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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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