Modelling Industrial Catalytic Reforming of Lowoctane Gasoline

D. A. Petrova, P. A. Gushchin, E. V. Ivanov, V. A. Lyubimenko, I. M. Kolesnikov

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Naphtha reforming is one of the most important industrial processes in refineries. The products include aromatic hydrocarbons such as benzene, toluene, and xylenes, which are frillier used as high octane additives to gasoline. To increase the efficiency of the process, it is necessary to develop a new method of naphtha reforming. In this work, we have proposed a mathematical model of catalytic refining of low-octane gasoline fracdons into high-octane fractions. The model is based on kinetic equations, established for commercial gasoline reforming in the presence of the platinum-rhenium catalyst on a γ-Al2O3 carrier in the industrial-scale conditions. The equation: describe the dependence of the content of paraffinic, naphthenic, and aromatic hydrocarbon fractions on the process parameters, including volumetric rate and the reaction temperature. The mathematical model had been validated by comparing calculated results with the industrial data obtained from the commercial naphtha reforming production.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-159
Number of pages17
JournalChemistry and Technology of Fuels and Oils
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • activation energy
  • catalysts
  • fuel fractions
  • kinetic equation
  • kinetic model
  • mathematical modelling
  • octane number
  • reformed gasoline
  • reforming


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