i need someone to design and optimise a chemical plant - the chemical plant is supposed to produce drying oil (DO) and crude vinyl acetate (VA) from Acetylated Castor Oil (ACO). The process involves the use of ACO to produce DO, with byproduct Acetic Acid. This Acetic Acid is then reacted with ethylene and oxygen in the gas phase to produce VA. Assme operation time to be 8000 h/yr. The raw material specifications are as follows.
Acetylated Castor Oil: 298 K and 110 kPa.
Ethylene: 99.9 mol% pure (0.1 mol% Ethane) 298 K, 1000 kPa.
Oxygen: 100% pure, 298 K, 1000 kPa.