cod. 1005984

Academic year 2015/16
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Chimica industriale (CHIM/04)
Discipline chimiche ambientali, biotecnologiche, industriali, tecniche ed economiche
Type of training activity
72 hours
of face-to-face activities
9 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

Knowledge: the course is directed to provide the principles of the various processes of industrial chemistry in their more modern version, with particular obtaining on an industrial scale of the most important intermediate products, in order to provide the conceptual tools for an innovative activity in the field industrial development.

Ability to apply understanding, independence of judgment, communication skills: being treated the acquisition of a language formally correct, is enhanced the ability to express content in a clear and straightforward, are highlighted connections between different parts of the course and the courses already followed by students with particular reference to the contents of industrial organic chemistry.
The acquired knowledge and understanding of the concepts discussed are verified by the 'oral examination during which the student must demonstrate that you understand the chemical processes and treated to be able to compare and discuss independently and critically.



Course unit content

isobutene, 1-butene, butane, C5 hydrocarbons, benzene, toluene, xylenes, methanol.

Industrial processes for the polymerization of the intermediate base: production of low density polyethylene (LDPE), high density polyethylene (HDPE), linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), polypropylene, polybutadiene.

Industrial processes for the production of dichloroethane and vinyl chloride.
Oxidation products of the intermediate base and their main derivatives: processes of production of ethylene oxide and of propylene oxide, production processes of ethylene glycol, Wacker process, processes of production of acetic acid and acetic anhydride, production of vinyl acetate, the processes of oxidation and ammoxidation of propylene, production adiponitrile, production processes of acetone, industrial processes for production of methyl methacrylate, the processes of oxo-synthesis, production processes of formaldehyde, production processes of 'maleic anhydride and of butanediol, adipic acid production, oxidation of benzene to phenol, oxidation of toluene to benzoic acid, phthalic anhydride production processes, processes of production of terephthalic acid and dimethyl terephthalate.

Processes of alkylation of benzene with ethylene and propylene: production of ethylbenzene and cumene, styrene production processes, processes of production of phenol, industrial processes for the production of caprolactam.

Industrial processes for the nitration of benzene and toluene, aniline production processes, processes of production of isocyanates.
Formulations of the most important industrial sectors.

Full programme

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Harold A. WITTCOFF, Bryan G. REUBEN, Jeffery S. PLOTKIN Industrial Organic Chemicals, 2nd Ed. Wiley InterScience, July 2004

Philippe ARPENTINIER, Fabrizio CAVANI, Ferruccio TRIFIRO' The Technology of Catalytic Oxidations Vol.1 - Chemical, catalytic & engineering aspects Cap. 6-7-8 Ed. TECHNIP, France 2001

Teaching methods

Oral Lessons

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination

Other information

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