Regeneration will typically comprise an oxygen containing gas that will oxidize the coke and other volatile compounds present on the catalyst and that are causing or contributing to the deactivation of the catalyst. Advantages. What makes synthesis in a laboratory different from industrial manufacturing methods? Consequently, spent catalyst entering the recycle conduit 19 passes back to the riser 20 before any of it enters the regenerator 14. Services. When this method is used acrylic acid isn't the only product produced. first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. One of the main methods is to use a catalyst. For example, acrylic acid may be used to make polyacrylic acid for superabsorbent polymers (SAPs). Acrylic acid is a valuable commodity used in industry. In some embodiments, the temperature is at least 100° C., at least 150° C., at least 200° C., at least 250° C. or at least 300° C. and may be in a range of between 100° C. to 300° C., between 150° C. and 250° C., and or between 190° C. and 240° C. In some variations, the reactor in which the method is performed, the bPL, polymerization inhibitor, catalyst, and/or solvent is heated to the temperatures described herein in the reaction zone. Zeolites having a one dimensional 10-ring zeolite (ZSM-22) may be especially suited for use in the continuous regeneration reactor arrangements. Acrylic acid and esters are versatile monomers used as building blocks for thousands of polymer formulations. Reactor 210 is configured to produce acrylic acid at an elevated temperature. In some variations, the method further includes stripping off at least a portion of the acrylic acid produced (e.g., by distillation). The bPL to AA conversion in this embodiment is greater than 50%, greater than 70%, greater than 80%, greater than 90% or greater than 95%. It can form polymers using the double bond. Other methods of regeneration may be employed and include those previously described herein. Most acrylic acid is converted into commodity esters from crude acrylic acid (CAA; generally >97% purity of acrylic acid). 3 is a process flow diagram for a fixed bed operation of the reactor system to produce acrylic acid from bPL according to the methods of this invention. The flue gas which is relatively free of catalyst exits cyclones 44, 46 and flows out of the regenerator vessel 14 through line 48. Cost of raw material, ethylene, is the biggest contributor in the total cost of production. Bio-acrylic acid 19. A lower reactor effluent passes through a center pipe 444 and into annular space 446. imaginable degree, area of In contrast dealuminated and base-treated zeolites containing a secondary mesoporous network provide greater size pores, but an overall reduced pore volume. In another embodiment the entire conversion will take place in a single reactor. The following description of specific process arrangements is not intended to limit the invention to any of any of the specific configuration of the process arrangement described herein. Heat may be from an internal process stream or from an external heat source. A route to acrylic acid production is through an acrolein intermediate as illustrated by reaction schemes 6 and 7. A control valve located between sections 18 and 19 of the regenerator conduit regulates the flow of catalyst out of the regenerated catalyst conduit and provides a pressure drop that prevents any substantial flow of the feed stream up the section 18 of the regeneration conduit. In some variations, reactor 210 is configured to control the rate of addition of one or more of the bPL, the zeolite, and the polymerization inhibitor added. The moving bed form of the continuous regeneration reactor may operate in the same manner. The recycle of spent catalyst through the recycle catalyst conduit can also be used to increase the ratio of catalyst-to-feed in the reactor. The zeolites can be in hydrogen form or in cation exchanged form. ... Incorporation of varying percentages of acrylate monomers permits the production of many formulations for latex and solution copolymers, ... Reppe process 19. FIG. The yield of AA may be greater than 50%, 60%, or 75%. 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