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Analysis, Synthesis, and Design of Chemical Processes, Fifth Edition by Debangsu Bhattacharyya, Richard Turton, Joseph A. Shaeiwitz, Wallace B. Whiting, Richard C. Bailie

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Project 1: Increasing the Production of 3-Chloro-1-Propene (Allyl Chloride) in Unit 600

C.1.1 Background

You are currently employed by the TSWB Corp. at the Beaumont, Texas, plant, and you have been assigned to the allyl chloride facility. A serious situation has developed at the plant, and you have been assigned to assist with troubleshooting the problems that have arisen.

Recently, our sister plant in Alabama was shut down by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) for violations concerning sulfur dioxide emissions from a furnace in the allyl chloride facility. Fortunately, the Beaumont facility had switched to natural gas as a fuel for its process in early 2010 and hence is currently in compliance with the EPA and Texas regulations. However, ...

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