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Process Intensification Technologies for Biodiesel Production

Reactive Separation Processes

Authors: Kiss, A. A.

  • Provides a detailed overview of novel reactive separation processes usable in the biodiesel production
  • Includes working principles, design and control of such integrated processes
  • Explores the integration of reaction and separation into one operating unit to overcome equilibrium limitations
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This book is among the first to address the novel process intensification technologies for biodiesel production, in particular the integrated reactive separations. It provides a comprehensive overview illustrated with many industrially relevant examples of novel reactive separation processes used in the production of biodiesel (e.g. fatty acid alkyl esters): reactive distillation, reactive absorption, reactive extraction, membrane reactors, and centrifugal contact separators. Readers will also learn about the working principles, design and control of integrated processes, while also getting a relevant and modern overview of the process intensification opportunities for biodiesel synthesis.

 

Biodiesel is a biodegradable and renewable fuel that currently enjoys much attention. In spite of the recent advances, the existing biodiesel processes still suffer from problems associated with the use of homogeneous catalysts (e.g. salt waste streams) and the key limitations imposed by the chemical reaction equilibrium, thus leading to severe economic and environmental penalties. The integration of reaction and separation into one operating unit overcomes equilibrium limitations and provides key benefits such as low capital investment and operating costs. Many of these processes can be further enhanced by heat-integration and powered by heterogeneous catalysts, to eliminate all conventional catalyst related operations, using the raw materials efficiently and the reaction volume, while offering high conversion and selectivity, and significant energy savings.

 

The targeted audience of this book includes both academia (students and researchers) and industry (project leaders, technology managers, researchers, biodiesel producers, and equipment suppliers).

About the authors

Anton A. Kiss has a PhD degree in chemical engineering and around 15 years of academic research and education experience, supported by a decade of industrial research experience in the area of separation technology, process intensification and process systems engineering. Currently, he works as senior project leader in the department of Research, Development & Innovation of AkzoNobel – a Global Fortune 500 company, consistently ranked as one of the leaders in sustainability – acting as the key expert in distillation, reactive-separations, and other integrated processes. In his capacity as an award-winning researcher in separation technologies, Dr. Kiss has given many lectures at universities and conferences and has carried out more than 100 research & industrial projects. He has also supervised numerous graduation projects, and has published several textbooks and more than 50 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Process Intensification Technologies

    Kiss, Anton Alexandru

    Pages 1-7

  • Biodiesel and Fatty Esters

    Kiss, Anton Alexandru

    Pages 9-24

  • Reactive Separation Processes

    Kiss, Anton Alexandru

    Pages 25-33

  • Property Models and Process Simulation

    Kiss, Anton Alexandru

    Pages 35-40

  • Reactive Distillation Technology

    Kiss, Anton Alexandru

    Pages 41-65

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03554-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03553-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Process Intensification Technologies for Biodiesel Production
Book Subtitle
Reactive Separation Processes
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03554-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03554-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-03553-6
Series ISSN
2191-530X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 103
Number of Illustrations and Tables
38 b/w illustrations
Topics