• Phenol and Cumene Process Summary IHS Chemical

    The production economics of phenol are closely interlinked with cumene, which is the primary feedstock and with acetone, which is the primary coproduct. Phenol and cumene production processes have been extensively reviewed by PEP in several reports and reviews since 1967. In this PEP process summary, we review various production technologies ...

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  • PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF PHENOL FROM CUMENE ...

    Process for the production in continuous or semi-continuous of phenol/acetone from cumene, via cumene hy-droperoxide (CHP), which comprises: a. producing CHP in an air-lift reactor in which at least the upper and/or lower part of the downcomer has a flaring; b. cleaving the cumene hydroperoxide by means of acid treatment in a loop reactor comprising two heat exchangers connected in series and ...

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  • PHENOL BUSINESS UNIT

    cumene peroxidation is the most common, since it currently offers the most cost-effective process economics. Cepsa employs this route in its plants in spain and China. Cumene peroxidation Cumene is prepared by alkylating benzene with propylene using a zeolite-based catalyst Cumene is then oxidized with air to cumene hydroperoxide.

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  • The cumene process for phenol-acetone production

    The cumene process for phenol–acetone (PA) manufacture is one of the unique high-volume petrochemical processes in which simultaneously two products (phenol and acetone) are obtained from one reactant (cumene), each of the products finding useful application; however, which is most important, their reaction with one another in the joint ...

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  • Cumene process

    The cumene process (cumene-phenol process, Hock process) is an industrial process for synthesizing phenol and acetone from benzene and propylene. Approximately 83% of acetone is produced via the cumene process; as a result, acetone production is tied to phenol production. Ketone Solvent Ketone bodies Methyl methacrylate Diabetes.

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  • Cumene

    Cumene is used as a thinner for paints, lacquers, and enamels and as a component of high octane fuels. (1,2,4) Cumene is also used in the manufacture of phenol, acetone, acetophenone, and methylstyrene. (1,8) Sources and Potential Exposure Cumene is a constituent of crude oil and finished fuels. It is released to the environment as a result of its

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  • CPE604

    Phenol is the precursor to many materials and a very useful compounds. The global phenol market predicts to witness a robust CAGR of 6.8% from 2017 to 2022. The cumene process segment should be worth almost US$12.3 billion in 2017. The plant is to be

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  • Problems at the Cumene Production Facility, Unit 800

    the worldwide supply of cumene is used as a raw material for phenol production. Typically, cumene is produced at the same facility that manufactures phenol. The plant at which you are employed currently manufactures cumene in Unit 800 by a vapor-phase alkylation process that uses a phosphoric acid catalyst supported on kieselguhr. Plant

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  • THE PRODUCTION OF CUMENE USING Zeolite CATALYST …

    About This Process Essentially all cumene produced worldwide is used as a feedstock in phenol plants, which convert it to phenol and acetone by cumene peroxidation. Therefore, the cumene and phenol markets are strongly tied. From 1993 to 1998, world cumene demand grew at a rate of 4.7%/yr, increasing from 5.6 million to 7.1 million t/yr.

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  • The kinetics and thermodynamics of the phenol from cumene ...

    The kinetics and thermodynamics of the phenol from cumene process: A physical chemistry experiment. Edward C. M. Chen ; Stephen L. Sjoberg

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  • Material Balances Design Problem Cumene Production …

    feedstock for manufacturing phenol and acetone. The plant where you are employed has been buying cumene to produce phenol. Management is considering manufacturing cumene rather than purchasing it to increase profits. Someone has made a preliminary sketch for such a process and has submitted to the engineering department for consideration.

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  • KBR Phenol

    The process produces extremely high-quality phenol and acetone suitable for all applications. The fractionation train can be designed to either separate alpha methyl styrene (AMS) as a pure co-product or hydrogenate AMS to cumene for recycle to oxidation. The heavy ends can be used as fuel or minimized by recovering co-product acetophenone (AP).

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  • Greener Industry

    Decomposition of cumene hydroperoxide to phenol. The hydroperoxide is mixed with dilute sulphuric acid at 60 - 70ºC, to produce both phenol and propanone (acetone) as products. The decomposition of cumene hydroperoxide to phenol and acetone is often described as a cleavage reaction.

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  • Phenol Preparation from Haloarenes, Benzene, Cumene ...

    This article provides a brief introduction to the preparation of phenols from haloarenes, benzene sulphonic acid, diazonium salts, and cumene. Phenol is an organic compound containing a benzene ring bonded to a hydroxyl group. Phenols are weak acids and generally form phenoxide ions by losing one positive hydrogen ion (H +) from the hydroxyl group. ...

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  • Phenol

    The vast majority of phenol is made by the cumene process. The process has three stages: a) production of cumene. b) conversion of cumene to cumene hydroperoxide. c) decomposition of cumene hydroperoxide (a) Production of cumene. Cumene is the name often given to (1-methylethyl)benzene (isopropylbenzene).

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  • The cumene process for phenol-acetone production ...

     · The history of designing and the evolution of the process for the joint production of phenol and acetone, which is now the basic industrial method for the manufacture of these products, the state of the art and parameters of its key steps in industrial facilities among world manufacturers of phenol are presented. Special attention is given to the consideration of ways of improving the ...

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  • alpha-Methylstyrene as a byproduct of acetone and phenol ...

     · with phenol [Acetone, Ullmann''s]. Cumene Hydroperoxide Process for Phenol and Acetone: Benzene is alkylated to cumene, and then is oxidized to cumene hydroperoxide (CHP), which in turn is cleaved to phenol and acetone, see Reaction 3 in the Chemistry section above. One kilogram of phenol production results in ~0.6 kg of acetone or about ~0.40 ...

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  • Solved: The Cumene Process Is Used To Convert Benzene And ...

    Question: The Cumene Process Is Used To Convert Benzene And Propene In The Presence Of Oxygen To Phenol And Acetone Via The ReactionC6H6+C3H6+O2 C6H5OH+C3H6OThis Reaction Is Carried Out With Excess Benzene And Excess Oxygen To Ensure That No Side Reactions Occur. A 1.11 Ratio Of Benzene To Propene Is Fed To A Reactor In The Presence Of 25.5% Excess Air (N2 ...

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  • PRODUCTION OF PHENOL

     · In the separation process, the side product and waste are removed to get the primary product i.e. Phenol. Basic Process Flow Diagram and background. Figure 5: Block diagram for the process of Phenol. So as to do a simulation the phenol production process is composed of two processes i.e. oxidation and cleavage of Cumene. Hock process (oxidation ...

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  • Phenol | C6H5OH

    Phenol | C6H5OH or C6H6O | CID 996 - structure, chemical names, physical and chemical properties, classification, patents, literature, biological activities, safety ...

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  • Process for preparing phenol and acetone from cumene ...

    FIG. 1 shows the key steps in the previously practiced process of preparing phenol and acetone from cumene. FIG. 2 shows the integration of the topping column of the invention into the previously practiced process steps. Cumene enters oxidizer, 12, through line 11 and reacts with air brought in through line 7 to form cumene hydroperoxide.

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  • The Cumene Process for Phenol—Acetone Production ...

     · The Cumene Process for Phenol—Acetone Production Download PDF. Download PDF. Publisher''s Erratum; Published: July 2007; The Cumene Process for Phenol—Acetone Production ...

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  • Design Report for Cumene Production

     · economic feasibility of developing a new cumene production process an existing plant site for the synthesis and purification of cumene with an output goal of 100,000 metric tons per year for a plant life of 15 years. Cumene in the global petrochemical industry is used primarily as a reactant for production of phenol.

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  • Phenol: Uses and Market Analysis

     · The Sunoco/UOP phenol process feature low feedstock consumption (1.3 wt cumene/wt phenol) without tar cracking, avoiding the expense and impurities associated with tar cracking. High phenol and acetone product qualities are achieved through a combination of minimizing impurity formation and efficient purification techniques.

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  • Phenol Production Process Design

    to produce phenol as a raw material at a cheaper cost than the current market price of $0.64/lb. The production rate of concern is 190,000 metric tons per year. Basic Flow Diagram and Process Background The phenol production process is based on the oxidation and cleavage of cumene. Major Hazards Oxidation of Cumene (Hock process)[1]:

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  • Greener Industry

    Cumene Route. The main method used to manufacture phenol since the 1960s has been through the oxidation of 1-methylethylbenzene, commonly called cumene, which is made from benzene. Starting with benzene and propene, the whole process includes three steps, with the only other major product being propanone (acetone).

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  • How to convert cumene to phenol

    Cumene is air oxidized in presence of Cobalt naphthenate in alkaline medium to form cumene hydroperoxide,which on heating in presence of dilute sulphuric acid form phenol along with acetone. Mechanism:— Cumene undergo oxidation by free radical me...

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  • (PDF) Industrial catalytic processes-phenol production ...

    The process achieves nearly complete conversion phase from the top of the vessel and recycling it to the of AMS with very high selectivity to cumene resulting in a neutralization section, where it joins the decomposition very low overall process cumene/phenol consumption ratio section effluent. of 1.31 w/w.

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  • Phenol Process by Lummus Technology | Hydrocarbon Processing

     · The process is based on air oxidation of cumene to cumene hydroperoxide (CHP) followed by acid-catalyzed decomposition of CHP to phenol and acetone. Fresh and recycle cumene is oxidized with air to produce CHP in a series of oxidizers (1) having a unique internal design that improves selectivity and enhances safety.

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  • How will you prepare phenol from cumene?

    Cumene is an organic compound obtained by Friedel-Crafts alkylation of benzene with propylene. Upon oxidation of cumene in presence of air, cumene hydroperoxide is obtained. Upon further treatment of cumene hydroperoxide with dilute acid, phenol i...

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  • Preparation of Phenol from cumene ( Cumene process)

    Preparation of Phenol from Cumene [email protected]

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  • Phenol | Shell Global

    Phenol is derived from benzene and propylene. These raw materials are first used to produce cumene, which is then oxidised to become cumene hydroperoxide, before being split into phenol and its co-product, acetone. Phenol plays a major role in our everyday lives. Plywood, window glazing, DVDs and CDs, computers, sports equipment, fibre glass ...

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