Reactive extraction of acetic acid and propionic acid using supercritical carbon dioxide

Marek Henczka , Małgorzata Djas


The paper presents the results of investigations of reactive extraction of acetic and propionic acids from aqueous solutions using supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO2) and tri-n-octylamine (TOA). The experimental results of reactive extraction were compared with those of physical extraction. The experiments were conducted in both batch mode and semi-continuous mode. The effect of the initial carboxylic acid and amine concentration, pressure, temperature and process time on the extraction efficiency was investigated. The reactive extraction using TOA was found to significantly enhance the efficiency of acetic and propionic acids recovery as compared to physical extraction. It is recommended to perform the reactive extraction using scCO2 in the semi-continuous mode. It was shown that performing the process in a relatively high pressure is favourable for obtaining a high efficiency of reactive extraction of carboxylic acids. In the case of reactive extraction longer process time results in increase in process efficiency. The highest reactive extraction efficiency 94.7% was obtained for propionic acid (1.04 mol dm−3, 35 °C, 16 MPa, 60 min).
Author Marek Henczka ZIDRCh
Marek Henczka,,
- Department of Chemical Reactor Engineering and Dynamics
, Małgorzata Djas ZIDRCh
Małgorzata Djas,,
- Department of Chemical Reactor Engineering and Dynamics
Journal seriesJournal of Supercritical Fluids, ISSN 0896-8446
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishreactive extraction, supercritical carbon dioxide, acetic acid, propionic acid, acid separation
Languageen angielski
Henczka M., Djas M. - Reactive extraction of....pdf 1.26 MB
Score (nominal)35
ScoreMinisterial score = 35.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 35.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 2.991 (2) - 2016=2.842 (5)
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