Products

Water management

Chemoprojekt, a.s. provides the design and implementation of water treatment units and waste water purification units for various capacities and various demands for output water quality including the preparation of all steps of project documentation.
Scope of design and supplier activities:

  • Ensure projects as turnkey deliveries
  • Prepare project documentation (studies, documentation for the planning permission proceedings, documentation for the building permission award proceedings, documentation to execute the construction, documentation of actual execution)
  • Prepare the operating manual, the complex testing manual and the guarantee test manual
  • Training of personnel
  • Author’s supervision and supervision of the construction
  • Testing and commissioning including the guarantee test

Details

We design industrial waste water treatment plants and sewage water treatment plants that comply with treated water parameters given by emission and air pollutant limits. The treatment technology includes various types of contamination for various capacities, implemented as a new project or as reconstruction of an existing waste water treatment plant (WWTP).

Basic classification:
Industrial WWTPs

Sewage WWTPs (municipal)

Domestic WWTPs
Standard WWTP series (suitable for rather small and medium sized communities)
WWTPs for municipalities

We design ground and surface water treatment plants to obtain the required quality for various purposes of use.

Biofuels

With increasing demand for biofuels Chemoprojekt, a.s. has been working on BIODIESEL (FAME – Fatty Acids Methyl Esters) production projects for last 15 years. Chemoprojekt, a.s. concludes a licence and know-how agreement enabling Chemoprojekt, a.s. to design and construct vegetable oil and biodiesel production units on the basis of the modern technology.

Details

Technology utilized by Chemoprojekt, a.s.

Continuous catalytic transesterification of triglycerides in the vegetable oils (rapeseed oil or other) by methanol.

Basic raw materials for production of FAME

  • Vegetable oil (new, used, non-edible, etc.)
  • Methanol
  • Catalysts – KOH, NaOH, MeONa

Side products

  • Glycerol
  • Fatty Acids

Variety of technologies

  • Continuous
  • Discontinuous/Batch
  • The range of production capacity 10 – 250 kt/year

Advantages

MeONa (Sodium Methanolate) – liquid, easy dosing and manipulation, mild reaction conditions, reactions are selective to desired products

  • Recycling of used MeOH
  • Safe and environmental technology
  • Capacities of the designed units 10- 250 kt FAME/year
  • Technology according to hi-tech licence

Biodiesel standards

Quality of FAME is regulated by these standards:

  • EU standard EN 14214
  • US standard ASTM D-6751
  • other national standards
Transesterification

The transesterification reaction is accomplished continuously, using three reactors in series operating under mild conditions (i.e.: Temperature = 55°C and Atmospheric Pressure).

The transesterification reaction can be presented as follows:

CH2-O-CO-R                                      CH2-OH

|                                      (catalyst)         |

CH-O-CO-R + 3CH3OH    →             CH-OH + 3CH3-O-CO-R

|                                                          |

CH2-O-CO-R                                      CH2-OH

(Triglycerides)        (Methanol)                                       (Glycerol)         (Methylester)

Reaction heat is negligible, and a heat supply from outside is necessary in order to keep the reaction mixture at the required temperature. Raw material is continuously fed to the three reaction steps consisting of pump, reaction vessel and relevant piping. The appropriate amount of methanol and catalyst are continuously dosed.

Methanol is fed to the reaction unit in a proper excess with respect to the stoichiometric amount with the aim to maximize the transesterification yield and  to  limit as much as possible the side reaction of saponification. Separately obtained glycerine, relatively rich in soap, is directly sent to the glycerine treatment unit. Light phase outgoing from the head of the reactor is transferred to the second reaction loop, after the addition of methanol and catalyst. Working conditions and the reaction volume of the second reactor are identical to the first reactor. Light phase coming from the top of the second reactor is transferred to the third reactor, with previous addition of methanol and catalyst. Reaction mixture leaving from the third reactor containing the main product (methylester), the excess of methanol and the glycerine (reaction by-product) and a limited amount of soaps is sent to the methylester purification section.

Methylester / Glycerine Separation

Reaction mixture coming from the third reactor and containing the product (methylester), the excess of methanol and the glycerine (reaction by-product) as well as the limited amount of soaps (formed by side-reaction of saponification of methylester), is transferred to the gravity separator after a partial removal of the contained methanol. Glycerine (containing glycerine, part of the excess of methanol and almost the total amount of soaps) is sent to the glycerine treatment unit. The methylester phase coming from separator contains glycerine traces, soaps and catalyst; these impurities are removed through washing with water added up with citric acid. Methylester has to be dried to remove the remaining water and methanol.

The product- methylester is transferred to storage through the pump, after being cooled down to 30° – 40°C.

Vent Condensation And Recovery Unit

The unit is designed in order to condense all emergency vents from the upstream production unit.

The methanol coming from the upstream process units is fed to the rectification column.

The rectified and condensed methanol is send to the storage tank.

Raw Glycerine Purification – Soap Splitting

The purpose of the treatment is the acidification of the raw glycerine stream, so to neutralize the residual catalyst and to split the soaps formed during transesterification. Subsequently, the fatty acids derived from soap splitting are separated (for further acid esterification) and the pH of the purified glycerine is finally adjusted. Distilllation unit on pharma quality of glycerine is another option we can provide to our customers.

This units are not strictly required  by the biodiesel production process if the water content, phosphorus/calcium/ magnesium content and acidity of input crude oil are as required by the process book. Dewaxing treatment is required for sunflower oil only.
This part allows dosing of CFPP chemicals to improve cold filter plugging point and dosing of antioxidants to improve oxidation stability of final product- methylester on values required by EN and seasonal motor fuel standards.
Vegetable oils are produced from cleaned and dried oilseeds by different kinds of pressing- cold pressing (one stage or two stages), hot pressing or by extraction (mainly by hexane). Integral part of vegetable oil production are logistic operations like transport of seeds from railway and road, storage of seeds, transport of seeds to pressing and extraction plant, transport of meals to storage silos, storage of meals in silos and loading of meals on road or railway vehicles. It is possible to expand this part by meals incineration plant followed by unit for steam and power generation.

Currently Chemoprojekt, a.s. aims its activities to 2nd generation biofuels. It is possible to produce 2nd generation biofuels from wood, agriculture, forest as well as from municipal waste. Chemoprojekt, a.s. has been recently preparing pilot biomass gasification power plant and other projects related to 2nd generation biofuels production.

…we do not impose limits on ourselves, we are constantly developing ourselves further. New technologies fascinate us. Acknowledgement motivates us. New ideas and markets inspire us. And because of that, it is not unusual that we look beyond all borders…

PPE

Polyphenylene ether (PPE) is a special thermoplastic material. It is used in blends- by compounding with other plastics (HIPS, PA6, PA66, etc.) a thermoplastic material with excellent properties is received. These materials are processed preferably by injection moulding and the parts are used mainly in electrotechnics, computer, car and other industries.

Details

Based on the CHEMINVEX’s (now CHEMOPROJEKT CHEMICALS s.r.o.) licence, Chemoprojekt, a.s put into operation new 10 000 MTPY PPE Plant in Ruicheng, China in the year 2004. Chemoprojekt, a.s. provided extended Basic Design, procurement, consultancy, supply of proprietary equipment and supervision at the site and during commissioning period.
The licence for PPE production is held by CHEMINVEX (now CHEMOPROJEKT CHEMICALS s.r.o.), Czech Republic. The PPE process consists of the following main steps: Polymerization, Filtration & Washing, Drying & Storing and Solvents recovery. Polymerization of the monomer, 2,6-xylenol, takes place in the stirred batch reactor where the of catalytic polycondensation by Oxygen takes place. The reaction mixture then proceeds via the maturation vessel to the rotary pressure filter, where all soluble reaction by products and the rest of the catalyst are washed off the filter cake in several steps. Drying of the wet PPE cake takes place in the drier by heating in closed loop of nitrogen. Dry PPE powder is then stored in the silos. All solvents are recovered in the recovery unit in a complex manner so that only little waste is produced. The other common utilites are consumed – electric power, cooling water, steam and nitrogen for nitrogen blanketing system.

Pipeline

In addition to the services described beneath Chemoprojekt, a.s. provides also complete basic & detail engineering related to pumping (or compression) stations, delivery stations and scraper stations and tank farm facilities forming the entire liquids/gas transportation systems.

Chemoprojekt, a.s. also provides pipeline inspection services and rehabilitation works including mechanical and chemical cleaning using in-house developed know-how. For all the above domains procurement, site engineering & supervision and commissioning and start-up services are also performed by Chemoprojekt, a.s.

Details

  • Soil strata surveys and reports interpretation
  • Topographical surveys and reports
  • Soil resistivity surveys and reports
  • Other corrosion control data acquisition
Includes drawings and documents as follows:

  • Design basis
  • Hydraulic reports and analysis
  • Pipeline route profiles
  • System limitations
  • Battery limits defining
  • Carrier pipe specification
  • R.O.W. description
  • Crossings identification & basic engineering
  • Blasting operation rules, equipment specification
  • Motor operated & hand operated block valves specification
  • Special P/L installation specification & summary
  • Pipeline SCADA conceptual design and specification
  • Leak detection system concept
  • Logic flow charts development
  • Instrumentation specification and summary
  • Telecommunication system conceptual design and specification
  • Electrical one line diagrams, main electrical equipment specification
  • Temporary & permanent cathodic protection philosophy
  • Main temporary & permanent CP equipment specification and summary
  • Civil basic designs including station plot plans development
  • Civil structures basic engineering and material specification and preliminary bill of quantities etc.
Includes drawings and documents as follows:

  • Pipeline P&ID’s
  • Route maps & longitudinal profiles
  • Detailed crossing drawings
  • Standard trench drawings and calculations
  • Casing drawings
  • Standard pipeline installation drawings
  • Block valve installation detailed drawings
  • Piping & Isometric drawings, if applicable
  • Pipeline equipment & material specification
  • Pipeline material take-off
  • Detailed electrical & Instrumentation drawings & equipment/material bill of quantities
  • Temporary and permanent cathodic protection installations detailed drawings & equipment/material bill of quantities
  • Mainline repeater station construction & installations drawings
  • Stations civil detailed drawings and calculations and bill of quantities

Off-sites

Off-sites are part of the main production units as strategic products Chemoprojekt, a.s.. Further projects are handled separately as new units or upgrading existing facilities. They included the following technological systems:

  • Water treatment: water collection, cooling water production, demineralised water, softened water, preparation of drinking water
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Compressed air production
  • Instrumentation air production
  • Nitrogen station
  • Steam and condensate unit
  • Etc.

Details

These technologies are processed in all professions and in the following stages of the project:

  • Studies
  • Documentation EIA
  • Documentation for territorial management
  • Documentation for building permit
  • Detail design
  • Manuals for start- up and commissioning, operating manual
  • Commissioning and test run
  • As-built documentation