ID
× COMMENTARYCOVER STORYIN THE NEWSNEWSFRONTS
DechemaAchema 2018 Review
Sustainability, digitalization and flexible production approaches emerged as major themes…
CHEMENTATOR + Show More BUSINESS NEWSTECHNICAL & PRACTICALFEATURE REPORTFACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPSTECHNOLOGY PROFILEENGINEERING PRACTICEEQUIPMENT & SERVICESFOCUS
CADWorx & Analysis SolutionsFocus on Software
Software enables interactive analytics on collected data This company recently…
NEW PRODUCTS + Show More

Comment PDF Business & Economics

Technology Profile: Cyclohexane Production from Benzene and Hydrogen

By Intratec Solutions |

This column is based on “Cyclohexane from Benzene and Hydrogen – Cost Analysis,” a report published by Intratec. It can be found at: www.intratec.us/analysis/cyclohexane-production-cost. Cyclohexane is a relatively stable cycloalkane, present in crude oils in concentrations of 0.1–1.0%. This cycloparaffin is a colorless, flammable liquid, widely used as an intermediate in nylon manufacturing. On a commercial scale, cyclohexane production is almost entirely based on the catalytic hydrogenation of benzene, which can be conducted in the liquid or vapor phase in the presence of hydrogen. The process The following paragraphs describe a process for the production of cyclohexane from benzene and hydrogen that involves liquid-phase hydrogenation of benzene in the presence of a nickel-based catalyst. Figure 1 presents a simplified flow diagram of the process. Figure 1. This flow diagram shows a process for producing cyclohexane[/caption] Reaction. Initially, benzene is fed to the primary reactor along with fresh and recycled hydrogen. The hydrogenation reaction is carried out in a bubble column reactor, in the presence of a nickel catalyst. The catalyst is maintained in a suspension with the aid of an external circulation loop.…
Related Content
DeNOx catalyst operates at lower temperatures
Professor Toru Murayama at Tokyo Metropolitan University (Tokyo, Japan; www.haruta-masatake.ues.tmu.ac.jp), in collaboration with Chugoku Electric Power Co., Inc., has developed…

Chemical Engineering publishes FREE eletters that bring our original content to our readers in an easily accessible email format about once a week.
Subscribe Now
Three reasons to measure pH in-line
ABB Ability™ technology to transform BASF rotating equipment into intelligent machinery and improve uptime and reliability
Detect and correct anomalies early in your batch processes
ABB at ACHEMA 2018
The Future of Project Execution

View More

Live chat by BoldChat