Comparison of H2SO4 & HF Alkylation Process Technologies

A process comparison of H2SO4 versus HF alkylation processes shows that neither has an absolute advantage over the other. From a safety and environmental standpoint, H2SO4 has a clear advantage over HF. Economics of the processes are sensitive to base conditions for feed stocks and operating conditions, as well as refined product pricing. Thus, the actual choice for a particular location is governed by a number of site-specific factors that require a detailed analysis.

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