concurrent reactor design further enhances product quality, while reducing capital cost. The result is a "green" process that eliminates the hazards of liquid-acid catalysts, while also reducing cost.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUltraclean Transportation Fuels
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)0841274096, 9780841274099
StatePublished - 2007

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)0097-6156

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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