Optimal synthesis and design of extractive distillation systems for bioethanol separation: from simple to complex columns

Massimiliano Erricoa, b, Ben-Guang Rongb and Giuseppe Tolaa,    aUniversitá degli Studi di Cagliari, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica, Chimica e dei Materiali, Via Marengo 2, 09123 Cagliari, Italy, bUniversity of Southern Denmark, Institute of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology, Niels Bohrs Allé 1, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark

Abstract

Bioethanol has been considered as a green fuel and a valid alternative to reduce the dependence on fossil distillates. The development of an optimal separation process is considered as a key element in the design of an efficient process able to be cost effective ...

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