ISSN print edition: 0366-6352
ISSN electronic edition: 1336-9075
Registr. No.: MK SR 9/7
Reactive distillation — experimental data for propyl propionate synthesis
Marcel Kotora, Carsten Buchaly, Peter Kreis, Andrzej Górak, and Jozef Markoš
Institute of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Slovak University of Technology, Radlinského 9, 812 37 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Received: 24 April 2007 Revised: 6 August 2007 Accepted: 10 August 2007
Abstract: A set of experimental data for heterogeneously catalysed esterification of propan-1-ol and propionic acid to propyl propionate
in a pilot scale reactive distillation column is presented. The catalytic section of the column was equipped with the structured
packing Katapak SP-11. Both, rectifying and stripping, sections consisted of the non-reactive structured Sulzer BX packing.
As catalyst, the strongly acidic ion-exchange resin Amberlyst 46 was used. The experimental results show concentration as
well as temperature profiles along the column height and therefore exhibit reliable data for model validation purposes.
Keywords: reactive distillation - distillation - experiments - propyl propionate - esterification
Full paper is available at www.springerlink.com.
Chemical Papers 62 (1) 65–69 (2008)
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