Residue curve maps, flash simulations and column simulation are used to investigate the effect of various entrainers with different polarity an esterification with isopropanol through Entrainer-based Reactive Distillation. Non-polar solvents are predicted to be good entrainers. For a more quantitative selection of entrainers further research concerning the thermodynamics is needed.
|Publisher||Institution of Chemical Engineers|
|Conference||IChemE Distillation and Absorption Conference 2006|
|Period||4/09/06 → 6/09/06|
- Reactive distillation
- Phase equilibria
- Fatty acids