Iraq struggles with a lack of acetone production. This overall deficiency impacts the economy of countries like Iraq. Inasmuch, acetone is a vital chemical component for many items imported into this country such as nail polish remover. Therefore, a process of acetone production is proposed in this study.
The ideal process of producing acetone with 90.0% isopropyl alcohol (IPA) decomposition method is proposed within this study. The feed of the process is 100000 ton/ day. This amount of feed is suggested due to the demographic need of acetone for the Iraqi population as well as the surrounding Middle Eastern region. In fact, globally, in 2005, the yearly consumption of acetone was 5 million ton (Table 1). Moreover, acetone (C3H6O) and hydrogen (H2) are produced materials from isopropyl alcohol decomposition. The produced amount of acetone is 63346 Kmol/hr. Finally, the proposed factory of producing acetone is profitable since ROI > 1.
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Neamah, Ali Ibrahim
The Hilltop Review: Vol. 9
, Article 12.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/hilltopreview/vol9/iss2/12