A New Process for Azeotropic Mixture Separation by Phase Behavior Tuning Using Pressurized Carbon Dioxide

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Publication Details

Author(s): Ye K, Freund H, Sundmacher K
Journal: Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
Publisher: ACS American Chemical Society
Publication year: 2013
Volume: 52
Journal issue: 43
Pages range: 15154-15164
ISSN: 0888-5885


Abstract


A fundamental approach to separate azeotropic mixtures by tuning the phase behavior using pressurized CO2 as a tunable solvent was studied. Following this new process concept, two process variants were put forward to separate aqueous pressure-insensitive and pressure-sensitive azeotropic mixtures. The two process variants were studied in process simulations, and the potential was evaluated by comparison with a conventional pressure-swing distillation process for the acetonitrile water system. The new process shows significant potential to reduce the separation costs by 30.5% up to 68.9% for a broad variety of mixtures with water fractions in the range of 0.1 <= x(H2O) <= 0.9. Thus, these results clearly indicate that the novel fundamental separation approach is a promising alternative to conventional processes for the separation of azeotropic mixtures.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Freund, Hannsjörg Prof. Dr.
Professur für Katalytische Reaktoren und Prozesstechnik


External institutions with authors

Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik komplexer technischer Systeme / Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems


How to cite

APA:
Ye, K., Freund, H., & Sundmacher, K. (2013). A New Process for Azeotropic Mixture Separation by Phase Behavior Tuning Using Pressurized Carbon Dioxide. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 52(43), 15154-15164. https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ie4017122

MLA:
Ye, Kongmeng, Hannsjörg Freund, and Kai Sundmacher. "A New Process for Azeotropic Mixture Separation by Phase Behavior Tuning Using Pressurized Carbon Dioxide." Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 52.43 (2013): 15154-15164.

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