Zeolites are used as catalysts for a wide range of industrial processes. Due to their microporous structure, the use of zeolites is limited to transformation of light feedstocks. At the same time, light products of oil extraction such as stable gas condensate are burned or returned to the oil reservoir for maintaining reservoir pressure, not being used as a feedstock for the secondary refinery. This work considers the use of the stable gas condensate as a feedstock for the Zeoforming process and the use of the obtained product as one of the blending components of commercial gasoline. After measuring main physicochemical properties and performance characteristics of the stable gas condensate, the Zeoforming process was implemented at a laboratory scale. The use of the stable gas condensate and Zeoforming products as blending components of gasoline was assessed. Applying the software program, recipes for the blending of gasoline were developed. It has been found that the Zeoforming process increases the octane number of the stable gas condensate, allowing for reduction of the gasoline production costs due to replacement of expensive additives.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Fuel Technology
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology