Steady state simulation of reactive distillation for TAME synthesis

Keigo Matsuda*, Tatsuro Ikoshi, Takehiro Yamaki, Masahiro Shishido, Koichi Iwakabe, Takao Ohmori, Masaru Nakaiwa

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The present work proposes a method for process intensification of the reaction-separation process. A model of the reactive distillation (RD) system involving a prereactor was developed by use of an equilibrium stage model, and the reaction-separation of a multicomponent mixture was simulated by use of a simulator that was capable of predicting steady-state conditions. The developed model was applied to an RD system with multi-feed, and the reaction-separation and operation performance were examined. As a result, the RD system was found to be usable for reaction-separation interaction phenomena. This process improved the function and performance of conventional reaction-separation process and could be miniaturized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-109
Number of pages6
Journalkagaku kogaku ronbunshu
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Improvement in efficiency
  • Interaction
  • Process intensification
  • Reactive distillation
  • TAME

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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