Published April 1973
This report presents technology on acrylonitrile manufacture from propane and from propylene. The following design cases are included:
Acrylonitrile production using high propane conversion in a single-pass reaction system. A Monsanto patent is used for design of the reaction system and Sohio patents for the recovery- purification section.
Acrylonitrile production using a low conversion of propane per pass followed by the recycling of unused reactants. Costs are included for two conversion levels. An ICI patent is used for the design of the reaction section, and a BASF patent for the recovery-purification section, Two design variations are included. A separate section of the report discusses the possibility of using a BASF-type recovery-purification scheme with a propylene ammoxidation reaction system,
- Acrylonitrile from propylene using a recently developed iron-bismuth catalyst. Sohio patents are used for the design.
- Acrylonitrile from propylene using the established uranium-antimony catalyst. Sohio patents are used for the design.
Acrylonitrile from propylene after replacing a uranium-antimony catalyst, in an existing acrylonitrile plant, with the new ironbismuth catalyst. Three design variations are compared. Sohio technology is used.
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