An integrated process for the production of γ-butyrolactone by coupling maleic anhydride hydrogenation and 1, 4-butanediol dehydrogenation in a fixed bed adiabatic reactor is studied. The reaction conditions realizing optimal hydrogen utilization and better energy efficiency are determined. Compared to stand-alone processes, the integrated process has several advantages, such as simpler reactor, easy temperature control, improved γ-butyrolactone yield, good energy efficiency and optimal hydrogen utilization. The integrated plant shows robust behavior with respect to disturbances and allows production rate change.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||UPB Scientific Bulletin, Series B: Chemistry and Materials Science|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2014|
- Process design and control
- Reaction coupling
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)