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Styrene Synthesis with Combicat TM  Catalyst Aaron Kirchenberg, Kristin Westphal,  Peter Lawrence 12/13/11 Objective: Evaluate CombiCat TM  technology and claims
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Conventional  Synthesis CombiCat TM Claims Production Costs cut by 35% Energy Consumption slashed ~ 80% CO2 Emissions reduced ~ 80% Capital Costs decreased ~ 50% Feedstock Production from Renewable Resources CombiCat TM   Synthesis versus
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CombiCat TM  Synthesis Overview Component Conversion % Selectivity to  Styrene % Toluene 100 98.0 Methanol 99.7 80.4 Component Tonne/day $/day Toluene 644 491,000 Methanol 330 121,000 Styrene 713 945,000
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Reactor System Design Repeat  X5 Reactor Conditions Ø Adiabatic with temperature inlet at 450oC Ø Utilizes preheaters Ø Conversion vs. Selectivity Ø Utilized inter-stage flashes to mitigate reaction 2 Ø Volume: D=4 ft, L=30ft (377 m3) Ø Linear increase in styrene production with reactor length Ø Cost of reactors Ø Residence time Ø 7.1 seconds
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