Advanced reactive distillation concepts for the indirect hydration of cyclohexene to cyclohexanol

Aspi K. Kolah, Lars Peereboom, Carl T. Lira, Jing Huang, C. B. Panchal, Robert W. Lyczkowski, Emmanuel A. Dada, Richard D. Doctor, Dennis J. Miller

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Abstract

Cyclohexanol is an important bulk chemical feedstock for the polymer industry, e.g., as a precursor to nylon. The conventional process for cyclohexanol synthesis is either cyclohexane oxidation, hydrogenation of phenol, or the direct hydration of cyclohexene. An alternative to the direct hydration of cyclohexene is the indirect hydration process where acetic acid is used as the reactive entrainer. The reaction of cyclohexene from a mixture of cyclohexene and cyclohexane with acetic acid to form cyclohexyl acetate in the MSU pilot scale reactive distillation column packed with Katapak-SP11 structured packing was studied. Column performance was predicted using RADFRAC in Aspen Plus process simulation software with appropriate kinetic parameters derived from experimental batch kinetic studies. Single- and two-phase flows through a Katapak-SP11 structured packing were then modeled. The liquid flow distributions interior and exterior to the catalyst baskets, catalyst wetting, and reaction effectiveness were determined. Plant scale simulations were put forward. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 2011 AIChE Spring Meeting & 7th Global Congress on Process Safety (Chicago, IL 3/13-17/2011).

LanguageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication11AIChE - 2011 AIChE Spring Meeting and 7th Global Congress on Process Safety, Conference Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Institute of Chemical Engineers
ISBN (Print)9780816910670
StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 AIChE Spring Meeting and 7th Global Congress on Process Safety, 11AIChE - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Mar 13 2011Mar 17 2011

Other

Other2011 AIChE Spring Meeting and 7th Global Congress on Process Safety, 11AIChE
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period3/13/113/17/11

Profile

Cyclohexanols
Distillation
Hydration
Cyclohexane
Acetic acid
Acetic Acid
Catalysts
Distillation columns
Kinetic parameters
Two phase flow
Feedstocks
Phenols
Hydrogenation
Wetting
Interleukin-3
Nylons
Phenol
Oxidation
Polymers
Acetates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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Kolah, A. K., Peereboom, L., Lira, C. T., Huang, J., Panchal, C. B., Lyczkowski, R. W., ... Miller, D. J. (2011). Advanced reactive distillation concepts for the indirect hydration of cyclohexene to cyclohexanol. In 11AIChE - 2011 AIChE Spring Meeting and 7th Global Congress on Process Safety, Conference Proceedings American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Advanced reactive distillation concepts for the indirect hydration of cyclohexene to cyclohexanol. / Kolah, Aspi K.; Peereboom, Lars; Lira, Carl T.; Huang, Jing; Panchal, C. B.; Lyczkowski, Robert W.; Dada, Emmanuel A.; Doctor, Richard D.; Miller, Dennis J.

11AIChE - 2011 AIChE Spring Meeting and 7th Global Congress on Process Safety, Conference Proceedings. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2011.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kolah, AK, Peereboom, L, Lira, CT, Huang, J, Panchal, CB, Lyczkowski, RW, Dada, EA, Doctor, RD & Miller, DJ 2011, Advanced reactive distillation concepts for the indirect hydration of cyclohexene to cyclohexanol. in 11AIChE - 2011 AIChE Spring Meeting and 7th Global Congress on Process Safety, Conference Proceedings. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2011 AIChE Spring Meeting and 7th Global Congress on Process Safety, 11AIChE, Chicago, IL, United States, 3/13/11.
Kolah AK, Peereboom L, Lira CT, Huang J, Panchal CB, Lyczkowski RW et al. Advanced reactive distillation concepts for the indirect hydration of cyclohexene to cyclohexanol. In 11AIChE - 2011 AIChE Spring Meeting and 7th Global Congress on Process Safety, Conference Proceedings. American Institute of Chemical Engineers. 2011.
Kolah, Aspi K. ; Peereboom, Lars ; Lira, Carl T. ; Huang, Jing ; Panchal, C. B. ; Lyczkowski, Robert W. ; Dada, Emmanuel A. ; Doctor, Richard D. ; Miller, Dennis J./ Advanced reactive distillation concepts for the indirect hydration of cyclohexene to cyclohexanol. 11AIChE - 2011 AIChE Spring Meeting and 7th Global Congress on Process Safety, Conference Proceedings. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2011.
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