Reformate Production Cost Analysis 2020
Reformate refers to a gasoline blending stock that is made by using catalytic reforming. This is a refining process in which mixed-catalysts, as well as the hydrogen, promote the rearrangement of lower octane naphthene into higher octane compounds without a significant reduction in carbon number. The particular catalysts and operating conditions that are utilised during catalytic reforming impart specific kinetic requirements that lead to the creation of reformates with slightly different compositions.
Reformate catalytic conversion takes place at temperatures between 850°-1000°F that converts and reforms low-octane naphtha into high-octane products for gasoline and aviation fuel blending and aromatic concentrates. The predominant reaction that takes place during reforming is the dehydrogenation of naphthene or the cycloparaffins to the corresponding aromatics. For example, cyclohexane reforms to benzene, and methyl-cyclohexane reforms to toluene.
Reformate is as a significant source of aromatics for the petrochemical industry. Since reformate is made up of significant amounts of benzene, toluene, and xylene, it also is a crucial source of feedstock for the petrochemical industry. One of the by-products of reforming is hydrogen that itself is utilised in several other refining methods or sold for other commercial use.
The reformate is also the primary source of bulk aromatic chemicals like benzene, toluene, xylene, and ethylbenzene. These chemicals serve as a raw material in the production of plastics.
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