Analysis of chemical routes and processes for production of glycerol ethers

Costin Sorin Bildea, Cristian Brunchi, Grigore Bozga

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Abstract

The feasibility of glycerol etherification is investigated, considering olefins, alcohols and ethers as co-reactants. Details are presented for the reaction between glycerol and iso-butene. Simultaneous phase and chemical equilibrium calculations show that large glycerol conversion can be obtained at a good selectivity towards the desired di-ether. The behaviour of the reactor-separation-recycle flowsheet is analyzed, demonstrating that the recycle of the mono-ether has a beneficial effect. About 1 m3 of reactor volume is necessary for producing 1 kmol/h of di-ether, while the recycle rates of glycerol and mono-ethers are kept at small values.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
Pages99-104
Number of pages6
Volume26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
Volume26
ISSN (Print)15707946

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Glyceryl Ethers
Glycerol
Ethers
Ether
Flowcharting
Alkenes
Butenes
Alcohols
Olefins

Keywords

  • glycerol ethers
  • phase and chemical equilibrium
  • process design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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Sorin Bildea, C., Brunchi, C., & Bozga, G. (2009). Analysis of chemical routes and processes for production of glycerol ethers. In Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (Vol. 26, pp. 99-104). (Computer Aided Chemical Engineering; Vol. 26). https://doi.org/10.1016/S1570-7946(09)70017-3

Analysis of chemical routes and processes for production of glycerol ethers. / Sorin Bildea, Costin; Brunchi, Cristian; Bozga, Grigore.

Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. Vol. 26 2009. p. 99-104 (Computer Aided Chemical Engineering; Vol. 26).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Sorin Bildea, C, Brunchi, C & Bozga, G 2009, Analysis of chemical routes and processes for production of glycerol ethers. in Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. vol. 26, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, vol. 26, pp. 99-104. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1570-7946(09)70017-3
Sorin Bildea C, Brunchi C, Bozga G. Analysis of chemical routes and processes for production of glycerol ethers. In Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. Vol. 26. 2009. p. 99-104. (Computer Aided Chemical Engineering). https://doi.org/10.1016/S1570-7946(09)70017-3
Sorin Bildea, Costin ; Brunchi, Cristian ; Bozga, Grigore. / Analysis of chemical routes and processes for production of glycerol ethers. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. Vol. 26 2009. pp. 99-104 (Computer Aided Chemical Engineering).
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