Worldwide Refinery Processing Review (Individual Technology) Publication date:4Q 2013 Item#:B1024 Visbreaking is a thermal conversion process introduced in 1939, offers refineries an option to enhance residue conversion with moderate capital investment compared to alternative conversion processes.
Worldwide Refinery Processing Review (Individual Technology) Publication date:1Q 2011 Item#:B1016
In light of the MTBE phase-out in the US, the increased blending of low-RVP ethanol, and concerns surrounding the safety of acid-catalyzed alkylation processes, the production of isooctane via the dimerization and hydrogenation of isobutane has become an attractive option for a number of refiners to yield a high-octane, low-RVP gasoline blending component.
Worldwide Refinery Processing Review (Individual Technology) Publication date:1Q 2007 Item#:B1010 Gasification technologies for refinery application are covered in this section of the Review. A look into state-of-the-art and emerging technologies is included. Additionally, this section touches on the application of integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) technology for refinery application to cogenerate refinery utilities.