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Type: Artigo
Title: Optimization of high temperature reactive distillation for production of ethyl levulinate
Author: Leal Silva, Jean Felipe
Wolf Maciel Maria, Regina
Maciel Filho, Rubens
Abstract: Biodiesel has limitations regarding its performance in cold weather. Therefore, the fuel industry requires the production of biodiesel additives from renewable, non-edible sources, at a viable price, and ethyl levulinate is a promising candidate. In this investigation, a reactive distillation column is proposed and optimized to operate at high temperature to promote the uncatalyzed esterification of levulinic acid to ethyl levulinate. A central composite design was applied to determine the optimized operating conditions, and the results were analyzed based on response surfaces. The results showed that optimized reactive distillation column provides a production cost of $0.247 per kg of ethyl levulinate, including ethanol, capital and operational expenditures, a value 2.3% lower than that of an equivalent process comprised of a reactor followed by conventional distillation
Subject: Biodiesel
Country: Itália
Editor: Associazione Italiana di Ingegneria Chimica
Rights: Fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.3303/CET1869064
Address: https://www.cetjournal.it/index.php/cet/article/view/CET1869064
Date Issue: 2018
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