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Intensification of Ester Production in a Continuous Reactor

Elgue, Sébastien and Devatine, Audrey and Prat, Laurent E. and Cognet, Patrick and Cabassud, Michel and Gourdon, Christophe and Chopard, Fabrice Intensification of Ester Production in a Continuous Reactor. (2009) International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, vol. 7 (A24). ISSN 1542-6580

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Official URL: http://www.bepress.com/ijcre/vol7/A24

Abstract

Numerous continuous intensified reactors are now accessible on the market that offer enhanced thermal performances in a continuous reactor. Such reactors are then particularly suited to fast and highly exothermic reactions. In this paper, the ability to also manage a slow and equilibrated system, the methyl acetate esterification reaction, on condition of intensification in terms of design and operating conditions is presented. To achieve this purpose, a new kinetics model has been developed and validated from experiments carried out in a lab scale batch reactor. Implemented in a simulation framework, this model leads to an intensified design of the reactor and the associated operating conditions. All this intensification methodology has been supported and validated by experimental studies.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to Berkeley Electronic Press. The definitive version is available at http://www.bepress.com/ijcre/vol7/A24
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Other partners > Alfa Laval (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT
Université de Toulouse > Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III - UPS
Laboratory name:
Laboratoire de Génie Chimique - LGC (Toulouse, France) - Réaction, mélange & séparation (RMS) - Procédés pour la Chimie Fine
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Deposited By: Laurent PRAT

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