Patents by Inventor Bernd METZEN

Bernd METZEN has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10730823
    Abstract: A process for isolating pure tert-butyl (meth)acrylate from crude tert-butyl (meth)acrylate by distillation, wherein the process is carried out in a dividing wall column having separation-active internals and a vaporizer and in which a dividing wall is arranged in the longitudinal direction of the column to form an upper joint column region, a lower joint column region, an inflow section having a side feed point, and an offtake section having a side offtake point, where the column has from 20-80 theoretical plates and the ratio of the amount of liquid at the upper end of the dividing wall going to the enrichment section and the stripping section of the column is set in the range from 1:0.2 to 1:5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Ortmund Lang, Bernd Metzen, Claus Hechler
  • Patent number: 10676451
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for purifying propylene oxide. A stream S0 containing propylene oxide, acetonitrile, water, and an organic compound containing one or more of acetone and propionaldehyde is provided. Propylene oxide is separated from S0 by subjecting S0 to distillation in a first distillation unit, obtaining a gaseous top stream S1c enriched in propylene oxide, a liquid bottom stream S1a enriched in acetonitrile and water, and a side stream S1b containing propylene oxide and enriched in the carbonyl compound; reacting the carbonyl compound in S1b with an organic compound containing an amino group to obtain a reaction product; separating propylene oxide from the reaction product in a second distillation unit, obtaining a gaseous top stream S3a enriched in propylene oxide and a liquid bottoms stream S3b enriched in the reaction product; and introducing stream S3a into the first distillation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: BASF SE, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Joaquim Henrique Teles, Marvin Kramp, Christian Mueller, Nicolai Tonio Woerz, Bernd Metzen, Tobias Keller, Dominic Riedel, Heiner Schelling, Markus Weber, Daniel Urbanczyk, Andrei-Nicolae Parvulescu, Ulrike Wegerle, Ulrich Mueller, Meinolf Weidenbach, Werner J. Witzl
  • Publication number: 20200095185
    Abstract: A process for isolating pure butyl acrylate from crude butyl acrylate, which is carried out in a dividing wall column having separation-active internals and a vaporizer, and in which: a dividing wall is arranged in a longitudinal direction of the column to form an upper joint column region, a lower joint column region, an inflow section having a side feed point and an offtake section having a side offtake point; a ratio of an amount of liquid at an upper end of the dividing wall going to an enrichment section and a stripping section of the column is set in the range from 1:0.2 to 1:5; and a ratio of an amount of vapor streams at a lower end of the dividing wall going to the stripping section and the enrichment section of the column is set in a range from 1:0.5 to 1:2.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2017
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Ortmund LANG, Bernd METZEN, Claus HECHLER
  • Publication number: 20200094160
    Abstract: Process for isolating pure 2-ethylhexyl acrylate or pure 2-propylheptyl acrylate from the corresponding crude alkyl acrylate by distillation, wherein the process is carried out in a dividing wall column (1) which has separation-active internals and vaporizer (7) and in which a dividing wall (8) is arranged in the longitudinal direction of the column to form an upper joint column region (9), a lower joint column region (14), an inflow section (10, 12) having a side feed point (2) and an offtake section (11, 13) having a side offtake point (3), the column has a number of theoretical plates in the range from 10 to 60, where the number of theoretical plates of the dividing wall column (1) relates to the sum of the theoretical plates in the joint upper column region (9), the joint lower column region (14) and the inflow section (10, 12), the side feed point (2) for the corresponding crude alkyl acrylate is arranged at a theoretical plate in the region commencing at least two theoretical plates above the bottommost
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Ortmund LANG, Bernd METZEN, Claus HECHLER
  • Patent number: 10544116
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a process for purifying propylene oxide, including the steps of: (i) providing a stream S0 containing propylene oxide, acetonitrile, water, and an organic compound containing a carbonyl group —C(?O)—; and (ii) separating propylene oxide from the stream S0 by subjecting the stream S0 to distillation conditions in a distillation column to obtain a gaseous top stream S1c which is enriched in propylene oxide compared to the stream S0, a liquid bottoms stream S1a which is enriched in acetonitrile and water compared to the stream S0, and a side stream S1b containing propylene oxide which is enriched in the carbonyl compound compared to the stream S0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Joaquim Henrique Teles, Marvin Kramp, Christian Mueller, Nicolai Tonio Woerz, Bernd Metzen, Tobias Keller, Dominic Riedel, Markus Weber, Daniel Urbanczyk, Andrei-Nicolae Parvulescu, Ulrike Wegerle, Ulrich Mueller
  • Publication number: 20190330137
    Abstract: Process for isolating pure tert-butyl (meth)acrylate from crude tert-butyl (meth)acrylate by distillation, wherein the process is carried out in a dividing wall column (1) which has separation-active internals and vaporizer (7) and in which a dividing wall (8) is arranged in the longitudinal direction of the column to form an upper joint column region (9), a lower joint column region (14), an inflow section (10, 12) having a side feed point (2) and an offtake section (11, 13) having a side offtake point (3), the column has a number of theoretical plates in the range from 20 to 80, where the number of theoretical plates of the dividing wall column (1) relates to the sum of the theoretical plates in the joint upper column region (9), the joint lower column region (14) and the inflow section (10, 12), the side feed point (2) for the crude tert-butyl (meth)acrylate is arranged at a theoretical plate in the region commencing at least two theoretical plates above the bottommost theoretical plate and ending at least
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Ortmund LANG, Bernd METZEN, Claus HECHLER
  • Publication number: 20190322634
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for purifying propylene oxide. A stream S0 containing propylene oxide, acetonitrile, water, and an organic compound containing one or more of acetone and propionaldehyde is provided. Propylene oxide is separated from S0 by subjecting S0 to distillation in a first distillation unit, obtaining a gaseous top stream S1c enriched in propylene oxide, a liquid bottom stream S1a enriched in acetonitrile and water, and a side stream S1b containing propylene oxide and enriched in the carbonyl compound; reacting the carbonyl compound in S1b with an organic compound containing an amino group to obtain a reaction product; separating propylene oxide from the reaction product in a second distillation unit, obtaining a gaseous top stream S3a enriched in propylene oxide and a liquid bottoms stream S3b enriched in the reaction product; and introducing stream S3a into the first distillation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicants: BASF SE, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Joaquim Henrique TELES, Marvin KRAMP, Christian MUELLER, Nicolai Tonio WOERZ, Bernd METZEN, Tobias KELLER, Dominic RIEDEL, Heiner SCHELLING, Markus WEBER, Daniel URBANCZYK, Andrei-Nicolae PARVULESCU, Ulrike WEGERLE, Ulrich MUELLER, Meinolf WEIDENBACH, Werner J. WITZI
  • Patent number: 10435381
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a process for preparing propylene oxide, comprising (i) providing a stream comprising propene, hydrogen peroxide or a source of hydrogen peroxide, water, and an organic solvent; (ii) passing the liquid feed stream provided in (i) into an epoxidation zone comprising an epoxidation catalyst comprising a titanium zeolite, and subjecting the liquid feed stream to epoxidation reaction conditions in the epoxidation zone, obtaining a reaction mixture comprising propene, propylene oxide, water, and the organic solvent; (iii) removing an effluent stream from the epoxidation zone, the effluent stream comprising propylene oxide, water, organic solvent, and propene; (iv) separating propene from the effluent stream by distillation, comprising (iv.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: BASF SE, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Joaquim Henrique Teles, Marvin Kramp, Christian Mueller, Nicolai Tonio Woerz, Bernd Metzen, Tobias Keller, Dominic Riedel, Heiner Schelling, Markus Weber, Daniel Urbanczyk, Andrei-Nicolae Parvulescu, Ulrike Wegerle, Ulrich Mueller, Meinolf Weidenbach, Werner J. Witzl, Karsten Luecke
  • Publication number: 20190210989
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a process for purifying propylene oxide, including the steps of: (i) providing a stream S0 containing propylene oxide, acetonitrile, water, and an organic compound containing a carbonyl group —C(?O)—; and (ii) separating propylene oxide from the stream S0 by subjecting the stream S0 to distillation conditions in a distillation column to obtain a gaseous top stream S1c which is enriched in propylene oxide compared to the stream S0, a liquid bottoms stream S1a which is enriched in acetonitrile and water compared to the stream S0, and a side stream S1b containing propylene oxide which is enriched in the carbonyl compound compared to the stream S0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Joaquim Henrique TELES, Marvin KRAMP, Christian MUELLER, Nicolai Tonio WOERZ, Bernd METZEN, Tobias KELLER, Dominic RIEDEL, Markus WEBER, Daniel URBANCZYK, Andrei-Nicolae PARVULESCU, Ulrike WEGERLE, Ulrich MUELLER
  • Publication number: 20190169149
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a process for preparing propylene oxide, comprising (i) providing a stream comprising propene, hydrogen peroxide or a source of hydrogen peroxide, water, and an organic solvent; (ii) passing the liquid feed stream provided in (i) into an epoxidation zone comprising an epoxidation catalyst comprising a titanium zeolite, and subjecting the liquid feed stream to epoxidation reaction conditions in the epoxidation zone, obtaining a reaction mixture comprising propene, propylene oxide, water, and the organic solvent; (iii) removing an effluent stream from the epoxidation zone, the effluent stream comprising propylene oxide, water, organic solvent, and propene; (iv) separating propene from the effluent stream by distillation, comprising (iv.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicants: BASF SE, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Joaquim Henrique TELES, Marvin KRAMP, Christian MUELLER, Nicolai Tonio WOERZ, Bernd METZEN, Tobias KELLER, Dominic RIEDEL, Heiner SCHELLING, Markus WEBER, Daniel URBANCZYK, Andrei-Nicolae PARVULESCU, Ulrike WEGERLE, Ulrich MUELLER, Meinolf WEIDENBACH, Werner J. WITZL, Karsten LUECKE
  • Publication number: 20150329477
    Abstract: What is proposed is a continuous process for discharging a solid, salt-containing phase comprising alkali metal acetates and/or alkaline earth metal acetates from the product mixture from the preparation of N,N-dimethylacetamide (DMAC) by reaction of methyl acetate (MeOAc) with dimethylamine (DMA) in the presence of a catalyst comprising N,N-dimethylacetamide (DMAC), methyl acetate (MeOAc), dimethylamine (DMA) and a catalyst, having the following process steps: level-regulated feeding of the product mixture as feed stream into an evaporation vessel of a forced circulation evaporator, flash evaporation of volatile components of the product mixture in the forced circulation evaporator to form a vapor phase comprising N,N-dimethylacetamide (DMAC) and precipitation of a solid, salt-containing phase comprising alkali metal acetates and/or alkaline earth metal acetates, recycling of the volatile components of the product mixture obtained after the flash evaporation, removal of a vapor phase comprising N,N-dimethyl
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Ortmund LANG, Norbert ASPRION, Axel BINDER, Bernd METZEN, Christof Wilhelm WIGBERS, Petr KUBANEK, Thomas STEINHILBER