Ethyl Lactate Synthesis by Catalytic Membranes in a Pervaporation-Assisted Membrane Reactor


Nigiz F. , Hilmioglu N. D.

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY, vol.41, no.4, pp.836-844, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/ceat.201600620
  • Title of Journal : CHEMICAL ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.836-844

Abstract

A poly(styrenesulfonic acid)-carboxymethylcellulose (PSSA-CMC) blend catalytic membrane was prepared for ethyl lactate production in a pervaporation-aided membrane reactor. The effects of PSSA/CMC concentration, initial molar ratio, and temperature on acid conversion were evaluated. Additionally, the separation performance of membrane was investigated as a function of flux and separation factor. Increasing the temperature enhanced lactic acid conversion at constant alcohol:acid ratio.