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Low sulfur additive

Low Sulfur Additive (LSA) targets gasoline volume expansion while reducing sulfur compounds in gasoline without octane loss. The reduction of sulfur in FCC gasoline is a requirement in low sulfur gasoline markets because 90 percent of gasoline sulfur is derived from FCC gasoline. The combination of feed hydrotreating, FCC catalysts and additives, post-treating or cut-point adjustment is utilized by refiners to meet low sulfur specifications. LSA can be a cost effective contributor to sulfur reduction in gasoline.

LSA is a proven additive for the reduction of sulfur in gasoline. In numerous tests, 35 percent reduction in sulfur gasoline has been demonstrated. LSA in combination with other sulfur reduction processes - such as FCC Gasoline Hydrodesulfurization units - can improve the ability to economically achieve very low sulfur specifications such as 10 ppm.

LSA is a range of products depending upon the specific requirements of the refinery and FCCU. BASF Catalysts’ expertise in sulfur reduction will aid refiners in selecting the most appropriate product for your application.

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