Integrated production of γ-butyrolactone through coupling of maleic anhydride hydrogenation and 1,4-butanediol dehydrogenation

Ahtesham Javaid, Costin Sorin Bildea

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Abstract

Design and plantwide control of an integrated plant for the hydrogenation of maleic anhydride and the dehydrogenation of 1,4-butanediol has been studied for the synthesis of γ-butyrolactone in an adiabatic reactor, under different conditions of reaction temperatures and hydrogen to feed ratio, realizing optimal hydrogen utilization and better energy efficiency. Compared to stand-alone processes, the integrated process has several advantages, e.g., easy temperature control, improved γ-butyrolactone yield, good energy efficiency and optimal hydrogen utilization. The stability and robustness of the process is checked by rigorous dynamic simulation in AspenDynamics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-169
Number of pages5
JournalPeriodica Polytechnica Chemical Engineering
Volume58
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Dehydrogenation
  • Hydrogenation
  • Plantwide control
  • Reaction coupling
  • γ-butyrolactone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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