Petron Licenses the Most Industry-Recognized Ethylene from Bioethanol Process
Intratec’s Technology Economics service offers an impartial economic evaluation of Petron’s process
Ethylene is an important raw material in the world today, and is known to be effective as a raw material used in the
production of PVC, polyethylene, ethylene oxide and other products.
Petron’s Scientech ethanol-to-ethylene (ETE) process is
commercially proven and well-accepted by the industrial
sector. The process, which is very similar to Chematur
Engineering AB’s process (see figure), essentially consists
of a fixed-bed reactor to dehydrate ethanol to ethylene. In
the process, ethanol is converted to ethylene by passing
vaporized ethanol through a catalytic reaction system.
The ethylene is cooled and any acidic components are
removed with the condensed water. A small quantity of
caustic is added to neutralize any acids. When producing
polymer grade ethylene, it must be purified by using a
caustic scrubber, a fixed bed absorber dryer and
distillation and stripper columns.
Through Intratec’s Technology Economics advisory
service, it is possible to assess the economics of the
suggested process. Intratec’s methodology ensures a critical analysis of the technology, based on:
Estimation of Key Performance Indicators and list of equipment
Plant capital cost estimates developed using Aspen Process Economic Analyzer
Evaluation of all costs related to plant operation (raw materials, utilities, labor and other fixed costs, etc)
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Petron Scientech website – (http://www.petronscientech.com/)
Ethylene from Ethanol – Chematur (http://www.chematur.se/sok/download/Ethylene_rev_0904.pdf)