This handbook presents the outlook for future production and consumption of MTBE and other oxygenates worldwide and studies new catalytic systems and modern methods for the synthesis and commercial production of methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) and related ethers. The scope of this sophisticated guide extends from process chemistry fundamentals and reaction kinetics to environmental remediation technologies and industry responses to conflicting calls for MTBE phase-out and higher-octane products. Well-illustrated with over 200 figures and tables, this authoritative Handbook details bioremediation, air stripping, and oxidation and adsorption processes for MTBE removal.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Properties of MTBE and MTBE-Gasoline Blends; Properties of MTBE and Other Oxygenates; Blending Properties of MTBE and Other Oxygenates in Gasoline; Synthesis and Production of Ethers; Zeolites as Catalysts for Ether Synthesis Francois; Fluorinated Zeolite-Based Catalysts; Heteropolyacids as the Catalysts for MTBE Synthesis; Ethanol-Based Oxygenates from Biomass; Catalytic Distillation Technology Applied to Ether Production; Commercial Production of Ethers; Kinetics and Thermodynamic of MTBE Reaction; Kinetics of Tertiary Alkyl Ether Synthesis; Datta; Thermodynamics of Ether; Remediation and Fate of MTBE in Water; Air Control Technologies for MTBE (Bioremediation Aspects of MTBE); MTBE Removal by Air Stripping and Advanced Oxidation Processes; Adsorption Process for the Removal of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) from Drinking; Impact of MTBE Phaseout on the Refining and Petrochemical Industries; Impact of MTBE Phaseout on the Petroleum and Petrochemical Industries; Index.
Halim Hamid, Mohammad Ashraf Ali