Systematic Process Design of a Styrene Production Plant Using a Hierarchical 12 Task Procedure: Waste Stream Utilization for Improved Sustainability

Thomas G. Andersen, Mathias Johansen, Mads G. Andersen, Nipun Garg

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Abstract

Monomeric styrene is consumed in large quantities for the production of polystyrene polymers. Improvements of the traditional process have been developed continually in order to improve product yield and reduce utility costs1. However, the process is still highly energy consuming due to the high temperatures and pressures required for the reactions, as well as the necessary purification of the crude styrene that is produced. As such, development of a more efficient and sustainable process is highly desirable in terms of economic savings and reduced environmental impact.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2017
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event2017 AIChE Annual Meeting - Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, United States
Duration: 29 Oct 20173 Nov 2017

Conference

Conference2017 AIChE Annual Meeting
LocationMinneapolis Convention Center
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis
Period29/10/201703/11/2017

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