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Intensified Downstream Processing in Biofuels Production

This chapter presents intensified downstream processing options in the production of the major biofuels, such as: biodiesel, bioethanol, biobutanol, and dimethyl ether. Several process intensification technologies can be used to increase the eco-efficiency of the current processes, with the benefit of lower capital costs, substantial energy saving, reduced footprint, and safety by design. The main topics covered here include: reactive distillation, dividing-wall column, reactive dividing-wall column, catalytic cyclic distillation, and heat pump assisted extractive distillation.

Print publication date: 19 Jun 2018
Copyright year: 2018
Print ISBN: 978-1-78262-855-2
PDF eISBN: 978-1-78801-032-0
ePub eISBN: 978-1-78801-457-1
From the book series:
Green Chemistry Series