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Synthesis of 2-Ethylhydroanthraquinone for the Production of Hydrogen Peroxide in a Catalytic Slurry Reactor: Design Case

Author Affiliations

  • 1Material Division, Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology, PAKISTAN
  • 2Department of Chemical Engineering, NFC Institute of Engineering and Fertilizer Research Faisalabad, PAKISTAN

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 5, Issue (8), Pages 48-52, August,18 (2015)


The demand of hydrogen peroxide in the international market is increasing because of its one of the most environment friendly chemical feature which is available in different grades with a wide range of applications. According to the demand in international market 3000kt/year is being produced by a traditional autoxidation method which is known as 2-ethylanthraquinone process. The purpose of this research is to design a catalytic slurry reactor which give maximum efficiency of hydrogenation reaction for this purpose we perform a list of experiments inthe synthesis of 2-ethylhydroanthraquinone for the hydrogen peroxide production in a catalytic slurry reactor in the lab. Catalyst is available in the spherical form and some useful data is collected some from experiment and some from literature and a design of slurry type catalytic hydrogenator is present in this paper.


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