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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/ceat.201600620
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.836-844
  • Keywords: Catalytic membrane, Lactic acid ester synthesis, Membrane reactor, Pervaporation-assisted membrane reactor, Poly(styrenesulfonic acid), LACTIC-ACID, FUEL-CELLS, ESTERIFICATION, ETHANOL, PERFORMANCE, HYDROLYSIS, POLYMERS, HYDROGEN, SYSTEMS
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


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.