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Debottlenecking of an esterification process

  • by Ypso-Facto
  • October 14, 2021

Debottlenecking of an esterification process

Find out how our customers take advantage of our services to develop, optimize and secure their chemical, biochemical and bio-based processes.

Challenge

  • Established process (> 40 years) for the production of an ester
  • Debottlenecking
  • Improving economics (OpEx) while minimizing investment

Methods

  • Identification of the reaction pathway thanks to well targeted experiments
  • Development of a mechanistic model accounting for phase equilibria (G/L/S)
  • Identification of optimal conditions for the reaction

Achievements 

  • Successful design of a continuous stirred tank unit ensuring optimal conditions
  • >50% increase of annual production
  • Reduction of raw material consumption and waste generation

  

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