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Conference contribution
2014

Expanding a national network for automated analysis of constructed response assessments to reveal student thinking in STEM

Urban-Lurain, M., Cooper, M. M., Haudek, K. C., Kaplan, J. J., Knight, J. K., Lemons, P. P., Lira, C. T., Merrill, J. E., Nehm, R., Prevost, L. B., Smith, M. K. & Sydlik, M. 2014 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. American Society for Engineering Education

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Students
Education
2013

Facilitating learning in thermodynamics and computations using technology

Lira, C. T. & Elliott, J. R. 2013 Education Division 2013 - Core Programming Area at the 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting: Global Challenges for Engineering a Sustainable Future. AIChE, p. 384 1 p.

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Reactive distillation using external side reactors for synthesis of bio-renewable organic acid esters

Kolah, A. K., Lira, C. T., Miller, D. J., Prindle, J. C. & Panchal, C. B. 2013 AIChE 2013 - 2013 AIChE Spring Meeting and 9th Global Congress on Process Safety, Conference Proceedings.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Organic acids
Distillation
Esters
Ethanol
Distillation columns

Synthesis of 2-acetoxy propanoic acid via reactive distillation an intermediate in synthesis of biobased acrylic acid from lactic acid

Kolah, A. K., Peereboom, L., Lira, C. T. & Miller, D. J. 2013 AIChE 2013 - 2013 AIChE Spring Meeting and 9th Global Congress on Process Safety, Conference Proceedings.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Lactic acid
Distillation
Acrylics
Acids
Acetic acid
2012

Cloud point studies for diesel and jet fuel bio-derived fuels

Lown, A., Peereboom, L., Miller, D. J. & Lira, C. T. 2012 12AIChE - 2012 AIChE Spring Meeting and 8th Global Congress on Process Safety, Conference Proceedings.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Jet fuel
Diesel fuels
Ketones
Ethers
Esters

Heat integrated reactive distillation of mesityl oxide process

Prindle, J. C., Panchal, C. B., Doctor, R. D., Dada, E. A., Kolah, A., Lira, C. T. & Miller, D. 2012 12AIChE - 2012 AIChE Spring Meeting and 8th Global Congress on Process Safety, Conference Proceedings.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Distillation
mesityl oxide
Hot Temperature
Oxides
Temperature control
2011

Advanced reactive distillation concepts for the indirect hydration of cyclohexene to cyclohexanol

Kolah, A. K., Peereboom, L., Lira, C. T., Huang, J., Panchal, C. B., Lyczkowski, R. W., Dada, E. A., Doctor, R. D. & Miller, D. J. 2011 11AIChE - 2011 AIChE Spring Meeting and 7th Global Congress on Process Safety, Conference Proceedings. American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Cyclohexanols
Distillation
Hydration
cyclohexene
Cyclohexane

A novel reactive distillation approach for producing 1,3-dihydroxyacetone from glycerol

Hong, X., Lira, C. T. & Miller, D. J. 2011 11AIChE - 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Dihydroxyacetone
Distillation
Glycerol
Ketones
Costs

A novel reactive distillation approach for producing 1,3-dihydroxyacetone from glycerol

Hong, X., Lira, C. T. & Miller, D. J. 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Methyl stearate transesterification with n-Butanol: Process intensification using distillation with external side reactors

Pappu, V. K. S., Kolah, A., Lira, C. T. & Miller, D. J. 2011 11AIChE - 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Stearates
1-Butanol
Transesterification
Distillation
Esters
2010

Reactive distillation for the biorefinary: Pilot plant synthesis of succinic acid esters

Kolah, A., Orjuela, A., Hanna, N., Lira, C. T. & Miller, D. J. 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

1 Citations

Reactive distillation for the biorefinary: Pilot plant synthesis of succinic acid esters

Kolah, A., Orjuela, A., Hanna, N., Lira, C. T. & Miller, D. J. 2010 10AIChE - 2010 AIChE Spring Meeting and 6th Global Congress on Process Safety.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Succinic Acid
Pilot plants
Distillation
Esters
Ethanol
2009
2 Citations

An improved approach for cyclic acetals from glycerol

Hong, X., Kolah, A. K., Lira, C. T. & Miller, D. J. 2009 AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Acetals
Glycerol
1,1-diethoxyethane
Acetaldehyde
Ethanol

Phase equilibria for the system diethyl succinate - Ethanol - Water

Oriuela, A., Miller, D. J., Lira, C. T., Vu, D. T. & Yanez, A. J. 2009 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering: Incorporating the 59th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference and the 24th Interamerican Congress of Chemical Engineering.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Phase equilibria
Ethanol
Water
Liquids
diethyl succinate
1 Citations

Reactive distillation in a mixed acid esterification process for biobased chemicals production

Orjuela, A., Kolah, A., Hong, X., Lira, C. T. & Miller, D. J. 2009 AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

2007

Continuous process for esterification of citric acid: Formation of triethyl citrate

Asthana, N. S., Kolah, A., Miller, D., Vu, D. & Lira, C. 2007 ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Esterification
Citric Acid
ethyl citrate
Distillation columns
Catalysts
2006

Phase equilbria for bio-derived chemicals

Vu, D. T., Lira, C. T., Elliott, J. R., Asthana, N. S., Kolah, A. & Miller, D. J. 2006 AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

2005
1 Citations

Reactive distillation for the biorefinery: Production of organic acid esters

Asthana, N., Kolah, A., Vu, D., Lira, C. T. & Miller, D. J. 2005 ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. Vol. 230

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Organic acids
Distillation
Esters
Esterification
Succinic Acid

Reactive distillation for the biorefinery: Production of organic acid esters

Asthana, N., Kolah, A., Vu, D., Lira, C. T. & Miller, D. J. 2005 ACS Division of Fuel Chemistry, Preprints. 2 ed. Vol. 50, p. 683-684 2 p.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Organic acids
Distillation
Esters
Recovery
Acetaldehyde
2001
1 Citations

Graduate bridging and continuing education in ChE via the web

Lira, C. T., Worden, R. M. & Briedis, D. 2001 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. p. 5267-5273 7 p.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Chemical engineering
Education
Students
Internet
Curricula
1997
13 Citations

Optical properties of free-standing ultrahigh porosity silicon films prepared by supercritical drying

Von Behren, J., Fauchet, P. M., Chimowitz, E. H. & Lira, C. T. 1997 Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings. Collins, R. W., Fauchet, P. M., Shimizu, I., Vial, J. C., Shimada, T. & Alivisatos, A. P. (eds.). Materials Research Society, Vol. 452, p. 565-570 6 p.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Silicon
Drying
Optical properties
Porosity
Substrates