Determination of sulfuric acid in acetone and phenol

In the cumene process, phenol and acetone are produced from benzene and propylene. For a successful process control, it is crucial to monitor the sulfuric acid concentration, which impacts the acid-catalyzed cleavage of cumene hydroperoxide to yield phenol and acetone. This Process Application Note describes the online analysis of sulfuric acid using titration. In such hazardous environments, the analyzer can be ex-proof or located in an ex-proof shelter.