Systematic identification of optimal process designs for the production of acetic acid via ethane oxidation

Daniel Montolio-Rodriguez, David Linke, Patrick Linke

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We present optimal process design technology for heterogeneously catalysed gas-phase reaction systems that enables the systematic identification of optimal process designs and the exploration of the relationships between design complexity and performance. The technology is applied to an industrially relevant process: the production of acetic acid via ethane oxidation. The purpose of the study is to explore design trends and identify key design features that maximise process performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5602-5608
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Issue number18-20
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2007



  • Acetic acid
  • Decision support
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Optimisation
  • Process design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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