production of lubricants
mixed feed and meat
23 April 2021
The plant “Omsky kauchuk” will decrease emissions by 86% after completion of the cumene (isopropylbenzene) production modernization, as it’s said in the statement of the company.
“The reconstruction of the cumene production at the “Omsky kauchuk” plant will be completed soon. In accordance with the expert’s report, using the newest best available technologies at the production allows to reduce the environmental impact by 86% or 8 times compared with the previous method,” it is reported in press release.
It is noted that the large-scale project for the reconstruction of cumene production is aimed at improving the efficiency of each stage of the production process, including in terms of environmental protection.
“Earlier we used the aluminum chloride as a catalyst to produce the isopropylbenzene. It resulted in additional production wastes, but at that time it was the most environmentally friendly technology. And now, after the reconstruction the method of benzene alkylation with propylene using zeolite catalysts will be used. This chemical process will allow to reduce significantly the atmosphere load,” Advisor to the General Director for Industrial Safety, Labor Protection and Environment of the АО “Omsky kauchuk” Peter Fain notes.
AO “Omsky kauchuk” is the industrial enterprise included in the GC Titan. It specializes in petrochemical production: various grades of rubbers, latexes, acetaldehyde, ethyl acetate, synthetic phenol, acetone, etc.
Source: RUPEC, 23.04.2021