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LEFINS AND ERIVATIVES

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LEFLEX ROCESS FOR

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ROPYLENE RODUCTION

I NTRODUCTION

The UOP Oleflex process is a catalytic dehydrogena- of CCR catalyst regeneration, the processing unit does

tion technology for the production of light olefins from not have to be shut down to change out the catalyst.

their corresponding paraffins. One specific application

of this technology produces propylene from propane. A PPLICATIONS

Propylene is the word’s second largest petrochemical The majority of propylene is produced as a byproduct

commodity and is used in the production of polypropy- of petroleum refineries (FCC/RCC) and olefin plant

lene, acrylonitrile, acrylic acid, acrolein, propylene steam crackers. As a result, most propylene is a byprod-

oxide and glycols, plasticizer oxo alcohols, cumene, uct of other products, specifically gasoline and ethylene.

isopropyl alcohol, and acetone. The growth in propy- However, when production capacity is not coupled with

lene production is primarily driven by the industry a demand for those byproducts, a supply/demand

demand for polypropylene, which is used in such imbalance can occur. The Oleflex process provides

everyday products as packaging materials and outdoor petrochemical producers with a catalytic, on-purpose

clothing. The growth rate of polypropylene is expected means of making propylene independent of the demand

to be 5% per year for the near future. The Oleflex for gasoline and ethylene.

process provides: The Oleflex

J A dedicated source of propylene supply for process provides

downstream use. producers with a

J high-quality

Increased control over long-term propylene propylene, which

costs. then leads to high-

J High-quality propylene production, which leads quality polymers.

to high-quality polymers. This process con-

sumes less poly-

J Potential for process integration with down- merization cata-

stream technology. lyst because of

fewer impurities

J Continuous on-stream production of propylene. in the propylene

product and has

In addition, the Oleflex process utilizes UOP’s propri- the potential to be

etary equipment and systems for optimal operations, integrated with existing downstream technology.

units, modular CCR, UOP

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including PSA Polybed distillation trays, High-

lock hopper control, MD

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tubes, and process instrumentation controls

Flux

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(PIC). Integration of these products within the Oleflex The UOP Oleflex process is separated into three differ-

process results in significant capital and operating cost ent sections: the reactor section, the product recovery

savings for the complex and provides an overall guaran- section, and the catalyst regeneration section.

tee for the Oleflex process and products. With the use


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Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea in chimica industriale e tecnologie del packaging
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Università: Parma - Unipr
A.A.: 2007-2008

I contenuti di questa pagina costituiscono rielaborazioni personali del Publisher Atreyu di informazioni apprese con la frequenza delle lezioni di Chimica industriale II e studio autonomo di eventuali libri di riferimento in preparazione dell'esame finale o della tesi. Non devono intendersi come materiale ufficiale dell'università Parma - Unipr o del prof Moggi Pietro.

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