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. The results are shown in the following table. Such catalysts are disclosed, for example, In U.S. Pat. The two solutions were mixed, and the mixture was placed in a stainless steel evaporator equipped with a steam heater, and 12 liters of an α-alumina carrier in the form of granules with a diameter of 3 to 5 mm which had a surface area of less than 1 m2 /g and a porosity of 42%, and contained pores, 92% by volume of which consisted of pores having a pure diameter of 75 to 250 microns, was added. 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. Usually, the amount of the recycle exhaust gas is 15 to 85%, preferably 18 to 70%, based on the exhaust gas. Follow AIChE. These are economically disadvantageous. This is normally done as a standard process involving two reactors in series, utilizing two separate catalysts. The multi-component cartalyst containing vanadium and molybdenum used in the second-stage reaction is preferably a catalyst containing vanadium, molybdenum, and at least one element selected from the group consisting of copper, tungsten, chromium and alkaline earth metals. 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.. For example, by the process disclosed in U.S. Pat. << A design feasibility study is presented to analyze the & Terms of Use. /Font << This invention relates to a process for producing acrylic acid from propylene. 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. Separately, an aqueous solution of 1.03 kg of copper nitrate in 0.72 liter of water was prepared. When calculated on the basis of the Examples of Belgian Patent Nos. >> No. Privacy Policy 3,954,855, acrylic acid is obtained in a one-pass yield of 91.7 to 97.5 mole% by using catalytic oxides containing molybdenum, vanadium, tungsten, copper and alkaline earth metals as constituent elements. 3,825,600, acrolein is obtained in one-pass yield of 80 to 90 mole% by using catalytic oxides containing cobalt, iron, bismuth, tungsten, molybdenum, silicon and alkali metals as constituent elements. However, the production process most used at present at commercial scale consists of the catalytic oxidation of gaseous propylene through the application of two process stages [2]: Catalytic oxidation of propylene to acrolein: 2CH 2 =CHCH 3 +O 2 →2CH 2 =CHCHO+H 2 O Catalytic oxidation of the acrolein to acrylic acid: 2CH Hence, conditions for obtaining the exhaust gas and conditions for recycling it to the reactor, namely, the operating conditions in the acrylic acid collector and the recycling rate of the exhaust gas to the reactor, are important, and the present invention has offered a solution to this problem. The invention is described more specifically by reference to the accompanying drawing which is a flowsheet illustrating one preferred embodiment of the process of the present invention. The exhaust gas was not condensed, and a part of it was prged. The content … Consequently, adverse effects, such as reduced catalytic acitivity, are exerted on the catalytic reaction. (� �ʔFQ#�U�Tև4�V�;y+�J�@Ɛ��U "�q�-�b��l6���2 �41fc��^0�̎KH���yIL�p0��'CI��sM�AH�a1� �#���.Щ�7����cM�S�Ck�PPA1��&�L�i�F�!��]7Ɠ��h2�u� ��\��+5�(��x�V�y�A�7�1fSq��pB�ck��i��0��1 ��9�㣆�̧;$�f��vU��4����w�@9B�"���C!�}8O���9Ϡl��h���5��걼���������(���!�j������1S���@.0��� + �9�� °3���1��b����B;+#H�:-�l1�kҬK2ϴ#��� �*ذ�l������!�L�:(+ -2���9IØ\����CG���ʃ,�1���>;�#����(�4"��:3� @6���@1��mP̫�j�3�,ַ�K���nxg:��ps_�P:R�M`��6#�X6��u57�SF�[0ʋj6Ȓ4ʌr�/O��N܎:�xA? Using 12.0 liters of the catalyst (I) and 9.0 liters of the catalyst (II) and the same apparatus as in Example 1, propylene was reacted under the same reaction conditions except that the reaction temperatures were varied. Hydrolysis of acrylonitrile. __________________________________________________________________________, Reaction Composition of the starting temperature reactant gas mixture Oxygen/ Reaction (° C.) (% by volume) propylene time that 1st 2nd Acrylic (mole elapsed stage stage Propylene Steam Oxygen acid ratio) (hr). All rights reserved. No. For example, in the process disclosed in U.S. Pat. Acrylic acid from the primary oxidation can be recovered while the acrolein is fed to a second step to make acrylic acid. However, the discovery of new natural gas reserves presents new opportunities for the production of acrylic acid. 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. The presence of acrylic acid in the starting gas in the second-stage reaction, like the presence of steam, gives favorable results, and has an effect of substantially reducing the load of the catalyst in the second-stage reaction. According to the process disclosed in Japanese Laid-Open Patent Publication No. These catalysts are disclosed, for example, in U.S. Pat. Elsewhere, the process idsclosed in Japanese Laid-Open Patent Publication No. Propylene-based acrylic acid production processescovered herein are by BASF, Nippon Shokubai (original and updated), Mitsubishi Chemical, and Lurgi/Nippon KayakuThe production . Both processes depend The present inventors investigated the effect, on catalyst performance, of recycling the exhaust gas containing a certain amount of steam from the acrylic acid collector to the reactor together with the starting reactant gas mixture. November 21, 2013. The molybdenum-containing multi-component catalyst used in the first-stage reaction is preferably a catalyst containing molybdenum, iron and bismuth, more preferably a catalyst containing molybdenum, cobalt, iron, bismuth and at least one element selected from the group consisting of alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, thallium, tungsten and silicon. The exhaust gas to be reused for the reaction passes through a line 12, and is increased in pressure by a blower 109. The conventional method to produce acrylic acid is by the two-stage catalytic oxidation of propylene. With the closure of acetylene-based and acrylonitrile-based plants in the 1990s, the production of acrylic acid via two-stage propylene oxidation became the preferred and dominant method of production for acrylic acid … >> /Filter /LZWDecode 47917/75, acrolein is obtained in a one-pass yield of 80% by using catalytic oxides containing cobalt, iron, bismuth, tungsten, molybdenum, zinc, indium and silicon as constituent elements. Known catalysts for producing acrylic acid from acrolein are also many. If the oxygen concentration is less than 1.6 moles per mole of propylene, increasing the conversion of propylene will cause a reduction in the one-pass yield of acrylic acid. 738,250 and 746,202 cited in this U.S. Patent, the conversion of propylene must be at least 90%, and the yield of acrylic acid (the first and second stages inclusive) must be 77%, in the reactions of the first and second stages in Example 13 of the U.S. Patent. 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. Learn about The compositions of these catalysts excepting oxygen, in terms of atomic ratio, were as follows: Catalyst (I): co4 Fe1 Bi1 W2 Mo10 Si1.35 Mg0.04, Catalyst (II): mo12 V4.8 Ba0.5 Cu2.2 W2.4. acrylic acid, with acetic acid produced as a salable by-product. The aqueous solution of acrylic acid obtained in the collector 107 is withdrawn through a line 18, and subjected to a separating and purifying procedure. Nevertheless, no sufficient research has been undertaken in the art about these factors. >> The results are tabulated hereinbelow. In the same way as in Example 1, a catalyst (I) for the first-stage reduction and a catalyst (II) for the second-stage reaction was prepared. Figure 2 illustrates other alternative pathways for the production of acrylic acid, starting from different feedstocks. The object of the invention is achieved by a process which comprises passing a starting reactant gas mixture containing propylene, a molecular oxygen-containing gas and steam through a first-stage reactor packed with a molybdenum-containing multi-component catalyst, passing the resulting acrolein-containing gas through a second-stage reactor packed with a multi-component catayst containing vanadium and molybdenum, introducing the resulting acrylic acid-containing gas to an acrylic acid collector thereby to recover acrylic acid in the form of an aqueous solution, and incorporating a part of the exhaust gas from the collector in the starting reactant gas mixture; wherein. in simplifying the kinetics to only one reaction. endobj The acrylic acid collector is a device which cools the pre-cooled gaseous reaction product, and using water, collects acrylic acid in the form of an aqueous solution, and may, for example, be a packed tower, a plate tower, a bubble cap tower, or a sieve tower. Acrylic Acid Production via the Catalytic Partial Oxidation of Propylene Process Information Background Acrylic acid (AA) is used as a precursor for a wide variety of chemicals in the polymers and textile industries. >> It also can react with alcohols to form acrylates (esters) that are … www.entrepreneurindia.co. 8 0 obj 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. Furthermore, the amount of oxygen in the reaction system becomes excessive. is all recycled back to the reaction system. 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. ��0�idIqf攬C7,AаW}/g��!+���Xz䴋X)��o3�ŨM���7�.�2/���� ���]����74x��s�T.Mʹz�@� Since the process of the U.S. Patent does not intend the substantial inclusion of steam in the exhaust gas, the conditions for re-using the exhaust gas as an inert diluting gas, are not important, and the U.S. Patent does not at all disclose such conditions. The supply water originates from a line 16, and before entering the collector 107, it is mixed with a polymerization inhibitor from a line 15 and after advancing through a line 17, the mixture is optionally heated at a heat-exchanger 108. Acrylic Acid Production and Manufacturing Process. The acrylic acid collector 104 should be operated in such a manner that acrylic acid is collected as a high concentration aqueous solution of acrylic acid with good efficiency, the absorption of impurities such as acrolein is prevented to the greatest possible extent, and all the steam required for the reaction is included in the exhaust gas which is discharged from the top of the tower. The acrylic acid collector used was a stainless steel tower with an inside diameter of 200 mm. Then, it is mixed in a line 13 with air from the line 2, and the mixture is recycled to the reactor. The starting reactant gas mixture then enters a first-stage reactor 103 through a line 5. /Filter /LZWDecode This design followed the example of Turton and Foo et al. The results are tabulated below. No. 9 0 obj In addition to the catalysts disclosed in these prior art references, any other catalysts can be used which can meet the conditions in the first-stage reaction, namely which can achieve a propylene conversion of at least 80 mole%, preferably at least 90 mole%, and a total one-pass yield of acrolein and acrylic acid of at least 70 mole%, preferably at least 80 mole%, when a starting reactant gas mixture containing 4 to 30% by volume, preferably 5 to 25% by volume, of steam, 3 to 9% by volume, preferably 4 to 8% by volume, of propylene and 1.6 to 4.0 moles, preferably 1.7 to 3.0 moles, per mole of propylene, specifically, 6 to 18% by volume, preferably 8 to 16% by volume) of oxygen is used, and the reaction is carried out at a reaction temperature of 250° to 450° C., preferably 270° to 370° C., with a contact time of 1.0 to 7.2 seconds, preferably 1.8 to 3.6 seconds. 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. ���Ѩ�h ���H8��D�(��� ���!��A3Dc�CNFw The acrylic acid industry has seen significant change over the past two decades. 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. The flow rate of water flowing down from the tower top of the collector was 3.5 kg/hr, and the rate of acrylic acid collection was 98 to 99%. Some of the gains seen especially in September and October on sharp increases in propylene, however, are likely to be lost in December as propylene values descend. In the process of U.S. Pat. % acetic acid Bottom product is 99.5 wt.% acrylic acid. Moreover, when the oxygen concentration exceeds 4.0 moles per mole of propylene, the concentration of propylene must be reduced to avoid explosion or combustion and the process is necessarily low in productivity and commercial value. The analyses and models presented are prepared on the basis of publicly available and non-confidential information. This stream consists of acrylic acid, acetic acid, water, oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide. In these types of acrylic acid collectors, the temperature of the tower top is set within the range of temperatures at which acrylic acid is recovered from the gaseous reaction product with good efficiency as a high concentration aqueous solution of acrylic acid and at which the concentration of steam in the starting reactant gas mixture reaches a predetermined value. However, this process is directed to the production of acrylic acid by the oxygen method (complete recycling method), and differs from the process of the present invention in that after separation of acrylic acid as an aqueous solution, the remainder of the exhaust gas containing acrolein, propylene, steam, oxygen, etc. For example, U.S. Pat. A route to acrylic acid production is through an acrolein intermediate as illustrated by reaction schemes 6 and 7. Moreover, the rate of recovering acrylic acid decreases. Thus, it was ascertained that acrylic acid cannot be produced generally in high yields by the complete recycle method in accordance with the oxygen method. Further investigations into these conditions led to the discovery that acrylic acid can be obtained in high yields over long periods of time with commercial advantage only when the temperature of the tower top of the acrylic acid collector is adjusted to 35°-80° C., and the proportion of the recycle gas is adjusted to 15 to 85%. The heat of reaction is recovered by the generation of steam. stream The tower top temperature so set is 35° to 80° C., preferably 40° to 70° C. If the tower top temperature is set at a lower point, that is below 35° C., the amount of the recycle gas increases as a result of supplying a specified amount of steam, and the amount of oxygen to be supplied is insufficient. Because acrylic acid and its esters have long been valued … The present inventors, however, assume that unidentifiable impurities formed in the oxidation reaction are concentrated in the recycle system when the conditions specified in the invention are not met, or acrylic acid or by-product acetic acid and other impurities are again fed into the reactor together with the exhaust gas when they are not sufficiently collected, with the result that the catalytic reaction is impaired. www.entrepreneurindia.co. A process for producing acrylic acid from propylene through acrolein as an intermediate by catalytic vapor phase oxidation, which comprises passing a starting reactant gas mixture containing propylene, a molecular oxygen-containing gas and steam through a first-stage reactor packed with a molybdenum-containing multi-component catalyst, passing the resulting acrolein-containing gas through a second-stage reactor packed with a multi-component catalyst containing vanadium and molybdenum, introducing the resulting acrylic acid-containing gas to an acrylic acid collector thereby to recover acrylic acid in the form of an aqueous solution, and incorporating a part of the exhaust gas from the collector in the starting reactant gas mixture. 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. Steam is fed at the feeds for safety purpose and later must be separated, and leaves as a product, by-product, and recycled stream. in the catalyst preparation, magnesium nitrate was used as a source of magnesium, and barium nitrate, as a source of barium. Of the operating conditions required, the operating temperature is especially important. /F2 10 0 R The work of the inventors, however, led to the discovery that if the acrylic acid concentration of the starting reactant gas mixture after incorporation of the exhaust gas is not more than 0.5% by volume, preferably not more than 0.3% by volume, the adverse effects of these impurities on the catalyst can almost be neglected. The process of claim 1 wherein the acrylic acid is recovered from the acrylic acid collector in the form of a 30 to... 3. /Resources << 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. Business Ideas & Opportunities in Petrochemicals Sector. 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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. ����x��‰��/^��h�������'��h�ılo� ��M���2?����K���M��ֽ~����4 �͜��� For example, U.S. Pat. one-step reaction from propylene to acrylic acid when in reality, propylene is first oxidized to acrolein and then acrolein to acrylic acid. endstream In the course of this investigation, the inventors found that the performance of catalyst is reduced with time. Furthermore, because of the low temperatures, light-boiling aldehydes such as acrolein or other by-products tend to be collected at the same time as the recovery of acrylic acid, and this will cause various troubles to subsequent steps for purification of acrylic acid. After 100 hours from the start of the reaction, the conversion of proplyene decreased to 85%, and the starting reactant gas at the inlet of the first-stage reactor contained 0.7% by volume of acrylic acid. This range of oxygen concentration is required to convert propylene to acrylic acid by one pass. With the closure of acetylene-based and acrylonitrile-based plants in the 1990s, the producon of acrylic acid via two-stage propylene oxidation became the preferred and dominant method of production for acrylic acid … The catalytic vapor phase oxidation of propylene to acrylic acid usually consists of two stages. In addition to these catalysts, any other catalysts can be used which meet the conditions of the second-stage reaction, namely which can achieve a one-pass yield of acrylic acid based on propylene of at least 70 mole% when the reaction is carried out at a reaction temperature of 180° to 350° C., preferably 200° to 300° C. with a contact time of 1.0 to 7.2 seconds, preferably 1.6 to 3.0 seconds. Ԍ"�0�#� The results of the reaction obtained at the end of 46 hours, and 1810 hours from the start of the operation are shown in the following table. Renewable Acrylic Acid Abstract Acrylic acid is an important industrial chemical, used as a raw material in a wide variety of consumer end products. �W�6��OR M�4�x�7���@�]��$�����Z�T�������ؔ� 5��5�����;:%��Zg���ϲ�NN��i�-�5��]fxu��{q'K�=U:�^\HNO�(kk��o_f4���6��U���!������-��U�����]���Ԇ���I ɇX�kbKRFn u-.h��z�����t̸C. 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. 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. U.S. Pat. The present predominant source of acrylic acid is from the partial oxygenation of propene, produced as a by-product in the industrial production of ethylene and gasoline. 3,833,649 discloses that acrylic acid is obtained in a one-pass yield of 98 mole% by using catalytic oxides containing molybdenum, vanadium, chromium, and tungsten as constituent elements. Furthermore, troubles tend to occur owing to the insufficiency of oxygen in the reaction system. water = 1.15 kmol/hr solvent = 10.82kmol/hr Production of Acrylic Acid form propylene. (The gaseous reaction product does not undergo condensation by rapid cooling until it reaches the line 9.). The reactant gas mixture obtained is mixed in a line 3 with propylene gas fed through a line 4. 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(��� 92006/74 gives acrolein in a one-pass yield of 92.4 mole% when using catalytic oxides containing cobalt, iron, bismuth, molybdenum, potassium, chromium, silicon and phosphorus as constituent elements. 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. (2) the reaction conditions in the first-stage reactor are controlled so as to maintain the reaction temperature at 250 to 450° C., the contact time at 1.0 to 7.2 seconds, the conversion of propylene at at least 80 mole%, and the total one-pass yield of acrolein and acrylic acis at at least 70 mole%, (3) the reaction conditions in the secondstage reactor are controlled so as to maintain the reaction temperature at 180 to 350° C., the contact time at 1.0 to 7.2 seconds, and the one-pass yield of acryli acid based on propylene at at least 70 mole%, and. The results obtained at the end of 520 hours from the start of the reaction are shown in the following table. The oxidation of propylene produces acrolein, acrylic acid, acetaldehyde and carbon oxides. 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