Influence of Technological Parameters of the Alkylation Reactor Operation on the Concentration of n-Propylbenzene in the Product Mixture

Irena O. Dolganova, Alena A. Gorchakova, Elena N. Ivashkina, Egor M. Yuriev, Ajur A. Bunaev

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Abstract

This paper describes the problem of a high content of n-propylbenzene as an undesirable component of the product mixture in the process of liquid-phase alkylation of benzene with propylene at one of the Russian refineries. The unit was monitored and technological parameters influencing the content of n-propylbenzene were identified. A mathematical model of the alkylation process has been developed and, on its basis, a computer modeling system "Alkylation" in the Borland Delphi 7 environment, which allows calculating the composition of the product flow when the most important technological parameters of the reactor change (temperature, benzene: propylene molar ratio, feedstock flowrate).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-124
Number of pages9
JournalPetroleum and Coal
Volume63
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Alkylation
  • Benzene
  • Mathematical model
  • n-propylbenzene
  • Propylene.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)

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