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Sulfuric acid alkylation
Learn about sulfuric acid alkylation technology, available for license from ExxonMobil.
Upgrading light olefins and isobutane to alkylate offers refiners an opportunity to increase their crude barrel value. Alkylate is a superior gasoline blendstock due to its high octane and low vapor pressure. ExxonMobil’s proven Sulfuric Acid Alkylation technology reacts propylene, butylene and pentylene with isobutane to form high-value alkylate for gasoline blending.

A proven, reliable system
Direct vaporization of C3 results in energy savings
Multiple mixing zones in the reactor increases reliability
Over 50 years of ExxonMobil and licensee operating experience from 2 to 100 KBD
Flexibility in partnering with multiple sulfuric acid regeneration technologies

Sulfuric Acid Alkylation services include:
Support for licensees from initial consultation through technology transfer and availability of improvements
Initial, non-confidential based meeting to discuss key features and advantages of technologies available for license, followed by technology-specific confidentiality agreement, based on identified needs
Detailed technical proposal on identified needs and feedstocks
Technology transfer and consultation during project execution
Training, commissioning, startup and initial operation support
- Detailed procedure manuals
- ExxonMobil mechanical design specifications
- Operations, maintenance and engineering training
- Startup team
Technology improvement exchange, available with access to improvements to the licensed technology

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