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Process Control: Modeling, Design, and Simulation by B. Wayne Bequette

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M8.3. Example Chemical Process—Propylene Glycol Production

Roughly 1.3 billion pounds of propylene glycol are produced per year. It has a wide variety of uses, including: anti-freeze applications, including aircraft deicing; a solvent for a number of drugs; moisturizers; and as artificial smoke or fog, for fire-fighting training or theatrical productions. Propylene glycol is produced by the hydrolysis of propylene oxide with sulfuric acid as a catalyst

Water is supplied in excess, so the reaction is first-order in propylene oxide concentration. The rate of reaction of propylene oxide (component A) is first-order

Parameter Values

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