Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 124–131 | Cite as

Advances in the slurry reactor technology of the anthraquinone process for H2O2 production

  • Hongbo Li
  • Bo Zheng
  • Zhiyong Pan
  • Baoning Zong
  • Minghua Qiao
Review Article


This paper overviews the development of the anthraquinone auto-oxidation (AO) process for the production of hydrogen peroxide in China and abroad. The characteristics and differences between the fixed-bed and fluidized-bed reactors for the AO process are presented. The detailed comparison indicates that the production of hydrogen peroxide with the fluidized-bed reactor has many advantages, such as lower operation cost and catalyst consumption, less anthraquinone degradation, higher catalyst utilization efficiency, and higher hydrogenation efficiency. The key characters of the production technology of hydrogen peroxide based on the fluidized-bed reactor developed by the Research Institute of Petroleum Processing, Sinopec are also disclosed. It is apparent that substituting the fluidized-bed reactor for the fixed-bed reactor is a major direction of breakthrough for the production technology of hydrogen peroxide in China.


anthraquinone process fixed-bed reactor slurry-bed reactor hydrogen peroxide 


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This project is supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (2016YFB0301600).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hongbo Li
    • 1
  • Bo Zheng
    • 1
  • Zhiyong Pan
    • 1
  • Baoning Zong
    • 1
  • Minghua Qiao
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Institute of Petroleum ProcessingSinopecChina
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryFudan UniversityShanghaiChina

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