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Dörhöfer, T.

Linde Engineering, Munich, Germany

Tobias Dörhöfer is a Product Manager for Sustainable Hydrocarbon Solutions at Linde Engineering. He earned a PhD in process engineering from the Technical University of Munich. Since joining Linde Engineering in 2005, Dr. Dörhöfer has worked in several functions relating to steam cracker technologies and process design. In his current position, he focuses on the commercialization of the EDHOX™ technology.

A novel process for the oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane to produce ethylene and acetic acid

Linde Engineering: Bermejo, R.  |  Dörhöfer, T.  |  Kracker, G.

The authors’ company has developed a commercial chemical process<sup>a</sup> for the oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane (ODH-E). By means of a heterogeneous catalyst, ethane and oxygen are selectively converted into ethylene and acetic acid, which, after separation and purification, are provided in polymer-grade and glacial quality, respectively.

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