Nitrogen enhanced solvent evaporation in a falling film micro contactor

P. Moschou, M.H.J.M. Croon, de, J. Schaaf, van der, J.C. Schouten

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Abstract

Nitrogen enhanced solvent evaporation is performed in a falling film micro contactor, as a micro reactor based separation process to be implemented in fine chemical and pharmaceutical production. Gas and liquid side mass transfer characteristics are investigated experimentally, while a semi-analytical mass transfer model is developed, solving the mass balance equations. Model predictions are very good for the case of gas side mass transfer but underestimate the liquid side performance. Results show that a twofold increase in benzoic acid concentration can be achieved for a toluene/benzoic acid solution in the falling film micro contactor at relatively low temperatures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Chemical Reaction and Engineering (ISCRE 2012), 2-5 September 2012, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Pages1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event22nd International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering (ISCRE 22) - Maastricht, Netherlands
Duration: 2 Sep 20125 Sep 2012

Conference

Conference22nd International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering (ISCRE 22)
Abbreviated titleISCRE 22
CountryNetherlands
CityMaastricht
Period2/09/125/09/12

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