Separation of alcohols from organic liquid mixtures by pervaporation

Hyun-Chae Park

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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In the chemical industry, distillation is generally the preferred technique to separate a liquid mixture. However some liquid mixtures such as azeotropic mixtures, close-boiling hydrocarbons, and various isomers are difficult to separate by simple distillation. For the separation of these mixtures normally techniques like extractive or azeotropic distillation and liquid-liquid extraction are used. The relatively high energy consumption for these processes has encouraged the development of new, less energy-consuming separation processes such as pervaporation. In recent years, the pervaporation process was actively studied for the separation of organic-organic liquid mixtures. This may be considered as a major application area for pervaporation in the chamical processing industry. In this thesis, the separation of alcohols from non-polar solvents like toluene and methyl tert-butyl ether by pervaporation is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • Smolders, C.A., Supervisor
  • Mulder, M.H.V., Co-Supervisor
Award date7 Jan 1993
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs90-90-05749-8
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 1993

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