Northrop Grumman Engineering & Science Student Design Showcase
Due to the increased reliance on natural gas, the production of 1,3-butadiene as a result of hydrocracking has decreased. This in turn drives the price of butadiene up at a rate that is unsustainable. Given that butadiene is used in many different industries, including the synthesis of rubbers, sealants, and adhesives, a plant was designed using a new production method.
Compton, R., Fries, M., & Sinotte, D. (2015, April). Production of 1,3-Butadiene from Ethanol. Poster presented at the Northrop Grumman Engineering & Science Student Design Showcase, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL