Commercially, styrene is used as a feedstock for polymerization and copolymerization.
Styrene is mostly manufactured by dehydrogenation.
In the dehydrogenation process, fresh and recycled ethylbenzene is mixed with steam and heated to the required reaction temperature in a heat exchanger. The mixture then continues to the reactors form where the hot effluent goes to preheating of ethylbenzene-steam mixture. Then, the condensed reactor effluent is separated into vent gas, condensate and crude styrene. Afterwards, styrene is purified using the distillation train.
Vaisala Polaris™ Process Refractometer is used to measure the final product concentration for its further storage.
Learn the details of the styrene production process from the application note.
Download the application note in PDF by filling the form.
Go back to all Chemicals & Allied Products applications