General Economic Evaluation of the Use of Quaternary Ammonium Salts as Catalysts in Industrial Applications

Beno Zaidman, Yoel Sasson, Rony Neumann

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Abstract

The use of quaternary ammonium salts (Quats) as phase-transfer catalysts is analyzed from a technological and economic point of view. The limiting price for Quats Is determined by establishing a qualitative relationship between technical parameters and economic factors. Specific examples show that the present price of Quats limits their commercial use to the area of high-priced commodities and specialty chemicals. Quats may be used in commodity manufacture provided they are produced on a larger scale. A simulation of such a large-scale production of a representative Quat (tetrabutylammonium bromide) has been made and its consequences are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)390-393
Number of pages4
JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Product Research and Development
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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