The 30,000t/a hexane plant was put into operation on September 30, 2010 in Luoyang Jinda Petrochemical Co. Ltd, and produced qualified n-hexane and iso-hexane on Oct 1. After running for more than two months, all specifications meet the requests of contract. This is another successfully industrial application of ICC’s new technology.
This plant was designed by Luoyang Petrochemical Engineering Co. Ltd, using ICC’s software package. The nickel-based catalyst developed by ICC is of high activity and sulfur tolerance,. Under mild reaction conditions of 140 oC and 2.0 MPa, the bromide index is less than 10; the contents of aromatics and sulfur are less than 10 and 0.3 ppm, respectively, which is lower 1-2 order magnitude than the current industry standard.