Patent Number: 6,252,126

Title: Method for producing ethylbenzene

Abstract: An ethylbenzene production system comprises a reactor vessel, a vapor phase ethylene feed stream, a benzene feed stream entering the reactor vessel, and a product stream containing ethylbenzene exiting the reactor vessel. The reactor vessel has an ethylation section and a benzene stripping section, whereby fluid communication via integrated vapor and liquid traffic is maintained between the ethylation section and stripping section. The vapor phase ethylene feed stream contains 3 to 50 mol % ethylene and at least 20 mol % methane entering the reactor vessel.

Inventors: Netzer; David (Los Angeles, CA)


International Classification: B01D 3/00 (20060101); C07C 15/073 (20060101); C07C 15/00 (20060101); C07C 7/09 (20060101); C07C 7/00 (20060101); B01J 010/00 (); C07C 002/64 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018