Ethanol Production

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3.9 Describe the manufacture of ethanol by passing ethene and steam over a phosphoric acid catalyst at a high temperature of about 300C and a pressure of about 60-70 atm. 

C2H4 (ethene) + H2O (steam) > C2H5OH (ethanol)

  • Crude Oil (non-renewable, expensive) 
  • Fast Process
  • Pure Product
  • Continuous Reaction



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