Selective catalytic hydrogenation for industrial 1-hexene purification


Show simple item record McEwan, Lynsey en_ZA 2015-01-01T12:41:42Z 2015-01-01T12:41:42Z 2010 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation McEwan, L. 2010. Selective catalytic hydrogenation for industrial 1-hexene purification. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.description Includes abstract. en_ZA
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 79-82). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Linear alpha-olefins, including 1-hexene, are used mainly as co-monomers in the production of polymers. The very low tolerance of the polymerisation catalyst to highly unsaturated impurities makes removal of these impurities from the olefin feedstock crucial. In South Africa, linear alpha-olefins are a major product of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. A complex extractive distillation process is used to separate impurities from the product stream. A final polishing step by adsorption results in a significant loss of valuable alpha-olefin. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Chemical Engineering en_ZA
dc.title Selective catalytic hydrogenation for industrial 1-hexene purification en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Chemical Engineering en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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