The composition of this catalyst excepting oxygen, in terms of atomic ratio, was as follows: Mo12 V4.6 Cu2.2 Cr0.6 W2.4, reactions and the collection of acrylic acid. For example, in the process disclosed in U.S. Pat. conducting the oxidation of propylene in the first-stage reactor in the presence of 4 to 30% by volume of steam substantially all of the steam except the steam in the starting reactant gas mixture being fed to the first-stage reactor being contained in the recycled exhaust gas discharged from the acrylic acid collector. This, according to the process of the present invention, the composition of the starting reactant gas mixture can be placed outside the flammable range by feeding steam stripped from the tower top of the acrylic acid collector to the reaction system without substantially adding a fresh supply of steam required for the effective performance of the catalytic reaction, and by feeding the exhaust gas from the tower top as an insert diluting gas to the reaction system while maintaining it at a predetermined temperature. r.��(�JU2����uz��g[���rP�r8���֋-�A�SF#���s�T!p�. Acrylic acid is produced via the catalytic partial oxidation of propylene. endstream Commercial acrylic acid is mostly produced from catalytic oxidation of propylene, but it is also a by-product from acrolein production from propylene. 1. Business Ideas & Opportunities in Petrochemicals Sector Acrylic acid (2-propenoic acid) is a highly reactive carboxylic acid that can react with itself to form polyacrylic acid, which is used as an absorbent in hygiene products. q�١g`K�f#�p��Gr�� 7�Dx"�/���+���I��},���0�4�>���p��}��Wy�^����r`�J�ϋ� ����M z���Q@L�рԡ6ښu���3�@М�H����� !�#���+�����NS�$�T����8p�%hx^�a�wA)j�N��cH��Q�9N�=wW��N9���T�hTw'(bzM�).h�Y3d�\h����R�9��'��&'(�E�N��O�TܥF d�s��\e��4�W�3EC�f�x��#��"��!ΐ`iy��q��v��Oͧ�������h�e�u�c�MFx�Dm�?��QםH���&��W�B��Ѯ�����qߠ9w�Rb{���Tow�`_���Q�2p� �Sf��Ʊև�O)��i�o(��� No. Privacy Policy endobj acrylic acid, with acetic acid produced as a salable by-product. The content … Both processes depend The Acrylic Acid production process Acrylic Acid is produced by the catalytic oxidation of propylene in a two-stage tubular fi xed bed reactor system. Then, 2.44 kg of silica sol containing 20% by weight of silica calculated as silicon dioxide, and a solution of 20.2 g of pottasium hydroxide in 1.5 liters of water were added to the mixture. If desired, steam for adjustment purposes may come into the line 13 from a line 19. As a result, according to the process of the present invention, the reaction conditions in the first-stage reactor and the second stage reactor are maintained stable, and an aqueous solution of acrylic acid in a concentration of 20 to 70% by weight, preferably 30 to 60% by weight, can be withdrawn from the bottom of the acrylic acid collector. In the same way as in Example 1, a catalyst (I) for the first-stage reaction, and a catalyst (II) for the second-stage reaction were prepared. 3,801,634, propylene is oxidized in two stages to produce acrylic acid, and the exhaust gas is recycled to the first-stage reaction after removing all condensable substances, such as acrylic acid or steam, from gaseous reaction products by cooling. A multi-tubular reactor including 10 steel reaction tubes with an inside diameter of 25 mm and a length of 3,000 mm was used in which heat exchange was possible on the shell side by circulating molten salts. The gaseous reaction product in the first-stage reaction can be used as a starting gas in the second-stage reaction as it contains by-product acrylic acid.. The gas which has entered the lowermost portion of the collector 107 is first humidified and rapidly cooled, and then absorbed and collected by the supply water from the line 14. 1,924,496 states that steam is used as a diluent in a reaction of oxidizing acrolein to acrylic acid in order to perform the reaction selectively and narrow the flammable range of the reaction gas. 3,639,269, 3,778,386, 3,799,978, 3,970,702, and 3,972,920, German Laid-Open Patent Publications 2,165,335 and 2,203,710, Japanese Patent Publications 42813/72, 4762/73 and 4764/73, and Japanese Laid-Open Patent Publication 30308/74. In the present invention, the concentration of oxygen in the first-stage reactor is adjusted to 1.6-4.0 moles, preferably 1.7-3.0 moles, per mole of propylene. When calculated on the basis of the Examples of Belgian Patent Nos. However, the discovery of new natural gas reserves presents new opportunities for the production of acrylic acid. (4) the amount of the exhaust gas to be incorporated in the starting reactant gas mixture is adjusted so that the acrylic acid content of the starting reactang gas mixture is not more than 0.5% by volume. Elsewhere, the process idsclosed in Japanese Laid-Open Patent Publication No. The gaseous product from the second-stage reactor was introduced into the collector from below, and the acrylic acid in the gaseous product was collected as an aqueous solution by flowing down water containing a polymerization inhibitor from the topmost part of the tower. Y_1442. The analyses and models presented are prepared on the basis of publicly available and non-confidential information. German Patent Publication No. It is an object of this invention therefore to provide an improved process for producing acrylic acid from propylene through acrolein as an intermediate by a two-stage catalytic vapor phase oxidation reaction. Renewable Acrylic Acid Abstract Acrylic acid is an important industrial chemical, used as a raw material in a wide variety of consumer end products. Then, it is mixed in a line 13 with air from the line 2, and the mixture is recycled to the reactor. Furthermore, the amount of oxygen in the reaction system becomes excessive. Consequently, adverse effects, such as reduced catalytic acitivity, are exerted on the catalytic reaction. The tower top temperature was adjusted to 64° C., and the exhaust gas was obtained. The gaseous reaction product was introduced into the collector from its bottom, and acrylic acid was collected by water containing a polymerization inhibitor which was cooled by a cooler and flowed down from the top of the tower at a rate of 2.5 kg/hr. Goal is to produce 200 TPD of 99.0% acrylic acid utilizing 8000 hours a year. /ProcSet 2 0 R This range of oxygen concentration is required to convert propylene to acrylic acid by one pass. 3,717,675 also discloses a process in which the exhaust gas is recycled to the reaction system. Ammonium molybdate (10.62 kg) and 3.24 kg of ammonium paratungstate were added to 15 liters of heated water, and the mixture was vigourously stirred (the solution obtained is designated solution A). For example, U.S. Pat. !�m��h&\��}H�4b�a�[���G��¸g�� d HY /H8�j�!r)K�}���?%/��A����]���0��b���A>/�Daa�H��A�×��b,`AC���7&��d�vq�8��/Dv����Ň��x (�����h����#DJ�d8T�7��z+E�P $ 풯��s��et����, q3���KX��`4�P��ˢ��%��3WLi'-���ľF@`m4�$�ĺ3��F#�RS��؈�@O�3f �=��D�9lq�h0�䐔�(L]���r�{J�MN��B1^�I�,���t���$��Õ� US acrylic acid prices increased by 8-9 cents/lb ($176-198/tonne) during late summer to early autumn on a push from upstream propylene amid mostly balanced to long market conditions. The present invention relates to a process for producing acrylic acid by vapor phase catalytic oxidation of propylene in two steps. U.S. Pat. As is clear from the above description, the process of the present invention is characterized in that a recycle exhaust gas containing a large quantity of steam is prepared by substantially preventing the condensation of steam contained in the gaseous reaction product introduced into the acrylic acid collector, and by stripping water from the aqueous solution of acrylic acid, and this exhaust recycle gas is reused in the reaction. The acrylic acid collector used was a stainless steel tower with an inside diameter of 200 mm. 4.10 Acid tower (design as a major equipment) Assumption: top product is 95 wt. The catalytic vapor phase oxidation of propylene to acrylic acid usually consists of two stages. All of these prior art techniques, however, are directed to the improvement of catalysts for producing acrylic acid from propylene through acrolein, namely the development of high-performance catalysts which give high yields of high selectivities. The reactant gas mixture obtained is mixed in a line 3 with propylene gas fed through a line 4. Privacy Policy Attempts to increase the recovery rate of acrylic acid at this time inevitably involves the reduction of the concentration of the aqueous solution of acrylic acid. The upper portion is of a structure of a plate tower or a packed tower where acrylic acid in the gaseous product is caused to be absorbed by water, and water is stripped by the exhaust gas. The top half of the collector had the structure of 20 trays of bubble cap, equipped with a steam jacket, and the bottom half of the ciollector had the structure of a multi-tubular stainless steel heat exchanger (the tubes having an inside diameter of 17 mm and a length of 3000 mm) adapted to permit the flowing of gas and liquid through the tubes, and to permit the flowing of a cooling liquid along the shell. +�2O�}���j^H�J��`��x@��k��2F� This design followed the example of Turton and Foo et al. These catalysts are disclosed, for example, in U.S. Pat. In the first stage, acrolein and a small amount of acrylic acid is formed from propylene. The lower portion is of a structure of a multi-tubular heat exchanger, or a packed tower or plate tower having a heat exchanger either inside or outside. More specifically, it relates to an improved process for producing acrylic acid with good commercial efficiency by the catalytic vapor phase oxidation of propylene in the presence of steam via acrolein as an intermediate. /Type /Page The results indicate that acrylic acid is formed by propylene produced by propane dehydrogenation and that carbon oxides are mainly produced by hydrocarbons oxidn. Separately, 7.00 kg of cobalt nitrate was dissolved in 2 liters of water; 2.43 kg of ferric nitrate, in 2 liters of water; and 2.92 kg of bismuth nitrate, in a mixture of 0.6 liter of conc. As a result of searching for its cause, it was found that the reduction of the catalyst performance is ascribable to impurities (e.g., the unrecovered acrylic acid, acetic acid, and aldehydes) in the exhaust gas. B�q�E����ap�4�&�slbe4�'��x���Q� /Contents 8 0 R The results are shown in the following table. (� �ʔFQ#�U�Tև4�V�;y+�J�@Ɛ��U << Acrylic acid is produced by oxidation of propylene, which is a byproduct of the production of ethylene and gasoline: 2 CH 2 =CHCH 3 + 3 O 2 → 2 CH 2 =CHCO 2 H + 2 H 2 O Historical methods. Acrylic Acid Production from Propylene. Using 12.0 liters of the catalyst (I) and 9.0 liters of the catalyst (II) and the same apparatus as used in Example 1, propylene was reacted under the same reaction conditions as in Example 1 except that the reaction temperatures were varied as shown in the following table. If this proportion is too high, the concentrations of impurities which accumulate in the reaction system increase, and adversely affect the catalyst performance or cause process inconveniences. *��&�;���R�a��I�b��H�41�E�ܷm����J�R �h�v������R�Ɏ��� ˒62�cq�=ySְ��aϲЮ+ט�ߗ�:�n�fCо[-+L�#]�8 �CB7�R3;Y These are economically disadvantageous. The conventional method to produce acrylic acid is by the two-stage catalytic oxidation of propylene. Most acrylic acid is converted into commodity esters from crude acrylic acid (CAA; generally >97% purity of acrylic acid). The procedure of Example 1 was repeated except that the oxygen concentration in the starting reactant gas mixture to be introduced into the first-stage reactor was charged to 8.25% by volume (as a result, the oxygen/propylene molar ratio was setat 1.5), the tower top temperature of the acrylic acid collector was set at 58° C., the proportion of the recycle gas was adjusted to 59.2% based on the exhaust gas, and the flow rate of the water from the tower top was 3.5 kg/hr. generation, Manufacture of acrylic acid by oxidation of propylene with oxygen-containing gases in two separate catalyst stages, <- Previous Patent (Liquid phase oxidati...). When a large amount of flowing water was used in order to raise the rate of acrylic acid collection to 98-99%, the concentration of the resulting aqueous solution of acrylic acid decreased drastically. The compositions of these catalysts excepting oxygen, in terms of atomic ratio, were as follows: Catalyst (I): co5 Fe0.35 Bi1 W2 Mo10 Si1.35 K0.06. The three nitrate solutions were mixed, and the mixture was added dropwise to the solution A. Figure 2 illustrates other alternative pathways for the production of acrylic acid, starting from different feedstocks. Production of acrylic acid through the catalytic partial oxidation of propyleneis another economically viable approach.Propylene is easily available as a byproduct of cracking of naptha.Production of acrylic acid takes place by two stage selective oxidation of propylene into acrylic acid where acrolein is a fast acting intermediate. For example, by the process disclosed in U.S. Pat. Business Ideas & Opportunities in Petrochemicals Sector. (1) the starting reactant gas mixture contains 4 to 30% by volume of steam, 3 to 9% by volume of propylene and 1.6 to 4.0 moles, per mole of propylene, of oxygen. In the lower portion, the gaseous product fed is cooled indirectly by a cooling medium, or directly cooled by contact with a cooled aqueous solution of acrylic acid, and also humidified. According to the process of U.S. Pat. �CH�--R,Q�H2 #0�17���E��r/V,cNp��¥M�2�$�~��j�DK�i����߆���(�c8�E3#�6 �t���% j�%# Air is fed from a blower 101, passed through a line 1, heated at a preheated 102, and then mixed in a line 2 with a recycle gas from a line 13. Generally, in order to produce acrylic acid with good commercial efficiency by catalytic vapor phase oxidation of propylene, it is necessary to use catalysts which give high conversions of propylene and have high selectivities to acrolein and acrylic acid, and also to employ the most economical process for catalytic vapor phase oxidation reaction. 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