Abstract

"This thesis describes the solutions of a variety of developmental, production, and general engineering problems encountered in a chemical plant. This plant produces resins, solvents, and insecticides. Most of the problems considered here are patented or are of a secret nature. These details are, in the main, satisfactory temperatures, molar ratios, times of reaction, and space-time data. Therefore, it is the purpose of this discussion to be general but, in the main, to give the outline of the thinking which derived these solutions. Some of these solutions were of minor economic value, some were vital to the success of the processes involved. These solutions made a very profitable operation out of the main insecticide involved, a product marketed under the trade name of Chlordane.

The general flow plan of this process is as follows:

  1. Production of sodium hypochlorite from sodium hydroxide and chlorine.
  2. Preparation of cyclopentadiene.
  3. Hexachlorocyclopentadiene production from cyclopentadiene and sodium hypochlorite.
  4. Codimerization production from hexachlorocyclopentidiene and additional cyclopentadiene.
  5. Final chlorinate production from codimerization product and gaseous chlorine"--Introduction, page 1.

Advisor(s)

Schrenk, Walter T.

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Degree Name

Professional Degree in Chemical Engineering

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1954

Pagination

iv, 47 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 46).

Rights

© 1954 Lawrence Ralph Hinken, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Chemical plants
Insecticides
Chlordan

Thesis Number

T 1064

Print OCLC #

18253709

Electronic OCLC #

935938062

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