(1) As a Balance between HP Steam Import and LP Steam Export. The aim of this report is to design a plant that produce 175,000 tons/year of isopropylbenzene (cumene) with a purity of 99.4% using the Honeywell UOP QMax technology. The process description of Turton et al. This makes a difference in maintenance of the entire system, particularly during shut down for maintenance. This Aspen Plus model simulates the production of cumene by the alkylation of Benzene using Propylene and Zeolite catalyst. Design Report for the Production of Cumene Submitted to: Dr John Schlup , economic feasibility of developing a new cumene production process an existing plant site for , The project will be built over 2 years and have a project life of 15 years A 4.. Know More In 2015 a further 450 kt/y cumene capacity plant has come on stream in China, currently under revamping to 600 kt/y. The chemistry of the cumene process features the desired reaction of benzene with propylene to form cumene and the undesirable reaction of cumene with propylene to form p-diisopropylbenzene. CHAPTER 3. The system considered for study, simulation and optimization is a cumene production plant. However, low reactor temperatures … Cumene process reaction is exothermic in nature so a complex shell and tube reactor designs are not sufficient for energy conversion, tremendous research work is involved in design a rector of Cumene production from benzene and propane. DESIGN: PROCEDURE, RESULT & DISCUSSION. With the advent of computers and simulating software like ASPEN PLUS® it is possible to design and optimize a particular process. Since the second has a higher activation energy than the first, low reactor temperatures improve selectivity of cumene. Cumene Production Reaction (2003) provides This design would overall benefit the cumene plant in a cost effective way. The reactor design involves design of equilibrium based reactor as well as kinetic based reactor. For 300 tons per day cumene production outline of the process which uses a solid phosphoric acid as catalyst. Production 1. You should use a 10-year plant lifetime and an interest rate of 15%. Cumene is previously washed with a caustic solution to remove impurities that can affect the oxidation. the revamp of the existing cumene plant for a total of 400 kt/y cumene capacity at Versalis Porto Torres site. C. Modification and addition to existing plant. OXIDATION / CONCENTRATION The raw material for this section is Cumene which is oxidized using compressed air. Cumene production process is gaining importance and so the process needs to be studied and better ideas suggested such that the production cost is reduced. New production capacity to meet growing sales. The plant is designed to have a capacity of 595 million lb/yr (270,000 t/yr) of cumene at a 0.9 stream factor. The above equation for estimating the cost of cumene is based on the minimum price that cumene could be sold for to cover our operating expenses. These economic details were introduced in ChE 38, and will be covered in more detail in ChE 182/183. B. Both reactions are irreversible. Air may be eventually washed to mainly neutralize SO2 traces coming out of the Sulfuric Acid Plant stack. Future Work Three months to develop detailed design items Six months for constructing and operating the pilot plant Two years for full plant construction Plant is scheduled to operate for a minimum of twenty years Profitability is reached at the end of two years of operation Fuel. In the design of a chemical process the need is the public need for the product, the commercial opportunity as foreseen by the sales and marketing organization. (II) Setting The Design Basis (Data Collection) The major parts of a cumene production plant are reactor system, separation system and they are optimized. 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