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Lactic acid purification by reactive distillation system using design of experiments

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Author(s):
Komesu, Andrea [1] ; Martins Martinez, Patricia Fazzio [1] ; Lunelli, Betania Hoss [1] ; Maciel Filho, Rubens [1] ; Wolf Maciel, Maria Regina [1]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Sch Chem Engn, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: CHEMICAL ENGINEERING AND PROCESSING; v. 95, p. 26-30, SEP 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 15
Abstract

In this study, lactic acid purification using reactive distillation system was evaluated. Factorial experimental design is used to evaluate the influence of parameters and their interactions, such as ethanol/lactic acid molar ratio, reboiler temperature and catalyst concentration on yield of lactate. The results showed that the process for lactic acid purification proposed in this work, provides large potential to achieve high yield of ethyl lactate (-100%) and lactic acid with 3 times higher concentration than the raw material. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/17501-0 - Strategies of separation and purification of the lactic acid produced by fermentation
Grantee:Andrea Komesu
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)