Fine Chemical Engineering

132. Fine Chemical Engineering

(Aspirin) production process
The following should be addressed:
– chemistry identification
– synthetic route selection with reasons
– thermodynamic calculations to prove endothermicity/exothermicity, spontaneity and reversibility/irreversibility of the overall process
– type of catalyst used (if any)
– kinetics and mechanism
– reactor selection with reasons
– waste identification and proposed treatment
– recycling (reagents/solvents) if necessary
– process block diagram

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