“According to statistics, in the chemical industry, at least 50 percent of chemical products involve oxidation.”
Oxidation is an important way to produce bulk chemical raw materials and organic synthesis intermediates, and plays an extremely important role in modern chemical industry. For example, oxidation of hydrocarbons has been used to produce key monomers such as synthetic fibers, resins, and rubber. The polymer materials are widely used in aerospace, electronics and electrical, transportation, advanced manufacturing, medical equipment and other fields.
Bulk chemical products generally involve industrial oxidation. However, industrial oxidation currently faces two prominent problems: in addition to chemical by-products or chemical pollution is more, is the safety problem.
In fact, industrial oxidation technology has a decisive impact on chemical safety. A lot of chemicals contain carbon and hydrogen, and the first step in making a chemical is oxidation. And oxygen is very active. It can help with combustion, and under certain conditions it can spontaneously ignite, so it is easy to cause combustion or explosion.
Academia may pay more attention to the development of new oxidation reactions, but very few people are engaged in the safety research of industrial oxidation technology.
Many new oxidation reactions have been developed in recent years, but the safety problems involved in these reactions have not been paid enough attention. Some chemical accidents occurred in recent years, making the chemical industry more and more attention to this matter.
In terms of industrial oxidation technology, the domestic chemical industry should strengthen the relevant management and training of operators, in addition, there should be special research institutions and management institutions to protect the safety of industrial oxidation technology . The domestic chemical industry should strengthen the combination of industry, university and research in industrial oxidation technology to solve the core technical problems related to industrial oxidation safety.