The primary reasons for the HH Loop Reactor to be best suited to carrying out oxidation reactions is due to its capability to achieve high mass transfer rates and the safety aspects such as no sparks formation in the headspace of the reactor.

Additional advantages are:

  • Batch reproducibility
  • High heat removal capacity
  • Reduced catalyst consumption
  • Reduced solvent content

Typical oxidation reactions that have been successfully carried out in the loop reactor are as follows:

  • Ketone oxidation to esters
  • Aldehyde oxidation to carboxylic acid
  • Aldehyde oxidation to Alcohol
  • Olefin oxidation (Alfol process)