Design and Control of Processes for 2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate Production

Mihai Daniel Moraru, Costin-Sorin Bildea

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Design and control studies for production of 2-ethylhexyl acrylate have not been reported in literature. In this work we develop three solid-based catalytic processes: two conventional reaction-separation-recycle systems employing a tubular fixed bed reactor and conventional distillation equipment, and one reactive-distillation based process. All processes are controllable, the plantwide control system showing robustness when production capacity changes or the fresh reactants get impurified. Among the three processes, the reactive-distillation is much more attractive. It has by far a smaller footprint and uses about 85% less heating requirements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2017

Publication series

NameComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1570-7946



  • 2-ethylhexanol
  • acrylic acid
  • reactive-distillation
  • reactor-separation-recycle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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Moraru, M. D., & Bildea, C-S. (2017). Design and Control of Processes for 2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate Production. In Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (pp. 1087-1092). (Computer Aided Chemical Engineering; Vol. 40). Elsevier B.V..