NEW-PMR

New Frontiers in (Trans)esterification Pervaporation Membrane Reactors

 Coordinatore UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN 

 Organization address address: Place De L'Universite 1
city: LOUVAIN LA NEUVE
postcode: 1348

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Sara
Cognome: Wilmet
Email: send email
Telefono: 3210473836

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Belgium [BE]
 Totale costo 100˙000 €
 EC contributo 100˙000 €
 Programma FP7-PEOPLE
Specific programme "People" implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013)
 Code Call FP7-PEOPLE-2011-CIG
 Funding Scheme MC-CIG
 Anno di inizio 2011
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2011-10-01   -   2015-09-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

 Organization address address: Place De L'Universite 1
city: LOUVAIN LA NEUVE
postcode: 1348

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Sara
Cognome: Wilmet
Email: send email
Telefono: 3210473836

BE (LOUVAIN LA NEUVE) coordinator 52˙083.33
2    KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

 Organization address address: Oude Markt 13
city: LEUVEN
postcode: 3000

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Stijn
Cognome: Delauré
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 16 320 944
Fax: +32 16 324 198

BE (LEUVEN) participant 47˙916.67

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   acid    acetate    modeling    acetic    separation    reaction    reactions    reactors    medium    prms    water    pervaporation    membrane    studied    esterification    ester    organic    membranes    transesterification   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Pervaporation membrane reactors (PMRs) have shown extraordinary potential to separate continuously water from water-organic solvent mixtures. They are applied to the separation of water in esterification reactions to shift the equilibrium towards the production of the ester. In this work, a PMR will be set up and studied to perform the esterification reaction of ethylene with acetic acid and remove the water produced in order to increase the production of vinyl acetate monomer (VAM). This involves the separation of water from acetic acid in the reaction medium, which is a challenge significantly beyond the current state-of-the-art. A second challenge in which PRMs will be developed as a leap frog technology is in developing membrane reactors for transesterification reactions. They are even much more challenging than esterification reactions, because the separation to be achieved in this case is between an ester and an alcohol (in the reaction medium), which is a difficult organic-organic separation that currently is being done by reactive distillation, at high cost. In this work, the transesterification of methyl acetate and n-butanol to yield n-butyl acetate will be studied among others. The overall study comprises two specific objectives: i) development of an in-depth experimental study for esterification and transesterification reactions, which includes the construction of the lab-scale plant and the synthesis of novel membranes based on polyphenylsulfone; and ii) development of system modeling based on reaction kinetics, reactor configuration and transport through pervaporation membranes. In this way, a fully integrated approach from membrane development to modeling and simulation is proposed. This project explores new frontiers in PRMs and opens a new field of research that will allow the intensification and integration of processes in the chemical industry.'

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