Chemical & Petrochemicals Production

APPLICATIONS & SOLUTIONS

Chemicals and Petrochemicals

The growth and increasing economic power of the middle class globally will drive demand for more advanced and smarter products from the chemical industry. At the same time, the industry is trying to decouple growing demand from increased hydrocarbon consumption. Manufacturers are investing heavily to create value using renewable resources, with leading companies setting ambitious targets to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Consumers and shareholders alike value better carbon efficiency and reduced emissions.

From enabling cost-efficient synthesis and purification of large-scale chemicals, to helping manufacturers minimize their water footprint, Jacobi is a partner to the chemicals and petrochemicals industry. Our customers rely on our extensive product line and our technical experts to help them maintain reliable, energy- and cost-effective manufacturing of existing and new products, while minimizing water and waste impact.

SUMMARY

  • Heterogenous catalysts
  • Brines purification
  • Acid and caustic mineral solutions purification
  • Fertilizers synthesis
  • Non-aqueous solutions treatment
  • Wastewater purification
Biodiesel Purification

Biodiesel purification

Biodiesel is produced by the trans-esterification of natural triglycerides with methanol

Glycerin is a by-product of the trans-esterification which has to be removed before biodiesel use. Biodiesel purification can be achieved using a dry Strong Acid Cation in the H+ form. The resin can be washed with methanol when its adsorption capacity is reached.

Product: Resinex DK-8

Methanol

Solvent purification

Methanol purification

Metal impurities such as iron and manganese in crud methanol form an unwanted precipitate during neutralization and distillation to recover purified methanol. Precipitation can be prevented by treating crud methanol with a Strong Acid Cation in H+ which removes Mn2+ and Fe3+ before neutralization and distillation. The resin is regenerated with sulfuric acid

Product: KP H series

Resinex KP H can be also employed to remove amine impurities form methanol. In that case, as the amines concentrations are low, depending on the size of the system, the resin can be for one-way-use.

Phenol purification

In the cumene reaction for phenol production, the 2 products phenol and acetone are recovered by distillation. Before distillation, it is necessary to remove acidity. Phenol deacidification can be achieved using a Weak Base Anion resin such as Resinex CAT-23. The resin is conditioned with methanol at start-up and for the regeneration with caustic soda (sweetening-on, sweetening off).

After distillation, remaining impurities of same molecular weight as phenol (e.g. methylstyrene, acetophenone…) can be removed by condensation with phenol which produces easily separable high boiling products. A Strong Acid Cation resin in H+ form as Resinex CAT-9 can be used as catalyst for this condensation reaction.

Catalysis

Catalysis

The use of ion exchange resins as catalysts is well established and has increased the sustainability of making a host of well-known products. Ion exchange catalysts are a green chemistry solution because they can be reused many times, enable minimal energy consumption, and reduce the handling of hazardous materials.

Jacobi’s portfolio of heterogeneous catalysts are designed to provide excellent diffusional access, selectivity, and mechanical stability for each major reaction type, ensuring maximum yield and throughput in the process. Our products are engineered to withstand many cycles of industrial use, leading to a cost-effective solution.

We offer specialised catalysts for the following processes:

  • Base catalysis
  • Synthesis of bisphenol-A used in polycarbonates and epoxy resins
  • Synthesis of 1,4-Butanediol for polymers and solvents
  • Etherification to make fuel additives such as MTBE, ETBE, and TAME
  • MIBK synthesis for rubber, coatings, adhesives
  • MEK synthesis
  • Phenol alkylation to produce detergents for lubricants
  • Butylene hydration to produce tert-butyl alcohol (TBA)
  • Isobutyle dimerization to produce isooctane
Chemicals Processing

Chemicals Processing

The breadth and versatility of IEX is nowhere more evident than in key synthesis and purification applications in the chemical industry. Jacobi offers a full line of catalysts, IEX resins, and adsorbents that manufacturers use to meet stringent product requirements and environmental regulations, including the following applications:

  • Biodiesel purification
  • Chlor-alkali electrolysis (brine softening)
  • Catalyst recovery
  • Deacidification
  • Heavy metals removal and precious metals recovery
  • Hydrogen peroxide purification
  • Phenol purification
  • Solvent purification

CHEMICALS AND PETROCHEMICALS: PROCESSES

Condensate softening

Removal of total hardness from condensate streams.

Condensate treatment

Treatment of condensate.

Mixed bed (Polishing)

Demineralization treatment with a mixed bed resins (SAC + SBA) to remove residual ions salts and minerals after a demineralization system.

Brine softening

Removal of high concentration of calcium and magnesium as well as other earthalkali metals (e.g barium, strontium,..) in brine solution used in chloro-alkali processes for chlorine production.

Demineralisation of industrial water

Removal of all ions from a water stream (salts and minerals) to lower conductivity.

Catalysis

The use of ion exchange resins as catalysts is well established and has increased the sustainability of making a host of well-known products. Ion exchange catalysts are a green chemistry solution because they can be reused many times, enable minimal energy consumption, and reduce the handling of hazardous materials.

Waste water treatment

Treatment of waste water.

Acid Retardation

Removal of salts impurities from concentrated acid solutions implemented, for example, to recover acid liquors, like sulfuric acid from steel pickling baths, and purification of mixed/hydrofluoric acid used for stainless steel pickling.

Softening

Removal of total hardness (calcium and magnesium) from liquids.

CHEMICALS AND PETROCHEMICALS: PRODUCTS

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Strong Based Anion

Strong base anion resins are bead sized co-polymers (mainly polystyrene-divinylbenzene) with a tertiary or quaternary ammonium group which removes anions in various processes. Resinex SBA comes in gel or macroporous type and is available in different bead sizes.

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WBA Resins

Weak base anion resins are bead sized co-polymers (mainly polystyrene-divinylbenzene) with tertiary ammonium groups, which are usually macroporous in structure.

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Strong Acidic Cation

Strong acidic cation resins are bead sized co-polymers (mainly polystyrene-divinylbenzene) with a sulfuric group which attracts cations. Resinex SAC comes in gel or macroporous types and are available in several bead sizes to adapt to different applications.

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WAC Resins

WAC are polyacrylic, gel or macro ion exchange beads. They have the unique carboxylic acid functions.

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Catalyst Resins

Non-functionalized inert media made from Polypropylene or Polyethylene.

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Mixed Bed Resins

Composed of strong cationic and anionic ion exchangers based on a polystyrene-divinylbenzene matrix.

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Inert Resins

Non-functionalized inert media made from Polypropylene or Polyethylene.

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Chelating Resins

Specialist resins for ion exchange processes where there is a high presence of competing ions.

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