The alkylation of light hydrocarbons leads to produce the high octane number gasoline blending components. The homogeneous catalytic alkylation reaction is usually carried out at low temperature in the presence of H2SO4 and HF. The use of heterogeneous catalysis for this reaction is a promising solution for the replacement of hazardous acids to environmentally friendly zeolite catalyst. The alkylation reaction of isobutane with 1-butene was studied on selected zeolite catalysts. The objective of the research was to study the mechanism of the alkylation reaction with taking the rate determining step and irreversible step into consideration.
- Rate determining step
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Environmental Engineering
- Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law