CHAPTER 3: Intensified Downstream Processing in Biofuels Production

Anton A. Kiss, Costin Sorin Bîldea

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This chapter presents intensified downstream processing options in the production of the major biofuels, such as: biodiesel, bioethanol, biobutanol, and dimethyl ether. Several process intensification technologies can be used to increase the eco-efficiency of the current processes, with the benefit of lower capital costs, substantial energy saving, reduced footprint, and safety by design. The main topics covered here include: reactive distillation, dividing-wall column, reactive dividing-wall column, catalytic cyclic distillation, and heat pump assisted extractive distillation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCatalyst-free Organic Synthesis
EditorsAndrzej Gorak, Andrzej Gorak, Andrzej Stankiewicz
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781782624127, 9781782625186, 9781782629344
ISBN (Print)9781782627654, 9781782628552, 9781782628804, 9781782629634
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

Publication series

NameRSC Green Chemistry
ISSN (Print)1757-7039
ISSN (Electronic)1757-7047

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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