Process for manufacturing of cyanuric fluoride
Jiří Trejbal, Ing. PhD., Martin Zapletal, Ing. PhD.
Ústav organické technologie, Vysoká škola chemicko-technologická v Praze
Process for manufacturing of cyanuric fluoride which company HUNTSMAN utilize as dye intermediate product in their plant placed in Thailand was to be developed. At Department of organic technology of Institute of chemical technology in Prague entire experimental research including pilot-scale test was carried out in years 2010-2012. Together with experimental research new production unit was developed. Due to the technology is multi-stage batch process, design included calculations and design of apparatus, compilation of PFD schemes, design of regulation and control system. Subsequently, employees of ICT got involved at start-up of new unit in Thailand. Completely new chemical technology was successfully developed from laboratory scale up to the industrial unit. From energy point of view process is very thrifty and environmentally friendly. Investment costs for complete design and build up of new unit exceeded $10 million. It is thus unique outcome of applied research achieved at university department in the whole Czech Republic. Said technology was completely developed at UCT including months of laboratory studies with poisonous and potentialy dangerous compounds, difficult and complicated design of new unit. Finally, investment costs of project were unique for process devepoled in the Czech Republic.
All laboratory works, designing, laboratory-scale pilot plant operations of some parts of technology were carried out at Department of Organic Technology of University of Chemicstry and Technology in Prague.