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Rate acceleration of 2-methyl-1-butanol dehydration in a reactive distillation column

Aiouache, Farid and Goto, Shigeo (2002) Rate acceleration of 2-methyl-1-butanol dehydration in a reactive distillation column. Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan, 35 (5). pp. 443-449. ISSN 0021-9592

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Abstract

Reactive distillation was used as a method to accelerate the reaction rate of 2-methyl-1-butanol (2M1BOH) dehydration. Since it is strongly inhibited by water, the trade-off between reaction rate and liquid-vapour mass transfer was investigated under experimental input variables, such as reboiler heat duty, the mass of the catalyst and reflux ratio. The reaction rate variations inside the column were simulated by using the equilibrium model of the ASPEN PLUS simulator. The effectiveness of reactive distillation was justified by the comparison of its performance with corresponding conventional reactors. A saving of 80% in reboiler heat duty was found when a decanter was added to the column. An industrial scale simulation was done to optimise the proposed process.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
ID Code: 60669
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 03 Jan 2013 11:16
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 05:21
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/60669

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