Design, Control and Economics of a Process for Isobutyl Acrylate Production

Mihai Daniel Moraru, Diana Adela Berinde, Costin-Sorin Bildea

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Abstract

Isobutyl acrylate (i-BA) can be produced by direct esterification of acrylic acid with isobutanol using solid-based catalysts. The novelty of this work consists in developing a process for i-BA production, for which design, control and economic evaluation studies have not been reported in literature. The reaction is performed in a multitubular fixed-bed reactor, while the separation system employs conventional distillation equipment. The difficult separation between the acrylate and acid (close boiling and maximum temperature homogeneous azeotropy at 1.013 bar) is achieved by vacuum distillation, condition at which the relative volatility increases and the azeotrope disappears. The process is controllable, the control system showing robustness when production capacity and reactor temperature change. The economic evaluation shows attractive key economic indicators in terms of revenues, and capital and utility costs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
EditorsAnton Friedl, Jiří J. Klemeš, Stefan Radl, Petar S. Varbanov, Thomas Wallek
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Pages711-716
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780444642356
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

Publication series

NameComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
Volume43
ISSN (Print)1570-7946

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Economics
Distillation equipment
Azeotropes
Acids
Esterification
Robustness (control systems)
Distillation
Boiling liquids
Acrylics
Vacuum
Control systems
Temperature
Catalysts
acrylic acid
Costs
isobutyl alcohol

Keywords

  • acrylic acid
  • esterification
  • i-butanol
  • reaction-separation-recycle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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Moraru, M. D., Berinde, D. A., & Bildea, C-S. (2018). Design, Control and Economics of a Process for Isobutyl Acrylate Production. In A. Friedl, J. J. Klemeš, S. Radl, P. S. Varbanov, & T. Wallek (Eds.), Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (pp. 711-716). (Computer Aided Chemical Engineering; Vol. 43). Elsevier B.V.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-64235-6.50126-1

Design, Control and Economics of a Process for Isobutyl Acrylate Production. / Moraru, Mihai Daniel; Berinde, Diana Adela; Bildea, Costin-Sorin.

Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. ed. / Anton Friedl; Jiří J. Klemeš; Stefan Radl; Petar S. Varbanov; Thomas Wallek. Elsevier B.V., 2018. p. 711-716 (Computer Aided Chemical Engineering; Vol. 43).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Moraru, MD, Berinde, DA & Bildea, C-S 2018, Design, Control and Economics of a Process for Isobutyl Acrylate Production. in A Friedl, JJ Klemeš, S Radl, PS Varbanov & T Wallek (eds), Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, vol. 43, Elsevier B.V., pp. 711-716. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-64235-6.50126-1
Moraru MD, Berinde DA, Bildea C-S. Design, Control and Economics of a Process for Isobutyl Acrylate Production. In Friedl A, Klemeš JJ, Radl S, Varbanov PS, Wallek T, editors, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. Elsevier B.V. 2018. p. 711-716. (Computer Aided Chemical Engineering). https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-64235-6.50126-1
Moraru, Mihai Daniel ; Berinde, Diana Adela ; Bildea, Costin-Sorin. / Design, Control and Economics of a Process for Isobutyl Acrylate Production. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. editor / Anton Friedl ; Jiří J. Klemeš ; Stefan Radl ; Petar S. Varbanov ; Thomas Wallek. Elsevier B.V., 2018. pp. 711-716 (Computer Aided Chemical Engineering).
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