Advanced industrial chemistry with lab

A.Y. 2016/2017
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide advanced knowledge of the main manufacturing processes of chemical industry.
Some industrially significant products will be prepared during the laboratory.
Expected learning outcomes
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
Alkylation and isomerisation processes for production of high octane gasoline. Desulfurization processes: Claus process and biodesulfuration. Conversion of oil refining residues. Olefins industrial manufacture by ethylene oligomerization. Separation of C4 and C5 and use of conjugated diolefins: butadiene, isoprene, cyclopentadiene, chloroprene. Olefin metathesis. Methyl methacrylate manufacturing processes. Production of acetic acid, ethylacetate and acetic anhydride. Fischer-Tropsch processes. Acetylene manufacturing. Ethylene derived products: acetaldehyde, ethylene oxide, ethylene glycole. Propylene derived products: propylene oxide and propylene glycols. Adipic acid and caprolactam manufacturing processes. Production and conversion processes of aromatic compounds. Phenol, bisphenol A and polycarbonate. Detergents and manufacturing processes of alkylbenzensulfonates and novel detergents from renewable sources. Sustainable industrial chemistry: comparative assessment of alternative processes, process intensification. Phase transfer catalysis. Ionic liquids and supercritical fluids.
During the laboratory a series of experiments concerning the preparation of intermediates and products of industrial interest will be individually carried out through one step or multi-step procedures. The products thus obtained will be characterized through 1H NMR, IR and/or GC techniques.

- H. I. Arpe, Industrial Organic Chemistry, 5a Ed. VHC, Weinheim, 2010
- C. Giavarini, Guida allo Studio dei Processi di Raffinazione e Petrolchimici, Ed. Scien., Siderea, Roma, 1999.
- slides projected in class
- Didactic material concerning practical session in the laboratory will be provided.

Assessment methods:
An oral exam will ascertain the knowledge of the course content. The student should also prepare a written report concerning laboratory work.

Attendance: strongly recommended for lectures and compulsory for laboratory.

Type of course: traditional
CHIM/04 - INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY - University credits: 9
: 0 hours
Laboratories: 48 hours
Lessons: 48 hours
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