DIAZ Maria Soledad
Coproduction of Ethylene and Propylene based on Ethane and Propane Feedstocks
PEDROZO, H. ALEJANDRO; RODRIGUEZ REARTES, S. BELEN; DIAZ, MARIA SOLEDAD; VECCHIETTI, A.R.; GROSSMANN, IGNACIO E.
Computer Aided Chemical Engineering
Año: 2020 vol. 48 p. 907 - 912
In this work, we develop a mathematical model to make decisions about the optimal scheme and operating conditions of an olefin plant. We formulate a superstructure that includes ethane and propane steam cracking, propane dehydrogenation and olefins metathesis process for the co-production of ethylene and propylene. Furthermore, considering the relevance of the separation scheme, the state equipment network (SEN) representation is considered and rigorous equations to model distillation columns (MESH) are formulated. This model is implemented in GAMS to maximize the project net present value (NPV). Numerical results show that the combination of ethane steam cracking and olefin metathesis is the most profitable configuration under the price scenario considered in this work