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dc.contributorCarrillo Navarrete, Fernando
dc.contributor.authorBin Idros, Muhammad Arieff
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Química
dc.description.abstractEthyl benzene (EB) is an aromatic hydrocarbon important in petrochemical industry today mainly as intermediate in the production of styrene. The production of ethylbenzene involves the alkylation of benzene with ethylene either through liquid phase or vapour phase processes. The process however provides some challenges due to the production of byproduct di-ethylbenzene (DEB) in one of the side reaction due to the reaction of EB with ethylene. This study discusses some interesting features in the process using two reactors, two separation columns and two recycle stream. Simulation of this EB process in Aspen HYSYS is conducted to study the possibility of recycling DEB byproduct to extinction, the effects of size of reactor and temperature used on the selectivity and others. The viability of including recycle streams to recycle benzene and DEB back into the system is also discussed.
dc.publisherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria química::Química orgànica::Compostos orgànics
dc.subject.lcshChemical processes--Simulation methods
dc.subject.lcshAromatic hydrocarbons
dc.titleSimulation and design study of an ethyl benzene chemical process
dc.typeBachelor thesis
dc.subject.lemacProcessos químics -- Simulació, Mètodes de
dc.subject.lemacHysys (Programes d'ordinador)
dc.subject.lemacBenzé -- Indústria
dc.subject.lemacHidrocarburs aromàtics
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.audience.mediatorEscola Superior d'Enginyeries Industrial, Aeroespacial i Audiovisual de Terrassa
dc.audience.degreeGRAU EN ENGINYERIA QUÍMICA (Pla 2009)

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