Direct Synthesis of 1-Butanol from Ethanol in a Plug Flow Reactor: Reactor and Reaction Kinetics Modeling
2014 (English)In: Topics in catalysis, ISSN 1022-5528, E-ISSN 1572-9028, Vol. 57, no 17-20, 1425-1429 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Bio-ethanol is well known for its use as a gasoline additive. However, it can be blended in low portions to traditional gasoline although it has a corrosive nature. By taking advantage of modern continuous reactor technology and heterogeneous alumina catalysts, ethanol can be upgraded to 1-butanol in fixed beds. Butanol has more feasible properties as fuel component in comparison to ethanol. Mathematical modeling of reaction kinetics revealed a simple kinetic model could be used to describe the complex reaction process on a Cu/alumina catalyst. The reaction kinetics model is based on five parallel reactions in which ethanol reacts to 1-butanol, acetealdehyde, ethyl acetate, diethyl ether and diethoxyethane, respectively.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 57, no 17-20, 1425-1429 p.
Bio-ethanol, Bi-butanol, Heterogeneous catalyst, Reaction kinetics, Fixed bed
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-96944DOI: 10.1007/s11244-014-0314-4ISI: 000344158300018OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-96944DiVA: diva2:784718