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A new distillation plant for neutral alcohol production

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Batista, Fabio R. M. [1] ; Follegatti-Romero, Luis A. [1] ; Meirelles, Antonio J. A. [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Lab Extract Appl Thermodynam & Equilibrium, Dept Food Engn, ExTrAE, Fac Food Engn, BR-13083862 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Separation and Purification Technology; v. 118, p. 784-793, OCT 30 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 4

This work aims to investigate industrial plants for neutral alcohol production, a special kind of alcohol used in the fine chemical, pharmaceutical and beverage industries, having a high potential as feedstock for renewable chemicals production. Operational and constructive changes in typical hydrated bioethanol plants were investigated by computational simulation, aiming to develop a new plant for neutral alcohol production. The wine was represented by a standard solution containing water, ethanol and 17 congeners. The results were compared with a typical Brazilian plant and a literature reported plant. The new suggested installation was more efficient than the traditional plants, since the steam consumption was, at most, 45.0% lower, ethanol recovery as neutral alcohol was, at most, 5.0% higher and the number of trays required for purifying bioethanol was also much lower. Furthermore, byproducts generated from the neutral alcohol distillation were used for producing fuel bioethanol. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/54137-1 - Acquisition of a particle size/distribution analyzer, a zeta potential measurement system, a spray dryer, and an ultra-high-pressure liquid chromatograph/mass spectrometer
Grantee:Miriam Dupas Hubinger
Support type: Multi-user Equipment Program
FAPESP's process: 12/08792-0 - Production of ethylic biodiesel from microalgae and soybean: experimental analysis of the main steps, phase equilibrium and computational simulation
Grantee:Fábio Rodolfo Miguel Batista
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 08/56258-8 - Phase equilibrium and purification processes in the production of biofuels and biocompounds
Grantee:Antonio José de Almeida Meirelles
Support type: Program for Research on Bioenergy (BIOEN) - Thematic Grants