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
    cyclohexene
    Cyclohexane
    Acetic acid
    Catalysts
    Acetic Acid
    Distillation columns
    Kinetic parameters
    Two phase flow
    Feedstocks
    Phenols
    Hydrogenation
    Wetting
    Oxidation
    Kinetics
    Liquids
    Polymers
    Industry

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

    Cite this

    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: ResearchConference 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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