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Technology Profile: Isopropyl Alcohol Production from Acetone

By Intratec Solutions |

This column is based on “Isopropyl Alcohol Production from Acetone – Cost Analysis,” a report published by Intratec. It can be found at: www.intratec.us/analysis/isopropyl-alcohol-production-cost. Isopropyl alcohol (also known as isopropanol or 2-propanol) is a colorless and flammable liquid with a strong odor. Isopropyl alcohol was among the first petrochemical products to be industrially manufactured — it has been produced since 1920. The main applications of isopropyl alcohol are as a chemical intermediate, and as a solvent in the manufacturing of cements, primers, paints, varnishes, skin cleaners, perfumes, lotions, shampoos and deodorants. It is also used as a disinfectant and antiseptic. Figure 1. The diagram shows isopropanol production via acetone hydrogenation[/caption] The process The present analysis discusses an industrial hydrogenation process for isopropanol production. The process comprises two main sections: (1) reaction; and (2) purification. Reaction. Hydrogen gas is compressed and fed, along with liquid acetone, to the upper part of a circulation reactor. The circulating mixture passes through a gas-liquid separation vessel. Part of the liquid is cooled — removing the heat generated by the exothermic…
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