PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Our client conducted a study of biodiesel conversion and separation in which our teams provided essential thermodynamic expertise for the design of the process.

TECHNICAL CHALLENGES

The objective of this study was to obtain liquid-liquid-vapour equilibria measurements for a complex mixture. This study involved:

  • Thermodynamic measurements on viscous mixtures at high pressure
  • Very complex sampling protocol as a result of the differences in volatility of the compounds (methanol-glycerol) and the operating conditions

A complex analysis process due to the nature (vegetable oil) and the physical properties of the compounds

OUR METHODOLOGY

Processium successfully completed this study by using:

  • A customized experimental strategyallowing timely data acquisition in line with client project requirements
  • Objectivity and a wider perspectivein interpreting the obtained results to precisely understand the behaviour of client compounds.

RESULTS

The measurements allowed definition of the thermodynamic behavior of products mixture in a large range of temperature (60 to 200°C). This data acquisition allows client to successfully design its reactors.