Process design and optimization for etherification of glycerol with isobutene

Jingjun Liu, Prodromos Daoutidis, Bolun Yang

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Abstract

Biodiesel-derived glycerol is converted to fuel additives through etherification with isobutene. Di-tert-butyl ethers (DE) and tri-tert-butyl ether (TE) of glycerol are the objective product. A new process for the production of glycerol ethers is proposed. Detected dimerization of isobutene is considered in the new process. Latest kinetic and liquid-liquid equilibrium data are used. Optimization based on economic analyses is implemented. Isobutene cost greatly dominates the production cost of glycerol ethers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputing and Systems Technology Division 2015 - Core Programming Area at the 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting
PublisherAIChE
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9781510818569
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
EventComputing and Systems Technology Division 2015 - Core Programming Area at the 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting - Salt Lake City, United States
Duration: Nov 8 2015Nov 13 2015

Publication series

NameComputing and Systems Technology Division 2015 - Core Programming Area at the 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting
Volume1

Other

OtherComputing and Systems Technology Division 2015 - Core Programming Area at the 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City
Period11/8/1511/13/15

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