Intensification of Biobased Processes
CHAPTER 3: Intensified Downstream Processing in Biofuels Production
Published:18 Jun 2018
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.