In this study the existing problems of liquid-phase alkylation of benzene with propylene problems are indicated. The paper describes the stages alkylation of benzene with propylene mathematical model development. The model allows to define the composition of the product stream under changing of plant process parameters: temperature, benzene/propylene molar ratio and feed space velocity. The error of the model does not exceed 7.5%. "Alkylation" computer modeling system is developed in Borland Delphi 7 and the optimization module of the process parameters is called "Optimization". In Aspen HYSYS the technological scheme of rectification products alkylation of benzene with propylene using aluminum chloride catalyst was developed. Integration of computer models allowed to determine the technological modes of production, providing isopropylbenzene outlet with higher quality.
- mathematical modeling
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