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Reactive Distillation

  1. Michael Sakuth1,
  2. Dieter Reusch2,
  3. Ralf Janowsky3

Published Online: 15 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/14356007.c22_c01.pub2

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

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Sakuth, M., Reusch, D. and Janowsky, R. 2008. Reactive Distillation. Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Sasol Solvents Germany GmbH, Moers, Germany

  2. 2

    Degussa AG, Marl, Germany

  3. 3

    Degussa AG, Mobile, Alabama, United States

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2008
Table 1. Overview of CD processes for ether production [27]
Process (licensor)Process descriptionCatalystMarket share*
  • *

     For MTBE, produced by CD technology in 1997

ETHERMAX (UOP)fixed-bed tubular reactor or adiabatic recycle reactor followed by a reactive distillation column with KataMax Packingsulfonated ion-exchange resinca. 32 %
CDMTBE & CDTAME (CD-Tech)adiabatic reactor operating at the boiling point followed by a reactive distillation column with CD Tech Balesacidic ion-exchange resinca. 58 %
CDETHEROL (CD-Tech)adiabatic fixed-bed reactor operating at the boiling point followed by a reactive distillation column with CD Tech Balestrifunctional ion-exchange resin
CATACOL (IFP)recycle reactor, fixed-bed reactor followed by a reactive distillation columnacidic ion-exchange resinca. 10 %