P-Mo-18 Utilization of glycerol as transportation fuel

Monday, June 6, 2011
Ontario Exhibit Hall (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Worapon Kiatkittipong1, Parinya Intaracharoen1, Navadol Laosiripojana2 and Suttichai Assabumrungrat3, (1)Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Technology, Silpakorn University, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, (2)The Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand, (3)Center of Excellence in Catalysis and Catalytic Reaction Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Tert-butyl alcohol was employed to replace isobutylene in the reaction with glycerol to produce glycerol ethers cetane enhancer. A reactive distillation was applied to remove water from the reaction zone. FCC gasoline self-etherification with glycerol showed great environmental benefits. Ethers produced renewably from glycerol could extend the transportation fuel volume.

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