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In this page you will find free data about Isopropanol, including:
- What is Isopropanol
- How to make Isopropanol
- Isopropanol uses and applications
This page presents brief synopsis of Isopropanol production technology, describing, in a concise way, relevant technical and economic aspects. Each manufacturing process description will consist of:
- Major process steps
- Simplified, schematic flow diagram & key equipment
- Important safety or environmental considerations
- Economic perspective, comprising capital expenditures and/or operating expenses
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Isopropyl Alcohol Production from RG Propylene
Isopropanol (isopropyl alcohol) is among the most commonly produced lower alcohols — ranked third in commercial production behind methanol and ethanol. Isopropyl alcohol is used as a chemical intermediate for compounds such as methyl isobutyl carbinol, methyl isobutyl ketone and isopropyl acetate, as well as in personal care and household products, pharmaceuticals, coatings and ink solvents, and as a processing solvent, among other uses.
The figure below depicts a typical indirect propylene-hydration process for the production of isopropanol. In this process, refinery-grade (RG) propylene reacts with sulfuric acid to form isopropyl alcohol sulfates, which are then reacted with water to form isopropanol.
RG propylene gas is fed to the ...
The absorber off-gas, containing unreacted propylene ...
The crude isopropanol from ...
Isopropanol production pathways
The main raw materials for isopropanol manufacture are ...
The total operating cost (raw materials, utilities, fixed costs and depreciation costs) estimated to produce isopropanol was about ...