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Sorption effect on kinetics of etherification of tert-amyl alcohol and ethanol

Aiouache, Farid and Goto, Shigeo (2003) Sorption effect on kinetics of etherification of tert-amyl alcohol and ethanol. Chemical Engineering Science, 58 (10). pp. 2065-2077. ISSN 0009-2509

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Abstract

The kinetics of the etherification of tert-amyl alcohol with ethanol, catalysed by a strong ion-exchange resin, Amberlyst 15, has been studied in a batch reactor at temperatures between 323 and 353 K and at a pressure of 0.8 MPa. The kinetics was described by a coupled sorption-reaction model. Flory-Huggins (F-H) model was used to predict the solubility of reaction components in the resin phase at 278 K (non-reactive conditions). Both sorption interaction parameters of F-H model and kinetic constants were determined by non-linear least-squares method. Langmuir-Hinshelwood (L-H) and power law (PL) kinetic models were compared with the experimental data. Although both the models were found to be equally successful, L-H model has shown a slightly better representation than PL model. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Chemical Engineering Science
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
ID Code: 60665
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 26 Dec 2012 14:29
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 05:21
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/60665

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