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Methyl Isobutyl Ketone

TECHNOLOGY FOR THE PRODUCTION OF METHYL ISOBUTYL KETONE


PROCESS FEATURES
MIBK is a powerful solvent widely used in various applications, like cellulose lacquers, natural and synthetic resins, adhesives, as extraction agent and as intermediate in various organic synthesis.
Due to his collaboration with SISAS, CONSER is in position to offer a well established and reliable MIBK technology. The process produces MIBK of high purity and at a competitive cost of production.


REFERENCES

Company Location Capacity T/y
SISAS  Italy  15000

 

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METHYL ISOBUTYL KETONE


PROCESS DESCRIPTION
The methyl isobutyl technology offered by CONSER is based on the following major steps:
• Reaction
• Neutralization
• Distillation

Reaction

MIBK is produced by using acetone as feedstock, in a reaction system where condensation, dehydration and hydrogenation take place.
Acetone is first converted to mesityl oxide (MSO) by condensation and dehydration in presence of a bifunctional catalyst.
MSO is following catalytically hydrogenated to yield MIBK.

Neutralization

The effluent of reaction is slightly acid due to presence of some acidic organic compounds and traces of hydrogen ions released by the catalyst.
The acidic compounds are neutralized with alkali to avoid the formation of by products affecting the purity of the product.

Distillation

In a sequence of distillation columns are separated the light ends, the water formed in the reaction, a non reacted fraction of acetone (which is recycled to the reaction) residual MSO (which is also recycled) and the heavy ends, yielding MIBK of high purity.

 


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