Investigation of process alternatives for the separation of ethanol, N-butanol and water ternary mixture

Nora Valentinyi, Gaspar Marton, Andras J. Toth, Eniko Haaz, Anita Andre, P. Mizsey

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Abstract

Biofuel production is an ever current topic, as bioethanol and biobutanol have a great potential to partially or completely replace fossil fuels in the automotive industry due to their attractive characteristics. They are usually produced by fermentation resulting in a highly diluted mixture, which poses a challenge to the downstream processing and the production of pure alcohols. In the course of this work, conventional separation systems of simple, extractive and heteroazeotropic distillation are compared with hybrid distillation-pervaporation systems for the separation of a ternary ethanol-n-butanol-water (EBW) mixture. Pervaporation (PV) is studied as an option for the final dehydration of the alcohol-water mixtures due to its great industrial potential in the separation of azeotropes. Simulations are carried out in ChemCAD® flowsheeting software, and the process alternatives are evaluated in an economic point of view, revealing the potentials and drawbacks of PV in a complex separation task.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChemical Engineering Transactions
PublisherItalian Association of Chemical Engineering - AIDIC
Pages607-612
Number of pages6
Volume69
ISBN (Print)9788895608662
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

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Butanols
Butenes
Pervaporation
Ethanol
Water
Distillation
Alcohols
Azeotropes
Bioethanol
1-Butanol
Biofuels
Dehydration
Fossil fuels
Automotive industry
Fermentation
Economics
Processing

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Valentinyi, N., Marton, G., Toth, A. J., Haaz, E., Andre, A., & Mizsey, P. (2018). Investigation of process alternatives for the separation of ethanol, N-butanol and water ternary mixture. In Chemical Engineering Transactions (Vol. 69, pp. 607-612). Italian Association of Chemical Engineering - AIDIC. https://doi.org/10.3303/CET1869102

Investigation of process alternatives for the separation of ethanol, N-butanol and water ternary mixture. / Valentinyi, Nora; Marton, Gaspar; Toth, Andras J.; Haaz, Eniko; Andre, Anita; Mizsey, P.

Chemical Engineering Transactions. Vol. 69 Italian Association of Chemical Engineering - AIDIC, 2018. p. 607-612.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Valentinyi, N, Marton, G, Toth, AJ, Haaz, E, Andre, A & Mizsey, P 2018, Investigation of process alternatives for the separation of ethanol, N-butanol and water ternary mixture. in Chemical Engineering Transactions. vol. 69, Italian Association of Chemical Engineering - AIDIC, pp. 607-612. https://doi.org/10.3303/CET1869102
Valentinyi N, Marton G, Toth AJ, Haaz E, Andre A, Mizsey P. Investigation of process alternatives for the separation of ethanol, N-butanol and water ternary mixture. In Chemical Engineering Transactions. Vol. 69. Italian Association of Chemical Engineering - AIDIC. 2018. p. 607-612 https://doi.org/10.3303/CET1869102
Valentinyi, Nora ; Marton, Gaspar ; Toth, Andras J. ; Haaz, Eniko ; Andre, Anita ; Mizsey, P. / Investigation of process alternatives for the separation of ethanol, N-butanol and water ternary mixture. Chemical Engineering Transactions. Vol. 69 Italian Association of Chemical Engineering - AIDIC, 2018. pp. 607-612
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