Entrainer selection for the synthesis of fatty acid esters by Entrainer-based Reactive Distillation

M.C. de Jong, E. Zondervan, A.C. Dimian, A.B. de Haan
2010 Chemical engineering research & design  
Residue curve maps, flash simulations and column simulation are used to investigate the effect of various entrainers with different polarity an esterification with isopropanol through Entrainer-based Reactive Distillation. Non-polar solvents are predicted to be good entrainers. For a more quantitative selection of entrainers further research concerning the thermodynamics is needed.
doi:10.1016/j.cherd.2009.06.015 fatcat:afnyyktrejdj5mtaigcduo2bqa