Recycling Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) from the Recirculating Waste of an Ethylene Oxide Unit

  title={Recycling Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) from the Recirculating Waste of an Ethylene Oxide Unit},
  author={M Salehi Moayed and Leila Mahdavian},
  journal={Open Chemistry},
  pages={167 - 174}
Abstract In the ethylene glycol generation unit of petrochemical plants, first a reaction of ethylene oxide takes place which is then followed by other side reactions. These reactions include water absorption with ethylene oxide, which leads to the generation of formaldehyde and acetaldehyde. Over the lifetime of the alpha-alumina-based silver catalyst there is an increase in side reactions, increasing the amount of the formaldehyde and acetaldehyde generated by the ethylene oxide reactor which… 
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