Process Economics Program Report 53A/1
Synthetic Ethanol and Isopropanol
Published: January 1974
This report emphasizes the economics and technology for isopropanol produced by the direct hydration of propylene. Design cases based in part on Tokuyama Soda and Deutsche Texaco technologies are included. In addition, design cases for ethanol and isopropanol manufacture that were presented in Process Economics Program Report No. 53 (issued in 1969) are updated.
Technical information for the study was taken from nonconfidential sources. Tokuyama Soda and Deutsche Texaco have commercial isopropanol plants that presumably use technologies somewhat similar to those described in this report.