This research was started in cooperation with Bateman Advanced Technologies (Yokneam, Israel). The first objective of the research presented in this thesis is the characterisation of their pulsed disc and doughnut column, the so-called Bateman Pulsed Column, for its applicability in the extraction of caprolactam, since it is a new type of column for the extraction of organics. The second objective of the presented research is the selection and characterization of alternative environmentally benign solvents for the extraction of caprolactam. The final objective is to compare the caprolactam extraction for the selected alternative solvent with toluene in the pilot scale pulsed disc and doughnut column.
|Award date||2 Sep 2005|
|Place of Publication||Enschede|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Sep 2005|