Crude Benzol and its major Components...

Crude Benzol and its major Components Crude benzol is a product which is produced during carbonization of coking coal. Benzol (also called as benzole) is the name normally applied in the chemical industry to a mixture of hydrocarbons of the benzene series, in which benzene itself predominates, in association with certain of its homologues and various impurities. The term is not applied to any particular mixture or quality of the liquids. The recovery of benzol from the coke oven gas implies the removal of vapours of the benzene series, and their subsequent conversion by condensation into different liquid products. The CAS number of crude benzol is 65996-78-3. Benzol fraction produced during the high temperature carbonization of the coal is around 0.7 % to 1.1 % of dry coal. It is present in the coke oven gas in the range of 25 grams per normal cubic meters (g/N cum) to 40 g/N cum of coke oven gas. The benzene series is the most important group of substances in the class of aromatic hydrocarbons.  It is the series of carbon-hydrogen compounds based on the benzene ring, with the general formula CnH2n-6, where ā€˜nā€™ is 6 or more. Examples are benzene (C6H6), toluene (C7H8), and xylene (C8H10). The members of particular interest of this series are the first three namely benzene, toluene and xylene, which at normal temperatures are clear colourless liquids having very similar properties. Crude benzol also contains some amount of naphthalene (C10H8). Crude benzol is also known as light oil and contains small quantities of a large number of impurities which consists of the unsaturated and sulphur compounds. These impurities have negative effects on the organic processes. Even insignificant sulphur impurities in benzene and toluene used in organic processes cause fast poisoning of the catalyst, and resinous...