Industrial gases like oxygen, hydrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide are widely used for synthetic processes in the chemical industry
We have designed a modular, multifunctional stirred reactor test plant (CSTR) for the investigation of a large number of homogeneous gas/liquid reactions.
The test plant shown in the picture is perfectly suited for verification of preliminary laboratory results as well as scale-up to medium or large sized technical plants.
Gaseous oxygen is used in many gas/liquid oxidations, for example, in production of hydroperoxides, the oxidative decarboxylations or oxidation of toluene derivatives. Two oxygen applications could be considered for oxidation processes, oxygen enrichment of oxidation air and total substitution of air by oxygen.
The benefits of these applications include:
• Increased throughput and selectivity
• Same conversion rate at lower temperatures
• Savings in total operating costs.
Linde provides a number of service options, these include; feasability and profitability studies, test runs with our stirred reactor test plant, process calculations to evaluate the effects, supply and installation of gas mixing units and the installation and start-up of oxygen supply systems.