Heterogeneous Catalytic Distillation - A Patent Review

Author(s): Philip Lutze, Emmanuel A. Dada, Rafiqul Gani, John M. Woodley

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Chemical Engineering
Continued as Recent Innovations in Chemical Engineering

Volume 3 , Issue 3 , 2010


Reactive distillation is being increasingly viewed as a highly promising alternative in the improvement of processes, exploiting the positive synergistic effects of integrating reaction and separation. Today, the technology has widened the scope of application beyond exothermic reactions and equilibrium limited reactions. This has led to intensive research about applications, synthesis/ design of operation and design of column devices of reactive distillation in academia as well as in industry. This article focuses specifically on reviewing and discussing patents for the application of heterogeneous catalytic distillation systems.

Keywords: Catalytic column devices, catalytic distillation, heterogeneous catalysts, process intensification, reactive distillation.

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Year: 2010
Page: [208 - 229]
Pages: 22
DOI: 10.2174/2211334711003030208
Price: $58

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