Hydration of Saccharides: Estimation of Reaction Properties and Equilibrium Conversion

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Lobanova O, Müller K, Mokrushina L, Arlt W
Journal: Chemical Engineering & Technology
Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag
Publication year: 2012
Volume: 35
Journal issue: 4
Pages range: 735-742
ISSN: 0930-7516


Abstract


Biomass holds great promise as a renewable source of hydrogen and thus as a zero-emission, carbon-neutral, and nearly inexhaustible energy resource. Thermodynamic analysis of biomass hydration is carried out to study the reaction properties considering a series of saccharides as a model. Equilibrium constants and composition are estimated in dependence on the saccharide chain length and temperature. The latter is also studied as a function of the reactant ratios and in the presence of nonreacting additives. Being highly endothermic, the reaction is thermodynamically favorable due to a high entropic contribution. Increase in the saccharide chain length affects the conversion only slightly, so the results for low-molecular-weight saccharides can be transferred to long-chain ones.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Arlt, Wolfgang Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Thermische Verfahrenstechnik
Mokrushina, Liudmila Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Thermische Verfahrenstechnik
Müller, Karsten PD Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Thermische Verfahrenstechnik


How to cite

APA:
Lobanova, O., Müller, K., Mokrushina, L., & Arlt, W. (2012). Hydration of Saccharides: Estimation of Reaction Properties and Equilibrium Conversion. Chemical Engineering & Technology, 35(4), 735-742. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ceat.201100524

MLA:
Lobanova, Olga, et al. "Hydration of Saccharides: Estimation of Reaction Properties and Equilibrium Conversion." Chemical Engineering & Technology 35.4 (2012): 735-742.

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