129 Challenges in Tier 3 Compliance

Tuesday, April 28, 2015: 1:30 PM
15 (Austin Convention Center)
Description:
This session will consider the challenges that accompany tighter motor fuels specifications and potential solutions. These standards are known as Tier 3 in the U.S.A., but many regions are implementing similarly enhanced environmental standards, including "China 5". The U.S. EPA's Tier 3 program aims to improve air quality and public health by reducing vehicle emissions and gasoline sulfur content. Tier 3 standards will begin in 2017. However, incremental gasoline desulfurization to <10ppm levels can be a significant challenge to refiners; just as tighter vehicle emission standards (i.e. LEV III) can be a significant challenge to the automotive industry. Papers and presentations on all aspects of Tier 3 challenges, technical solutions, implementation, experience, and impact, et cetera, are encouraged.

Sponsor:
Topical 7: 18th Topical on Refinery Processing
Co-Sponsor(s):
Environmental Division (09)

Co-chairs:
Andy Towarnicky
Email: Andy.Towarnicky@honeywell.com

Catherine Mukai
Email: cmukai@environcorp.com

- indicates paper has an Extended Abstract file available on CD.