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A temperature swing adsorption process for dehydrating ethanol

Maizirwan , Mel and Fouad, RH Abdeen and Alkhatib, Ma'an Fahmi Rashid and Azmi, Azlin Suhaida (2015) A temperature swing adsorption process for dehydrating ethanol. MY-154284-A.

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Abstract

The present invention relates to a temperature swing adsorption process for dehydrating ethanol, comprising the steps of: providing an adsorption bed (50) packed with zeolites (20) as adsorbent in an adsorption column; regenerating the adsorption bed (50) by flow of inert gas under atmospheric pressure at 200°C; contacting a feedstream comprising an ethanol-water mixture with the adsorption bed (50) at an adsorption temperature and a feed flow rate to produce a dehydrated ethanol; and repeating the cycle by regenerating the adsorption bed (50); characterized in that the adsorption temperature is in a range of 25-50°C and the feed flow rate is in a range of 200-600 ml/min. Said process produces ethanol with 99.5% purity and 91% efficiency of recovery.

Item Type: Patent
Additional Information: 4985/44192
Uncontrolled Keywords: swing adsorption, ethanol, dehydration
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T201 Patents. Trademarks
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Maizirwan Mel
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2015 06:56
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2015 06:56
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/44192

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