The Resource Catalytic conversion of glycerol to propylene glycol : synthesis and technology assessment, by Chuang-Wei Chiu, (electronic resource)

Catalytic conversion of glycerol to propylene glycol : synthesis and technology assessment, by Chuang-Wei Chiu, (electronic resource)

Label
Catalytic conversion of glycerol to propylene glycol : synthesis and technology assessment
Title
Catalytic conversion of glycerol to propylene glycol
Title remainder
synthesis and technology assessment
Statement of responsibility
by Chuang-Wei Chiu
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This research is focused on developing a method that is applicable to the industrial-scale production of propylene glycol from glycerol with considerably high conversions and yields. The fundamental understanding behind this glycerol technology paves the way for future work on exploring some more commodity chemicals that will be derived from natural resources. Acetol was successfully isolated from dehydration of glycerol as the transient intermediate indicates that the reaction process for producing propylene glycerol with high selectivity can be done in two steps. Reactive distillation technology was employed to shift the equilibrium towards the right and achieve high yields. This catalytic process provides an alternative route for the production of propylene glycol from renewable resources. The low-pressure vapor-phase catalytic processing using copper-chromite catalyst has been proven as feasible for producing propylene glycol from glycerol. This approach was demonstrated in a continuous process to address the concerns of scalability and suitability for large scale production. The vapor-phase reaction approach allows glycerol to be converted to propylene glycol in a single reactor. A two-step reaction process to produce propylene glycol from glycerol via an acetol intermediate was proposed and validated. A large scale process is thereby potentially viable
Cataloging source
MUU
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Chiu, Chuang-Wei
Degree
Ph.D.
Dissertation year
2006.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Suppes, Galen J.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Glycerin
  • Chromium-copper alloys
  • Copper catalysts
Target audience
specialized
Label
Catalytic conversion of glycerol to propylene glycol : synthesis and technology assessment, by Chuang-Wei Chiu, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on May 1, 2009)
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
319876213
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)319876213
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Catalytic conversion of glycerol to propylene glycol : synthesis and technology assessment, by Chuang-Wei Chiu, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on May 1, 2009)
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
319876213
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)319876213
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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