Chemical Production

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  • Created on: 11-04-13 19:38

There are 5 main steps to producing chemicals from raw materials

1. Preparation of feedstock/reactants

2. Synthesis/Reaction

3. Seperation of products

4.Monitoring purity of product

5. Handling of byproducts and waste

Byproduct is the product of a chemical reaction that isn't the desired product but no necessarily waste product. Whenever possible byproducts are sold or used in another reaction. i.e. in exothermic reactions heat is a byproduct and that can be used to heat water to create power. Waste is normally dealt


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