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

Aspi Kolah, Alvaro Orjuela, Nathan Hanna, Carl T. Lira, Dennis J. Miller

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Abstract

The most outstanding example of commercial success for a pure biobased commodity is ethanol production as an alternative fuel (over 36 million ton/yr worldwide). A discussion covers a process to upgrade succinic acid by esterification with ethanol using a reactive distillation; simulations using Aspen Plus; use of a simple equilibrium stage model to fit experimental results; up-scaling and economic feasibility studies; conditions to increase dehydration of ethanol; overcoming chemical equilibrium limitations; a simple equilibrium stage model; optimum conditions of the operation. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the AIChE 2010 Spring National Meeting (San Antonio, TX 3/21-25/2010).

LanguageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication10AIChE - 2010 AIChE Spring Meeting and 6th Global Congress on Process Safety
StatePublished - 2010
Event2010 AIChE Spring Meeting and 6th Global Congress on Process Safety, 10AIChE - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Mar 21 2010Mar 25 2010

Other

Other2010 AIChE Spring Meeting and 6th Global Congress on Process Safety, 10AIChE
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period3/21/103/25/10

Profile

Succinic Acid
Pilot plants
Distillation
Esters
Ethanol
Acids
Alternative fuels
Esterification
Dehydration
scaling
commodity
Economics
simulation
economics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Safety Research

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Kolah, A., Orjuela, A., Hanna, N., Lira, C. T., & Miller, D. J. (2010). Reactive distillation for the biorefinary: Pilot plant synthesis of succinic acid esters. In 10AIChE - 2010 AIChE Spring Meeting and 6th Global Congress on Process Safety

Reactive distillation for the biorefinary : Pilot plant synthesis of succinic acid esters. / Kolah, Aspi; Orjuela, Alvaro; Hanna, Nathan; Lira, Carl T.; Miller, Dennis J.

10AIChE - 2010 AIChE Spring Meeting and 6th Global Congress on Process Safety. 2010.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kolah, A, Orjuela, A, Hanna, N, Lira, CT & Miller, DJ 2010, Reactive distillation for the biorefinary: Pilot plant synthesis of succinic acid esters. in 10AIChE - 2010 AIChE Spring Meeting and 6th Global Congress on Process Safety. 2010 AIChE Spring Meeting and 6th Global Congress on Process Safety, 10AIChE, San Antonio, TX, United States, 3/21/10.
Kolah A, Orjuela A, Hanna N, Lira CT, Miller DJ. Reactive distillation for the biorefinary: Pilot plant synthesis of succinic acid esters. In 10AIChE - 2010 AIChE Spring Meeting and 6th Global Congress on Process Safety. 2010.
Kolah, Aspi ; Orjuela, Alvaro ; Hanna, Nathan ; Lira, Carl T. ; Miller, Dennis J./ Reactive distillation for the biorefinary : Pilot plant synthesis of succinic acid esters. 10AIChE - 2010 AIChE Spring Meeting and 6th Global Congress on Process Safety. 2010.
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