SIMULATION OF A PROCESS PLANT FOR PRODUCTION OF BENZENE, TOLUENE AND XYLENE FROM LIQUIFIED PETROLEUM GAS
Liquified petroleum gas (LPG) are promising feedstock for production of high purity petrochemicals as they are relatively cheap and readily available. LPG feedstock is subjected to ASPEN simulation to generate the petrochemicals benzene, toluene and xylene. Benzene, toluene and xylene (BTX) were produced via simulation from propane and butane (LPG) using the ASPEN HYSYS simulation package. The purity level of 68.83% benzene, 89% toluene and 92% xylene were obtained from the product upgrading processes at feed composition level of 80% propane and 20% butane. Power requirement of 5.33 MW was obtained from the overall energy balance of the process using the ASPEN energy analyzer. The work shows a complete model of a plant that yielded high purity BTX from LPG.
Authors : U.S. Ubam, U.D. Amoka and I. Shaibu
Category : Open Access Volume (Issue) : 4(1) Date Uploaded : 9th October 2018