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College of Engineering Unit: 
Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering
Project Team Member(s): 
None Listed
Physical Location at Expo: 
Community Plaza
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Project Description: 

The object of the Albemarle project is to propose a design plan that can produce 5,000 metric tons per year of diphenylethane (DPE) from a Friedel-Crafts reaction using benzene and 1,2-Dichloroethane, and aluminum trichloride as a catalyst. The final product of DPE is desired to be at more than 99% purity. A cost estimate of the production of DPE will be calculated as well as an estimate for what the final price of DPE should be.