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dc.contributor.authorAqar, D.Y.*
dc.contributor.authorRahmanian, Nejat*
dc.contributor.authorMujtaba, Iqbal M.*
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-27T14:22:36Z
dc.date.available2017-03-27T14:22:36Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationAqar DY, Rahmanian N and Mujtaba IM (2017) Synthesis of methyl decanoate using different types of batch reactive distillation systems. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 56(14): 3969-3982.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/11701
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractMethyl Decanoate (MeDC) is a Fatty Acid Methyl Ester (FAME) and is an important chemical compound with global production of 31 million tons per year. However, synthesis of methyl decanoate (MeDC) via esterification of Decanoic Acid (DeC) with methanol by reactive distillation is operationally challenging due to difficulty of keeping the reactants together in the reaction zone as methanol being the lightest component in the mixture can separate itself easily form the other reactant deteriorating significantly the conversion of DeC using either conventional batch or continuous distillation column. This is probably the main reason for not applying the conventional route for MeDC synthesis. Whether Semi-batch Distillation column (SBD) and the recently developed Integrated Conventional Batch Distillation column (i-CBD) offer the possibility of revisiting such chemical reactions for the synthesis of MeDC is the focus of this paper. The minimum energy consumption (Qtot) as the performance measure is used to evaluate the performances of each of these reactive column configurations for different range of methyl decanoate purity and the amount of product. It is observed that the use of i-CBD column provides much better performance than SBD column in terms of the production time and the maximum energy savings when excess methanol is used in the feed. However, the SBD column is found to perform better than the i-CBD column when both reactants in the feed are in equal amount. Also, the optimization results for a given separation task show that the performance of two-reflux intervals strategy is superior to the single-reflux interval in terms of operating batch time, and energy usage rate in the SBD process at equimolar ratio.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/ 10.1021/acs.iecr.6b04255en_US
dc.rightsThis document is the accepted manuscript version of a published work that appears in final form in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, copyright 2017 American Chemical Society after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1021/acs.iecr.6b04255en_US
dc.subjectEnergy usage; Optimization; Methyl decanoate; CBD; i-CBD; SBD; Esterificationen_US
dc.titleSynthesis of methyl decanoate using different types of batch reactive distillation systemsen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2017-03-22
dc.date.application2017-03-22
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-26T09:27:39Z


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